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John Cusack Graffiti Tags Showing up all over Vancouver

By Vancity Buzz Staff | 8:31 am PST, Thu July 25, 2013 | Speak Up

Move over Mohinder, you got some competition in the world of irrelevant, yet some how amusing, graffiti tags appearing all over Vancouver. This current tag is in the name of John Cusack, yes the actor known for such hit movies as Serendipity, 1408 and 2012.

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The majority of the tags are located in East Vancouver, centred around the Mount Pleasant and Commercial Drive neighbourhoods. Well over 20 documented cases of the tag have been reported on Instagram and various other online social media platforms.

The tags appear on benches, doors, dumpsters and any other blank canvas available to the anonymous tagger.

Some tags include a hip-hop reference or even two. The obvious one refers to rapper Tupac Shakur. The less obvious one, and perhaps I’m completely off base here, refers to the crown from the famous Notorious B.I.G. photo. Is John Cusack a fan of the two greatest rappers in history? Or just like the tag itself, the crown and Shakur references are completely random.

The use of a movie stars name for graffiti purposes is not new phenomenon. In 2005, the city of Toronto was swarmed by Val Kilmer tags and wheatpasting. Perhaps wheatpasting will be the next evolution of the John Cusack tag.

More photos of the John Cusack Graffiti in Vancouver

John Cusack Graffiti Vancouver

 

John Cusack Graffiti Vancouver

 

John Cusack Graffiti Vancouver

 

John Cusack Graffiti Vancouver

All images except the main image are by Christy McNeil

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  • PSH

    Why are you giving publicity to these people ? True graffiti is an art, this is just some tvvat with a spray can.

  • PHANYXX

    Mohinder > John Cusack.

  • LiveLoveLaughLiberty

    An inspiring critically thinking person that speaks his mind and truth about the what’s currently happening in the world. He’s one of the very few famous people that cares wants to to make a difference in the world for the better. Maybe with all the tagging, more people will Google it to see what’s it’s all about and become a critical thinker and help change the corruption in the world rather than be obsessed in looking at their iPhone or themselves http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZs4jXETL68

  • BH

    You are encouraging tagging. Please stop, pop culture junkie or not.