Starting off with the graffiti game, I now that there are threads in here about this, so please don't come here and post url's of the old threads in order to kill mine. I feel that this topic is important enough to make a new thread about since posting in the old thread doesn't have the same affect. I love graffiti so much that I would hate to see this topic neglected.
Anyway as you all may know, and have known, Mark Echo made a game about graffiti were you walk around a city put your tag up and beat the shit out of random people (?). I know that there are many people on here or in graffiti in general that wouldn't mind having that stereo type, made about graffiti (a guy in baggie pants who listens to 50ΒΆ and beats the shit out of defenceless people, and maybe later robs them.) So basically a graffiti writer is a gangster from the ghetto. Think what you want about this, I know some wannabe suburban kids love this stereotype about graffiti writers. I guess it makes them fell more hardcore about what there doing.
^^ Your typical graffiti writer, watch out, if you look at him the wrong way he may beat the shit out of you with that floor board.
"Movieweb.com reported in December that MTV had bought the rights to turn Marc Ecko's game into a feature film."
MTV, the TV channel for 12 year old suburban girls, has bought the rights to Ecko's graffiti game is going to make a movie about it. I think this would be one of the biggest blows to graffiti imaginable. First of all one of the main things which attracts me to graffiti,and all ways has, is mystery. Graffiti is supposed to be a secret tradition that only those who figure it out, on there own can do, or participate in. With the making of a movie, especially by MTV is really going to suck. The whole culture's mystery (to those who don't do graffiti) that I've allways loved so much will be gone. Thats to bad.
Anyway, I am extremely interested in seeing what other graffiti writers think about all this on a more serious level.