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graffiti archaeology

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when I was in LA, I was staying on Venice beach and checked the walls every morning after i got my orange juice. There was 2 or 3 new pieces every day.

One morning I come out and it looked like someone smashed one of the walls with a sledge hammer or something.

there was a crater 6 inches deep that was blasted away and you could see all the layers of paint that had been placed there over the years.

It made me wonder just how everything had changed to create a layer of paint at least 6 inches deep. thats alot of fucking paint.

and alot of pieces that people put heart into.

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Originally posted by effyoo

when I was in LA, I was staying on Venice beach and checked the walls every morning after i got my orange juice. There was 2 or 3 new pieces every day.

One morning I come out and it looked like someone smashed one of the walls with a sledge hammer or something.

there was a crater 6 inches deep that was blasted away and you could see all the layers of paint that had been placed there over the years.

It made me wonder just how everything had changed to create a layer of paint at least 6 inches deep. thats alot of fucking paint.

and alot of pieces that people put heart into.

 

damn, i thought the civic yard here in atl had a lot of paint on it, you can pull huge fuckin chunks off of it

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yeah, the civic yards walls are coated deep. i need to go back to atl and hang out for awhile. what was that place called where everyone was going for awhile "the hill"???

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yeah man, it was sick. i wish i would have taken a picture. I bet the hole is still there too. I mean, I doubt some dude is going to bring some filler and repair it.

hahaha. that'd be hilarious. some graff writer with a bucket of putty...

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Originally posted by casekonly

yeah, i still haven't gone through all of it, but here's some gnome killing, if you dig that shit

www.bifrost.com.au/hosting/gnomes/

 

Boo! Gnomes are our friends, just take them home and live with them.

I have that snowwhite, she's dead though and her head is an ashtray.

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thanks, and an invite

 

Originally posted by effyoo

when I was in LA, I was staying on Venice beach and checked the walls every morning after i got my orange juice. There was 2 or 3 new pieces every day.

One morning I come out and it looked like someone smashed one of the walls with a sledge hammer or something.

there was a crater 6 inches deep that was blasted away and you could see all the layers of paint that had been placed there over the years.

It made me wonder just how everything had changed to create a layer of paint at least 6 inches deep. thats alot of fucking paint.

and alot of pieces that people put heart into.

 

 

Amazing. Wish I had a picture of that.

 

Hey, glad you guys like my site. (and sorry ARCEL if it didn't work for you-- there are still some bugs in the Flash, we're working on it)

 

I would like to keep going with this, expand it to other walls, go back further into history, even take it to other cities besides SF. But it's gotta start with someone who has the flix and knows the spots. If any of you have photos you'd like to contribute, send me an email. Want to start a local chapter? GRAFARC/LA? If you've got the flix, I will take care of the technical stuff and get you on our site.

 

Peace,

 

The Graffiti Archaeologist

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Re: thanks, and an invite

 

Originally posted by grafarc

Amazing. Wish I had a picture of that.

 

Hey, glad you guys like my site. (and sorry ARCEL if it didn't work for you-- there are still some bugs in the Flash, we're working on it)

 

I would like to keep going with this, expand it to other walls, go back further into history, even take it to other cities besides SF. But it's gotta start with someone who has the flix and knows the spots. If any of you have photos you'd like to contribute, send me an email. Want to start a local chapter? GRAFARC/LA? If you've got the flix, I will take care of the technical stuff and get you on our site.

 

Peace,

 

The Graffiti Archaeologist

 

wats your email addy? cuz i got super mad flicks of atlanta, at the civic and a couple other spots but i dont know your email addy

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Re: Re: thanks, and an invite

 

Originally posted by onesecondple

wats your email addy? cuz i got super mad flicks of atlanta, at the civic and a couple other spots but i dont know your email addy

 

whoops, sorry, i must have flipped the wrong switch on my profile. you should be able to email me now.

 

grafarc

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Re: thanks, and an invite

 

Originally posted by grafarc

Amazing. Wish I had a picture of that.

 

Hey, glad you guys like my site. (and sorry ARCEL if it didn't work for you-- there are still some bugs in the Flash, we're working on it)

 

I would like to keep going with this, expand it to other walls, go back further into history, even take it to other cities besides SF. But it's gotta start with someone who has the flix and knows the spots. If any of you have photos you'd like to contribute, send me an email. Want to start a local chapter? GRAFARC/LA? If you've got the flix, I will take care of the technical stuff and get you on our site.

 

Peace,

 

The Graffiti Archaeologist

 

 

that's really cool of you. i dig your site alot, found it on memepool.com

and decided to share it here. i'd love to see you site expand, btw, how'd you find out that we were peeping from here?

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Re: Re: thanks, and an invite

 

Originally posted by casekonly

that's really cool of you. i dig your site alot, found it on memepool.com

and decided to share it here. i'd love to see you site expand, btw, how'd you find out that we were peeping from here?

 

thanks for the support! my web host sends me weekly stats of which pages have linked to my site; i scan through the stats once in a while, just out of curiosity. i saw a link from "12ozprophet.com", and i recognized the name (i have an issue of the magazine, the one about OS GEMEOS from brazil) so i followed the link back. Some sites will do that automatically, it's called a "trackback".

 

--grafarc

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That site is awsome. Nice job. What you should do is get a couple of dedicated spots and try to devise some kind of permanent ground marker where to stand so you get the same pic every day.

Thanks a lot for making that.

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Originally posted by suburbian bum

That site is awsome. Nice job. What you should do is get a couple of dedicated spots and try to devise some kind of permanent ground marker where to stand so you get the same pic every day.

Thanks a lot for making that.

 

 

thats a good idea

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Originally posted by casekonly

that would be great, sort of a time-lapse type idea...

 

most deff yes

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the only thing I'm wondering about is why every spot you find has less and less graff on it by the time your at the most current level.

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