Sunday, March 29, 2009

The Reynoldstown Building By the Bridge

A couple weeks ago on a bright beautiful sunny Sunday in Atlanta, I left the house ostensibly to run errands. Halfway down Boulevard I realized I didn't have the slightest interest in shops and the like and instead decided to visit my best friend in Reynolds-Cabbage. Instead of taking Pearl from Memorial as I usually do, I took Chester and happened to notice this amazing rickety old bridge down Fulton Terrace. The sun glowed over the top of the arc of the bridge and I just knew there was a Girl to be found.

I turned onto Fulton Terrace which becomes Mauldin when you cross under the bridge and immediately I saw this warehouse:

It was like a game, finding the Girls amongst this incredible collection of Atlanta's tags. Then of course, there she was on a door:

And again, growing up from the ground sporting a thought bubble and boobs that were not her own.

Sadly, both of these Girls were clearly very old compared to other pieces on the building. I think this is even more proof that the Girl may be gone- but hopefully just on sabbatical.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Moreland Marker Girl

We saw this very faint marker Girl while stuck in late afternoon traffic on Moreland avenue. Its on a telephone pole in between Kirkwood and Merlin Avenues and is drawn above an old wheatpasted flyer from the 2007 U.S. Social Forum. High five to Mohammad for taking this shot on a cellphone while the car was moving! I actually really like it with the sun streaming through. Find the hearts, find the Girl.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Sevananda Sidewalk Girl

I stopped at the Sevananda Natural Foods Market the other day and when I stepped out of my car I stepped right on top of this YOu Go Girl message. I love the hotpink spray paint. This is the second You Go Girl siting so far, the first one is at the corner of Edgewood and Krog streets. This also marks the first Girl found in Little 5 Points.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

A Wrong Turn Leads to a Blah Girl

All credit for this Girl goes to a favorite Friend of Blah Girl, Shawn- thanks so much! Shawn writes:

First, thanks again for you site. And truthfully, I had given up on see a new Blah girl. Not that I stopped from looking at(or looking for) new street art during my travels through the city, but the thought of an artist not creating art is a saddening thing. No matter the artist.

Anyway, on to the Blah girl. I made a wrong turn, coming out of the Krog St. tunnel going into Cabbagetown, instead of making a left on Wylie I made a right. And after going this way for a short time I realized I made the wrong. So, I needed to double back to get going in the right direction on Wylie and as I was about the start to make my right turn on Wylie and head in the right direction I saw a Blah Girl. So, I made followed this correcting route again to get a picture of her. It was easy to get to her again, all the roads (except Wylie) are one way. So, go on Wylie, to Savannah, to Pickett to Berean, and just before you get back to Wylie the Blah Girl is on a fence on the right.

But I'm not sure if this is a new Blah Girl. The tag next to her goes over the top of her, instead of the other way.

I really love this particular shot that Shawn sent that shows a larger view of the fence covered with a great collection of the many different tags that define this part of our city:

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Lenny's Girl

I was driving with Ela last night and as we drove by the You Go Girl tag I lamented the fact that it's been so long since new Blah Girls have been spotted, and that I feared she might be gone forever. A couple of my readers here have posted that some Cabbagetown neighborhood association had published online information about where the Blah Girl creator lives as part of their "crack down" on street art. I wouldn't blame the Blah Girl creator at all for being more cautious under these terms.

But then when I checked my email moments later, I got a message from the lovely Jana who sent pictures of a Girl she had found at Lenny's Bar on Friday night. I just LOVE this Girl too. I love the fat marker and the contrast between her blackest black and the whiteness of the wall and sink- not to mention her mischievous expression. Ela commented that I should try to get the same design down over my kitchen sink which I think would be terrific.

Thank you Jana for proof that she is not gone! And Blah Girl Creator- if you're out there, keep the Girls coming and holler if you want some commissioned work!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Citgo Dumpster Girl

Well, this has been a great weekend so far- kicked off with two parties last night, the second of which my new BFF Jason was nice enough to let me play Rock Band on his new Wii, oh man!- and then this morning I hear from Blah Girl Seeker Shawn of a brand new Girl! I actually was starting to get worried that the Girl might have retired because it's been so long since I've seen new Girls anywhere. I'm so relieved this isn't the case!

Shawn found this Girl on the corner of Wylie and Moreland yesterday afternoon, on the dumpster in the Citgo parking lot. I love this picture even more because of the Gun Show sign in the back- oh Georgia!!!