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a stupid fucking quetion

Discussion in 'Third Rail' started by theillp, Sep 7, 2005.

  1. theillp

    theillp Junior Member

    Joined: Jun 11, 2005 Messages: 117 Likes Received: 0
    perhaps.. bt i dont understand when people say graffiti is mainstream refering it to be in legitimate mediums.. clothing tv movie music video imagry cideo games advertsiemnt etc.. they say its mainstream but illegal on the streets its not mainstream why?????????? it seems liek the definiton of the word mainstream changed.. i see graffiti done illegally in the streets way more than on clothing advertisemnts other imagerys etc.. in my everyday life. so what the fgojfsnuosnghnth
     
  2. iloveboxcars

    iloveboxcars 12oz Royalty

    Joined: Jul 29, 2002 Messages: 20,505 Likes Received: 440
    mainstream in this context means everyone is doing it.


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    look at it like this. the main stream is where the majority of the people are (or in the case of the picture, where the majority of the water is)

    graffiti is one of the streams that runs off the "beaten path" but it's been eroding into the main flow of water.


    understand?
     
  3. shai

    shai Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Jan 6, 2003 Messages: 17,602 Likes Received: 707
    Good point...it's been used as a advertising tool to reach kids for years, but due to its very nature it's not going to become a mainstream practice anytime soon.

    ^That's a great example, btw.
     
  4. xen

    xen Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Oct 4, 2004 Messages: 2,799 Likes Received: 301
    best definition of "mainstream" yet
     
  5. theillp

    theillp Junior Member

    Joined: Jun 11, 2005 Messages: 117 Likes Received: 0
    thats interesting but im still very skeptical of what people are saying the "main" is.. to me the public space where people are is the main and is a bit more main then all the other commonly refered to "mainstream" suff is..
     
  6. Weapon Of Choice

    Weapon Of Choice Member

    Joined: Apr 27, 2005 Messages: 672 Likes Received: 13
    graffiti has had an even bigger influence on advertising then the obvious use of graffiti "styled letters" in actual advertisements but even how they are advertised. some major public transportation systems now cover their entire buses with one giant ad, similar to a whole car. The people who go and scout new locations for billboards are doing exactly what we do. Now some of that advertising has been around for a some time but the influence of graffiti drastically forced it's repetitive nature( how many times have you seen the same ad(tag) in any given day?) and locations ( big and visible). Graffiti can be viewed as main-stream largely because of the fact that it influences consumerism. but not only as an influence but the great number of commodities it produces, i.e. toys, books, clothes, montana paint. etc. In this capitalist society money is the main vein and what makes the money is floating down that stream. They even teach classes in some college which gets me off on to another "stream" of thought. sad.

    However just because it is in the "mainstream" does not mean those "true to the underground should go and quit because it has lost its sacredness. just like skate-boarding, b-boying, and every other culture it will be in the spot light for a while then head to the shadows to grow again, only to resurge. If some one is a real graffiti writer, this is of course just my opinion, then they will continue writing no matter what is thought of graffiti, if it's in the lime light or not. :yuck:

    mainstream,n.

    The prevailing current of thought, influence, or activity: “You need not accept the nominee's ideology, only be able to locate it in the American mainstream” (Charles Krauthammer).


    adj.

    Representing the prevalent attitudes, values, and practices of a society or group: mainstream morality.


    tr.v. main·streamed, main·stream·ing, main·streams

    1. To integrate (a student with special needs) into regular school classes.
    2. To incorporate into a prevailing group.
     
  7. theillp

    theillp Junior Member

    Joined: Jun 11, 2005 Messages: 117 Likes Received: 0
    ill delete this postjust for fun.. i have my reassno for belivng why .... is main stram but i better organise my toats
     
  8. BurgerKing

    BurgerKing New Jack

    Joined: Jul 28, 2004 Messages: 43 Likes Received: 0
    i hate people that are trying to use graffiti as a medium of making money, asides from product produced by legit writers.

    mark ecko is a fucking faggot, and that graffiti game is horse shit.
     
  9. Home Time

    Home Time Senior Member

    Joined: Dec 5, 2004 Messages: 1,797 Likes Received: 0
    That game covers a whole other issue..
     
  10. Biggus Dickus

    Biggus Dickus Senior Member

    Joined: Jul 21, 2005 Messages: 1,371 Likes Received: 1
     
  11. mackfatsoe

    mackfatsoe Veteran Member

    Joined: Oct 8, 2004 Messages: 6,532 Likes Received: 168
    for reglae, that was a stupid fucking question.
     
  12. Biggus Dickus

    Biggus Dickus Senior Member

    Joined: Jul 21, 2005 Messages: 1,371 Likes Received: 1
    Hahaha, "for reglae". I laughed so hard my jucy boks spilled on my keyboard when I read that.
     
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