Date: Oct. 25, 2002
Graffiti has taken on many shapes and forms over the past years, transitioning into a modern art form embraced by the New York. That so wasn't the scenario back the early 2000s. Two days after city officials cleaned up Nike decals plastered across the city, Microsoft pulled the same move for its MSN 8 Internet launch—placing stickers of the service's signature butterfly logo throughout the city. Backlash soon followed with one Municipal Art Society director stating the campaign was “nothing more than corporate graffit” and “no better than all those kids out there tagging subway cars."