Steve Rotman

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2010

    Graffiti Shifts From Public to Private Property, City Reports

    He's hopping off of public property​Following a lengthy and expensive crackdown, graffiti seems to be migrating from public to private property, the controller's office reports.According to a memo from the city controller presented as part of the the communications packet for this week's Board of ... More >>

  • News

    December 9, 2009
  • Blogs

    August 18, 2009

    I Heart Street Art: Another Tag I Like

    ​Last week's I Heart Street Art, which I'd thought was the height of both critical analysis and street credibility, drew the ire of a trio of anonymous commenters. Today we respond to their concerns and look at pictures of a big purple tag I like on Jack London Alley in the SoSo District of San Fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2009

    I Heart Street Art: San Francisco's Character-Driven Graffiti

    ​A few weeks back, I had a sit-down with Steve Rotman and Chris Brennan, authors of Bay Area Graffiti and San Francisco Street Art. In the resulting post, I skimmed past what they had to say about San Francisco's unique climate of openness and experimentation in order to get more quickly to the st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2009

    I Heart Street Art: Hood Ornament

    Okay for weeks now we've been mired in controversy, looking at this vs. that and how do you reconcile zip and zap, etc. Today, we go back to just appreciating some art for what it is.Dogpatch, down by the docks, is the place to be, for reals. One wild sight after another, from decaying remnants of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2009

    I Heart Street Art: Why Do You Make Street Art?

    Bike photo by Steve Rotman.Last night, I attended the San Francisco Street Art book release party. Steve Rotman and Chris Brennan (whom we talked to last week) hosted a panel of four street artists. The question first and foremost on everyone's mind: Why do you make street art? They all had tons of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2009

    I Heart Street Art: Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

    A piece by Meek.On Saturday I had the pleasure of sitting down with Steve Rotman and Chris Brennan, the boys behind San Francisco Street Art, a new book of gorgeous photography celebrating our city's vibrant street art scene.They talked for a while about why San Francisco's scene is the way it is, ... More >>

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