Graffiti Analysis 2.0 official launch

Day 3 of GML Week brings us the first major update to a project that I started working on back in 2004 as part of my graduate thesis research. I have teamed up with artist and OpenFrameworks bada55 Chris Sugrue to create Graffiti Analysis 2.0. The GA2.0 software suite consists of (i) the Capture application (PC/OSX/Linux), which records graffiti tags in motion and exports them as .gml files; (ii) the Playback application (PC/OSX/Linux), which imports .gml files and creates data visualizations based on gestural graffiti movement and (iii) DustTag (the GA2.0 iPhone application), which captures graffiti tags and uploads them directly to, an open online database of .gml data. GA2.0 is an ongoing initiative that has been used to capture data from prominent graffiti writers including SEEN, TWIST, AMAZE, KETONE, JON ONE and KATSU, all of which can be downloaded for playback at
GA2.0 is available online for free in an effort to build the world’s largest archive of graffiti motion data and encourage collaboration between graffiti writers (by uploading data) and hackers (by building systems which utilize that data).
graffitianalysis.comEvan Roth. All of the software changes in GA2.0 were written by Mzz Chris Sugrue in OpenFrameworks, with support from the Fondation Cartier.)

Graffiti Analysis iPhone Edition…

Graffiti Analysis iPhone Edition: DustTag
A pocket sized digital graffiti blackbook designed for documenting more than just ink.
DustTag is an iPhone application designed for graffiti writers that visualizes the motion involved in the creation of a tag. Motion data is recorded, analyzed and archived in a free and open database,, where writers can share 3-D animated representations of their hand styles. All tags created in DustTag are saved as Graffiti Markup Language (GML) files, a new digital standard used by other popular graffiti applications such as Laser Tag and EyeWriter. DustTag is fully compatible with the Graffiti Analysis 2.0 software suite, which is available online for free on the DOWNLOADS page and can be used to playback DustTag creations from the iPhone on OSX, Windows and Linux desktop systems.
Graffiti Analysis: DustTag was created by Chris Sugrue and Evan Roth in OpenFramewerkz. For more information and source code go to the DustTag project page.
Download from Apple App store
(Free as in freedom, not as in free iPhone apps.)
Note: The current version of DustTag is available for iPhone OS v3.1.2, but will shortly be updated for compatibility with v3.0 and higher.

LA wrap up….

Here are video updates I made while in LA. The team is still going strong, more updates coming soon at