Graffiti Taxonomy - 2400 graffiti tags

by R27 CREATIVELAB on Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Evan Roth photographed more than 2,400 graffiti tags in Paris and then cataloged the images by letter.

The site shows a selection of tags each containing one of the ten most used letters to illustrate the wide range of styles. Graffiti Taxonomy is a graffiti-based study in which characters are isolated from a collection of graffiti tags that were photographed in the same geographic region.

Todd Vanderlin built a tag visualizer for all of the graffiti photos taken for the study. The visualizer show the relationships between the letters within the tags. You can investigate the letter down to its location in the original photograph. The project was a blast to work on. The exhibit looks amazing, congratulations Evan!


Graffiti Taxonomy: Paris, 2009 from Evan Roth on Vimeo.


Client: The Cartier Foundation
Production: Robert F. Houlihan
Development: Todd Vanderlin
Artist: Evan Roth

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