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    blackbook....

    http://www.yourphotos.com/users/5790/trustbb41.jpg'> http://www.yourphotos.com/users/5790/trustbb42.jpg'> http://www.yourphotos.com/users/5790/trustbb43.jpg'> some of my blackbook shit....
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    1980 HEIST 2005 rest in peace!!!

    Re: 1980 HEIST 2005 rest in peace!!! Happy Birthday Buddy. Not a day passes...
  3. Here's the link Here's the story... NEW YORK (AFP) - Having waged a long and largely successful war against its prolific graffiti artists, New York is seeking to disarm the city's holdout "spray-painting punks" once and for all. Since January 1, a raft of new restrictions have come into force, including raising from 18 to 21 the age at which it is legal to possess "graffiti instruments," such as etching acid, aerosol paint cans and broad-tipped indelible markers. More draconian is a statute making anyone deemed in possession of such instruments with the intent to "make graffiti" subject to arrest. Newly re-elected mayor, Michael Bloomberg, said the new laws were "common sense measures" that would keep New York clean and beautiful. The municipal council member behind the new restrictions, Peter Vallone, was less restrained in touting their importance. "We realise these bills push the envelope. But it's time to get serious," Vallone told the Daily News. "We can no longer let these spray-painting punks use our city as their unmarked canvas." The city initiative has reignited a long-running debate between the defenders of graffiti as legitimate street art and those who view its proponents as little more than vandals. Donna Lieberman, the executive director of the New York Civil Liberties Union, said the bills were an "embarrassment" and an example of the city overeaching to criminalise a "perfectly lawful, protected, expressive activity." "It's one thing to ban the unlawful marking of a building, but it's crazy to criminalise carrying around a pen!" Lieberman said. Urban graffiti peaked in New York in the mid-1970s, most notably on the subway system, where large numbers of competing artists, or "writers," daubed the train exteriors with their elaborate, sprayed creations. Increased transport security and the development of graffiti-resistant materials saw the underground movement dwindle away by the start of the 1990s and many writers either gave up or went mainstream, working for advertising companies or even championed by art dealers. Their street work has not completely disappeared, with graffiti marks still popping up on sections of walls, bridges and abandoned factories, especially in the boroughs outside Manhattan. "It's always been more of a hobby for most writers," said KET, a 35-year-old graffiti legend turned publisher, who prefers to be identified by his writer's "tag." "It's something that we do or we did very much full time when we were kids and then later turns something that we do more as a form of recreation than a full time activity," he told AFP. For KET, the new legislation is not only unfair, but also impractical because it focuses on punishment rather than prevention. "None of it is going to stop graffiti, none of it is going to stop people from painting," he said. "No matter what laws you create there's still a need for people to express themselves publicly and that's never going to change." He also echoed Lieberman in arguing that the measures went way too far. "I don't think that everyone that carries around spray paint is a graffiti writer," he said. "It makes it a tough thing just for regular students, which I don't think is really fair. KET believes a better initiative would be to begin treating graffiti as a genuine form of cultural expression. "Then maybe more and more people would move towards the art form versus the vandalism side of it," he said. One motivating factor behind the new bills is a slight resurgence in subway graffiti, with writers using etching acid to create indelible marks on the train windows. "I think it's a very clever way for writers to introduce their names back into the subway which is where a lot of writers feel like their names belong," KET said.
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    1980 HEIST 2005 rest in peace!!!

    Re: 1980 HEIST 2005 rest in peace!!! It was just an abbreviation. He started out using Heist. And then was doing several different variations and abbreviations throughout the years. He did "HE", "HES", "HESR", etc... He is just most known for Hesr and Heist because he painted those most often. Between the late 90's up until about 4 years ago, he pretty much spent most of the time painting Hesr, occasionaly using Heist. In the last few years, he would do his full name, sometimes adding ER, or ONE® at the end of it. So, it was ultimately a matter of preference and I think a little bit of him becoming comfortable with the letters I and T. He could always pull them off, but I don't think he found his true nitch until about 5 or 6 years ago. I know, I know, enough with the history lesson already :) I just like talking about Tom. Miss you bud!
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    1980 HEIST 2005 rest in peace!!!

    I love seeing pictures of Tom.
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    1980 HEIST 2005 rest in peace!!!

    That 2nd car definately is not the same Heist... you should scrap that one ..
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    1980 HEIST 2005 rest in peace!!!

    Re: 1980 HEIST 2005 rest in peace!!! Why dont you go check the Harold Hunter thread...
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    1980 HEIST 2005 rest in peace!!!

    I miss you bro
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    1980 HEIST 2005 rest in peace!!!

    About the short doc... I would really like to see that.
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    1980 HEIST 2005 rest in peace!!!

    Re: 1980 HEIST 2005 rest in peace!!! I wrote this yesterday for my blog, but wanted to share it with our friends.... One year ago You spoke on the phone. You ate, you walked, you watched tv, you laughed, you cried, you drew, and you breathed. Not to me, but I am certain my face ran through your mind. Maybe some stupid joke, or a memory of me passed by. You could have called me you know. But I'm not mad. You knew that if you would have told me your plans, I would have talked some sense into you... or at least delayed you for some time... maybe even a moment. But it would have been one more moment that you could be here. One year ago I still held some anger. But looking through all of that, we were friends again. Not as close as once before, but able to share a laugh, or grab a bite to eat. Or call each other on the phone to shoot the shit for a minute. Close enough to start calling each other names again - in that one way. Where it was funny each time... long after it should have gotten old. "Dickhead", "Slappy", "Goofy Bastard", "Mook Bastard"... just another way of saying... hey man, I'm glad to be your friend. It's funny how calling my friends names has brought a new meaning. It's something I took from our friendship. And so did others. One year ago... I know you passed through my mind. I don't know what for, and I don't know why. But I was different then. Little did I know that the following day... it would be the first day my world would flip upside down. I didn't know that in two days, Danny would call us to say you were missing. I didn't know that by the end of the week, I would be calling friends to break the news. I didn't know that in the following week, I would be taking off of work to be close to our friends. I didn't know that I would be seeing people cry when your name was brought up, or your picture was looked at. I didn't know that in a week and a half, I would be dressed in a shirt and tie celebrating and mourning your life with close friends and strangers... looking at pictures of you as a kid. I didn't know that in less than a month, I would hear my best friend cry for the first time. I didn't know that in a year, I would be writing this. I didn't know that this could change me forever. As far as I knew, I was certain I'd be talking to you soon. I didn't know how much you influenced me until you were gone. I didn't know how many lessons I had learned about life, graffiti, and people in general until you were gone. I didn't know what it was like to truely lose something until you were gone. I didn't know how important friendships were until you were gone. If it has ever crossed anybody's mind that your life was wasted by this, it is untrue. You had your purpose in life, and you ended it without realizing your purpose. For me, part of your purpose was to change the way I viewed my life. To change the way I viewed EVERYTHING. To give me memories that I will never forget. To cherish every minute with my friends. To keep good memories, and not hold grudges. As far as everyone else goes, I'm sure that in one way or another... they feel the same way. The point of this letter is to say that 365 days ago, you entered my mind for some reason, and have not left since. I don't think of you as "HEIST". That wasn't your name, it was just a part of you. You were my friend. And I will always remember you as that.
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    1980 HEIST 2005 rest in peace!!!

    No, the world does not deserve to know. If you don't know - then you don't need to know.
  12. TrustUGN

    1980 HEIST 2005 rest in peace!!!

    Re: 1980 HEIST 2005 rest in peace!!! Unfortunately, some people painted over it!? It's no longer there.
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    1980 HEIST 2005 rest in peace!!!

    Re: 1980 HEIST 2005 rest in peace!!! The billboard was done on the South End of Toledo on rt 25. It has since been buffed.
  14. sorry about your loss fellas.
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    1980 HEIST 2005 rest in peace!!!

    No, it's from Citifest in Toledo about 3 or 4 years ago. And he started writing in 93 or 94 I think.
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    1980 HEIST 2005 rest in peace!!!

    Post more. Tom had so much out there, there should be at least 30 pages by now... I don't know if any of these were posted... but here are more...
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    -OHIO-

    Hey Crow.. somebody... post the Alien and Smurf walls!!! I havent seen those in ages!
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    -OHIO-

    Holding down the East? Crow is holding down the country.
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    1980 HEIST 2005 rest in peace!!!

    Where is this>?
  20. TrustUGN

    1980 HEIST 2005 rest in peace!!!

    His style will ALWAYS be around!
  21. TrustUGN

    1980 HEIST 2005 rest in peace!!!

    Please take your ad off.
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    1980 HEIST 2005 rest in peace!!!

    That's his sister.
  23. TrustUGN

    The Photography Thread

    I would go for a Rebel. The March issue of Popular Photography voted it #1 all around camera in 4 or 5 categories of Nikon, Olympus etc.. You can find one for rather cheap if you look around on ebay. My Rebel is a year or two old, and works great! I can't imagine one working better, but... apparently they do... But, honestly... you can have a GREAT camera.. but if your post processing (photoshopping) skills are below average or just horrible... your photos wont be so hot. You have to develop technique and do a bit of homework. But, if you want to spend money on a good camera... go with a Canon Digital Rebel!!!
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    The Photography Thread

    Thanks man! I have more at Deviant Art
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    The Photography Thread

    Ha... that's what I used to say! Until I got my hands on a nice camera... now I will fuck with one picture anywhere from 1 minute to 2 hours or more... just to get it to look right. It's funny too how much graff influences my photography as well, I am always looking for certain angles or balance in a photo, and color schemes. Even just the way something is lit or shaded. ANyway, just my 2 cents.
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