Graffiti/Street art

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by rest0re, Jun 18, 2007.

  1. Yes I accept all kind of street art (even ugly tags)

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  2. Yes if its not ugly tag and in good place

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  3. No, not at all. They just make places look like shit

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  1. rest0re

    rest0re GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Dec 23, 2006
    So tell me your opinion. I kinda like all street art...
  2. BoneMonkey

    BoneMonkey The cheese stash is a lie.

    Dec 9, 2006
    United States
    some graffiti is very nice and i place it up there with fine art

    but then they are assholes who spray paint on the side of a building " the monkey house rockz the fat ass"

    and thats just stupid lol
  3. tyasawa

    tyasawa GBAtemp Regular

    Jun 15, 2006
    comfort zone :D
    :/ yea so true.. as well as "[insert name] was here" type.. -,-
    they are a lot of them back in my home country..

    but i saw some decent one here.. there're fine.. =D
  4. gov78

    gov78 Ha made you Look

    Feb 14, 2007
    only good street art but stuff like ...was here 2007 is just plain stupid like anyone cares u was here lol
  5. reemixx

    reemixx Advanced Member

    May 17, 2007
    If it's graffiti ART and not graffiti VANDALISM then I'm all for it. But just tagging random buildings or public transport just because you can or to cause a bit of chaos is pretty pathetic.

    I think more cities/towns need to embrace it and assign a whole bunch of areas where graffiti artists can show their stuff. It's becoming more and more recognised as an artform.
  6. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

    Former Staff
    Apr 4, 2006
    Graffiti art is cool (to a greater or lesser extent... I don't like the ones that are basically just a nickname written in horribly disfigured letters), morons going around spraying "all that painting for nothing" on freshly painted walls are just... morons.

    So... b) Yes, if it's actually art, and somewhere where it's an improvement (subway stations), not somewhere where it pokes you in the eye and ruins the scenery like a colourful brick through the window.
  7. scdsone

    scdsone Member

    Jan 8, 2007
    the first car i owned was a kit car which i built from when i was 16 till i was 18 a dutton phaeton & there was some older lads who lived behind me who done graffiti & i got them to spray up my car for me it looked awesome (manga style stuff)
    but i had to spray over it after a couple of weeks cause the cops keeped pulling me over
    i got stopped 28 times in the first 3 days
    sadly i dont have any pictures
  8. haveasafeday

    haveasafeday Member

    Feb 4, 2007
    Just like all art forms 99% of it is complete crap, simple as.
  9. theADDict

    theADDict GBAtemp Regular

    Nov 5, 2006
    Graffiti properly done will always be an amazing form of art to me.
    After all, it's just airbrush art, but done with spray cans.
    I can't remember where, but i did see an artist selling graffiti canvas's.....say 3' x 4' , which I desperately wanted to buy, but they were well pricey. $$££
  10. Costello

    Costello Headmaster

    Oct 24, 2002
  11. nephdj

    nephdj GBAtemp Fan

    Apr 13, 2007
    99% of tags are rubbish

    But street art is nice [​IMG] except when they spray paint over premade painted walls, such as ones painted by school children.. which seems to happen often :/
  12. Rayder

    Rayder Mostly lurking lately....

    Former Staff
    Jan 14, 2007
    United States
    Street art is fine. It's graffiti that I can't stand. To me they are two different things.

    Street art is generally pleasing to look at, it's colorful and "happy-fluffy".
    Graffiti (at least where I live) is just gang spewed garbage that is usually misspelled and racist and quickly written with a can of spray paint. Most of the time you can't even make out what it was they were trying to write in the first place. I consider graffiti just a form of vandalism.
  13. mcp2

    mcp2 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jun 3, 2007
    UK blud dun kno
    Most good street art has some sort of message behind it, usually a political message, I love that sort of stuff.
  14. lagman

    lagman I wish I was green.

    Former Staff
    Nov 5, 2003
    Me, To You
  15. phoood

    phoood taking it to a whole new level.

    Jul 28, 2006
    United States
    as much as I think graffiti is nice (looks badass), somewhere in my mind I feel like something wrong has happened (obviously).

    /me is against vandalism in general.
  16. Psyfira

    Psyfira Credit: 0ml. Insert tea to continue

    Dec 31, 2003
    I'd go with option two, where "ugly tags" means engraving on public transport windows (I like to look out of those [​IMG] ) and brat kids writing their names as quickly as possible with a single width line. I rather like tags that have a bit more effort put in than adding a few zigzags. They make train journeys to London far more interesting [​IMG]

    I really don't know what I think about the vandalism side of it. I mean, painting on someone's house or shop is a bit harsh, but where do you draw the line between what's acceptable to draw on and what isn't? Tricky...
  17. .TakaM

    .TakaM .II

    Oct 8, 2004
    New Zealand
    I think most people towards younger generations like graffiti, good graffiti that is.

    something that took at least half an hour, I really can't express how much I hate the 3 letter tags and the punks that do them, 2 years ago I was walking home from school, and I saw this punk go up my drive way and proceeded to write some letters with shoepolish, I punched him in the back of the neck.
    that was awesome.

    Like it or not, rebellion will always be cool, and if you can manage to incorporate some style and expertise.. well, you might just start a movement
  18. link459

    link459 GBAtemp Fan

    Oct 17, 2006
    United States
    I'm gonna say two words:



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