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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by GeSuS_KRiST, Jan 25, 2005.
the style of graffiti drawing is an art
the vandalism isnt...but wth its fun neways
actually it started off with a law-biding journalist...
he travelled all around the world interviewing n shit
and eventually he realized he would get more publicity by writing his name in the trains and places he went to... it had no "style" eventually people noticed his name and started to write there names..then people were being arrested..hence alias's then they started gathering other writing and forming crews and competing with them by creating different styles..
graffiti started out as vandalism...but by a law-biding citizen
graffiti is stupid and i hate everyone who does it
Look at this legal wall I did with my crew WAR. Tell me it's not art. In dedication to the dumbest, most graff hating mayor ever, Oscar Goodman.
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there's two very differnet sides to graffiti, bombing, and pieceing.
for someone to go around their town and put the same throw-up in as many spots as possible that not art. However if you perfer to do a full colour burner i dun care where u do thats art to me.
"Big-ups" to WAR on that Goodman Production that shits hot and a good topic
what about straight letters and simples done at street level or on freights?
its not a throw, but its purpose is for getting your name up
what then huh?
throw ups can be simple stright letters with a few colours and a background even but there on a diff level than piece's
if u didn't take the time to lay down a detailed sketch it's a throw-up not a piece
seen is natorious for his stright letter throw-ups on trains back in the day and that shits fine by me
All graffiti even little tags are art.
graffiti is not art, it is in a sense but depending on who you are do u really think of it as art when u do it? if so why dont u just do it at home on paper, and get fuckin paid for it? graff is more vandalism and a social problem than art.i love graffiti, and i love art, ive also taken art classes and im on my 8th year, i just feel differently when im doing actual art, than vandalism, and hands on walls is def not art (good art)
actually ill rephrase this, peicing is art, good art
I think its more about intent. If u practiced on ur throw-up an it means something to u an u think of it as art even if its small then its art. If u just wanna throw ur tag all over corpret shit to F with them thats not art.
just like the guy said in style wars (and completely contradicts himself): "Graffiti as the name itself is not an art. Graffiti is the application of a medium to a surface."
yes graffiti is art...not vandalism even if some ppl think so...tggs throwies and pices ARE srt....get it....art of expression
I did a project on this in school n pretty much everybody said yes. but in my opinion its art, and 4 most it goes either way... somebody said b4 me its a double edged sword and that couldnt be any closer to the truth. but in the end its all writing on the wall whether a peice, or a throwie.
Graffiti is an artistic form of expression, yet it is not art.
Graffiti is vandilism, it is illegal, it is a way to get your name up and be know, to disrupt peoples regular lifes of go to work, go to sleep, die, and is frowned upon by most. It will never be accepted by society as a whole, therefore it will never be art.
this is just my schpeel on graff. i am an advocate for graffiti and by all means support all true writers and up n' comers who are in it soley to get their art up and just to do their thing. but there are assholes out there who are in it just for the sake of destruction. guys who hit the "untouchables", make half ass tags and who deliberately go over real writers. theres nothing more beautiful than a perfectly done full color burner. but no one wants to see "fuck you jimmy!!" scribbled on the wall w/ red paint. im in it to make the world better and at the same time to get my name out there.
-I was once told by some one who suspected me and my friends of doing some tags"you guys think ur hot shit for writing that crap on my car yeah!?!! you kids are nothing but a bunch of low life vandals!! graffiti is nothing more than rubbish done by juvenile delinquents!!" i proceded to day"Miss we are not graffiti vandals, we are merely guys who like to write our names on things." i happened to have my friends old book on me and opened it up, when i flipped through it her jaw dropped and said two words "my mistake" and walked away.
people who dont understand graffiti say its vandalism
if they crnt do its vandalism!
tags,throw-up... things done quckly just put your name isn t art
the rest is art
i look at it as two parts.. bombing throw-ups and tagging shit does not hold much artistic value and that is like raw graffiti writing, where as making crazy wildstyles and characs is most definetly 100% art. Graffiti is a broad topic with artsy sides and vandalizm holding a big part
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