Clean-up team makes their mark
‘Itiffarg’, or reverse graffiti has left its mark on city streets.
The Palmerston North City Council graffiti removal team have been waterblasting pavements in the central city, and have created ‘reverse graffiti’.
Reverse graffiti, or clean advertising, is literally a watermark. It is made by waterblasting around a stencil screen on the pavement.
The Reel Earth Environmental Film Festival approached the council about placing environmentally friendly ads around the CBD for the festival which kicks off on November 13. Waterblasted onto city streets, The Reel Earth logo will fade as the pavement gets dirty again.
Those who take a photo of a Reel Earth reverse graffiti logo and post it on the My Manawatu facebook page facebook.com/ mymanawatunz, along with its location, go into a festival movie pass draw.
There are double passes to be won for Burning in the Sun about the solar electrification of rural Mali, and for Bidder 70 about civil disobedience to demand government and oil industry accountability. Both screen on Saturday 14. Winners will be notified by next Wednesday November 4.
The homegrown Reel Earth Environmental Film Festival opens Friday November 13 with a movie weekend at the Globe Theatre, followed by a series of pop-up outdoor films at 50 George St, and a City Library environmental forum day.
Visit reelearth.org.nz for the festival programme.