• Graffiti and Street Art
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I'll draw shit tons tonight and scan and post tomorrow. I'll put good ones on FP, and then everything on our Steam group.
This may come out odd considering I sorta glazed over the topic without reading most of it... What about the quote, "Zen Master Says We'll See" and have something regarding the overjoice or ignorance over a temporary event in life.
I'll sleep tonight because I'm a bit low on fuel, and essentially draw all day tomorrow because I'm not busy. I might stay up a bit later and draw tonight, but I'm not really feeling it.
Well I can think of one message we could probably all identify with, despite differing personalities and locations and so on.. Personally I think street art is best used as a form of activism rather than just doing it for the sake of doing it. Everyone who appreciates it on an artistic level is sick of those shitty tags that kids scrawl everywhere, and those artists that make large scale works or just work hard to make something good would benefit from the removal of the threat of being arrested or fined. So basically my theme idea is Make Street Art Legal. I think it would more or less eliminate the low-grade, two second shit from the public domain, since there would be no kick from doing it anymore just because it's illegal, and as I said, the good stuff would just get better and more plentiful. The number of artists using street mediums would increase a thousandfold to include all those who don't want to break the law or don't have the balls, or just don't have the time for night missions. I think Bansky wrote an awesome snippet that would complete the selling of my idea - Found it; "Imagine a city where graffiti wasn't illegal, a city where everybody draw whatever they liked. Where every street was awash with a million colours and little phrases. Where standing at a bus stop was never boring. A city that felt like a party where everyone was invited, not just the estate agents and barons of big business. Imagine a city like that and stop leaning against the wall - it's wet. "
[IMG]http://fineartamerica.com/images-medium/robot-number-3-andrew-leipzig.jpg[/IMG] This is pretty awesome.
[QUOTE=MakoSkyDub;31244032]Well I can think of one message we could probably all identify with, despite differing personalities and locations and so on.. Personally I think street art is best used as a form of activism rather than just doing it for the sake of doing it. Everyone who appreciates it on an artistic level is sick of those shitty tags that kids scrawl everywhere, and those artists that make large scale works or just work hard to make something good would benefit from the removal of the threat of being arrested or fined. So basically my theme idea is Make Street Art Legal. I think it would more or less eliminate the low-grade, two second shit from the public domain, since there would be no kick from doing it anymore just because it's illegal, and as I said, the good stuff would just get better and more plentiful. The number of artists using street mediums would increase a thousandfold to include all those who don't want to break the law or don't have the balls, or just don't have the time for night missions. I think Bansky wrote an awesome snippet that would complete the selling of my idea - Found it; "Imagine a city where graffiti wasn't illegal, a city where everybody draw whatever they liked. Where every street was awash with a million colours and little phrases. Where standing at a bus stop was never boring. A city that felt like a party where everyone was invited, not just the estate agents and barons of big business. Imagine a city like that and stop leaning against the wall - it's wet. "[/QUOTE] I Love This
I think when I wake up tomorrow I'm going to draw a thin and scrawny robot (inspired by prawns from D9) cautiously spray painting in an alleyway.
We're doing what now? Ideas for graffiti in a future theme?
[QUOTE=MakoSkyDub;31244032]So basically my theme idea is Make Street Art Legal.[/QUOTE] This would hopefully eliminate the eyesore of scribbled names that are all around my town.
[QUOTE=MakoSkyDub;31244032]Well I can think of one message we could probably all identify with, despite differing personalities and locations and so on.. Personally I think street art is best used as a form of activism rather than just doing it for the sake of doing it. Everyone who appreciates it on an artistic level is sick of those shitty tags that kids scrawl everywhere, and those artists that make large scale works or just work hard to make something good would benefit from the removal of the threat of being arrested or fined. So basically my theme idea is Make Street Art Legal. I think it would more or less eliminate the low-grade, two second shit from the public domain, since there would be no kick from doing it anymore just because it's illegal, and as I said, the good stuff would just get better and more plentiful. The number of artists using street mediums would increase a thousandfold to include all those who don't want to break the law or don't have the balls, or just don't have the time for night missions. I think Bansky wrote an awesome snippet that would complete the selling of my idea - Found it; "Imagine a city where graffiti wasn't illegal, a city where everybody draw whatever they liked. Where every street was awash with a million colours and little phrases. Where standing at a bus stop was never boring. A city that felt like a party where everyone was invited, not just the estate agents and barons of big business. Imagine a city like that and stop leaning against the wall - it's wet. "[/QUOTE] Shit load of the graffiti in LA is nothing but idiot kids/gangs and their scrawls on building and walls. All the awesome stuff is hidden under freeways or in little corners of anywhere really where you wouldn't think to look. I hate the random signatures of dumb kids giving this kind of art a bad name.
[QUOTE=Schlinky;31244067]This would hopefully eliminate the eyesore of scribbled names that are all around my town.[/QUOTE] Well that's the idea! I mean one person using this idea wouldn't go very far, but we can dream big. If a whole lot of people got into it from where we started in our respective areas, it could turn into a viral campaign and someone might actually start listening. ~fight the power~
[IMG]http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_dXE63lwcSrk/TBU8bPXPkAI/AAAAAAAAAyw/4BjSCHRBuVM/s1600/graffiti+mural+robot.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://www.graffitiarts.cn/graffitiart/Graffiti-design-11.png[/IMG] THIS is art, not those shitty scribbles people make that you can't even read it's so sloppy.
I fucking love that idea. Although that would more be a thing where we each do our own piece using the same slogan and message and unite them via viral "marketing" per se.
[QUOTE=MakoSkyDub;31244032]Well I can think of one message we could probably all identify with, despite differing personalities and locations and so on.. Personally I think street art is best used as a form of activism rather than just doing it for the sake of doing it. Everyone who appreciates it on an artistic level is sick of those shitty tags that kids scrawl everywhere, and those artists that make large scale works or just work hard to make something good would benefit from the removal of the threat of being arrested or fined. So basically my theme idea is Make Street Art Legal. I think it would more or less eliminate the low-grade, two second shit from the public domain, since there would be no kick from doing it anymore just because it's illegal, and as I said, the good stuff would just get better and more plentiful. The number of artists using street mediums would increase a thousandfold to include all those who don't want to break the law or don't have the balls, or just don't have the time for night missions. I think Bansky wrote an awesome snippet that would complete the selling of my idea - Found it; "Imagine a city where graffiti wasn't illegal, a city where everybody draw whatever they liked. Where every street was awash with a million colours and little phrases. Where standing at a bus stop was never boring. A city that felt like a party where everyone was invited, not just the estate agents and barons of big business. Imagine a city like that and stop leaning against the wall - it's wet. "[/QUOTE] This might make me want to add Banksy's books to the OP. [editline]21st July 2011[/editline] I'll do a big update tomorrow, with most of yous guyses requests. [editline]21st July 2011[/editline] [QUOTE=Pascall;31244119]I fucking love that idea. Although that would more be a thing where we each do our own piece using the same slogan and message and unite them via viral "marketing" per se.[/QUOTE] I support this as well. It would be easier to pull together and possibly more effective because we aren't trying to squeeze everything together. [editline]21st July 2011[/editline] For a quadruple automerge combo I'm off to bed. When I wake up I'll check out what's been going on with the thread, update the OP, and get to work :buddy:
[IMG]http://www.jaunted.com/files/15281/lafreewaybomber_1.jpg[/IMG] I remember this guy. He was the LA Freeway Bomber who just sprayed unreadable gibberish on overpasses. Idiot got caught and arrested after he posted himself doing it. [editline]21st July 2011[/editline] He claimed to be an artist but all he did was write gibberish.
[QUOTE=Pascall;31244119]I fucking love that idea. Although that would more be a thing where we each do our own piece using the same slogan and message and unite them via viral "marketing" per se.[/QUOTE] Well here's a thought, in this collaborative effort we could use a uniform image, but on top of that for any individual work we do, we could include a URL in or near the piece that links to a page that explains our message. Then any likeminded artist to read it could add it to their own work as well Just a passing fancy
[QUOTE=MakoSkyDub;31244174]Well here's a thought, in this collaborative effort we could use a uniform image, but on top of that for any individual work we do, we could include a URL in or near the piece that links to a page that explains our message. Then any likeminded artist to read it could add it to their own work as well Just a passing fancy[/QUOTE] We're gonna need a website for that but I like the idea.
Well yeah, if it lifts off the ground, you know, might be something to think about.
Great idea. The collab piece will maybe just be an intro to who we are and what we do and every individual piece will link to the same site. But we need a website, yes? That'll be something that someone can work on.
Have the collab piece and have our own stuff stem off from it still giving the same message? Sounds good to me.
Put the main collab piece in the centre.
[img]http://gyazo.com/6711520fe8a0afdc44b21cbc4b707e1c.png[/img] first sketch idea. I do want to do something regarding machinery + animals. just a little dewdle
[QUOTE=Schlinky;31244234]Put the main collab piece in the centre.[/QUOTE] Not what I meant. I mean have the collab be the main piece but then we all make our own independent stuff giving off the same message with the url to a website somewhere.
I'll donate money to a website but I am absolutely horrible with making them. I wonder how many states we'll have covered. I got Florida haha
[QUOTE=Pascall;31244245][img]http://gyazo.com/6711520fe8a0afdc44b21cbc4b707e1c.png[/img] first sketch idea. I do want to do something regarding machinery + animals. just a little dewdle[/QUOTE] Dogborg. I like it. [editline]21st July 2011[/editline] [QUOTE=(P!);31244261]I'll donate money to a website but I am absolutely horrible with making them. I wonder how many states we'll have covered. I got Florida haha[/QUOTE] Georgia, but Texas eventually lol.
All we need is someone willing to offer a host and someone who can design a fairly simple blog type of site.
I meant it as food for thought really, we should probably get the image we want to use together before we design a site Also if we do it we should all chip in via PP so that one of us can buy a domain for it. To get people to attach a URL to their work, it should be a really nice handle.
[QUOTE=Pascall;31244270]All we need is someone willing to offer a host and someone who can design a fairly simple blog type of site.[/QUOTE] I can do that. Tomorrow I throw up a layout.
MakeStreetArtLegal.com is available for about 10 bux a year. [editline]21st July 2011[/editline] Wouldn't be hard to fund that.
[QUOTE=Pascall;31244284]MakeStreetArtLegal.com is available for about 10 bux a year. [editline]21st July 2011[/editline] Wouldn't be hard to fund that.[/QUOTE] Fund it and I'll design it, maybe host it too.
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