Summer's Splasher: Advertisers
Have advertisers begun to co-opt the Splasher's tactic of defacing popular street art? If Thursday morning's paste-over of the recently-redone "Faile Wall" on North 6th Street in Williamsburg is any indication, the answer is yes.
Several "wild postings" consisting of a collage promoting Popular Printing - a Garment District print shop whose mildly-threatening slogan "PRINT WITH US OR ELSE" is accompanied by the image of a hooded gunman, alternating with ads for an upcoming DJ show in Brooklyn, were slapped up on the same week New York Magazine ran an epic "search for the Splasher" article.
Meanwhile, somewhere in the universe, the real Splasher rolls over in his paint-splashed hideaway, pens a new manifesto, and remembers the good old days...
The Vandalism Vandal [New York Magazine]