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Words You Cant Read...

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by imported_Tesseract, Jan 3, 2003.

  1. I've been thinking about that for a while, i always hear ordinary people talk about tags, some like em, some hate em...they all agree in one thing though, they cant read it!. I've met people that think its a satanist sign, or a secret code for gangs or an abstract bullshit scribble...or something weird, useless and above all, incomprehensible.

    At the same time, all people have a signature and noone is satisfied by just writing its name properly. Each persons signature is used as a proof of authenticity and as a personal mark at the same time...two reasons why it should differ from normal writing. What interests me most is the fact that even the less artistic skilled or bothered with aesthetics people care about how their signature looks. Depending on how they view their self they try to come up with shapes, dynamics, nifty letter connections and think of it as a form rather than a word...At this point you have to ask your self if your father has a better tag than your sorry ass.
    Another thing is that signatures are often more fucked up and abstract than numerous tags, people with long names tend to write the first 4 or 5 and then 'fade' the name away, thats dope. In any way, that thought makes me laugh, people that have more stylish and abstract tags for their name and still look upon graff tags with wonder...

    [img]http://www.refvem.com/refvem/signature.gif'> [img]http://www.huysmans.org.uk/signature.jpg'>
  2. http://www.awn.com/gallery/krumme/signature.gif'>
    [img]http://users.rcn.com/st-mark/images/Cynthia%20Hubbard%20Signature.gif'> [img]http://perso.club-internet.fr/dspt/signature.gif'> [img]http://www.boydgraves.com/images/signature.gif'> [img]http://www.harlanhoward.com/signature.jpg'>
  3. yoink

    yoink Elite Member

    Joined: May 27, 2002 Messages: 3,428 Likes Received: 0
    dope thread tess, ive always thought about that...

    my dads sig is absolutely horrible but it looks cool none the less...funny

    and also i remember first coming to college campus and people (parents on tour) seeing tags and gettin all fussed up, one of the most common asked questions was the gang activity on campus (to the campus pd) to which they of course responded zero....but it was funny seeing people talk bout the shit they saw and try to figure it out!
  4. Dirty_habiT

    Dirty_habiT Administrator

    Joined: Mar 8, 2001 Messages: 18,128 Likes Received: 76
    Haha, good thread man.
  5. Bringing the thoughtful sickness as always...

    My signature is horrible... the concept behind it should result in something elegant and graceful, but years of doing it have just made it uglier and uglier. I always keep thinking that i should make a new one, but I'm so used to it that it could be a problem.
  6. yoink

    yoink Elite Member

    Joined: May 27, 2002 Messages: 3,428 Likes Received: 0
    / dude thats true.. i used to change up my signature alot till i just settled on one cause i didnt think of it as a big deal anymore...but i noticed over the past few years somehow my last name has diminished from nine letters to two and a squiggle. similarily my first name is a first letter and a barerly recognizeable scrawl...

    but it looks kinda neat.
  7. mamerro, before anyhing else i'd like to inform you that you're real close to your 3333 post..good shit,
    Anyway, same happens to me. My signature could be could but years of hitting it destroyed it, same goes for style, at some point crisp lines and good connections gets you bored...i sometimes think its boredom and i sometimes think it could be a style of its own...i always draw styles with no eraser i try to hook the letters at once...when i stop caring about perfect lines in a way that my hand just leads me to the next line...i' forced to think its the right way....i dunno, working that way, i came up with new forms of letters when i lost the control over what i was trying to do
  8. beardo

    beardo Guest

    i gave up on even trying to make legible letters long ago, my shits just a scribble anymore.
  9. optimodub

    optimodub Junior Member

    Joined: Mar 5, 2002 Messages: 249 Likes Received: 0
    i like to see stylish signatures, the more illegible the better, same as i like good tags, some regular signatures are basically tags to me, that spiral one is pretty far out, i usually like the ones you can barely work out, although my signature is like fucking kiddy writing, i should have some abstract nonsense like all good design students, but i thought it should be readable for documents and applications and that kind of shit, so now i'm stuck with it :eek:
  10. ~KRYLON2~

    ~KRYLON2~ 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Oct 13, 2001 Messages: 10,443 Likes Received: 192
    i've always wondered why my signiture looked better than my tag....
  11. ElectricitySucks

    ElectricitySucks Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 13, 2001 Messages: 6,395 Likes Received: 24
    doctors signatures are all fucked up too.
  12. Dont even go there....doctots and pharmacists are a whole different category. I believe that among the medicine classes they learn how to write things fucked up and how to read fucked up things...it doesnt make sense in any other way
  13. B_As_In_Bot

    B_As_In_Bot Elite Member

    Joined: Sep 7, 2000 Messages: 3,840 Likes Received: 11
    Thats great, anyone with a nice signature could be a decent tagger.
  14. sneak

    sneak Guest

    my sig is fuckin easy to fake....i could never remember how it looked when i changed it...:confused:
  15. Dr. Dazzle

    Dr. Dazzle Veteran Member

    Joined: Nov 19, 2001 Messages: 8,147 Likes Received: 3
    I like people who just put an X, or a wavy line......