Most graffiti consists of words, or a single word, and the most striking examples are always elaborately drawn. Maybe this distracts from the message but I always think it emphasizes it. Even when I don’t know the meaning, or even if it’s just a person’s name or their tag, how it’s being said is just as interesting and important as what’s being said.
Numbers, on the other hand, are really unusual in graffiti. That’s part of what makes this piece so interesting to me. I also really love the vivid and sharply contrasting colors.
And then there’s the question of meaning. What’s being said here? I think it’s a little risqué—or maybe a lot risqué, depending on how sensitive you are. The meaning here, I’m pretty sure, is it takes two to tango. And to do other things.
If you think you’re missing the joke here’s an alternative version that was nearby. Apparently the artist took at least one practice run before the final work.
Seen any graffiti? Send any number of pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org.
And now here’s a fun little number.