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Hipster Diss Graffiti Advert

Discussion in 'Third Rail' started by imported_b0b, Jun 14, 2005.

  1. imported_b0b

    imported_b0b Guest

    The story is on WoosterCollective.com and there is a video of it here and loads of chat too.

    Big excerpt from Wooster below. Bizarre thing is someone called the cops and them whilst they were doing it and it is meant to be the writer that did the ad in the first place. He dropped the charges and now intends to sue them instead. Crazy stuff.

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  2. seeking

    seeking Dirty Dozen Crew

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  3. MrJackDaniels

    MrJackDaniels Member

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    interesting...

    im tempted to go and try it and see what happens.
     
  4. neater

    neater Junior Member

    Joined: May 17, 2005 Messages: 122 Likes Received: 0
    some one wrote "off limits" on that axe add thats why they were buffing it....and fuck those kinds of adds because there is one for a car a few blocks away and it says "street art" on it but then some one wrot "not art" on that one i think its cool to get paid for that but at the same time lame as fuck
     
  5. vinyl junkie

    vinyl junkie Elite Member

    Joined: Jan 17, 2002 Messages: 4,725 Likes Received: 0
    fuck hipsters indeed...
    fuck graff ads as well...
    i still suspect seeks of being a closet white belt...
     
  6. the ugly duckling

    the ugly duckling Junior Member

    Joined: May 5, 2005 Messages: 101 Likes Received: 0
    i guess its cool in a way that graff is finally being reconized by the masses, as art, but its not cool that with that, comes the corporate.
     
  7. Mr. Chad

    Mr. Chad Member

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    So this morning, we wrote a piece for the Wooster site about how graf artists are buffin' out the same work that they are being paid to create through their day jobs. (I know it's a bit confusing, but if you read this morning's post you'll understand why). So, of all of the things we've ever written for the Wooster site (Banksy hittin' the New York museums not included) this morning's piece has generated the most amount of emails of anything we ever put up on the site. The truth is that we've been aware of artists "working on the inside" for a long time but have never written about it until this morning.

    But that said, we need to clarify something in regards to Axe and Chicago....

    In the Axe instance, the artist who was painting over the Axe ad was not the artist who originally painted it. We got the story wrong in translation. Rather, from what we're told what happened was that the artist who painted the ad saw the other graf artists buffin it out and then became pissed that something that he was paid to do earlier was now being fucked with. He then got involved with calling the cops on the other artists. The other artists couldn't believe that another graf artist was turning against them.

    What's interesting in all of this is that it seems this event has caused a major rift in the graf community in Chicago. Before brands were hiring graf artists to do ads, everyone was out for the same thing. Bombing the streets and gettin' up. But not anymore. What's happened in Chicago is that some of the graf artists are now doing commercial work on the streets and some of them aren't. The artists that aren't doing the commercial work are taking to the streets buffing the work of the artists who are. This has created an all out war on the streets of Chicago as artists are turning against other artists based on their decision of doing commerical work.

    One other thing we should mention - While some won't agree with us, we actually like the Time, Inc. project on Houston Street done with CopeII and created by Fallon. First, the way we see it, Cope's being paid to do his shit the way he wants to. He's not painting a car or a deoderant or a candy bar, he's creating a fuckin' massive tag. And second, the campaign has got people talking. That's what the best campaigns do. They provoke. Unlike the Axe ads and the Hummer ads and all that shit, the Fallon ad for Time is meant to be controversial. It's meant to provoke. It's meant to get people thinking about this stuff. And for this we applaud Time, Fallon and Cope for a terrific campaign. We don't, and won't, lump the Time ad with all of the others. Nothing is perfect. And for us, the CopeII ads achieve what they are meant to achieve - they get people talking and thinking. They are meant to provoke and they do.
     
  8. imported_b0b

    imported_b0b Guest

    I like how the hipsters are organising an "open panel discussion" to discuss what happened. Fuck discussing it. If the writer saw them doing it he should have thrown the buff paint over those stupid artfgas heads.
     
  9. GoldenTouch

    GoldenTouch Member

    Joined: May 1, 2005 Messages: 617 Likes Received: 0
    Fuck advertising....because I'm currently pounding the pavement for an internship

    TBWA Ya'll
     
  10. El Mikinbin De Miami

    El Mikinbin De Miami Member

    Joined: Dec 7, 2004 Messages: 585 Likes Received: 0
    Fuck where it's at. Fuck why it's there. In plain black and white terms: I did a legal. You come and fuck with it, it's regular graffiti beef!! I'm fighting you! & crossing you out everywhere. Unless if the people who actually got me to do the legal instructed those Other writers to buff it. Then I wouldn't care. But those art fags just buffed it on their own cause they don't like legals?? Hell na. FUck them! BEEEF. I wouldn't have called the cops, though. I would have informed the people I did it for-that there's some punks out there right now buffing it.
     
  11. MrJackDaniels

    MrJackDaniels Member

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    its a bit iffy that the writer got in touch with the police...
     
  12. droptheknife

    droptheknife Member

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  13. Tyler Durden

    Tyler Durden Veteran Member

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    Yeah, pretty much....

    Fuck an open panel discussion. This isn't D.C.....Whatre they gonna do? Set up a "commission to investigate the events"? These hipster dorks should stick to doing their gay little stencils and fronting like they "have something to say". Fucking gut these clowns for real.


    You go over a REAL writers fillin with some gay stencil or wheatpaste, you deserve to get slapped or have the rest of your stupid shit get dissed. Buffing that shit is in the same leauge as dissing it via tag, fill, stencil, what-the-fuck-ever....
     
  14. dubsface

    dubsface Member

    Joined: May 26, 2005 Messages: 488 Likes Received: 0
    Haha this is excellent.

    Basically these hipster kids were probably like "Yeh dude, like, we're totally going to get props for covering up this lame-ass graf ad, probably done by some stupid yuppie (that we're going to be in the future.) We're going to get soo much street cred!"

    Right. What is this, fuckin adbusters? If you're going to destroy graf-oriented ads, destroy all of them!

    And yeh, the original artist called the cops. But most like the agency he works for told him he had to call the cops. Yes graffiti is graffiti, but once it enters the business realm of things, you must handle it in a professional manner.

    Im sure if the artist had his own way he would have gotten a shitload of his crew and banged some heads together. Unfortunately, when another company pisses you off, its not your honor to put your foot up the CEO's ass. You gota deal and call the appropriate authorities.
     
  15. Mr. Chad

    Mr. Chad Member

    Joined: Dec 17, 2004 Messages: 480 Likes Received: 0
    no u ididots it was writers going over the legal advertisement done by writers.
    "What's interesting in all of this is that it seems this event has caused a major rift in the graf community in Chicago. Before brands were hiring graf artists to do ads, everyone was out for the same thing. Bombing the streets and gettin' up. But not anymore. What's happened in Chicago is that some of the graf artists are now doing commercial work on the streets and some of them aren't. The artists that aren't doing the commercial work are taking to the streets buffing the work of the artists who are. This has created an all out war on the streets of Chicago as artists are turning against other artists based on their decision of doing commerical work."
     
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