Graffiti Fabric Contest Winner: Congrats to TheBoerWar

FEB 2, 2012 updated May 30, 2016

Graffiti-winner

While graffiti can be either hideous or sublime — depending on the artist, context and predisposition of the viewer — I expect everyone who looks at this week's top ten will agree that it makes for an interesting theme for fabrics. The winner is the inspiring team behind TheBoerWar, Mathew and Mattea den Boer of Toronto. This is the couple's second win (the coffee contest was their first), but if you follow our contests you will certainly have seen and admired their work before today. Congrats!

See the Top Ten Graffiti Fabrics

The final tally:

1. 713 votes for Toronto Subway Cars by theboerwar 
2. 595 votes for knit graffiti by carcamella 
3. 445 votes for Friendly Neighborhood: After by sammyk 
4. 361 votes for Read Books by mikep 
5. 355 votes for Brick Lane Collage by teja_jamilla 
6. 330 votes for Halle_1 by frau-h 
7. 328 votes for ABC…street by cassiopee 
8. 326 votes for graft_2 by 1980aidan 
9. 320 votes for Homage to Haring (ikat) by jennartdesigns 
10. 303 votes for Walls are dreaming… by demigoutte 


11. 293 votes for People In Crowd by oksancia 
12. 265 votes for I Heart Robots by bzbdesigner 
13. 263 votes for Dragon Graffiti, L by animotaxis 
14. 255 votes for Bad Wolf Street Art – fabric images show closeups by laurels 
15. 254 votes for UrbanBouquet by ghennah 
16. 248 votes for Street Trees by jenimp 
17. 246 votes for Doodle Spiral Swirlygigs in Dark Blue by fentonslee 
18. 230 votes for SPLASH graffiti by avelis 
19. 221 votes for City Block by spellstone 
20. 215 votes for Girlie Graffiti Gone Wild – Dianne Annelli © by dianne_annelli 
21. 212 votes for Doodle_on_wall by rosalie409 
22. 210 votes for Urban Art by annelize 
23. 202 votes for squiggle by jaxco_by_jacki 
24. 200 votes for eye detail 1 by powerwolf 
25. 200 votes for button graffiti by scrummy 
26. 196 votes for graffiti by kristinailiev 
27. 188 votes for Live what you Love by made_in_shina 
28. 186 votes for Graffiti by jadegordon 
29. 183 votes for The people's story by demouse 
30. 183 votes for Beautiful Graffiti by joannaolson 
31. 177 votes for street art-ch-ed by hollyabee 
32. 159 votes for Street Squares by robyriker 
33. 158 votes for A Tribute by vo_aka_virginiao 
34. 156 votes for Little Dove's Piece for Peace by inscribed_here 
35. 152 votes for Graffiti_Design_MADART by madart 
36. 148 votes for ConcreteArt by mrshervi 
37. 147 votes for bluestreet by lilliblomma 
38. 139 votes for Graffiti from Paris by mariao 
39. 138 votes for Art Thou Mine? By Rhonda W. © 2012 by rhondadesigns 
40. 130 votes for grafitti by cmanningdesigns 
41. 130 votes for yellow wall marks by knorberg 
42. 126 votes for Graffiti Culture by dancingwithfabric 
43. 122 votes for wall art, graffiti art by nadinesalama 
44. 120 votes for graffiti peace by paragonstudios 
45. 115 votes for a_round__the__corner_color by leolietje 
46. 115 votes for Love by blboutique 
47. 114 votes for kilroy by jubileel 
48. 114 votes for welcome to babel by donna_kallner 
49. 112 votes for graffiti time girl by spiringsdesigns 
50. 112 votes for Drawings on the Wall by illustrative_images 
51. 109 votes for kiersten by vanessahand 
52. 108 votes for Typo_R_NEW by monique_caffet 
53. 108 votes for vivid_funky_pink_red_black_purple_yellow_graffiti_elephant by vinkeli 
54. 106 votes for Animal graffiti by alexsan 
55. 105 votes for graffiti by jess_freidt 
56. 102 votes for peaceful_terrian by funky-fabrics 
57. 101 votes for Love Tag by pinkhippoquilts 
58. 98 votes for nag nag graffiti by babysisterrae 
59. 98 votes for Craft Tags by leighr 
60. 97 votes for Love Bot Graffiti Love by crissyrose 
61. 96 votes for hieroglyphics graffiti by krena 
62. 96 votes for Graffiti Bonez by mystikel 
63. 95 votes for Arrow Graffiti by franny711 
64. 95 votes for TSB_s-in-the-Redlands by wiccked 
65. 86 votes for lovefabric by kociara 
66. 84 votes for splat_finished by j_l_whitham_illustrations 
67. 83 votes for Graffiti Door Hinge by christyp 
68. 82 votes for Help Me If You Can by whimzwhirled 
69. 77 votes for pastel_sunflower by hansensangel 
70. 77 votes for Keep on Walking Graffiti by madex 
71. 77 votes for Faux is Me by susaninparis 
72. 75 votes for Graffiti Ti amo by mammajamma 
73. 74 votes for Fairies Rule by upcyclepatch 
74. 73 votes for love graffiti by pernille_voss 
75. 73 votes for Petroglyphs__3 by robbrez 
76. 73 votes for dude42 by glimmericks 
77. 73 votes for Barcelona Graffiti by twoboos 
78. 70 votes for 544_-_Copy by jgmfaux 
79. 68 votes for Oh Marilyn 1 by artquills 
80. 67 votes for Octoburgh by kchergosky 
81. 65 votes for Biohazard by discodog01 
82. 64 votes for GraffitiLove by tinag 
83. 64 votes for HIPPY GRAFFITI by bluevelvet 
84. 62 votes for Street sign art by mongiesama 
85. 62 votes for Tunnel_of_Love_(what tunnel?) A3 short by khowardquilts 
86. 61 votes for Mish Mash Graffiti by ravenous 
87. 60 votes for sun by shovelchop 
88. 60 votes for skull by cocoanouk 
89. 59 votes for IntracateWildflower-Grafitti-WallArt1 by grannynan 
90. 59 votes for Dream Big by jabiroo 
91. 57 votes for Galata Graffiti medium by miss_blümchen 
92. 56 votes for Street Deer by nerida_jeannie 
93. 55 votes for That'll need painting over by a_most_peculiar 
94. 55 votes for Krog Street by thirdhalfstudios 
95. 55 votes for The Walls of Florence by poetryqn 
96. 54 votes for graffiti spots by needlebook 
97. 52 votes for Commie Bunny Graffiti by ninjaauntsdesigns 
98. 51 votes for Graffiti_spoonflower3_1_2012 by compugraphd 
99. 50 votes for exotic by kushma 
100. 49 votes for graffiti arrows by jenr8 
101. 49 votes for pink rhino by 2reneevk 
102. 48 votes for planetary graffiti by seamingly_simple 
103. 48 votes for A GRAFFITI LOVE LETTER by karenharveycox 
104. 47 votes for protest arm bands: peace and occupy graffiti by georgeandgracie 
105. 47 votes for Granny Graffiti by thesandowl 
106. 47 votes for Graffiti-fiti by catail_designs 
107. 44 votes for kmaggiolino_streetart_002 by kmaggiolino 
108. 44 votes for Laughing Bad Cat Graffiti by podaiboo 
109. 44 votes for Owl & Chickadee Moss Graffiti + Stencil / Tag by owlandchickadee 
110. 43 votes for Gary's Marbles by Gary by gjcvero 
111. 43 votes for Graffiti Op Art by emily_meyer 
112. 42 votes for Shakespeare Tagger by mag-o 
113. 42 votes for Circle of A's by lauriebaars 
114. 41 votes for STREET_ART by kirpa 
115. 41 votes for star by katarina 
116. 40 votes for Graffiti Mushrooms by kdl 
117. 38 votes for graffitis_banania by nephilim 
118. 36 votes for Love Eternal by planetpatricia 
119. 35 votes for Graffiti by eerie_doll 
120. 35 votes for i create – time for fun – graffiti by andibird 
121. 34 votes for Street Art by rennata 
122. 33 votes for Breathe by bluehighways 
123. 33 votes for streetart-01 by tammiebennett 
124. 33 votes for street_tiger_23 by suzanne_ 
125. 32 votes for I Love You by sewsewbecky 
126. 31 votes for Graffiti Walls by mojcilajn 
127. 31 votes for Love Hurts by allylynn 
128. 29 votes for graffiti in blue canvas by raasma 
129. 29 votes for Phat Quarta by dollyw 
130. 29 votes for Graffiti 80s inspiration by fantazya 
131. 29 votes for We came, we saw, we squatted. by theposhvagabond 
132. 27 votes for Sweet Graffiti Cupcakes Yum! by scoutmom131 
133. 27 votes for Girly Graffiti by jubilli 
134. 26 votes for Happy Halloween (Graffiti Style) by quiltsmith 
135. 26 votes for love is……………???????????? by risha 
136. 26 votes for Say "Ah" / Loop-de-loop by mbsmith 
137. 25 votes for peace on handle bars by garveyann 
138. 24 votes for Valentine Graffiti, red by tiina_laas 
139. 24 votes for arabor by joancaronil 
140. 24 votes for cityscape9 by lerhyan 
141. 23 votes for vernp1cmyk_copy by arashiaka 
142. 22 votes for HOME STUFF: BROOKLYN_copyrighted_4 by lime_soda 
143. 22 votes for wall scrawl by sef 
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44. 21 votes for grafSpoon by positivenegative 
145. 21 votes for New Orleans Graffiti by ingred 
146. 20 votes for Gleeful_Heart-pink by manara_boutique 
147. 20 votes for Coney_Island_Boardwalk_Graffiti by tiwafll 
148. 19 votes for Gra-feety by katepm 
149. 18 votes for love is the answer graffitifabric2 by saintmaker 
150. 17 votes for Love Graffiti by pink-lollipops 
151. 16 votes for scratched papers by grafite 
152. 13 votes for pink_camo_motif by librtysarah 
153. 13 votes for brick-itti by koko_chica 
154. 12 votes for Each_End_of_Ceredigion by moobug 
155. 10 votes for Newfoundland Dog Graffiti by dogdaze_ 
156. 8 votes for square by jnifr 
157. 8 votes for scribbles by baileyboo 
158. 5 votes for Grafart_Nita by nita_h 

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  • I had so much hope for this contest aesthetically and thought it would draw some real graf artists out of the woodworks.
    While I do enjoy the winning print(it’s certainly cute) I think most of the designs fell short- there wasn’t many to choose from that weren’t a chaotic mess and they looked like a mash-up of bad graffiti. 🙁