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Swampy School

Swampy School

We had a lead on this spot previously and it turned out to be a different abandoned school in a semi-nearby area. Discouraged, we went home empty handed. It was good news when we found the actual location and hit … Continue reading

Brooklyn Walkabout

Brooklyn Walkabout

I took a vacation to New York for one week. After knocking down all the major tourist attractions, such as the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, and etc. I set aside a day for exploring the local graffiti scene. … Continue reading

Asterisk 2.0

Asterisk 2.0

Several years ago my exploring buddy and I got ourselves into one of the most memorable adventures: a giant Asterisk shaped building with over 400 rooms. Well, there was actually two of them, and at the time the second one was … Continue reading

More Cranes!

More Cranes!

Much much earlier in my adventures I had visited and climbed some cranes. That was one of my most cherished exploring memories so I was ecstatic to find some more easily accessible, easily climbable cranes! Well, truth be-told I only … Continue reading

CCTV Urinal Warehouse

CCTV Urinal

I’m not sure if this warehouse is actually abandoned. It’s really neat and clean inside. I decided to poke my head in through a hole and saw a sweet CCTV door and a urinal with a CCTV face draw on. … Continue reading

Container Yard

Container Yard

This bit of undeveloped land under a freeway is closed off with a layer of graffiti-covered shipping containers. Of all the spots I’ve visited, this place probably had the highest density of used hypodermic needles yet. Disgusting. It was also … Continue reading

Green Beams

Green Beams

Not much at this spot, but I liked the atmosphere under this creek bridge.

Baer Bonanza

Baer Bonanza

Went looking for this spot specifically for the Pac-Man inspired “Rack-Man” piece by Baer. To our delight, there was two more baer piece here, including an epic collab with Gyer.

East Bay Creeks

East Bay Tunnels

While on the hunt for a specific spot we had a giant list of unchecked east bay creeks to work through. Here are some highlights of mixed creeks.  

Musks Tomb

Musks Tomb

Named this spot after the self-titled Musk piece here. Unfortunately I was late to the game on this one and the bottom half of musk was lost…

Beach Pipes

Beach Pipes

I’ve known about this spots location and have been wanting to check it out for awhile. The outside is easy to check out, and probably familiar to people who walk their dogs on the beach. But what’s inside is whats … Continue reading

Persistance

Persistence

As I’ve written about before: persistence pays off. We originally just wanted to scope out what was under the road, but after seeing what looked promising we headed back to the car to pick up boots so we could walk … Continue reading

Fallen Giant

Fallen Giant

This tunnel at one time was an epic underground art gallery, but I was late to the game on this one and missed it. The city came through and buffed the whole thing – apparently this creek is extremely dangerous … Continue reading

HYSU Tunnel

HYSU Tunnel + Neighbor Tunnel

The word on the street is the HYSU crew (Have You Seen Us?) claimed a creek tunnel to themselves as their personal showcase for HYSU graff. They’ll even paint over anyone else who dares bomb the tunnel – Girafa learned … Continue reading

South Bay Creeks

More South Bay Creeks

While in the area, decided to check some south bay creeks off the bottomless list. Turns out, one of the stops we checked @bayareawanderer had already been to – and was home to a girafa I had yet to capture … Continue reading

180+ Girafas

180+ Girafas (and counting!)

On Jan 01 2015 I started a campaign on Instagram to post the 150 girafa peices @bayareawanderer and I had found over the course of our adventures. For the next six months I updated Instagram daily under the #150girafas tag. … Continue reading

Mago 3D Print

Mago

Last time I posted about 3d modeling and printing Pig Pen and mentioned that Mago would be coming up next. As a reminder, here’s the painting of Pig Pen and Mago: About half the modeling was done in Blender, and … Continue reading

Pig Pen 3D Print

Pig Pen

Pig Pen is an artist holding down the graffiti scene for the South Bay. I first started noticing him all over when I did some dedicated creek-lurking, and train-track wandering days in San Jose. Pig Pen often posts artwork on … Continue reading

Maska 3D Print

Maska

Yup, another bay area graffiti 3D print. I’ll be hammering these out over the next few weeks, so get used to them! Maska paints a mask around town, sometimes a roller piece: Sometimes a trippy one: And one of my … Continue reading

Plantrees 3D Print

Plantrees

Continuing with my series of graffiti 3D prints, next up is Plantrees. For those that don’t know, he paints a tree! Of varying styles of course, sometimes it’s really complicated: Sometimes it’s really simple: And sometimes it’s juuuusst right (for … Continue reading

Swampy

Swampy!

Swampy is an interesting character – both the art and the artist himself. Legend has it that he hops freight trains and paints his Swamp-Donkey character all around north and South America. In this interview he stated that he he … Continue reading

The Office

The Office

When we found out about this place we were expecting a warehouse. But what we got was totally better: a slick ex-office building from a Silicon Valley company. The inside wasn’t just a big empty square, it was a maze … Continue reading

Bat Tunnel

Bat Tunnel

Not the bat cave, but close enough. My friend told me he saw bats here last time and we made it over half way through and I was getting skeptical. Finally I noticed a dark, awkwardly flying, creature soaring low … Continue reading

Snort

Snort 3D Print!

I’m really enjoying making my favorite bay area graffiti characters in 3d  and printing them out, so here’s the next in the series: snort! When I posted this one on instagram I tagged the original artist, snortydeegs, with the picture. … Continue reading

CCTV Action Figure

CCTV Action Figure

While I was working on the Oracle figurine I got inspired to make one for CCTV – another local graffiti artist. CCTV is an interesting artist, because his work has a very unique style for the graffiti world. He paints … Continue reading

Oracle Figurine

Oracle Figurine

Recently I got a 3D printer, and one of my first test prints was an Oracle Head:   If you’re unfamiliar with Oracle, he is a prolific graffiti writer from the Bay Area. He draws variations of his iconic character: … Continue reading

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