Light Graffiti

LED Throwies (Photographer: efeb/Flickr)
LED Throwies (Photographer: efeb/Flickr)

As lighted architecture and light-emitting architecture are rapidly becoming more common, LED’s are getting cheaper too. I suppose it is only a matter of time before LED-graffiti emerges to challenge the light architecture. Like these ‘throwies’ illustrate.

Already popping up is a graffiti that creates ‘negative’ images on top of light-emitting surfaces: black paint that is sprayed on top of the light. If you do your best the light is silenced completely. With a different motive that practice is even noticeable in some neighborhoods: people that spray on the streetlights to dim the light that shines every night so brightly in their bedrooms.


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