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  1. #861

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    Nothing was destroyed from the paint if i took the time to paint the entire thing one colour no one would care probably?
    A free paint job

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    Whatever you consider art evryone else might not. All this stuff you see on canvases or in gallery is what some have labeled as art and to some its ugly. A lot of so called art to me is ugly and dumb. Some so called artist have absolutely no damn skills. I used to paint just like them when i was in third grade. So to consider something just one thing is simply dumb and close minded. Graff is much more things then simply vandalism or art. It is peoples way of life, there strenght to get through life, the reason they still live, their stress relief, their joy, their pain, their stress, their passion, their way to make a living and their whole life. So me to this cant be summarized in one single term. Some of us do it for the love of drawing, painting and being able to create better products each day. And some simply do it to fuck shit up and be cool and to feel some kind of false rebellion. So whatever your reason is.........do whatever the fuck makes you happy and fuck what society says. Bomb the system.

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    a stress relief that stresses you out isn't a good idea to reduce your stress

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    Quote Originally Posted by phrasel View Post
    a stress relief that stresses you out isn't a good idea to reduce your stress
    Like I said for some people it is. For me it relaxes me and makes me forget about all my problems at least for a while...a lot better then being a drunk or drugee. It's different for everyone. If graff stresses you out then you might want to look into doing something else...maybe collecting stamps.

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    The way I see it the ads all over the place, they are the corporate world's graffiti, if they should be allowed to put there ads up everywhere promoting themselves, then so should I! I mean sure they get the permission from the owners of the property, but the property is open to public view, nobody asked me if I want to see a poster of a burger everyday for example. What if I have an eating disorder and that is just staring me right in the face every single day? I guess what I'm trying to say is don't be a hypocrite! :P
    http://www.bombingscience.com/graffitiforum/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=67633&dateline=133503  6468

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    Advertising costs money
    If we had to pay people to paint on their things it wouldn't be a problem would it.
    They dont go to random bus stops and open up a bench and put their sign in it and hope no one knows.

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    To me it depends on the intentions of the writer. If the intention is just to destroy shit, to me, it's not art. If it's with the intention of self expression, it's art, vandalism or not.

    Also, just because something's illegal, it doesn't mean it's not art. Cops will try to convince you otherwise. In some countries (Tibet for example), certain art forms other than graff are banned. Are they not art because the laws in these countries say they're illegal?

    Writing graff on a wall is not destruction to me. Etching and actually breaking shit is.

    People who intentionally break things while tagging like kicking out lights on buses, or write on someones house, just give graff a bad name.

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    toys do not make art. Legend can make real art.

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    graff is the oldest art form known to man, end of, from basic tags to full blown murals, its all relative, dont get me wrong, im a bomber to the core and only do artistic shit in my blackbook, but tags and throws are still an artform in their own right.

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    graffiti aint art it getting ur name out for everyone to see

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    graffiti is vandalism tagging up every mutha fking thing u see

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    I think it all depends on your definition of graffiti. Is it this:



    Or is it this?


    http://www.gifti.me/i/72zICB5.gif

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    They're both graffiti, silly

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    Personally I see graffiti as vandalism and art at the same time. A lot of the time when I see large murals on walls I think of it as art because it is a form of self expression and it is a form of communication to get a voice out that ins't always heard. But when I look at random scribbles that took no practice on walls that is just vandalism to get people to read your name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slushi View Post
    They're both graffiti, silly
    as i said, its all about how you see it.

    http://www.gifti.me/i/72zICB5.gif

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeSuS_KRiST View Post
    ok im tired of here a whole bunch of toys try to tell me graffiti is art, personally i think graffiti is vandlism.... im out for the distruction and getting my name up not to do art.... i see nothing artist about scribles on electrical boxes and tosses on people personal stuff... dont get me wrong graffiti take up a BIG part in my life but yea...

    graffiti stoped being art once it was taken out of the ghettos where it made it the dark depressing broken down walls ect into something colorful and gave kids hope and somthing to do instead of gang banging ect...



    but i wanna see your everyones views on this, who know if might even help some people out with doing reports in school
    some of us still write only on depressing broken down shit. i dont bomb peoples houses, i hit public shit. and one of the reasons i think my graffiti is art is its a constantly evolving improoving expression on my creativity. maybe not all graffiti is art, but mine is. and fuck what anyone else says about it people used to say picasos work wasnt art. fuck that. perhaps can control or drawing skill is just a "skill" but conceptually, most good graffiti is art. if you wanna just vandalize shit then go break store windows with bricks and leave a note. bet youll get your name out like that faster than writing, what paper wouldnt run that story?

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    Quote Originally Posted by inker555 View Post
    So a few here said if you got caught by the cops you would continue to do grafitti. Howabout if you got caught by a building owner and really got your ass kicked really bad. Would you still do it? And take the chance of getting your stupid ass kicked again and again?
    you must really be a puss. why are you even a writer if your so scared of consequences?

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    I think it's art homie, I throw shit up for one of my dead boys. Ain't gonna stop, ATLEAST not in the near future

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    yea its art

  20. #880

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    For me is Graffiti art, but some use Graffiti for vandalism..


 

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