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how long until the masses accept graffiti?

Discussion in 'Third Rail' started by fizm, May 16, 2002.

  1. fizm

    fizm Member

    Joined: Apr 9, 2002 Messages: 573 Likes Received: 0
    it seems that lately since the 'elements', whether you agree with that or not, have been thrown around in pop culture, graffiti has been more emergent in pop videos rather than just hip-hop videos. clothing has graffiti on it, or designs by ex-graf artists. since basquiat and others hit the mainstream art world, there's been a growing appreciation of it, but how long do you think it will take before people (in america) embrace it? we've already seen places like amsterdam, copenhagen, parts of paris, etc. not really care anymore.

    kind of the same deal with marijuana. what's your take?
  2. Ted Wakowski

    Ted Wakowski Guest

    I'm checking my clock and it still seems that hell won't be freezing over for at least another 376,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 years, give or take a few billion centuries.
  3. Wilt

    Wilt Guest

  4. FoReVeRpHLy

    FoReVeRpHLy Guest

    anyway the cops can arrest kids they will.whether it will b 4 weed....coke..or garffitti..or shoplifting...anythin they can do,,they will do..so live with it...just keep paintin
  5. Pone156tfo

    Pone156tfo Junior Member

    Joined: Oct 28, 2001 Messages: 151 Likes Received: 0
    It seems that corporate America has to some extent accepted Graffiti to sell their crap to the drones and easily sold masses. But when you get to brass tacks and the nitty gritty of painting, no I don't see a widespread acceptance of Graffiti at least in this century. Most civilians accept the prods and beautiful pieces that TATS Crew and FX, UW do for example. I'm just speaking for where I am. When it cums to tags, fillins, ect they can't stand that and will probably never accept it. And I say now as I've always said the pieces/prods & tags and fillins are the right and left eyes of this thing of ours. I always run into the pieces and prod fans everywhere. And almost 8 times outta ten when I ask someone do they like tags an fillins they say hell no that stuff's an eyesore blah blah blah and soforth. But their quick to add but I like the colorful nice stuff even though I can't read it most of the time.

    As for weed. I don't smoke for health reasons but if this Government would just wake the fuck up and realize that legalization would just be best for all involved I think we would all be better off. And the tax revenue they could collect from it would probably wipe out the National Dept in about a month or so.

    Peace Love and Deodorant
  6. ASER1NE

    ASER1NE Veteran Member

    Joined: Oct 15, 2001 Messages: 7,578 Likes Received: 3
    all they need do is creat more legals , like under bridges that no one goes under anyhow , and that will stop a good portion of illegal vandalism in that area . please believe it .
  7. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Guest

    graffiti by it's very nature is illegal - that will never change.
    The public may get used to 'graffiti art' because Murals are nothing new.

    and we all know that if you put 2 walls together and say
    "ok guys.. this wall is legal, so dont paint on the other one ok?"
    that both walls will be covered in no time.
    Plus it will be a hell of a lot more stressful getting space on the legal wall.
  8. Pone156tfo

    Pone156tfo Junior Member

    Joined: Oct 28, 2001 Messages: 151 Likes Received: 0
    One of the things I would do if I won the lottery would be to open a few graffitii parks dedicated to pieceing and whatever.
  9. ~KRYLON2~

    ~KRYLON2~ 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Oct 13, 2001 Messages: 10,473 Likes Received: 201
    graffiti wont be legal until someone makes a million bucks of it
  10. Mr Fukshitup

    Mr Fukshitup New Jack

    Joined: Apr 23, 2002 Messages: 11 Likes Received: 0
    I agree, it´s the money that governs us all, unfortunately..
  11. fizm

    fizm Member

    Joined: Apr 9, 2002 Messages: 573 Likes Received: 0
    eh, the reason i brought it up is...i was thinking...cities should have departments that declare certain walls, bridges, etc legal, and commission them. for $, unfortunately.
  12. duh-rye-won

    duh-rye-won Guest

    any writers out there who want graff to become accepted by the public need to do something important:

    go to your favorite train yard, lay down on the tracks and become a new pic on rotten.com.

    if graff was accepted, it would be pointless.
  13. Ceso One SAF

    Ceso One SAF Member

    Joined: Mar 29, 2002 Messages: 362 Likes Received: 0
    hopefully never making graff legal will ruin everything.....enless toys enless beef with endless going over whats the point
  14. fizm

    fizm Member

    Joined: Apr 9, 2002 Messages: 573 Likes Received: 0
    yeah...i understand all that. i just think it would be cool if there was like one city that was a mecca for it, you know. where it was all legal everywhere. it'd become a tourist attraction and shit.
  15. whoami

    whoami Guest

    I actually hope graffiti never goes legal because they're would be so many masses or retards, toys and just ignorant morons doing all kinds of bullshit, but when its illegal only a few of them are dumb enough to do it.