D*Face Pool Paint Attack

July 6, 2011 by Douglas Brundage @ Hyperbeast

Although attaching spray paint cans to skateboards and using them to decorate a pool may seem like a silly act of vandalism or a rogue prank, the planning, technological work and organization of that exact feat, seen in the video above, took nearly a year to execute. Creating a “spray paint skateboard interface,” London-based street artist D*Face helped to invent a new form of painting. Linking the self-expression and freedom that comes along with skating to an aesthetic channel, the resulting “pool paint attack” actually ended up leaving the space colorfully-adorned with a geometric line pattern that looks surprisingly good. You can almost already hear local police forces in urban areas across the world hoping that spray paint/skate technology doesn’t become an accessible trend.

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