Sticker Shock! Slap-on art in PDX: Northeast

I love the funk that grows into Portland’s cracks like the winter moss — filling the voids with the visual language of a big city. Graffiti and murals get more attention, but the humble sticker gets its due. Slapped onto the back of traffic signs, signposts of any kind, and especially electrical boxes, you’ll find promos for bands, ads for thrift shops, and unfathomable expressions of outrage and angst. These are samples from Northeast – around Kerns, Laurelhurst, the Hollywood.





Author: H.W. MacNaughton

Technologist and communicator. Into technology, jazz, Formula One, sci-fi and any good writing about real stuff.

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