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Graffiti art for hire

April 19, 2013

Salem graphic design artist Rustin Rapp creates a mural depicting downtown Salem events and places, such as the Salem Super Cruise and a poker run, on the wooden barricade in front of a building......

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WatchDog

Apr-20-13 12:08 PM

This should have Rick pouting!

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dds1983

Apr-21-13 10:50 AM

It is rather comical! One group scrubbing it off and one man hired to replace the graffiti!

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RickDrummond

Apr-21-13 5:02 PM

Actually, what Rustin does is graffiti art. What we want to rid the city of is graffiti tags or vandalism. Tags are typically a symbol or some letters that a vandal used to identify his or herself. Rustin and others like him do art work. You'll be seeing more of that around town in the weeks and months to come. Until then, anyone can see what some of the graffiti artists have been up to by visiting the graffiti art wall in Waterworth Memorial Park. And everyone should know that Rustin and a number of other graffiti artists contributed their time and effort on Saturday to remove some of the graffiti vandalism around town. They dislike it as much as the rest of us to.

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GrantMingus

Apr-22-13 9:13 AM

So let me get this straight, the guy who organizes the effort to revitalize downtown and I believe even specifically mentions graffiti a time or two, pulls the plan because he's a cry baby and then has some guy tag up the front of his building downtown? What a joke.

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concerned

Apr-22-13 10:18 AM

Sounds like a ground war for a Graffiti contest to me. Let's see who can produce the best looking graffiti??? Way to lead by example. Graffiti by any other name is still graffiti.

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GrantMingus

Apr-22-13 2:57 PM

Let me clarify that I really don't have a problem with it. I think it looks pretty cool and the artist is a talented and good guy. However, it can't possibly HELP the "graffiti problem" and considering who owns the building it's a pathetic move. That's the problem, Scott Cahill is a child.

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CorneliousWhistle

May-13-13 10:16 PM

As much as "concerned" likes to dog on what it is, or the name, Graffiti is still art. whether your too uneducated to realize it or not. I enjoy there art,and motivation to make the town look better.

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questioner

May-14-13 9:44 AM

According to the Salem Downtown TAC Facebook page "(Moonstone Massotherapy) recently got a letter from the City telling her that the mural is, in fact, a sign and must be removed." Scott Cahill said, "I met with our Mayor and two City Council members and discussed the murals before they were done. I was assured that 'it is your building and if you want a mural on it that is up to you'". Regardless of liking or disliking the mural, does anyone else find the edict appalling?

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questioner

May-14-13 9:44 AM

According to the Salem Downtown TAC Facebook page "(Moonstone Massotherapy) recently got a letter from the City telling her that the mural is, in fact, a sign and must be removed." Scott Cahill said, "I met with our Mayor and two City Council members and discussed the murals before they were done. I was assured that 'it is your building and if you want a mural on it that is up to you'". Regardless of liking or disliking the mural, does anyone else find the edict appalling?

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concerned

May-14-13 3:08 PM

A mural is one thing an advertisement for a business is another. Once the name went on it the mural became an advertising sign. Other businesses in town have to conform to the sign ordinance regulations this one should be no different.

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questioner

May-14-13 3:55 PM

An awning with a name on it, a painted name on the door, a painted name on the building itself--they don't seem too different to me.

But check out a few of the non-English signs--some are basically written on paper and then hung. Those cannot meet regulations.

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concerned

May-14-13 4:43 PM

Questioner where are these paper signs you speak of hung?? If they are in a window hanging on the inside of the building, I don't believe the sign ordinance pertains to that. It is only what is on the exterior of the building that the ordinance applies to. I am pretty sure that is how the law works. That may be why you see some paper signs in windows. They are hung on the inside facing an open window not the exterior of the building. I don't think the city can tell you what you can or can not have on the inside of the building concerning signage.

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questioner

May-15-13 9:27 AM

Store on Lincoln off of State has a hanging vinyl banner sign. Store on Broadway has name painted all across their windows (which is allowed). Store on State St had a paper sign hung in recessed doorway, but now it looks like just name on paper taped to window. Businesses on block of State between Heaggy's and parking lot routinely have sandwich signs out front (which I don't think are kosher according to rules). Other businesses on State occasionally do the same. Just interesting what is enforced and what isn't. Still seems odd that an awning can be hung with the name and logo, but a stick-out sign (with, say a musical note or a coffee cup) can't be put up. Maybe things need to be relooked at.

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concerned

May-15-13 9:56 AM

questioner, I agree the code probably does need looked at. If they are violating the current code though, that is a different story, that is the current law. I know there is something about temporary banners being allowed but not sure what they are. If the paper sign is taped to the inside of the windows, I don't think that would fall under the code, because it is inside the building. However if it is on the outside I think the only stipulation the ordinance addresses is size, illumination and how far it can stick out or how high it has to be. I don't think it addresses what material a sign has to be made out of. I really wouldn't want to see things get too carried away with regulations though. Some business operate on a shoe string when they first start up. I would not want to discourage them just to meet someone else's taste. If we got too tough I think it would do more to hinder business growth, rather than be an encouragement for businesses to start up.

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rpmwwe

May-16-13 1:44 PM

Just because someone calls what they create "art" doesn't necessarily mean it is worthy of recognition as such. Overall, downtown Salem has taken on a slummier appearance over the last several years. Drive through it at about 11:00 pm. You can get the full effect without the traffic distraction.

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notSocialist

May-17-13 6:49 AM

Agreed, rpm. Remember the Cross in a jar of urine?

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notSocialist

May-17-13 4:41 PM

Wow, someone agrees that a Cross in a jar of urine IS art! Sick.

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