Names Have Been Changed to Protect the Innocent

PINCH is an international art project that deals with the concepts of identity, illegality and anonimity. The word PINCH comes from an acronym of the initials of the phrase “Names Have been Changed to Protect the Innocent”. We’ve made mugshots of street artists and pasted them up on walls around London. 

The main idea is to raise questions about the current status of street art as an illegal practice, not taking any sides, but simply trying to make people think about the urban reality that surrounds us. Also bringing up awareness on how urban population deals with the public spaces and how we interact with these spaces on contemporary life. 

We are so used to see these artists around our neighborhoods on our day-by-day lives through their work, so we thought it would be cool to transform themselves in art. Click here to see some mugshots.