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Old 09-11-2009, 12:32 PM
 
Location: the 50s and the 60s
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most all the grafitti threads I see here start out with the word tagging
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There is some really good grafitti *art* here in San Antonio.

I use some of them as backdrops when I want snapshots of the mudSickle.
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..........*burner* -
A large, more elaborate type of piece.
The piece could be said to be "burning" out of the wall.
Because they take so much time and effort,
burners in downtown areas are more likely to be legal pieces,
painted with the consent of the property owner.
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.............most that I see utilize *wildstyle* lettering -
Graffiti with text so stylized as to be difficult to read, often with interlocking, three-dimensional type.
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Graffiti terminology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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The Words: Graffiti Glossary
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I'll post a few here below.

Anyone else have pix of exceptional work??
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..............San Pedro - downtown north - just inside IH35.....................
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..............corner Cincinnati and Elmendorf................................
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...............corner Eads and S. Presa...............
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post your pix
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mud
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Old 09-11-2009, 12:34 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Most of the pics looks like you are trying to show off your bike, not the art.
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Old 09-11-2009, 01:27 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Picture number one: What is that guy on the right doing with his hands? Making gang sign language?
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Old 09-11-2009, 01:28 PM
 
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Sorry but Gang Graffiti or "Art" graffiti is still graffiti!!
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Old 09-11-2009, 01:51 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Graffiti artist are just that artist. - not young hoodlums,they have real jobs and have no kind of affiliation with gangs what so ever and only do legal and commissioned work.

This has nothing to do with gangs anymore than the clear channel billboards that decorate our city do.
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Old 09-11-2009, 02:15 PM
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Location: Ohio
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This thread was started for the graffiti artists to discuss their art. It is a legitimate art form. I just read an article the other day about a college student graffiti artist whose work is on display at Yale University. If it's legitimate enough for Yale to recognize, it's legitimate enough for City-Data to do so as well.

There are many other threads in which the topics of vandalism graffiti and tagging are discussed.
Discuss those separate aspects of the topic in one of those separate threads. Those aspects are now off-topic in this thread.
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Old 09-11-2009, 02:26 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Thank you, Bowie.

To the OP, I LOVE the colors and the shading in the first photo you posted - that's pretty incredible. I'm also going to remember to keep my eyes open and appreciate the urban art I see.

We were actually tooddling around the west side the other day and there is some pretty amazing artwork going on over there, on the underspasses and such. (Legal? I don't know...but it wasn't like it was on a homeowner's fence or something.)
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Old 09-11-2009, 02:50 PM
 
Location: South Side
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I spy with my little eye.... orejon.
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Old 09-11-2009, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Funky Town
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Nice murdersycle, Mud!!!

I have come to admire so much of this "legal" graffiti, it truly is an art form. When we were in D.C. a few years ago, we were able to see an exhibit of photos of graffiti art in the Smithsonian.
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Old 09-11-2009, 03:07 PM
 
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personally i do not consider what is pictured as grafitti at all --- i have always looked at works like that as street art or street murials...those huge pieces take time and effort and some sort of thought ... look at the shading of color...the fading of colors...the sharp outlines...those pieces pictured take hours, i am sure, to complete...

grafitti to me is ususally just a name or a symbol or a word scrawled out ... something done quick to just "tag" up and area or a sign or a wall and the person moves on to the next item to tag it up...there is no "design" to it...no art element, if you will...

sure both mediums are done with spray paint but there is a big difference between the two...atleast in my eyes...
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