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Northwest Superthread II(without crappy flicks)

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Originally posted by BlokFPC@Dec 17 2005, 01:26 AM

i dont see why everyone hates so much on seattle, so what if we dont have as much graffiti as the rest of the world, for the most part what we have is good graffiti you just gotta find it. and personally i like it this way because you can easily find spots that havnt been hit 1000times before plus we dont have any vandal squad or bull shit like that or at least not in everett we dont.

 

 

To me Seattle, and the Northwest in general is the opposite of what your saying here. There is just as much graff as the average city, but the buff works quicker here than in most areas, and the quality of graff is way below par (generally speaking). For instance, you look at freeway spots or rooftops anywhere else, and people are doing 5 or 6 color peices; here people are doing 2 color, mostly black and white simples, straightletters and throwups. You rarely see multicolor freeway hits.

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Originally posted by RATT+Dec 18 2005, 07:19 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (RATT - Dec 18 2005, 07:19 PM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-BlokFPC@Dec 17 2005, 01:26 AM

i dont see why everyone hates so much on seattle, so what if we dont have as much graffiti as the rest of the world, for the most part what we have is good graffiti you just gotta find it. and personally i like it this way because you can easily find spots that havnt been hit 1000times before plus we dont have any vandal squad or bull shit like that or at least not in everett we dont.

 

 

To me Seattle, and the Northwest in general is the opposite of what your saying here. There is just as much graff as the average city, but the buff works quicker here than in most areas, and the quality of graff is way below par (generally speaking). For instance, you look at freeway spots or rooftops anywhere else, and people are doing 5 or 6 color peices; here people are doing 2 color, mostly black and white simples, straightletters and throwups. You rarely see multicolor freeway hits.

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and that makes our graff below par? i rock 2 colors and some inks

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alfalfa: $9 a bundle, alot cheaper than a bundle of heron if you ask me...

 

 

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sorry for the size...btw mistake made a mistake...he forgot the 3-d in the bottom loop of the "s"...

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Originally posted by RATT@Dec 19 2005, 12:19 AM

you look at freeway spots or rooftops anywhere else, and people are doing 5 or 6 color peices

 

Not true. Writers in most citys usualy go with 2-3 colors tops when bombing highly visible spots. It's called get it done and get the fuck out.

 

And quality has nothing to do with the number of colors you use.

Any toy can use 5-6 colors but it aint gonna make up for lack of letterstructure or style.

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and that makes our graff below par? i rock 2 colors and some inks

 

There's nothing wrong with 2 colors or throwups on the freeway, and plenty of people do those in other cities. But I see more 4+ color freeway or street level peices done in other cities than I do here, and generally with better style (at least in my opinion). And yes, I think seeing the freeways crushed with multi-colored peices is more impressive than seeing mostly throwups and straight letters done with 2 colors. Any writer knows that pulling off a multicolor wildstyle peice in a spot right on the road takes more skill and is harder than doing a 2 color straight letter or simple.

 

I do a fair amount of traveling, so I see and take flicks of graffiti in quite a few cities, and the level of graffiti done here seems to be a few notches below average. I'm not trying to take anything away from anyone putting in work, I'm just telling you what I've seen. I love that the freeway scene is gaining ground again here in the last couple of years. There are definately some kids with some talent getting over in the Northwest (that Clubs and Mistake just posted is a great example, which I just flicked the other day).

 

Anywway, I've been talking too much and not posting any flicks, so in the next few days I'll post a preview of things to come.

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Originally posted by SF1+Dec 18 2005, 09:02 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (SF1 - Dec 18 2005, 09:02 PM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-RATT@Dec 19 2005, 12:19 AM

you look at freeway spots or rooftops anywhere else, and people are doing 5 or 6 color peices

 

Not true. Writers in most citys usualy go with 2-3 colors tops when bombing highly visible spots. It's called get it done and get the fuck out.

 

And quality has nothing to do with the number of colors you use.

Any toy can use 5-6 colors but it aint gonna make up for lack of letterstructure or style.

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It is true that most writers don't have the skill to get up with more than 3 colors when hitting difficult spots, but like I said I see more writers elsewhere doing it than I do here.

 

About your other point, I fully agree about the toys. It's mostly about letters, although I think color scheme and number of colors can drastically effect the quality of a peice. I've seen some dope outlines come out looking awfull when color was added.

 

Anyway, no one has to agree with me here, thats the great thing about graffiti, its a completely free form of expression. These are just my opinions. Keep on painting.

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A city that has the likes of Hews and Sneke in it is below average...? Hard to believe that. Weird that I rarely see DVS mentionned here, considering that stylewise they're definitely holding the torch...

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Originally posted by Boogie@Dec 19 2005, 08:21 AM

A city that has the likes of Hews and Sneke in it is below average...? Hard to believe that. Weird that I rarely see DVS mentionned here, considering that stylewise they're definitely holding the torch...

 

Everyone is too jealous of DVS to say anything nice about them. You hear everyone slamming them pretty hard here as if verbally insulting them makes their work any less dope. Also, I think they get less respect for doing legal stuff and I think we all know that isn't what graffiti is about.

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Dvs stands for Dont Vandalize Shit... which is pretty unfortunate considering they do have alot of talent... they most definetly dont hold a torch to anything in seattle

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I think some of you are missing what I'm saying here. The Northwest has had some great writers and still does, but the scene here was once a lot better. People from other areas didn't always clown on Seattle. But currently, I think that overall, the level of graff has slipped. This has nothing to do with the fact that there may be some great, relatively dormant writers in the area.

 

The scene seems to be on the rise though, which is good. There was a long lull there for a while. Kids are getting up more, and are getting better fast.

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wtf that mistake and clubs shit is all over the place on I5 pretty far north.....nice coverage at least

 

 

and that ewok piece is sick, prolly the best post in here

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