Joan Cusack replaces brother John Cusack as Vancouver graffiti artist's favourite

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      A while ago, the name "John Cusack" started showing up in graffiti around Vancouver.

      The star of David Cronenberg's new film, Maps to the Stars, denied last year and again this year that he played any role in these tags.

      Then in another tweet, he suggested that his sister Joan, also an actor, should be featured instead of him.

      Lo and behold, look at what has appeared one of those metal boxes near the corner of Ash Street and West 10th Avenue. (See above.)

      Joan Cusack has also been tagged in the Kerrisdale area.

      Her lengthy list of credits include Grosse Pointe Blank, starring brother John, and Toy Story 2.

      Last year, Straight contributor Michael Mann noted that part of the charm of the Mohinder tags around town is their shittiness.

      The same could be said about the Joan Cusack markings.

      But despite any appeal they may have, the perpetrator is taking a risk.

      Under Vancouver graffiti bylaw 7343, the minimum fine for tagging property is $500.



      Louis Cyphre

      Oct 4, 2014 at 3:25pm

      city needs more street art

      Diane T

      Oct 6, 2014 at 10:14am

      I saw a "Joan Cusack" just yesterday near 41st and Oak and thought... whaaaa?

      Jessica G

      Oct 8, 2014 at 10:47am

      We've had a Joan Cusack on our corner at Bute and Nelson for months now. She's all over the place


      Oct 17, 2014 at 7:29pm

      Crown and West 14th as well. Saw that last Friday (October 10).


      Oct 28, 2014 at 11:38pm

      Thurlow and Harwood. This stuff looks great in the rain.

      choked resident

      Jan 17, 2015 at 7:24pm

      why doesnt this great artist identify himself or herself..would love to have him or her come by and clean up their mess on our street..i'll even hand them a beer when they are done...what a loser

      Mark g

      Apr 28, 2015 at 11:26pm

      I laughed so hard!
      She is wicked!
      I thought I was the only one to see this!
      Upper Granville, Vancouver