The Creative Graffiti Of U of C's Regenstein Library

By Marcus Gilmer in Miscellaneous on Oct 16, 2009 5:00PM

We were perusing some pretty pictures on Flickr when we stumbled across this collection by Quinn Dombrowski. The photos are of some of the creative graffiti that's been posted at the Joseph Regenstein Library on the campus of the University of Chicago. We talked with Dombroski who informed us of plans for a book based on the intellectual scribblings.

Quinn told us, "Facilities whitewashes the study areas in the stacks about once a year, and it takes a little while for graffiti to start popping up again. Once someone writes something on a given wall, though, more is likely to follow. The study cubicles (the photos with a smooth texture, vs. the bumpy texture of the walls in the stacks) seem to be cleaned less often. When I took photos of those, there were some that were dated a couple years back. Graffiti in the stacks is almost exclusively on the 4th and 5th floors; you can find cubicle graffiti on floors 2 - 5."

Above are some of our favorites but there are plenty more to look through so be sure to check out Quinn's whole set and keep an eye out for Quinn's book.