Chalk art?

On my bus ride to work this morning, I noticed a bunch of chalk drawings, possibly names, on NE Broadway between NE 27th and NE 31st. It was in different colors, some were smeared, probably due to foot traffic, and definitely looked planned. Alas, since I was in a moving vehicle at the time, I was unable to gather if it was a art project from the school nearby or some graffiti artist with a lot of exes.

Any ideas?

3 Comments so far

  1. Jeremy Krall (unregistered) on February 26th, 2008 @ 8:38 am

    They are the last names of all the coalition soldiers that have died in Iraq. It is actually a really awesome story, check out the article here

  2. Random Citizen (unregistered) on February 26th, 2008 @ 9:07 am

    Jeremy, thanks for the info and the article link!

  3. Ruben (unregistered) on February 27th, 2008 @ 1:18 pm

    The names have made quite a big loop. I think they have gone up MLK, east on Alberta (past my house in October), south on 33rd, on now west on Broadway. A novel way to remind folks that we have been fighting this war, for what, five years now? It’s become pretty easy to tune it out.

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