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Old September 18th, 2008, 07:51 PM   #121
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Great images -- do keep them coming!
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Old September 19th, 2008, 06:03 AM   #122
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Here are more flix coming in from Mainland China. In here, Chinese elements have been fused to graffiti art.

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Old September 19th, 2008, 03:51 PM   #123
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Old September 21st, 2008, 12:26 PM   #124
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For your my friend - another one of my favorite CPH writers: Swet One

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Old September 21st, 2008, 11:46 PM   #125
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Łódź, the biggest graffiti in Poland [for a certain period even in the world]



There is boat on the wall coz Łódź means 'boat' and this smaller yellow boat against a red background is an emblem of the city
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Old September 23rd, 2008, 06:51 PM   #126
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Old September 23rd, 2008, 08:36 PM   #127
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Bombings can be art. Tags sure are not.
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Old September 26th, 2008, 02:52 PM   #128
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Tags though are the essence of graffiti if you look at all the major artists and bombers of the world they all started out as taggers slowly coming up and learning new styles and then eventually creating there own styles.
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Old September 27th, 2008, 12:43 AM   #129
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Fine. But those freaks don't have to leave their dump on any friggin building, now do they?
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Old September 27th, 2008, 07:46 PM   #130
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Some graffiti - as those on neighborhood murals - is an artform , while others with intent to vandalize property is a malicious (often juvinile) impulse.

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Old September 28th, 2008, 11:16 AM   #131
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It really depends for me. Some of it is actually quite beautiful. What bothers me is when you see shit like "Such and such is a Homo" or you see swastica's and whatnot everywhere. That is bull.
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Old March 29th, 2009, 08:32 PM   #132
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In Toronto, the back alleys of Queen Street, are empty canvases waiting to be painted.


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Old March 29th, 2009, 09:35 PM   #133
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yeah, Toronto has some beautiful street art. it adds so much to the urban environment.
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Old March 29th, 2009, 10:27 PM   #134
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Old March 30th, 2009, 02:42 PM   #135
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Yes graffiti is an art! I stand in such awe and fascination of writers and what they do. Tags, pieces, bombs ANYTHING!

Stay writing.

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Old March 30th, 2009, 09:33 PM   #136
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graffiti is nice as long as its not on historic buildings. But I see that alot in Italy unfortunately
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Old April 2nd, 2009, 01:54 PM   #137
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I ask myself this question a lot on my blog. This is one example:
http://parisisinvisible.blogspot.com...03/no-tag.html

For me a tag is a signature without taking the trouble to create the art. I appreciate a lot of other types of street art though - here are some pictures from Paris.





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Old April 4th, 2009, 09:47 AM   #138
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I think there's quite a clear distinction between graffiti as art and graffiti as vandalism or visual pollution. The former I'd condone, even encourage; the latter just fecks me off.

The best example I can think of is Athens. It's always had a tradition for political slogans and statements spray-painted on walls but earlier this decade it began to develop a reputation for street art as good as any you'd find in street-art 'capitals' such as Berlin, Melbourne and Rio. (See my set on Flickr; there's another one devoted entirely to Athens street art too, which is even better.)

This is now changing. As the political situation and law and order have deteriorated in the past few years, most new graffiti is informed by the anarchy and nihilism that have so many Greek youths' mentality in their grip.

Ugly tagging wholly without any artistic merit has been allowed to proliferate. Tagging has run riot, just as Greek youths did last December.

And forget any unofficial codes of conduct about where one should or shouldn't tag: Greek youths think everything and anything is fair game. Not just trains, motorways and underpasses but residential buildings, expensively restorely neo-classical buildings, schools, beautiful historic stone walls... anything with a surface to write or paint on, basically. It is EVERYWHERE (except the privately run Metro).

At one point it was even on the marble steps of Athens's main square, Syntagma, for all to see (although these have now been cleaned). I don't know any other European capital where that would happen.

And the thing is, it is tolerated. In Greece, a climate of irreverence for authority, a worship of absolute freedom of action and speech (regardless of consequence) and disregard for the environment means that graffiti isn't just on the outside of schools and university compounds: it's on the inside too! School buildings are covered in it, and apparently that's OK.

There doesn't seem to be any debate about what can be done about it. It doesn't seem to be regarded as a problem. It just 'is'. "Greece is Greece" is the refrain any foreigner will hear if they complain about what an utter toilet the country has become.
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Old June 10th, 2009, 05:31 PM   #139
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Wanna win a wicked Banksy painting?

Check out this video for an online art gallery called Hang-Up Pictures:

Watch it here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Csx_9Ccyh3c

They're also running a competition at http://www.hanguppictures.com

If you can name two out of the three pictures that are hanging (and leaning) in Agent Provocateur model Jennifer Dawson’s apartment, including the famous artists who created them, you get entered you into a draw to win a sold-out limited edition iconic Banksy – ‘Flag’ print:

http://www.hanguppictures.com/artist...nksy/2/Flag/46


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Old June 11th, 2009, 07:14 AM   #140
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like everyone else it's really the tagging and glass etching and scratching and generally destroying everything inside a bus or public school that makes me mad. Vandalism in general not just graffiti, and this includes bums pissing themselves and everything that makes towns, cities more filthy than they really should be.

I don't mind the well-made graffiti that is on surfaces nobody cares about like culverts. art doesn't have to be legal, and vice versa I guess. if anything I could respect the guys who might have some underground code of honor where they agree not to trash anything of value and do it for the sake of expression and art.

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