I have just had an article published in the Australasian Journal of Popular Culture called â€˜Surface reflectionsâ€™. Itâ€™s about personal inscriptions on the pavement â€“ that is, one-offs written by people who might not dare put graffiti on a wall, but who are driven by some momentary urge or temporary preoccupation to mark the pavement.
I suggest that this kind of graffiti can sometimes reveal the hidden unconscious of a place.
The journal is a print publication and could not include many photographs, so I have made a slide show of all the examples I mention in my article. You can view the slide show here.
Hicks, Megan. 2012. â€˜Surface reflections: Personal graffiti on the pavementâ€™, Australasian Journal of Popular Culture, 1(3), 365-382.