graffiti question

Discussion in 'Art' started by Dr.Pepper, Apr 16, 2007.

  1. Dr.Pepper

    Dr.Pepper Member

    if you saw some punk fucking kid spray painting as you were driving by in a car. would you alert the authorities or keep driving.

    also would it make a difference if it was like 12 noon or 2-3am??
     
  2. Dr.Pepper

    Dr.Pepper Member

    by the way i dont believe graffiti is a form of "personal expression" i think of it more as a selfish act of vandalism. but one would have to agree that you can make amaising artwork with just spray cans. (admit it! its way cooler than air brushes!)
     
  3. mr sorbet

    mr sorbet Member

    It depends on the situation. I would ignore it unless they were deliberately vandalising somebody's house or something. If it's their way of expressing themselves or making a point then fair enough, but not if they're just doing it to be an asshole.
     
  4. Dr.Pepper

    Dr.Pepper Member

    yeah im definately talking about an act of vandalizm im talking about painting a run down shack on a main street or a highway overpass.
     
  5. lovelyhippo

    lovelyhippo Member

    I love good graffiti. i always see it when i'm on the train. without the colourful graffiti it would be so boring when looking out the window i love the colours. what i hate is the crappy scribly graffiti (that even a 5 year old could do better) its always under the bridge on the foot path in the park when i walk home and it just looks ugly and i feel sorry for people who have to clean it and once someone drawn a huge penis now that is stupid who would do that i mean little children walk on the path. but actual good graffiti looks so cool.

     
  6. Miss_Beatle

    Miss_Beatle Beatlemaniac

    I have no problem with graffiti. Let the kid express himself. I mean...as long as it's not on my property or anything.
     
  7. Lady Neko

    Lady Neko Member

    express yourself
     
  8. LJDV

    LJDV Member

    I think that if it's not on something that means anything, such as someone's house, then it doesn't really matter. If it's on someone's personal property, then it's a different story. However it is a means of expressing oneself, and some of it is actually pretty good. Highway overpasses were boring anyway, being all cement colored. =)
     
  9. frkadela

    frkadela Member

    One or two years ago I painted graffiti with my friends...
    I don't have any picture of it, but it was great...
    Of cours, no insult or something like that, just a picture...
    They whitewashed it after few months... :mad:
     
  10. l-foote

    l-foote L not i.

    i love graffiti. i have a pair of high top chucks that a friend graffitied? for me. <3
     
  11. TransAmRocker

    TransAmRocker Member

    I would love to pass by him with a paintball gun and blast the helloutta him. LOL I know what I juss said is illegal and I would face a visit in jail, but stuff like that would probably piss me off. I am more of a justice kinda guy. I see some "fucking punk kid" doing something wrong like that, I would love to do my own kinda justice. I actually would call the cops and say people are vandalising so they could get their punishment!!!

    By the way, I noticed several people stating "graffiti looks nice" and "express yourself." Does that mean I can go to your car and do some of my own spraying on your car?
     
  12. TransAmRocker

    TransAmRocker Member

    graffiti in the middle of the boondocks where no one cares...OKAY


    graffiti on someone's house for kicks...CALL PO PO
     
  13. CloudFlower

    CloudFlower Member

    Graffiti if indeed it is art and not just a bunch of useless blabbe is simply grand... some of my favorite works of art were spray painted on the front of my highschool a few years ago... if art is vandalism then aren't we all vandals?
     
  14. If it was some dumbass kid just, like, writing their name or something, then call the po. If it was a cool piece of art, then no.

    There's a station near my house (Vauxhall, for any Londoners out there) with a black and white face spray painted onto one of the panels that's been there since I was about five - I thought it was a photo, and it made a huge impression on me when I first saw it. Now I'm older it's not THAT amazing, but still - Vauxhall just wouldn't be Vauxhall without it.

    I've noticed, in London at least, the quality of the graffiti seems to improve as you get nearer the centre - on the outskirts it's just "dumb scribbles that a five year old could do" (can't be bothered to do an actual quote) but as you get further in towards Waterloo and Portobello and so it gets more arty and cool. Is that the same everywhere, or only here?
     
  15. l-foote

    l-foote L not i.

    Around here you can find some realy horrible graffiti, and some really sweet art, it all depends on where ya look. A buddy of mine did a 7 foot tall mural down by the train tracks across the water. It is absolutely fucking amazing. He's the same guy that did my shoes, he's only in grade 9 but he's one of the best artisits I know
     
  16. Raskalization

    Raskalization Making plans for Nigel

    Spray it, don't say it... Art - yes, Vandalism - no. The question lies somewhere between how good the graf is, where it's done and who's doing it.
     
  17. Dr.Pepper

    Dr.Pepper Member

    obviously. it can be art but it can also be vandalism. theres a general code of ethics though. paintball gun? haha. you my friend would end up with a fist size rock through your back window. actually me and my friends would probibally beat the shit out of you with chains and leave you for dead for even saying something that horrible. cops? call em! us kids can run way faster than you old farts.

    but word. if you shot me up with a paintball gun would i snitch on YOU. hells no. the only time police need to be called is when you cant handle a situation yourself without endangering yourself or risking getting arrested YOURSELF. thats it! personally i dont think graffiti is something the public should have to witness. i do think street pieces however are amaising. tags take only a few seconds to complete. "bombs" or larger bubble style tags only a few minutes. pieces however taking hours. seeing pieces in spots that cars never stop coming at any hour is amaising. obviously more preferable than a tag or "bomb" or "throw up". however the best artists can do very pretty tags and bombs even in the busiest of spots. i love it.

    personal property should be off limits though. although fences, trucks, garages, sheds, and the sides of houses downtown generally get hit.

    but so many times im spraying along a pathway (much like an earlier poster mentioned) and upstanding citizens walk by and say nothing. maybe its because im going over the scribbles with a nice fresh coat of colour. i dont know. nighttime is different. i think anyone who's garage is completely covered in graffiti should just let someone do a "piece" on it.


    which brings me to a good point.
    i thought of getting a group of good artists together and going around asking people who's houses' garages are hot spots for graffiti tags and asking if they would let their garages be done with a mural free of charge. the rule is u dont paint over art AND THEREFORE nobody would tag it. :). ive seen people paint crappy "murals" on their own garages and successfully (to this day) detured vandals. so try it.

    in short fuck everyone. if someone tried to be a hero id fuckin stab em in the face and curb stomp em. maybe i have anger issues
     
  18. Peace Child

    Peace Child Member

    Dr. Pepper, calm down there, hehe. But would I snitch? No. I myself am a graffiti artist, and I wouldn't like to have people to rat on me. It's just art. Also for the people that think tags and throwies are vandalism, the same amount of time goes into preparing a throwie or a tag. Not all tags/throwies are good but the ones that are good are amazing. To everyone else they look horrible but if you tried to make an original tag/throwie, I doubt you could. I made 10-20 different styles of tags until I got to the one I used. Though I admit, pieces are still a lot better to look at, tags and throwies aren't just pieces of crap put on the walls in 2 seconds.
     
  19. Ber-Limey

    Ber-Limey Member

    This guy is a god.

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    Banksy.
     
  20. Joaquin

    Joaquin Member

    If it's good then leave em too it. If it is just some spotty kid writing "Samantha J has scabies and sweaty pits!" then..well..leave it.
     

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