6 oracle items tagged as graffiti
September 2, 2014 / submitted by Benny, United States of America
Q.  O knowledgable Oracle,
What kind of guitar did Johnny use during the MX tour, and I mean the one that had the graffiti like the other instruments. I felt like it was a stratocaster but I wasn't sure what kind. And also, who did the atwork for the bands instruments?

I've actually discussed the artwork many times but here's Matt:

Same guy that did everything else, a graffiti artist named Paris. There were Strats and Teles, mostly painted by him.

February 3, 2014 / submitted by Pinar, Turkey
Q.  Hello dear Oracle,

I have been wondering if the graffiti in the ETIAW video drawn by Paris is still available to be seen. If it is, where is it located? In London? I am planning to visit London next year around May and it would be remarkable if I could have a chance to see this art work.
Love you all.

I'm afraid the derelict site isn't safe for public visits and the graffiti is no longer there. It had to be removed at the time of filming.
A team of helpers with emulsion and cleaning products got rid of it as each scene moved along into the next room.

March 11, 2013 / submitted by Heloise, France
Q.  Hi Dear Oracle ! How are you ? And how is the band ?

I noticed that the band took photos for their last album MX: here and here.

I saw that all the graffiti were painted on walls. So that's my question :
Where are these walls ? Do they exist ?

I hope I'll have a reply, take care Oracle!

Yes, the walls exist but the graffiti does not. The walls are in London but once the video / photo shoot was over, the walls were painted over so they are no longer a physical piece of art - only the video and photos remain.

August 20, 2012 / submitted by Daniel, United Kingdom
Q.  Dear Oracle. I love how you've adopted the graffiti art form for the album. I was particularly interested in the music video for Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall which uses large quantities of graffiti. My question is, when you filmed the video at Millennium Mills, London, did you leave the graffiti behind, or was it just CGI? Thanks!

The graffiti was real but no, it wasn't left behind. The grafitti was removed by a team as each new shot was being set up.
Read more here.

April 10, 2012 / submitted by Ellie, United Kingdom
Q.  In the building where ETIAW was filmed, was the graffiti kept on the walls, or did it have to be washed off?

I have never been to the filming location as it's behind a Private Property sign but a friend of mine who lives close by informs me that evidence of the video is left behind though not all of the graffiti remains.

November 2, 2011 / submitted by Tobias, Germany
Q.  Hey Oracle,
is there any possibility to download the whole graffiti wall of the new album as wallpaper or something like this ?

I think there's actually 9 graffiti walls in total and they're real. Chris asked me last week where they were now and my Oracle powers failed me yet again... I have no idea!*
Anyway, we don't have wallpapers currently so it's not possible to download the album's wall.

*I will endeavour to find out.