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legal graffiti on NYC tains 4 $$$...

Discussion in 'Third Rail' started by religion, Dec 5, 2004.

  1. religion

    religion Member

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  2. Nic Thamaire

    Nic Thamaire Elite Member

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    One revenue-making notion that officials categorically reject is charging would-be graffiti artists to return a subway car to the way it looked in the 1980s. One man who runs a Web site dedicated to the history of subway graffiti, www.at149st.com, said some might plunk down a few hundred dollars for the chance.

    "Graffiti artists have a soft spot in their heart for trains," Eric Deal said. (That's his "tag"; he asked that his real name not be used.)

    He acknowledged, however, the slim chances that MTA officials, who wince at pictures of old graffiti-riddled cars, would ever approve. Even if it brought in a lot of money.

    "I think the MTA would be very apprehensive about endorsing it on any level," he said.
  3. Overtime

    Overtime Dirty Dozen Crew

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    thats just stupid...
  4. why write?

    why write? Veteran Member

    Joined: Oct 19, 2003 Messages: 5,859 Likes Received: 1
    graffiti on subway cars legally will never happen in my opinion
  5. Easy E

    Easy E Member

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    sorry to rain on your preverbial parade "why write?" but it already has.
  6. why write?

    why write? Veteran Member

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    im talking NYC subway cars that will run daily, i forgot to add that
  7. Flavio

    Flavio New Jack

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    that is the greatest stupidity i had ever heard, whats the point
  8. InDY_500

    InDY_500 Veteran Member

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    Its like either you can illegally paint them and they run for maybe half a day or pay a couple hundred dollars and have the entire car run the whole day or even longer... But I think that option is goin to happen, to many people dont want to see trains graffed up...
  9. Mr. Chad

    Mr. Chad Member

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    well its not that stupid of an idea. Maybe they think if subway cars were legalized more graffiti would come off the streets. Graffiti on the streets is worse than on subways. In no way does the graffiti harm the subways and even if they were covered in graffiti people would still ride them.
  10. illestpapoe!!!!

    illestpapoe!!!! Junior Member

    Joined: Dec 18, 2004 Messages: 111 Likes Received: 0
    theres legal walls, why cant there be legal trains, ig uess cause tere owned by the one big company, i guess like most big company's on streets (buildings (chain groceryy etc.. stores) dont legalize there walls, they cant be bothered doesnt help them.. in any way,.. unlike little buisenss etc legal walls grabs attention from people which little owners like... i just taught myself somethnig by trying to ask a question and kinda trying to figure it out as i was typing. cool
  11. Abracadabra

    Abracadabra Dirty Dozen Crew

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    legal trains have been done already.

    poland came damn close to making their system legal also.

    WRECKONIZE Senior Member

    Joined: Apr 15, 2003 Messages: 1,282 Likes Received: 1
    ^^ where are trains legal?
  13. religion

    religion Member

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    Im not sure if this is good or bad. If it could happen or not is another isssue in a way. I think that the most successful writers doing legal trains could be a great thing on several levels. Its roots should always be illegal, but the expansion of personal art into public space seems like a good idea. Pubic art on any level is a step ahead for north american culture on any level I think... for now. Yeah. :freak:

    New Years drunk, Canadian style... fo shure.
  14. Telo

    Telo Elite Member

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    interesting . but ehhhhh.. This seems like the mta would be the winner in this situation..
  15. test

    test Junior Member

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    If it's legal and you gotta shell out a couple bills to hit em up, then they oughta be supplyin' the montana and respirators. Paying a fee to do graff, got me fucked up. Whether you look at it as public art and or vandalism or whatever, that is straight up exploitation. Bet they'd do that to attract big time writers and try and solidify a case on em. Fuck that and fuck the system and fuck payin money to paint.