Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Graffiti types and styles

A website started in 1998,, has a page with a few Tucson artists, though it's hardly worth a look for that. What's interesting is the long list of links at the right edge of the page (which may not be easy to view on phones). It lists types and styles of graffiti. There's also a section showing street art on various "supports": on tunnels, trains, rooftops…

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Goodbye, Corbett Elementary

For years, Corbett Elementary School has had a mural on a long east-facing wall. You can see photos in our April 2, 2010 post Cactus and city at Corbett School. The school closed in 2014, but the mural has stayed. Not anymore. Pepper Viner Homes will be building homes there.

David Aber took the photo below on May 17, 2017. (As always, you can click on it for a larger view.)
I first found out about the closing and demolition on the BG Boyd Photo website. BG emailed the aerial photo (thanks!). Here it is:
When I stopped by yesterday, the mural was still there… but I also saw heavy equipment. I got there in time!

I won't repeat the photos that are in the 2010 blog post. But here are a few that I took yesterday. They're a bit rough because I had to either hold my camera in the air or shoot through the fence:

Monday, June 28, 2021

Mike Franks' mural photos

Instagram user @uclamikefranks posts murals he finds during his travels — and here in Tucson. He also has a searchable website with the same photos and a Google Earth map; see That last page also shows some of his favorite murals from around the world.

Friday, June 25, 2021

Murals being made, part 63: Connections

This mural of a young girl is on the campus of the Community Foundation of Southern Arizona. "It represents the diversity of southern arizona and the purpose of the foundation to connect people of all walks of life to learn and grow together." David Aber took the photo:

By Ignacio Garcia

This aerial YouTube video from BG Boyd Photography shows the mural in progress:

(To see the video full-screen, click the square at the lower right corner after it begins playing.) If you can't see the video above, here's a link:

Friday, June 18, 2021


 Remembering the "Missing And Murdered Indigenous Women And Girls".

Artist Not Known

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Friday, June 11, 2021

Flying Televisions

In 1965, Flash TV and Appliance Store had a commercial in which TVs were thrown from the roof. 

This is Ignacio Garcia's version:

By Ignacio Garcia

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Friday, June 04, 2021

Murals being made, part 60: "Now Hiring"

A similar mural at this location (The Tool Spot) was posted on June 15, 2018.  It was painted over in Aug., 2018.  Here's the link:  Now Hiring

A new mural with the same theme was begun in Feb. of 2021.  This first look was photographed on Feb. 24, 2021 and shows the new mural in progress.  It is being painted by Robin Parnell.

This second look shows further progress on Mar. 2, 2021.

Here's yet another look at the unfinished mural.  It's an aerial view from April 4th courtesy of BG Boyd Photography. And here's a link to other murals by BG Boyd: 

                        Almost finished on May 9, 2021.

Finished at last and photographed on May 22, 2021.

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