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I was trying to get a legal wall where i used to live and i just found the article online, thought i would share it with you guys, tell me what you think of the smart people

 

A request from several local teens for a city-sanctioned place to create "extreme art" better known as graffiti has gotten support from City Mayor Brown.

 

Brown believes the three youths who met with him over a month ago are serious about their art and just want a place to create it without getting in trouble.

 

"They said, 'We just want to do the right thing,'" Brown said. "... They take it very seriously as an art form. They're real neat kids."

 

The teens at first wanted a fixed public structure to create the graffiti on, but Brown came up with an alternate proposal. The city could use wooden posts and plywood to give the young artists a large "easel" for a canvas they can use for their creations, Brown said.

 

Brown compared the concept to the city's original idea to have a half-pipe skateboard ramp so local skateboarders could have a legal place to ride instead of causing problems in shopping centers where they weren't wanted.

 

"We're looking for fun and productive activities," Brown said.

 

The area could be located behind the police station for security purposes and there would be some regulations, including a ban on any profanities, Brown said.

 

Brown also promised the young artists that if their work passes muster on certain themes, he would endeavour to get the artwork displayed in an appropriate place.

 

"If they do one on Easter, I'll get a church to display it," Brown said. "Or if they do one on 9-11 (the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11), maybe we could put it up at a fire station."

 

In return, the youths promised to recruit as many others as they can to participate in an effort to help cut down on graffiti throughout the city, Brown said.

 

Brown said the materials to create the oversized easel would be inexpensive and the location behind the police station could be monitored with the police department's remote camera system.

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my city did the opposite, they thought, "there is too much graffiti in this city, it must be because of all these legal walls, lets make all the legal walls illegal" as a result, illegal graffiti has increased phenomenally. noticably so, even to the average citizen, and over the past year the commuter train system has gotten crushed. serves those fucking idiots at city hall right.

i dont think that made any sense...

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i bet lots of you have written on a legal wall, does that mean your not doing graffiti? or does it mean, lets do a dope doodle on this legal wall?

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Re: uh...

 

Originally posted by arktic

if its not illegal it is not graffiti.

 

yes it is, how is it not? if it isnt graffiti, what label would you apply to it?

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anyone who would paint a legal wall behind a cop shop is a fucking idiot to begin with. and yea, if its not illegal, its not graffiti. its just a painting on a wall you have permission do. just because youre using spraypaint to do it, doesnt make it graffiti.

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Painting at a police station would be the most surreal situation ever. It sounds like you've got a pretty smart, level headed mayor though.

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for the most part he was really helpful about it, after that he changed it to another spot and offered to put up a huge concrete wall for free. so it was cool

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Originally posted by shitmop-1$

take out the cameras with spraypaint and paint the police station.:)

 

they would never know it was us!

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Guest PHYNE

i got legals but they arent the normal legal walls..like street side style..i often ask people with huge walls near garages etc to let me rock them.well long story short,while panting and after painting youd be surprised as to how many people come by and say wow thats great how much would you charge me to do something like that and so on etc.....my 2 pennies........

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Originally posted by PHYNE

i got legals but they arent the normal legal walls..like street side style..i often ask people with huge walls near garages etc to let me rock them.well long story short,while panting and after painting youd be surprised as to how many people come by and say wow thats great how much would you charge me to do something like that and so on etc.....my 2 pennies........

 

yeah, we set up some art festival walls and people came up to us and where askin us to paint shit for em, we got one lady wanted to pay us like 175 bucks a square foot for her basement

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Re: Re: uh...

 

Originally posted by onesecondple

yes it is, how is it not? if it isnt graffiti, what label would you apply to it?

 

aerosol art.

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Originally posted by Scorn

what are spray cans then?

 

spary cans are: a peice of some type of metal, wrapped into a cyllinder with a top and a bottom, we call this a can. In the can companies insert paint then pump in enough air so the paint is pushed out of the can, allowing a "spray" of paint to come out. This tool has been embraced by Writers the world over.

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