On the Hunt for Dallas' Best Street Art (Photos)

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3. Oak Cliff, Davis at Cedar Hill, Artisans Collective building
This wall seriously blurs the line between art and a traditional vandal's graffiti. These suckers spring from that blue wall like they're on attack -- sharp edges marking their territory about one car length apart from each other, and tentacle curves snapping that wall to life. There are letters in there somewhere, but the design alone is worth its stake at that location.

*****

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4. Deep Ellum, Malcolm X between Main and Commerce
Cute homage to gaming.

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5. East Dallas, Roseland at Haskell
This is the garage door of Lucky 7 Cycles. Maybe it qualifies as graffiti, maybe it doesn't, but I know it freaked me out when I first saw it, and it looks like it's dripping with blood, machismo, and confrontation. These three things combined scream "small business owner" when you're that close to Ross Avenue.


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LDR4
LDR4

You need to get a Delorean up to 88 mph and set the time chart for 1998-2002. Then you'll find what you're looking for.

Johnny Bananas
Johnny Bananas

i wish he had alot more street in dallas. .....you should have checked out the strip mall on ferguson and oates

Jamie_L.
Jamie_L.

Yo Betsy, the one at the Cedars looks like a Tony Bones. The gaming homage is the residue of an amazing mural by Eder and Kid NES.

If anyone knows who did the others, throw those shout-outs in the comments.

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

Great graffiti I've always loved.  Urban expressionism is a more fitting term.  Tagging is unacceptable, however.

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