Mathieu Tremlinis is an artist from Strasbourg, France and he has produced a series which makes graffiti tags legible by over-writing them in plain text.
Opinion on graffiti ranges from “it’s street art” to “it’s a crime”. Rejigit’s view is that in the vast majority of cases, graffiti has no artistic merit and is an act of vandalism. For the most part, graffiti is simply an ego plate for the perpetrator.
Understanding graffiti tags doesn’t do anything to mitigate the impact on citizenry and one can’t help but wonder if being able to interpret graffiti signatures might be helpful to the Police.