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GML

by Leandro Lucarella on 2011- 07- 23 22:48 (updated on 2011- 07- 23 22:48)
tagged en, gml, graffiti, markup, video, vimeo, xml - with 0 comment(s)

Graffiti Markup Language is...

An universal, XML based, open file format designed to store graffiti motion data (x and y coordinates and time). The format is designed to maximize readability and ease of implementation, even for hobbyist programmers, artists and graffiti writers. Popular applications currently implementing GML include Graffiti Analysis and EyeWriter. Beyond storing data, a main goal of GML is to spark interest surrounding the importance (and fun) of open data and introduce open source collaborations to new communities. GML is intended to be a simple bridge between ink and code, promoting collaborations between graffiti writers and hackers.

An probably the funniest part:

GML is today’s new digital standard for tomorrow’s vandals.

Blu's Muto

by Leandro Lucarella on 2010- 07- 05 00:54 (updated on 2010- 07- 05 03:30)
tagged animation, blu, buenos aires, graffiti, muto, stop motion - with 0 comment(s)

Here is Muto (an ambiguous animation painted on public walls), a stop motion animation by the street artist Blu:

You can also download it in HD (it's CC licensed) via Bittorrent.

As a side note, parts of this film has been done in Buenos Aires, particularly very close to my actual and previous homes. There are a quite a few of other Blu paintings in both neighborhoods, some can be viewed in his home page:

I'd always wanted to take some pictures to all that nice graffiti, but never did. Maybe I should.

By the way, I've end up in this video via a top 10 stop motion videos in youtube. Not all videos are great, but some really are, I recommend viewing at least number 1, 2 (Muto :), 3, 4, 7, 9 and 10.

Enjoy!

Update

Blu just released a new video (with another scene in Buenos Aires, I can't tell where, but I can recognize the trash bins and sidewalks =):

Boogie

by Leandro Lucarella on 2010- 05- 16 23:00 (updated on 2010- 05- 16 23:00)
tagged 1/400s, 2010-05-09, 31.5 mm, boogie, canon powershot sx120 is, daylight, f/4.0, fontanarrosa, graffiti, iso160, photo, pic, program ae - with 0 comment(s)

Boogie, el aceitoso

Boogie, el aceitoso

2010-05-09 13:14:46 ART
[ 1/400s f/4.0 iso160 31.5 mm Daylight Program AE ]