Friday, November 20, 2009

Crescat Graffiti, Vita Excolatur by Quinn Dombrowski

Crescat Graffiti, Vita Excolatur is a project by Quinn Dombrowski documenting graffiti in public study areas in the Regenstein Library, the main library at the University of Chicago. Started in summer 2007, the collection contains over 700 pieces of graffiti. All photographs are free to reuse and remix under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike license – in fact, there’s a RegRemix contest going on through December 20th. There is link to the full collection of the intriguing graffiti.

The book is a fascinating collection of graffiti and the cross-culture references are both amazing and amusing. It is beautifully produced and a fun read, yet a seriously scholarly book. I am proud to have contributed a little bit to this wonderful project when Quinn asked me to help with translation of some of the Chinese graffiti.

According to book's official website, "Crescat Graffiti, Vita Excolatur: Confessions of the University of Chicago (ISBN 978-0-557-17205-4) is a selection of the best of the 700+ pieces of graffiti from the Regenstein Library collected between 2007 and October 2009. Support the project (and help Quinn pay off the publishing costs) by picking up a copy of the book, or a t-shirt/coffee mug/etc. from the store.

Book copies purchased from this site will be signed, and will come with a Go to Italy, be a cobbler button. If you’re in Chicago and want to pick up a copy and pay with cash, e-mail Quinn at quinn – at – to arrange something.

Congratulations, Quinn!

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