Song lyrics, lovelorn notes and math problems appear on the walls of the University of Chicago’s Regenstein Library, all graffiti left there by students. In some, like the photo above, a chain of comments was left that may not have been seen by the original defacer — but probably served to amuse those who came after. Sometimes the graffiti is literary.
All photos by Quinn Dombrowski, a new technologies staffer and researcher at the University of Chicago. To get a full sense of the scope of the graffiti she found in the University of Chicago’s Regenstein Library, check out her Flickr set of more than 700 photos.