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how to be hipn'shit

Discussion in 'Third Rail' started by SIELOETTE, Oct 25, 2001.

  1. SIELOETTE

    SIELOETTE Senior Member

    Joined: Nov 13, 2000 Messages: 1,107 Likes Received: 0
    ummmm?

    All-CITY When a writer or crew bombs all major subway lines

    BEEF Disagreement or conflict.

    BENCH (n) Subway station where writers congregate(¸ðÀÌ´Ù, ÁýÇÕÇÏ´Ù) and
    watch trains. Benching (v) The act of watching trains.

    BITE Plagiarism(Ç¥Àý, µµÀÛ)

    BLOCK BUSTER Wide lettered piece stretching from end to end done below
    window level on subway car.

    BOMB Prolific(dzºÎÇÑ, ´ÙÀÛÀÇ) writing

    BUFF Removal of writing/art work

    THE BUFF The MTA's graffiti removal program

    BURNER A technically and stylistically well-executed wild style piece.
    Generally done in bright colors.

    CAPS (Fat, skinny, German thin) Interchangeable spray-can nozzles fitted to
    paint can to vary width of spray.

    CLEAN TRAIN Current term for all New York City Subway cars. They are
    difficult to hit and rarely go into service with writing on them.

    COAL MINE Older IND and BMT (R1 -R9s) subway cars characterized by a
    unpainted brown dusty surface. Retired from service in 1976.
    See image at NYC Subway Resources.Photo by Doug Grotjahn. Collection of Joe
    Testagrose

    CREW Organized group of writers

    CROSSING OUT To scribble(²ôÀû°Å¸®´Ù, ³«¼­ÇÏ´Ù) or write on someone else's
    name. It is considered highly disrespectful.

    DEF Excellent (derived from definite and death).

    DESIGNS Polka dots, checkers(üũ¹«´Ì) stars swirls(¼Ò¿ëµ¹ÀÌ) are placed over
    the fill-in to in hence and compliment fill-in . Designs are limited only by an
    artists imagination and technical ability.

    DING DONG Stainless-steel (R-46)subway car, so named for the bell that rings
    alerting passengers of closing doors

    DOPE Excellent, of the highest order

    DOWN Part of a group or action


    DT Plain cloths police officer or detective

    5-O Slang for police. Derived form the television series Hawaii 5-O.

    FADE Graduation of colors.

    FAMLIES Rows of throw ups of the same name.

    FLOATERS Throw ups done on subway car panels at window level.

    FREIGHTS Railroad freight(È­¹°¿­Â÷) cars.

    FLATS Painted steel subway cars with flat surfaces. (The preferred subway
    cars of old school writers. During the 1970s the IRT division was composed
    exclusively of flats)

    GETTING UP When proliferation(Áõ½Ä, È®»ê) of name has led to high visibility.

    GETTING OVER Succeeding

    G0ING OVER Writing over another writers name. It is the ultimate act of
    disrespect.

    FILL-IN The base colors of a piece, falling within the outline.

    HAND STYLE Handwriting(ÇÊÀû, ¼­Ã¼) or tagging style.

    HEAD BUFF SPOT The portion(ºÎºÐ,¿î¸í) of wall panels of the subway car
    interior above the seats located at passenger's head level. The mild though
    frequent abrasion from passengers heads eventually buffs (removes) tags on
    these locations.(It is an undesirable location to tag.)

    HENRY SHOTS Photographic technique developed by Henry Chalfant. The
    camera remains in one spot with automatic film advance while the subject (train)
    moves. The end result is a straight forward single image built from several
    frames providing more detail. Though the term is used infrequently the technique
    has become one of the standards for photo documentation(Áõ°Å) of trains.

    HIT (n) A tag, throw-up or piece (v) the act of writing.

    INVENT Shoplifting(½½Â½ÇÏ´Ù) or stealing. This term was used prior to 1974
    The contemporary(µ¿½Ã´ëÀÇ, ´ç´ëÀÇ) term is RACK.

    KILL To bomb excessively.

    KING The most accomplished writer in a given category.

    LAY-UP A single or double track where trains are parked during off-peak
    hours. Both tunnel and elevated(°í±ÍÇÑ, °í°¡Ã¶µµ) lay-ups exist.

    LETTER LINES The IND and BMT divisions of The New York City Subway

    MARRIED COUPLE Two subway cars permanently attached which share a
    motor. Identified by their consecutive(¿¬¼ÓµÇ´Â, ÀÏ°ü¼ºÀÌ ¾ø´Â) numbers. These
    cars were desirable(ÇÕ´çÇÑ) when art work on connected car was directly
    relevant(ÀûÀýÇÑ, ¾î¿ï¸®´Â).

    MOTION TAGGING Writing on subway cars while they are in service.

    NUMBER LINES The IRT division of The New York City Subway

    NEW SCHOOL Contemporary writing culture (post 1984)
    This date can vary greatly depending upon who you ask.

    OLD SCHOOL The writing culture prior to 1984
    This date can vary greatly depending upon who you ask.

    OUTLINE The skeleton or frame work of a piece FINAL OUTLINE: After
    fill-in and designs have been applied the outline is re executed to define the letters.

    PANEL PIECE A painting below the windows and between the doors of a
    subway car.

    PIECE A writer's painting, short for masterpiece.

    PIECING The execution of a piece.

    PIECE BOOK OR BLACK BOOK A writer's sketch book. Used for personal art
    development and or the collection of other artists work.

    PRODUCTION A writer's sketch book. Used for personal art
    development and or the collection of other artists work.

    PULL IN - PULL OUT This is essentially a five to fifteen minute layup. At
    the end of some subway routes trains park in a tunnel for several minutes before going back into service. During this time the trains are written on. Due to time constraints(°­Á¦, ¾ïÁ¦) pull in - pull outs were generally utilized for throw ups.
    It was one of the more dangerous approaches to writing.

    RACKING OR RACKING UP Shoplifting or stealing.

    RACK A store where shoplifting can be done.

    RIDGIE Subway car with corrugated(°ñÀÌÁø), stainless-steel sides. An undesirable surface for burners. Ridgies ran on the BMT and IND divisions and were preferred by throw-up artists.
    See image at NYC Subway Resources. Photo by Steve Zabel. Collection of Joe Testagrose

    SCRATCHITI A media coined(»õ·Î¸¸µç) term for the scratchings rendered on to the windows of subway cars.

    SLANTS IND R-40 subway cars with slanted(±â¿ï¾îÁø) face.
    See image at NYC Subway Resources.Photo by Doug Grotjahn. Collection of Joe Testagrose

    STEEL Any type of train. New school term used to distinguish train and wall work

    THE SYSTEM The New York City Subway system

    STYLE WARS 1. Competition between artists to determine superior creative ability.
    2. Documentary film on Hip Hop by Henry Chalfant and Tony Silver. Proved to be an extremely inspirational element for the New School.

    TAG (n) A writer's name and signature. (v) The execution of a signature.

    TAGGING-UP The execution of a signature.

    THROW-UP A quickly executed piece consisting of an outline with or without thin layer of spray paint for fill-in .

    THROWIE Contemporary term for throw-up.

    TOP-TO-BOTTOM
    or (T to B) A piece which extends from the top of the subway car to the bottom

    TOY 1. Inexperienced or incompetent writer
    2. A small felt tip marker.

    UP Describes a writer whose work appears regularly on the trains or through
    out the city

    WALL PAPER Repetition of a name written making enough coverage so that a pattern develops, much like wall paper.

    WAK Substandard(Ç¥ÁØÀÌÇÏÀÇ) or incorrect.

    WILD STYLE 1. Bronx crew from the 1970s led by Tracy 168.
    2. A complicated construction of interlocking letters.
    3. Classic film on Hip Hop culture directed by Charlie Ahearn.

    WINDOW DOWN A piece done below the windows of a subway car.

    WORK BUM New York City Transit Authority track maintenance worker.
     
  2. SIELOETTE

    SIELOETTE Senior Member

    Joined: Nov 13, 2000 Messages: 1,107 Likes Received: 0
    this picture is 75$..ummm

    http://home.cyburban.com/~culicover/Hi&LoModern/IMAGES/ART/PHOTO/graffitiphoto.jpg'>



    now thats urban!
     
  3. SIELOETTE

    SIELOETTE Senior Member

    Joined: Nov 13, 2000 Messages: 1,107 Likes Received: 0
    Posted by: rocko ([email protected]) on Fri, Jun 8, 01 at 19:43

    it is stated that although some graffiti is linked with gangs, the majority of it are from skateboarder and hip hop kids. some of it is kinda nice i saw a golden west boxcar with looney toon cartoon characters on it, my 5 year old kid loved it. some of these kids do have talent, i kinda actually like it now not on the engines though, i researched a little bit on this subject and now among the "graffiti community" they actually have rules to obey by
    1. do not litter the tracks
    2. do not paint the engines
    3. leave the important reporting #s and weights alone.
    love it or hate it graffiti is part of society, its unfortunate it jumped off the walls(although i did take an nj transit train from hazlet up to newark and it was just continuous from the minute i got on to the minute i got off)
    but make it a positve if these kids continue to obey by the now set up rules then maybe some of these really rusted boxcars will be brightened up a little bit.


    [​IMG]


    or this one..

    RE: graffiti
    Posted by: Alan Helfner ([email protected]) on Mon, Jun 4, 01 at 0:31

    Graffiti means only one thing to me - gangs. You know you've got serious trouble when graffiti starts showing up in your neighborhood; for example, there was an article in this Sunday's Star-Ledger about gang activity, and the related graffiti, increasing in Plainfield. Graffiti and trains are two things, IMO, that ought not to be connected, ever. Would you like someone coming along and graffiti-ing up your house while you were out? How would you react to that? Or your car (assuming you have one)? I'd go ballistic, personally. The last time I saw graffiti on any trains was on NYCTA; they looked like hell, until they came out with the silicone-based repellents in the new paint. NJT doesn't seem to have that problem. A lot of trucks seem to get hit with it nowadays, though. I'll leave it alone; if you like it, hey, go hang with the gang-bangers, just don't get shot.



    and this one...


    RE: graffiti
    Posted by: Alan Helfner ([email protected]) on Mon, Jun 11, 01 at 0:23

    "Well...the idea of private property and ownership have been created by our society, not by an omnipotent God."


    Let's see...Exodus 20:15, Thou shalt not steal; apparently spoken by the same God that said "Everything under heaven is mine" (sorry, no bible reference)...sounds like a very property-minded God. Sorry, but you weren't very clear about "our society", do you mean the one we live in now, or the one our forefathers set up a few milennia ago, or what? As far as I've observed, many wars have been fought over control of resources, going back milennia in history. Just as an example: If private property were meaningless, can I come over to your house and take your computer away from you, simply because I decided that I wanted another computer? Yes? No? Hey, I assumed that your computer isn't privately owned, so why should anyone stand in my way of just taking it for my own use? Can I use your car also? Never mind that...getting back to the thread, you wouldn't mind if I painted up your "crib" in graffiti that wasn't your own, right? Can I tattoo stuff on your body that you don't approve of? Can I take your clothes and dye them different colors behind your back, just because I felt a surge of artistic expression coming on? If the answer to any of those questions was "no", then maybe you should re-evaluate your own statements.
     
  4. seven.13

    seven.13 Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Oct 5, 2000 Messages: 3,572 Likes Received: 19
    **PULL IN - PULL OUT This is essentially a five to fifteen minute layup. At
    the end of some subway routes trains park in a tunnel for several minutes before going back into service. During this time the trains are written on. Due to time constraints(°­Á¦, ¾ïÁ¦) pull in - pull outs were generally utilized for throw ups.
    It was one of the more dangerous approaches to writing.**

    yessssss:lick:


    **you wouldn't mind if I painted up your "crib" in graffiti that wasn't your own, right? Can I tattoo stuff on your body that you don't approve of? Can I take your clothes and dye them different colors behind your back, just because I felt a surge of artistic expression coming on?**


    That's why it takes a certain type of jerk to write...
     
  5. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Guest

    I hate 'graf slang'.

    Honestly... just say steal or theive or boost or cop.. not rack! ok?
     
  6. GoBiloe

    GoBiloe Guest

    is a backjump when you paint a train that's about to roll into the station?

    someone tell me what a backjump is. i only hear europeans mention them.
     
  7. clockworker

    clockworker Guest

    the extended subway art graffiti terms.....:rolleyes: ....great.....
     
  8. SIELOETTE

    SIELOETTE Senior Member

    Joined: Nov 13, 2000 Messages: 1,107 Likes Received: 0
    This shit is so annoying..haha but i was at work at 4 am..and i was sure no one else was at work..so i decided to spread the funk!haha..

    heres to being a statistic!
     
  9. jaber

    jaber New Jack

    Joined: Nov 8, 2002 Messages: 19 Likes Received: 0
  10. ASER1NE

    ASER1NE Veteran Member

    Joined: Oct 15, 2001 Messages: 7,577 Likes Received: 2
     
  11. InDY_500

    InDY_500 Veteran Member

    Joined: Sep 30, 2002 Messages: 5,169 Likes Received: 67
    Strongly agreed sir.......
     
  12. Jackson

    Jackson Veteran Member

    Joined: May 21, 2002 Messages: 7,345 Likes Received: 122
    :lol:

    But yea, those words are fine, they're the ones from spray can art right?
     
  13. Fabo 2

    Fabo 2 Member

    Joined: Mar 20, 2002 Messages: 345 Likes Received: 1
    where's "back jump"?
     
  14. FR8HOUND

    FR8HOUND Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Mar 21, 2001 Messages: 6,795 Likes Received: 38
    Thanks man, now I'm REALLY feeling down and shit..WORD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:nut:
     
  15. HAL

    HAL Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Oct 23, 2001 Messages: 5,002 Likes Received: 49
    A toy is a small marker? That's hot.

    I'll invent a toy to do a handstyle on the head buff in a ding dong.
     
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