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Words You Cant Read...

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

  1. Words You Cant Read...

    Discussion started by imported_Tesseract - Jan 3, 2003

    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...

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    [img]http://www.refvem.com/refvem/signature.gif'> [img]http://www.huysmans.org.uk/signature.jpg'>
     
  2. imported_Tesseract - Replied Jan 3, 2003

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    [img]http://www.socwk.utah.edu/pace/images/Serena%20Signature.gif'>
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    [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

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    yoink - Replied Jan 3, 2003

    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!
     
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    Dirty_habiT - Replied Jan 3, 2003

    Haha, good thread man.
     
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  5. imported_El Mamerro - Replied Jan 3, 2003

    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.
     
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    yoink - Replied Jan 3, 2003

    / 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.
     
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  7. imported_Tesseract - Replied Jan 3, 2003

    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

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    beardo - Replied Jan 3, 2003

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

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    optimodub - Replied Jan 3, 2003

    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:
     
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  10. ~KRYLON2~

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    ~KRYLON2~ - Replied Jan 3, 2003

    i've always wondered why my signiture looked better than my tag....
     
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    ElectricitySucks - Replied Jan 3, 2003

    doctors signatures are all fucked up too.
     
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  12. imported_Tesseract - Replied Jan 3, 2003

    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
     
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    B_As_In_Bot - Replied Jan 3, 2003

    Thats great, anyone with a nice signature could be a decent tagger.
     
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    sneak - Replied Jan 3, 2003

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

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    Dr. Dazzle - Replied Jan 3, 2003

    I like people who just put an X, or a wavy line......
     
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