Paris Truck Graffiti

graffititruckTruck Graffiti in Paris

This is not street art as we usually think of it, but another colorful form. Some say that the truck graffiti culture in Paris is the most sophisticated of its kind in the world, plus the city has the most ‘graffitied’ trucks.

Wandering around the city, in any arrondissement, you will definitely see some of these trucks covered in graffiti and, if you are like me, you’ll wonder what it means and who the artist was. Did the truck owner commission it, or at least condone the painting of his/her truck?

The most common form of this art is letters, but many also have a cartoonish presentation. It is often done as random acts of dissent or invasion of private property, but frequently also has a social or political message.

These trucks are different to street art and wall graffiti, as the surface (the trucks) can circulate around the city spreading the message.

I have many photos and will find more (and perhaps try to find out who the artists are). But in the meantime, here are two (above, and below)—seen in the area of the Marché Des Enfants Rouges.



About viviennemackie

Avid traveler, travel writer and photographer. In an earlier life I was a psychologist, but now am an ESL teacher. Very interested in multiculturalism, and how travel can expand one's horizons, understanding and tolerance.
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