It’s always interesting to try to unpack the cryptic meanings of Street Art pieces that suddenly appear. In the end, you have to depend on your own interpretation of pieces, because their authors are not around, and there are no helpful little placards to explain the piece to you. Over the weekend a new stencil appeared on the streets of Copenhagen and it caught our eye. It is a take on a popular emblem that promotes understanding and tolerance. According to Sandra Hoj, who runs the blog Classic Copenhagen, it’s “the best spelling of coexist I have seen to date”. In fact, if you troll around the internet you’ll find endless variations, but we wonder what this one is meant to say.
Perhaps the best known version of this combination of symbols, widely used by the rock group U2 and employed to foster tolerance between different people is on this bumper sticker from Peacemonger.org.
C = Islam
O = Peace symbol
E = Equality of sexes and orientations
X = Judaism
I = Pentacle of pagans/wiccans ( The five points represent earth, air, water, fire and the spirit. The circle connects them all)
S = Yin/Yang
T = Christianity
But as you might expect, there are a number of variations on the theme – like this one we found on Diary Of An Aspiring Nerd
c – the Apple logo
o – the Ubuntu logo
e – the Debian logo
x- the skyOS logo
i – the ChromeOS logo as the dot
s – the Solaris logo over the “s”
t – the Windows logo
Other Articles You May Like from BSA:
New York’s Street Art and graffiti scene learned this weekend of the passing of one of its artists, Jef Campion, who went by the name of Army of One/ JC2. Jef died at his home in Yonkers Friday night...
Hey Bro and Sis! It's Sunday! Here's our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring Adam Dare, Curly, D. Hollier, Damien Mitchell, El Ray, JVC Quard, Lotits, Noodle Cat, Old Broads, Q...
"This really made my day honestly," says Cope2, the Bronx bomber as he finishes his new rainbow striped iconic bubble letters in the Boogie Down. It's a sunny, warm perfect Saturday in New York, and ...
“These are artists who are thus not slavishly reproducing their exterior practice within an interior realm but who are, rather, taking the essence of graffiti – its visual principles, its spatial stru...
This week BSA is in Mexico City in collaboration with Urban Nation Museum of Urban Contemporary Art (UN) to see what is steering the scene on the street, meet artists, visit artist compounds, muse...