Not entirely a graf thing, but flyer designs always been part of the bread and butter work artists get up to, and it’s only a small jump from there to the issue of flyposting. In fact, it’s odd in a way that whilst people design flyers, and some people do paste ups, that there’s not been much linking of flyposting as a form of ‘street art’.
Anyway, just to note a quick one. Apparently the council have launched another crackdown on flyposting across the usual spots (Whiteladies Road, The Centre, Gloucester Road, etc). It had been creeping up again after it was pretty much killed off a few years back to be fair.
A difficult one really, for many people it’s a valuable public service, letting them know what’s going on across the city. Those for whom it isn’t generally don’t much like it though, or so it’s said anyway.
However, the council looks to be doing something interesting with it this time, removing illegal flyposting, but also looking to provide legal spaces for it at the same time. Good stuff.
Wonder if they’ll be doing the same for grafurbanstreet art anytime soon?
Hat tip – Cllr Neil Harrison’s blog