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Techly’s best of geek street art – making geekiness cool since whenever (part II)

As we established yesterday, we at Techly love to embrace our inner geek. Today we continue our look at some of the best geek street art from across the globe.

An anonymous street artist gave Facebook relationship statuses a send up. With a Shakespearean twist, the artist highlighted how online relationship statuses suck the romance out of everything.

There you go, show that to your girlfriend when she asks why you don't want to upgrade 'our' relationship status.

There you go, show that to your girlfriend when she asks why you don’t want to upgrade ‘our’ relationship status.

There’s plenty of geek street art with a direct political (and geeky) message. This image of Rich Uncle Pennybags – yes, that’s the real name of the Monopoly man – is found on Melrose Avenue (Avenue, not Place) in Los Angeles. It’s produced by artist Alec Monopoly (not his real name).

Alec puts ol’ man Pennybags in a range of situations, satirising a family board game where the object is to screw the rest of the family over as much as possible, and people who take the same attitude into life.

(We’re looking at you, Gina.)

Rich Uncle Pennybags. Photo: Chie Davis.

Rich Uncle Pennybags. Photo: Chie Davis.

This CTRL + ALT + DELETE appears on the Palestinian side of the Israeli-built separation barrier, just outside of Ramallah.

Some have taken the art to convey its literal meaning of starting again at the beginning, avoiding the decades of conflict and hoping for peace from the start (for Mac users under 18 years of age, CTRL + ALT + DELETE means to restart your computer in Windows).

Others have read further into it, taking it to mean something close to a call for revolution – “control (the purpose of the Wall); alt (alter the status quo); delete (self-evident)”.

CTRL + ALT + DELETE  - can't we just start over? Image: Filippo Minelli, Creative Commons

CTRL + ALT + DELETE – can’t we just start over? Image: Filippo Minelli, Creative Commons

The Palestinian side of the wall – the only side where street art is permitted – has become something of a canvas for a number of artists since being built, with several artists including Banksy taking to it to discuss the peace process (or lack thereof).

Then there’s this Chuck Norris joke. Making a Chuck Norris joke as part of a street art installation is about as geeky as you can get.

Chuck Norris street art installation. Could you BE any geekier? Image: OakoAk.

Chuck Norris street art installation. Could you BE any geekier? Image: OakoAk.

Lead image by Banksy

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