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Urban Markup Language consists of marks, symbols, directional indicators and acronymic text that has been spray painted on and around the urban landscape. This is not graffiti. This is not stenciling. This is not traffic or pedestrian markings found on roadways and crosswalks. However, it is akin to tagging. Urban markup is the transient, functional language of construction and reconstruction.

Wired Magazine 12.09 : Urban Markup Language
Smithsonian: Decoding The City: Infrastructural Graffiti

The administrator reserves the right to remove images from the pool which do not fit the criteria of urban markup. This criteria will be defined in more detail as things progress.

Please add the tag urbanmarkup to any images that you add to the group pool. Thanks.

I also maintain a set of Urban Markup Language bookmarks on Pinboard.

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  • Accepted content types: Photos, Videos, Images
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe, Moderate
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