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How do you become a famous graffiti artist?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by officialpoypoy, Oct 21, 2012.

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  1. officialpoypoy

    officialpoypoy New Member

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    How do you become famous like OBEY and banksy? what did they do that got them famous?
  2. dudeatyahoo

    dudeatyahoo Senior Member

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    As far as i can figure out, both of those artist just put up theyre work like a lot so people kept seeing it and i guess the mysteriousness of who those people were intriguied people, i guess obey made his street art into clothing and sold it. Basically u hold up your name and do something notorious or cool and make your work something people like, everybody likes banksy and obey so therefore that helps them become popular! Thats what i think!
  3. TRUANT365

    TRUANT365 Senior Member

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    Just Completely forget about the internet. Alot of the writers in the 80's and 90's got famous through bombing and painting, and just going fucking hard. once you have enough respect and flicks on the street, and you get your name out. then it's time to hit the internet.
  4. ur210

    ur210 Senior Member

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    Both of those people are not "graffiti" artist. IF you don't know, there is a world of difference between "street art" and "graffiti."
    And as far as being famous, you either have innovative styles or you get up everywhere or do some ballsy shit like with Saber painting the largest piece. Mostly it's a combination of all those. Being in graff movies also helps.

    Or you can do some gay ass hipster street "art" and you'll get famous and you won't even have to worry about getting arrested. Print off some stencils of rats or some shit.
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  5. triphippie

    triphippie Member

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    There isnt a single famous artist out ther that made it big on the internet it all started on the streets
  6. BridgeRat

    BridgeRat Senior Member

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    Be different. It's not so easy getting famouse using traditional methods.
  7. Lich

    Lich Senior Member

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  8. a true magician never reveals his secrets.......
  9. arty

    arty New Member

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    Write everywhere you go and after 2 years people will start recognising your shit
  10. Culture_Shock

    Culture_Shock Senior Member

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    getting "famous" in graffit is like building a fast food chain.
    you want something that's generally appealing to a large audience, so write something nice, and paint it nicely.
    you want it to be easily consumed by the masses, so don't do anything too crazy off the wall.
    you want it to be readily accessible, so get up everywhere. Travel, go to other cities, go all city in every city, everywhere.
    And one of the most important factors is consistency. You can go to any McDonalds on the entire fucking planet, and you know the big Mac is going to taste the same. That's the key to fast food success, and that's the key to graffiti. Make your style your trademark, having all of your pieces be consistent and recognizable is the key to being memorable. If someone sees one of your pieces, and then sees another later on, you want them to think "Hey I think I've seen this before!" Lots of pieces painted with a consistent recognizable style, have more leverage than a couple big flashy murals that are one off masterpieces.
  11. GKH

    GKH Member

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    Do something original

    Paint 100 whole cars/1000s great street spots or trains and put them all on instagram or tumblr

    Feature in a documentary

    Write a book about yourself/get someone else to write one for you

    Get really good at marketing and develop a personal brand

    Get busted and have a high-profile court case

    Get in the galleries and sell you work to celebrities

    Consider merchandising e.g. mugs, t-shirts etc

    Appear in R&B music videos
  12. writingis4life

    writingis4life Senior Member

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    Do pieces in places that you would bomb. I dont mean 1 day pieces but pieces that would take a couple hours