About Scrawl: Artwork from the Streets

Scrawl was created to highlight graffiti as an artform, and to archive this form of urban expression while showcasing the capabilities of the Streetprint Engine.

One of the unique features of Scrawl is the ability to search and browse the collected photos by a variety of different methods -- a feature which is sorely lacking from even the most comprehensive graffiti sites on the web.

Contributions are welcome whether you are an artist, photographer or just someone who appreciates graffiti. A medium resolution digital image along with as much information as possible is requested. More questions? E-mail Moki at chris dot gov at gmail dot com.

Digitization Procedures

Photos were captured in a variety of ways. The works from New York, Toronto, Bologna and London were shot with a Nikon Coolpix 995. Later works (as of April 1st, 2004) were capture with a Canon Powershot G5.

These digital images were organzied, catalogued, notated and archived using Apple's iPhoto. Manipulation and web preparation was done with Adobe Photoshop 7.0.

Photo collages were created using either Adobe Photoshop 7.0 or Canon PhotoStitch. Quicktime VRs were created by taking collages exporting using Canon PhotoStitch.

Other images were captured with a variety of film SLR cameras. Prints were scanned on an Epson 1250U Flatbed Scanner, and slides or negatives were captured with a Canoscan FS2710 Slide Scanner. These digital versions were then colour-corrected, treated and prepared for web with Adobe Photoshop 7.0

Project Staff


Curator, graffiti artist, visual designer, photographer. Based in Toronto, so expect a slight bias in the number of Toronto graffiti photographs.

Black Spy
Email: blackspy@sneakery.com

When traveling around the word on top-secret operations, agent Black likes to unwind by taking digital photos of graffiti for Moki.

Email: Bouchard

About the Streetprint Engine

This website is powered by the Streetprint Engine, the world's most user-friendly free website solution for showcasing, teaching, and archiving of popular print and countless other kinds of collections and artifacts online.

For more information on the Streetprint Engine, visit the engine's home page at Streetprint.org.


Powered by the Streetprint Engine v2.1.   Streetprint Engine ©2004 by Streetprint.org. This site implements DCMI Metadata.
Visual design and concept by Chris Govias. Coding by Matthew Ogle. All dates are the date the image was photographed. Photographs remain the property of contributors. All graffiti remains the work of the artists.