The other day I noticed this photo in the Guess Where Portland pool on flickr.

Imagine my shock when I walked around the corner tonight and spotted this spray-painted on the side of my school:

Punish your kids, make them eat Frenchbread

Any other sightings or insight to this frenchbread conspiracy?

10 Comments so far

  1. RAH (unregistered) on April 24th, 2007 @ 6:18 am

    Please do not glorify property crime by displaying it on a website.

  2. Russ (unregistered) on April 24th, 2007 @ 7:55 am

    Just a SWAG (Silly Wild Assed-Guess).

    The writing is too clear to be taggers, or graffiti artists.

    I think this is a guerilla marketing campaign for something.

    If I am right, whoever thought this up has to realize that young people today all have bullshit detectors turned to 11 and can tell a marketing campaign when they see one.

    To this apparent guerilla marketer: you may think you are cool, but you ain’t. Not by a longsnot (typo intentional)

  3. RM (unregistered) on April 24th, 2007 @ 8:42 am

    RAH – get over yourself

  4. Tam (unregistered) on April 24th, 2007 @ 9:47 am

    I agree with Rah — you are only encouraging more vandalism by displaying this photo. I hope its author has been appropriately arrested and jailed.

  5. Brandon (unregistered) on April 24th, 2007 @ 9:52 am

    I, for one, am happy to see frenchbread receive the negative guerilla marketing that it so richly deserves. Up with garlic bread!

  6. Banana Lee Fishbones (unregistered) on April 24th, 2007 @ 11:31 am

    Rah and Tam: How do you know it wasn’t already forwarded on to Graffiti Abatement before it got posted? It’s easy to do:

    And it wouldn’t be as effective to just say “hey I saw ‘Frenchbread is coming’ spraypainted on a building” now would it?

  7. martin (unregistered) on April 24th, 2007 @ 11:33 am

    Having spent about 25 minutes painting over someone’s tag this morning, I agree with Rah. By publishing these pictures, you are vindicating the illegal actions of some 16-year-old kid whose irresponsible parents don’t properly supervise their spoiled, bratty, criminal child.
    RM, there is no rational argument for this kind of vandalism. Perhaps it is you that needs to “get over yourself.”

  8. george (unregistered) on April 24th, 2007 @ 12:29 pm

    considering that the frenchbread tag hit an art school, i am gonna go out on a limb here.

    probably not a 16 year old tagger. probably an art student being arty.

  9. Aaron B. Hockley (unregistered) on April 24th, 2007 @ 12:59 pm

    It’s interesting folks are getting worked up about this one photo, yet not one comment on the post where Dieselboi points out the Metroblog network graffitti contest –

  10. Marcia Dennis (unregistered) on April 27th, 2007 @ 11:09 am

    While I absolutely agree with all the comments about promoting this vandalism by posting photos, I would ask for information about where it is located, so it can be documented in the City’s graffiti database.

    Remember, regardless of the appearance of graffiti markings, the difference between art and graffiti is permission. If it’s graffiti, it is vandalism! ORS 164.383

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