Late last month billboard company CBS Outdoor finally got around to painting over a giant gang tag that had appeared on the back of a Glendale Boulevard sign for about two years. But that FTW graffiti – which stood for “Fuck the World,” the name adopted by a gang along the Echo Park and Silver Lake border – didn’t stay away for long. As the top photo, taken on Sunday, shows, FTW is back, but this time the chunky block letters (bottom photo) of the old tag have been rendered in a cursive script (check out those serifs).
CBS Outdoor painted out the tagging after The Eastsider reported that LAPD Senior Lead Officer Al Polehonki had requested the clean up about 18 months ago without success. How long CBS Outdoor will notice the new tagging this time is anyone’s guess.