Originally Posted by Blitz
Just because it contains the word 'smile' doesn't make this ok. It's still vandalism.
That video I would guess its safe to say it was consensual from the business to put the art on the side of this building. The other random smile tags aren't done in paint, but done by glueing paper posters. Those I guess you could call vandalism, but like I said they're done by simply glueing paper posters which will fade, wear and eventually degrade.
I'm pretty sure they're trying to go about this in a respectful way. The video of the painted mural was noted on Windsorite.ca with the artists name. Vandals tag anonymously. So... I think you're being a little uptight about this.
Vandalism is more like the punks that keep tagging THC or the word PURE with spray paint on every light post, rail crossing in the city, or even the Riverside Convenience near my house which was newly stucco'd not too long ago.
So I respectfully disagree with you Blitz.