Paint Yard Code_by Kay Richter

A mural pictured on a building that neighbors the Paint Yard. A lot of neighboring businesses have these type of murals painted on their exterior walls - relying on an unspoken code among those that choose graffiti as an art form. The code enforces the rule of preserving artist's work by opting not to tag/vandalize the area. Photo by Kay Richter.

A mural pictured on a building that neighbors The Paint Yard off San Pedro. A lot of neighboring businesses have agreed to these murals painted on their exterior walls. Artists rely on an unspoken code among street artists to preserve each other’s work by not tagging/vandalizing the area. Photo by Kay Richter.

A mural pictured on a building that neighbors the Paint Yard. A lot of neighboring businesses have these type of murals painted on their exterior walls – relying on an unspoken code among those that choose graffiti as an art form. The code enforces the rule of preserving artist’s work by opting not to tag/vandalize the area. Photo by Kay Richter.