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Legal wall (not the usual)

Discussion in 'Third Rail' started by Overtime, Nov 13, 2003.

  1. Overtime

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    Legal wall (not the usual)

    Discussion started by Overtime - Nov 13, 2003

    I was trying to get a legal wall where i used to live and i just found the article online, thought i would share it with you guys, tell me what you think of the smart people

    A request from several local teens for a city-sanctioned place to create "extreme art" better known as graffiti has gotten support from City Mayor Brown.

    Brown believes the three youths who met with him over a month ago are serious about their art and just want a place to create it without getting in trouble.

    "They said, 'We just want to do the right thing,'" Brown said. "... They take it very seriously as an art form. They're real neat kids."

    The teens at first wanted a fixed public structure to create the graffiti on, but Brown came up with an alternate proposal. The city could use wooden posts and plywood to give the young artists a large "easel" for a canvas they can use for their creations, Brown said.

    Brown compared the concept to the city's original idea to have a half-pipe skateboard ramp so local skateboarders could have a legal place to ride instead of causing problems in shopping centers where they weren't wanted.

    "We're looking for fun and productive activities," Brown said.

    The area could be located behind the police station for security purposes and there would be some regulations, including a ban on any profanities, Brown said.

    Brown also promised the young artists that if their work passes muster on certain themes, he would endeavour to get the artwork displayed in an appropriate place.

    "If they do one on Easter, I'll get a church to display it," Brown said. "Or if they do one on 9-11 (the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11), maybe we could put it up at a fire station."

    In return, the youths promised to recruit as many others as they can to participate in an effort to help cut down on graffiti throughout the city, Brown said.

    Brown said the materials to create the oversized easel would be inexpensive and the location behind the police station could be monitored with the police department's remote camera system.
     
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  2. wiseguy

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    wiseguy - Replied Nov 13, 2003

    my city did the opposite, they thought, "there is too much graffiti in this city, it must be because of all these legal walls, lets make all the legal walls illegal" as a result, illegal graffiti has increased phenomenally. noticably so, even to the average citizen, and over the past year the commuter train system has gotten crushed. serves those fucking idiots at city hall right.
    i dont think that made any sense...
     
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  3. arktic

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    arktic - Replied Nov 13, 2003

    uh...

    if its not illegal it is not graffiti.
     
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    wiseguy - Replied Nov 13, 2003

    yes it is.
     
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    Scorn - Replied Nov 13, 2003

    i bet lots of you have written on a legal wall, does that mean your not doing graffiti? or does it mean, lets do a dope doodle on this legal wall?
     
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    Overtime - Replied Nov 13, 2003

    Re: uh...

    yes it is, how is it not? if it isnt graffiti, what label would you apply to it?
     
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    HAMMERFALL - Replied Nov 13, 2003

    anyone who would paint a legal wall behind a cop shop is a fucking idiot to begin with. and yea, if its not illegal, its not graffiti. its just a painting on a wall you have permission do. just because youre using spraypaint to do it, doesnt make it graffiti.
     
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    Mr. Whoppie - Replied Nov 13, 2003

    thats the stupidest shit ever....painting while the cops are breathing over your shoulder, fuck that. just go bombing.....
     
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    swiss cheese - Replied Nov 13, 2003

    G-A-Y

    what a swell compliment. :D
     
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    Nekro - Replied Nov 13, 2003

    Painting at a police station would be the most surreal situation ever. It sounds like you've got a pretty smart, level headed mayor though.
     
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    Overtime - Replied Nov 13, 2003

    for the most part he was really helpful about it, after that he changed it to another spot and offered to put up a huge concrete wall for free. so it was cool
     
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    shitmop-1$ - Replied Nov 13, 2003

    take out the cameras with spraypaint and paint the police station.:)
     
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    Overtime - Replied Nov 14, 2003

    they would never know it was us!
     
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    PHYNE - Replied Nov 14, 2003

    i got legals but they arent the normal legal walls..like street side style..i often ask people with huge walls near garages etc to let me rock them.well long story short,while panting and after painting youd be surprised as to how many people come by and say wow thats great how much would you charge me to do something like that and so on etc.....my 2 pennies........