LED Graffiti in NYC

Check out this new form of graffiti. They go by the name of LED throwies, most probably because that’s what you do with them. Throw them at things; buildings, signs, cars, buses, trains, you name it. They cling onto ferromagnetic surfaces due to a magnet within the throwie.


These ‘throwies’ allow anyone to create a form of street art that’s never been seen before and is a form of graffiti that is non-destructive, so everybody wins.

I love these because they are so simple to make and help people to express themselves using a vibrantly coloured, non-destructive technique. Try making some yourself!!

The throwies are made using a few inexpensive components including:
10mm diffused LED,
CR2032 3V Lithium Batteries,
1-inch wide Strapping Tape,
1/2″ Dia x 1/8″ Thick NdFeB Disc Magnet, Ni-Cu-Ni plated, and
Conductive Epoxy.

To find out how to make these neat little things go to Instructables.com
Check out this video of people bombing a rotating cube in Astor Place, NYC with the throwies!

LED throwies were developed at the Graffiti Research Lab, a division of the Eyebeam OpenLab


About stuart male

Stuart is a Graphic designer from Kent.
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2 Responses to LED Graffiti in NYC

  1. Wow what a brilliant form of graffiti, no mess, with all the fuss! this could be used for viral advertising if creatively thought through?

    Once again a good find Sir.Stuart Male.

  2. Robert says:

    These are great! I’ve seen many videos and always fascinating. I love the way street art pushes the limits and makes new discoveries….too bad it also pushes the law sometimes, but hell, that’s what make being a designer or an artist so much fun!

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