As graffiti enthusiast Lars Pederson attended the Roskilde music festival year after year, he noticed that people were bringing spray cans and tagging people’s tents, spraying on festival equipment and generally causing a mess. In 2009, he had the bright idea to channel this rebellious activity into a graffiti project.
By providing festival goers with a canvas to express themselves -- a 5-km plain wooden board used by organizers to mark off-bounds areas -- and teaming up with paint company Molotow to provide revelers with free spray cans upon entry, the forward-thinking graffiti project virtually eliminated the vandalism.
The project also helped bring down the bill for cleaning graffiti each year, which meant more money could go to important charities. Now graffiti artists from around the world display their work side by side and collaborate with each other.
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