Revealing Augmented Graffiti

One of the biggest challenges for young people interested in learning graffiti is finding safe places to learn and practice their art.  Revelations, a project supported by Chicago Art Department’s “Learning is a Lifestyle” project, uses burgeoning augmented reality technology to provide safe digital space to practice large-scale graffiti.

The project was a collaboration between Kerry Richardson from Plug-In Studio and Miguel “Kane One” Aguilar of the Graffiti Institute.  Kerry was looking for an interesting way to use augmented reality and Miguel was looking to expand the way he teaches graffiti. The result was an 8-week program where students from Benito Juarez High School in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood got together to learn spray painting technique with Miguel and the augmented reality image-making with Kerry.