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Graffiti Typography

Discussion in 'Art & Design' started by Manifesto, Nov 19, 2004.

  1. Manifesto

    Manifesto Junior Member

    Joined: Sep 1, 2003 Messages: 227 Likes Received: 0
    another one.
    let me know if its repost.


    "I've been working on a graf analysis project. I've only done two versions so far, but the basic idea is I'll walk around a given area (in this case Harlem and the L.E.S.) and shoot photos of every tag I come across. Next I go through the images and isolate certain characters and reproduce them together in similar scales at close proximity. The intent is to show the diversity of styles as expressed in a single character."




  2. Verbal Kint

    Verbal Kint Member

    Joined: Oct 25, 2004 Messages: 760 Likes Received: 0
    so you bite a bunch of peoples letters and then wheatpaste them huh
    wow :king:
    I would think fools would have doper handstyles in harlem
  3. Poop Man Bob

    Poop Man Bob Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Nov 16, 2000 Messages: 10,259 Likes Received: 18
    Dude, taking one letter and looking at it apart from the rest is a horrible way to determine if someone has a "dope handstyle."
  4. GnomeToys

    GnomeToys Elite Member

    Joined: Jun 24, 2003 Messages: 2,616 Likes Received: 4
    Bones of Possible Missing Link Unearthed in Bodies of First Two Thread Posters
  5. High Priest

    High Priest Elite Member

    Joined: Jan 1, 2002 Messages: 4,928 Likes Received: 4
    Im not too keen on the idea of it being used for a wheat paste (im not the one doing it tho, so i guess that doesnt matter) - but it seems like you did a pretty good job with it, you kept close to the skeletal structure's of the letters .. so yea, not that bad.
  6. CIPHER_one

    CIPHER_one Senior Member

    Joined: Jul 3, 2000 Messages: 2,300 Likes Received: 0
    i think its a really cool idea
  7. Love509

    Love509 New Jack

    Joined: Oct 9, 2004 Messages: 5 Likes Received: 0
    I think this is a really cool idea like you said it shows diversity in styles of graffiti. By wheat pasting them up for the public to see it shows the non graff writer how you can take such a simple thing as one letter and turn it into art work by thinking out of the box or in between the lines..

    Keep It up I would like to see all the letters..
    Also do you have any bigger pictures?
  8. hyrax

    hyrax Member

    Joined: Jun 24, 2002 Messages: 486 Likes Received: 0
    Okay, 1 - Manifesto isn't the one doing this project, Fi5e is.

    2 - The point of this project is to show the variations that letters in the english language can take on, specifically in real world graffiti.

    3 - If you weren't retarded you'd realize that in each letter frame, the original tag is reproduced

    This isn't biting you ignorant fucks, this is analysis - LIKE IT SAYS.

    DESTROYER1 New Jack

    Joined: Nov 6, 2004 Messages: 62 Likes Received: 0
    oh fuckin shit he used my A from one of my quick throws but its mine and its there i think i should get a copy of those posters.
    the NEA fuckin rocks
  10. GnomeToys

    GnomeToys Elite Member

    Joined: Jun 24, 2003 Messages: 2,616 Likes Received: 4
  11. !@#$%

    [email protected]#$% Moderator Crew

    Joined: Oct 1, 2002 Messages: 18,517 Likes Received: 623
    in order for this to work, the original tags should at least be good, and judging from some of those letters, the "typography" is busted.

    taking a letter from a tag
    is like taking a word from a book.

    out of it's context, it's just "concept art"

    i don't care for it.

    **oh yeah, the "reproductions" of the original tags are so small they might as well not even be there.
  12. have a look at this book by ryan mcguinness. he did something similar to this a few years back, although a bit more in depth (minus the wheatpasting).

    i definitely have to agree with symbols though, the originals should be of a quality specimen rather than not-so-hot-shit. a good range of quality would be acceptable, but poor samples are holding you down…

    but good for you for being motivated.
  13. heavyLox

    heavyLox Veteran Member

    Joined: Feb 2, 2002 Messages: 7,196 Likes Received: 17
    my first reaction, was that the samples or the reproduction skills were lacking opun furhter reflection i think that using what you see with in a given area requires you represent the good and bad. And lets face it the vast majority of writers have questionable hand skills since the tag as a graffiti object has been abonadonded in large part for the glory of the burner.

    Its like taking flicks of only the hot girls on the beach and saying that the beach is representative of the images. but when i get to the beach and see it filled with stroblight honeys i can see your bias.

    I do agree the tags them selves should be bigger. however too much bigger it will take away from the individual characters.
  14. Overtime

    Overtime Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Apr 22, 2003 Messages: 13,989 Likes Received: 313
    i think its a pretty cool idea.....
  15. ThePoet

    ThePoet Junior Member

    Joined: Nov 25, 2003 Messages: 135 Likes Received: 0
    i think its more about a bunch of letters together, like a word, than just one letter. Needs flow, one letter doesn't show it as good.