Graffiti Writer Tags the Skies Over LA

09.19.11 Bucky Turco

SABER, a California-based graffiti artist, dispatched skywriting planes over Downtown Los Angeles earlier today to challenge the city’s controversial moratorium on murals. New laws that were meant to curb the proliferation of advertisements and signage, have instead been used by officials to basically make it illegal for artists to paint large scale works, specifically if they involve spray paint and regardless if they have the owner’s permission.

The aircraft “put up” his name along with other prominent writers, supporters, and words of protest with the hope that it will spread awareness about the ordinance that is a direct threat to common sense, but more importantly, free speech! (Photo: @SaberAWR) UPDATE: More photos here.