Street Art Project Unscrambles All That Illegible Graffiti For You

An artist takes on translating tags.

No matter how much you squint and stare, spray-painted graffiti is just tough to decipher.

This series, called “Tag Clouds,” takes some of those illegible tags from the streets of France and translates them into clear, readable typeface.

The artist, Mathieu Tremblin, says that the translations are intended to reflect the “clouds of keywords which can be found on the Internet.”

“It shows the analogy between the physical tag and the virtual tag, both in form (tagged wall compositions look the same as tag clouds), and in substance (like keywords which are markers of net surfing, graffiti are markers of urban drifting),” he says.

Take a look at the before-and-after shots below:

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All images credit: Mathieu Tremblin

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