Graffiti artist in Urbana, Ill. has an upbeat message for you

This bit of graffiti, spotted by entomologist and photographer Alex Wild, seems like the perfect way to start off a Monday morning. Thanks, anonymous tagger! I feel better already!


  1. Luckily for me, the definition of “wonderful” has undergone depreciation since the rise of the Tea Party.

  2. Not to shill for the man or anything, but I can’t help but wonder how wonderful this makes the building owner feel. 

    1.  The building owner who leaves stacks of old tires and wrecked bicycles leaning against his property? I wouldn’t get too concerned about his feelings on upbeat graffiti.

  3. Someone had put nice sentiments in chalk inside the south tunnel of Amtrak in Chicago Union Station as you leave… very faint last time I saw them “Love each other” , “Forgive one another..”    They’re on the cement dividers all the way down near when the train exits the station if you are facing east (the lake)

  4. Holy carp!  This is 2 blocks from my house and I see it every day.  As Alex said, it’s on the back of the Goodyear (aka Urbana Tire Co.).  The nice dudes there have kept my now-technically-classic 1985 Chevy Blazer running through grad school.  The graffiti has been there for at least a few years (I’d guess at least 4).  It wasn’t always visible, as sometimes tires would be stacked in front of part of it.  Also, it was not plainly visible from the street until a whole block of small mostly-dilapidated houses was razed about a year ago.

    Anyway, good eye Alex!  If you haven’t done so already, you should keep an eye out for the various square-headed robot graffiti I’ve seen over the past few years, closer to U Illinois campus.  cheers!

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