Ages ago I came across a picture from a Scandinavian blog of a really gorgeous wall mural of a floral cross stitch. I loved it but the thought of trying to work out the scale, the amount of ‘stitches’, the colours, etc. was put in the ‘too hard basket’. So when I saw this amazing DIYwithpattern, I was beyond thrilled! The suggestion of using a ‘cross stitch’ stamp is great because you get consistent stamps. If you’re not allowed to stamp on your wall, get yourself a giant canvas and stamp that.
But beyond fears of graffiti, some worry that the return of murals could inadvertently spark a spree of commercialized messages. From muralist and founder of the Social and Public Art Resource Center Judy Baca:
"Do we allow our city to become a kind of place of visual blight, like a Hong Kong kind of visualization of ads in every inch of eyespace? Or are there places in which…. public art can have its diverse expression?"
But the proposed ordinance, as it stands now, would not permit “commercial messages.”