Graffiti can be beautiful or ugly, but when it comes to tagging - most people would probably agree that it's the most hideous type of street art. And what's even more annoying - it's almost always illegible.

Mathieu Tremblin is a French artist who decided to fix this. He paints over the ugly graffiti and makes them legible.

What do you think about this idea?

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#1

Legible Graffiti

Mathieu Tremblin Report

Zsófi Kovács
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's a kind of OCD :D ..but I like it. well organized.

Ben Sheiner
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

this is toy as shit. if those writers catch him doing this he better hope their nice enough to only take his paint. IF he wants to paint legible tags he can do him but destroying an element of graffiti because you yuppies find it uncomfortable is stupid

Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The graffiti might have turned into something spectacular had this young man not taken it into his own hands to "fix" it. I have to wonder why his choice is any better than the next guys. Graffiti is a manner of expressing ones self not just tagging. free-vecto...0ca15e.jpg free-vector-beautiful-graffiti-font-design-04-vector_000885_4-5794e1e0ca15e.jpg

Hailey Hood
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I have to agree, the after doesn't really speak to my mind like the chaotic original because you can tell when there are multiple artists putting forth their styles, and with the clashing styles my brain goes "Oo that is actually pretty cool," but with the after my brain goes "He kinda completely ruined everything by 'fixing' it because it's not creative anymore it's just there."

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Iris Iglesias
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is really a stupid idea. Seriously... the walls looked so much better before he ruined it. It really is some toy shit. It's not about the words itself, it's more about the creative style that these artist choose and create on their own. This dude is an ass for covering that up. ART IS NOT A CRIME!!! GRAFFITI ISN'T UGLY!!

James Denney
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm not a fan of graffiti, but some tags are purely works of art. If I wanna see Helvetica, I'll look at a damn billboard - God knows there are enough of them. Want a perspective? This is akin to painting over the Mona Lisa and replacing her with a stick figure. =/

Iris Iglesias
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is a really stupid idea... just sayiny. It looked sooo much better before he ruined it. It's not about the words, it's about the style. Art is not a crime.

Miles Logan
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

He must have zero knowledge of what graffiti represents in these neighborhoods. Walk inside these streets to understand the expressionism and beauty of these voices. Let's have a white man paint it out and make it more legible and structured to his liking. Because "he" cannot read it, it means nothing. It has no meaning. It must be in Greek letterforms. So when it's a typeface in Greek - it must be better. Because this is art.

Ryan Williams
Community Member
3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

funny but ruining the visual aesthetic. you wanna write graffiti like that, then do it yourself, leave your own mark. don't cross people out like that.

Ryan Williams
Community Member
3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

funny but ruins the aesthetic.

Sam Waters
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

what that dude did is fine, tags get covered all the time, but calling this "ugly graffiti" is totally unacceptable, its expression, it doesnt have to be legible, the style they choose fits the style of the tag and its artistic its own manner, the fact you cant read it is part of the reason why people tag, to fight the norms of society, anyways i dont like you.

Gabriel Patrick
Community Member
3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

really really dumb and this goof is just vandalizing other peoples work and re arranging it as he sees fit? Tagging is a beautiful destruction and you only don't like it because you simply don't understand it and undoubtedly cannot read it. It is not for you and definitely not this other busybody idiot. Graffiti is a highly codified artform you clearly have no idea about. So disrespectful and ignorant. And no, "most of us" do not agree that "graffiti is the most hideous form of street art" because it is not street art. It is graffiti. Do some research before you embarrass yourself

Tom Clift
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Total idiot. Its one thing if some of it is illegible and badly done. But going over the whole lot so it looks the same is just as bad as before but now it's all done by him. No respect and no artistic style or understanding.

Sean Merrifield
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

bro the graff give the walls character, this just show all the public is, is a bunch of brainwashed sheeps.Baa sheeps baa

John Doe (Faraday Defcon)
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

See all the black? Thats mildew from urine. Much of Paris is rotting away from constant street-pissers.

Krajblo Tshi
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So lame, graffiti should be illegible! fuck this cunt!

Only1A (Audrey)
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I sure the " ugly" one was meant to be like that I've never seen graffiti so neat and organize

Susan Ramsay
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Looks like someone painted it white and then painted words on it.

Zugga aka Pia Isabell
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It may well be that I have a touch of ocd but it looks so much better well organized, wish we had a guy like this in my hometown.

Darius B.
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

haha, It seems as if the images had not been loaded yet and you see the files names :P

Over Opinionated
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Not everything is Photoshop. If u can't figure out how something is done (white base paint and suitable other colors) I'm sorry that your stupid

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yasmeen
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

W0W how can he fix the ugly graffiti

Candis Stern
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It is nicer looking but still graffiti.

Harri Nuolivirta
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Why does Mordor change into Herber?

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#3

Legible Graffiti

Mathieu Tremblin Report

Sarit Yahalomi
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Before it look like just a dirty wall....and couldn't focus on anything ....now you can find something

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#6

Legible Graffiti

Mathieu Tremblin Report

Jim Morales
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Makes it a lot easier for the Police......HaHa.

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#7

Legible Graffiti

Mathieu Tremblin Report

Cristi
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Much better... still, he might have too much time on his hands.

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