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Legal wall (not the usual)

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

  1. Overtime

    Overtime Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Apr 22, 2003 Messages: 13,989 Likes Received: 313
    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.
  2. wiseguy

    wiseguy Elite Member

    Joined: Mar 1, 2002 Messages: 2,543 Likes Received: 1
    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...
  3. arktic

    arktic New Jack

    Joined: Nov 13, 2003 Messages: 41 Likes Received: 0

    if its not illegal it is not graffiti.
  4. wiseguy

    wiseguy Elite Member

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  5. Scorn

    Scorn Member

    Joined: Oct 26, 2002 Messages: 330 Likes Received: 0
    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?
  6. Irite0n5tuff

    Irite0n5tuff New Jack

    Joined: Oct 22, 2003 Messages: 50 Likes Received: 0
  7. Overtime

    Overtime Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Apr 22, 2003 Messages: 13,989 Likes Received: 313
    Re: uh...

    yes it is, how is it not? if it isnt graffiti, what label would you apply to it?


    Joined: Feb 15, 2001 Messages: 713 Likes Received: 0
    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.
  9. Mr. Whoppie

    Mr. Whoppie New Jack

    Joined: Mar 16, 2003 Messages: 0 Likes Received: 0
    thats the stupidest shit ever....painting while the cops are breathing over your shoulder, fuck that. just go bombing.....
  10. swiss cheese

    swiss cheese Senior Member

    Joined: Sep 4, 2002 Messages: 1,262 Likes Received: 0

    what a swell compliment. :D
  11. Nekro

    Nekro Elite Member

    Joined: Feb 19, 2003 Messages: 2,568 Likes Received: 1
    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.
  12. Overtime

    Overtime Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Apr 22, 2003 Messages: 13,989 Likes Received: 313
    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
  13. shitmop-1$

    shitmop-1$ Senior Member

    Joined: Oct 12, 2002 Messages: 1,728 Likes Received: 1
    take out the cameras with spraypaint and paint the police station.:)
  14. Overtime

    Overtime Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Apr 22, 2003 Messages: 13,989 Likes Received: 313
    they would never know it was us!
  15. PHYNE

    PHYNE Guest

    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........