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Wat was the old school graffiti like??

Discussion in 'Third Rail' started by junior, Oct 17, 2004.

  1. junior

    junior New Jack

    Joined: Sep 6, 2004 Messages: 29 Likes Received: 0
    I am really new to graffiti i have only been painting for like 5 or 6 months and since I live in a small town I never seen the really old school graffiti, wat was it like and how is it different
  2. insane30

    insane30 Member

    Joined: Aug 11, 2004 Messages: 659 Likes Received: 0
    well it was alot more creative in my opinion and alot more artistic. aslo the colors were alot more vibrant and colorful. umm... they had letter strcuture downpaked unlike kids today. if u ever go to mrwiggles website look at ihs peices done by him, those are pretty mcuh oldskool. if i have neough energy to post the oldskool pics i got i will, and hopefully itll help u out.

    p.s. dnt listen to all the haterz datll reply sayin ur a toy, everybody starts sumwhere..peace
  3. icetray

    icetray Junior Member

    Joined: Sep 25, 2004 Messages: 208 Likes Received: 1
  4. porque

    porque Senior Member

    Joined: May 5, 2002 Messages: 1,844 Likes Received: 0
    ...back then everybody had to walk to spots...people had to walk ten miles in foot deep snow...and it was uphill both ways...
  5. seeking

    seeking Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 25, 2000 Messages: 32,278 Likes Received: 235
    jesus christ. i went through amazon and picked out a bunch of links for you, but the formatting wouldnt work so i got pissed.
    just go to amazon and type in graffiti.
    look for

    subway art
    spray can art
    the art of getting over
    dondi white
    style wars
    wild style
    beat street

    there are a ton of newer books on graff as well/

    also, go to google, type in words you think might yield good results, and start reading.

    and don't ever listen to anyone that replaces S's with Z's.
  6. MOOGLE?

    MOOGLE? 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: May 23, 2000 Messages: 11,495 Likes Received: 502
    they had mullets, denim jackets, and fat catipillar mstaches..

    dont let me get started on ny writers and the need for them to wear windbreaker shorts..

    ::shudders at the thought of seen rocking bright blue windbreaker shorts::
  7. deerday

    deerday New Jack

    Joined: Oct 14, 2004 Messages: 6 Likes Received: 0
    i actually made a shrine with that particular picture of seen in the middle of it...god bless the ol school and its fresh ways
  8. areone

    areone New Jack

    Joined: Oct 21, 2004 Messages: 2 Likes Received: 0
    haha you have an old school, in south africa our old school is ten years old
  9. MrSirius

    MrSirius Junior Member

    Joined: Oct 10, 2004 Messages: 200 Likes Received: 0
    what and people dont do this today?
  10. dkab

    dkab Member

    Joined: Oct 2, 2004 Messages: 297 Likes Received: 0
    what and people dont do this today?
    [post=3679890]Quoted post[/post]​

    dude, think about it. IT WAS A JOKE :haha:
  11. Cracksmoka

    Cracksmoka Elite Member

    Joined: Oct 2, 2002 Messages: 4,504 Likes Received: 97
    graffiti is dead the internet killed it.... old school is gangsta hands.......
  12. skem

    skem Junior Member

    Joined: Oct 8, 2004 Messages: 242 Likes Received: 0
    old school graffiti is similar to modern day denver, like someone mentioned on here a couple months back.
  13. SWX1994

    SWX1994 Member

    Joined: Jun 8, 2004 Messages: 515 Likes Received: 0
    there are degrees of old school. 1990 to many is old school, but to others 1990 is new school. for ny subways old school is like 1970, for freights old school is like 1980s. for just general city walls, old school is like the 1960s. (it all started in philly)
    i cant comment on the styles and the progression of the "art" so to speak, because that is always relative to individual taste, but as for freights my fondest memories were being able to go into a yard with a napsack full of paint and not leaving until all your paint is gone. being the only person in my city really interested in freights (this is like 1990). its not the same now a days. i feel like if im in a spot for over an hour i been there too long, and im pressing my luck. not to mention there are at least a dozen kids out here now that do freights. its cool, i enjoy the friendly competition, but i do miss the old days.
  14. Rem 311

    Rem 311 New Jack

    Joined: Mar 27, 2004 Messages: 16 Likes Received: 1
    My Perception of Old School Graffiti Art is Anyone Who Was Out There Doing it Before 1990 and Beyond That!!.

    I Started Out Actively Writing Graff back in 1982 Here in New York Through My Mentor who I Met Back in High School and YES!!,Back in The Day,The Styles were a Whole Lot Simpler to do and to Read and Was Not Very Complexed Like What Some of These NEW JACKS Are Doing Today In The Millenium!!.Back in The Day,It was also all About The Respect for 1 Another But There Wasn't That Much Love Back Then Between Other Writers The Way That It is Today,Back Then You Couldn't just Walk up to Other Graff Writers to ask Them If They Write,From The Stories That I Know to Be True,There was Always That Possibility That You Can Catch a Beat Down for It Too!!.

    I Remember Incident Some Years Ago and Hearing About It That There Was a Graff Crew from The Bronx That Went to Another Writers Home and Showed Disrespect and Terrorized Him for About an Hour in His Own Home By Pouncing on Him Repeatedly and Then Taking All of His Graff Materials Such as His Black Books,His Markers and Spray,You Would Be Surprised as to How Quickly The Word About This Spreaded Around In The Graff World too.

    Today In The Graff Scene,RESPECT Is Totally Lost I Mean Really,You've Got Some of These Younger Generations of Writers Going out Here and Dissing Some of The Elder Statesmen Writers,Some who Have Paid Their Just Dues and have Paved The Way for Some of You Younger Writers to Look Up and Learn from as Well!!,Graff Food for Thought!!.I Can't Start to Even Mention as to How Many Times That I Have Driven Through Different Areas of The Bronx and Have Seen Veteran Street Bombers Like COPE 2 or TABE or JA,People like That Getting Their Tags or Floaters Dissed by Young Playa Hater Writers Out There Just for Attention Which I Feel is Very F&%$ed Up too!!.

    Just Like CASE @ Had Mentioned in COPE 2's Video "You Gotta Respect Da Old School!!" Which is Not Just a Statement,But a True Know Fact!!
  15. malis

    malis New Jack

    Joined: Oct 21, 2004 Messages: 26 Likes Received: 0
    sometimes i wish we still wrote liek that. no pieces. i would prefer that. fucking rainbow tags! hahahah.