The New Yorker: Neck Face

In my neighborhood, these graffiti tags are everywhere… I see them on the street, on walls and in random surprise locations as well. I’ve been wondering what the deal was for a long time and now I finally know… except of course who the guy really is…

For the past year and a half, a mischievous presence has been asserting itself on the city’s street lamps, doorways, traffic-light-control boxes, and any other visible surface that it is in no one’s interest to monitor or clean too diligently: drawings of snaggletoothed monsters and hairy limbs with sharpened nails, and oblique yet strangely pointed phrases such as “beat with the ugly stick.” These images are often signed “Neck Face,” in angular capital letters that look like the work of an angry toddler or of Danny Torrance in “The Shining.” [The New Yorker: The Talk of the Town]

Thanks to Anil for the tip!

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