Morgantown Street Art

An appreciation of the art on the streets of Morgantown, West Virginia. Submissions and suggestions are welcome.

Anonymous asked: How can I submit pictures?

Hey, great question, thanks for asking!

On the Morgantown Street Art page, there is a tab right under the description that says “submit”. When you click on it and get to the submission page, you have to click the drop down bar at the top left of the text box and select “photo”. From there, you can click the area that used to be the text box and attach a photo! The area underneath includes space for a caption, and I encourage everyone who submits to write a little bit about where the art can be found.

Unfortunately, by using this process, you can only attach one photo at a time. If you have more than one photo, I understand that submission can become a lengthy process. But I sincerely hope that you will send your submissions anyway! If there is another kind of page layout or customizable option which allows multiple photos to be submitted in one post, I’d love to hear about it.

Thanks so much for your interest, I hope to see some submissions soon! :)

Anonymous asked: Hello, my name is Jack Baronner and Im doing a story for the Journalism school here at wvu about street art. I wasn't sure if this account is still very active but I thought I would try anyways. I just wanted to ask a few questions so I could get an idea of the significance of street art here in Morgantown. I actually know a street artist here and would like to know more about it for the story.

Hey, thanks for asking! I’m trying to get this blog more active, although I haven’t posted much as of late. I’ve got tons of new photos, though, and I’m sorting them for publication.
I know a few street artists and have learned about street art in Morgantown over the last decade or so, so I would love to answer any of your questions that I can.
P.S.: I can’t respond privately to anonymous messages, so if you’d like to speak privately with me, you’ll have to allow me to see your email address or otherwise send me a way to get in contact with you. If you don’t want your name published here, respond to this post and I will remove it. Thanks!

taken by M.A.S. 

taken by M.A.S. 

M.A.S

M.A.S

sorry some images are rotated and no locations sorry. but these are out there

FRAG

NESK, SIVIK ONE, KUE (NSF), RUFIE, SIMBA, KEMAH

SIVIK, VIZUN, SKETY, WASTE9, KEMAH, RUFIE, DRAIL, KUE

SETY,RE,VIZUN

DASE (429 KED), VIZUN, DRAIL, SIMIAN

SEAK

SIMBA

VN

VIZUN


taken by M.A.S.

I’ve seen this guy rap before, he’s pretty great. Very good at free-styling.

taken by M.A.S.

I’ve seen this guy rap before, he’s pretty great. Very good at free-styling.

Coming Soon

Expect a slew of photographs to be posted over the next three days.

Also, submissions are always welcome, even when I don’t seem to be posting. (Reminds me of a quote from The Boondock Saints: “We’re not always doing business, but we’re always open.”)

 I’ve also noticed that the City of Morgantown has a blog and has been posting some photos of graffiti in my apparent absence. If you’re interested in following them, you can find their blog at http://thecityofmorgantown.com/

Inspiration from Banksy

"A wall has always been the best place to publish your work.

The people who run our cities don’t understand graffiti because they think nothing has the right to exist unless it makes a profit, which makes their opinion worthless.

They say graffiti frightens people and is symbolic of the decline in society, but graffiti is only dangerous in the mind of three types of people: politicians, advertising executives, and graffiti writers.

The people who truly deface our neighborhoods are the companies that scrawl giant slogans across buildings and buses trying to make us feel inadequate unless we buy their stuff. They expect to be able to shout their message in your face from every available surface but you’re never allowed to answer back. Well, they started the fight and the wall is the weapon of choice to hit them back.”

Banksy, Wall and Piece

This postal sticker was submitted, and the artist’s street tag can be found in the upper right corner of the sticker. Watch out for more of their work around Morgantown and on the blog!

This postal sticker was submitted, and the artist’s street tag can be found in the upper right corner of the sticker. Watch out for more of their work around Morgantown and on the blog!

darkbrownwaffles-deactivated201 asked: I'm sure there's a good explanation, but I miss this project's progress. I hope all is well.

I miss working on this blog, too, but there are a couple of explanations:
1) Photography during the winter time is more difficult because of the limited daylight, the dreary weather that blocks out the light, and because being cold sucks.
2) I am a student at WVU and this semester is much more intense than I expected it to be, which is my own fault.

Thanks for your interest, though, and I promise I will be putting photos up in about two weeks because that’s when Spring Break is. Keep your faith, I promise I have some awesome photos and ideas coming! :)