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Graffiti

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on 25 June 2013

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Transcript of Graffiti

From the Beginning A Little More History *The term "graffiti" derives from the Greek "graphein" which means to write.
*Graffiti means a drawing or scribbling on a flat surface, originally referred to those marks found on ancient Roman architecture. Back to the Greeks Types of Graffiti Bombing Writing Throw Up *Wild Style
-difficult for reading
-known as the height of the writers craftsmanship
-it's important to be able to CHOOSE the contours but also to MIX colors correctly Dynamic Styles *Graffiti has been around for millions of years. Romans wrote on the walls of buildings they conquered and cave men drew illustrations.
*Graffiti first became big in New York and spread through other states.
*It started as tagging or writing your name on a street sign which escalated into gangs doing it on territory.
*Shortly thereafter, it became a form of art, which inspired young artists to come out & use this as a self-expression mechanism. *It started on the streets then to subways and quickly became competitive due to lack of space, which offended property owners.
*Even though the misunderstanding of graffiti is all gang related, the artists still strive to improve their art as it's constantly changing. *Painted on transport at a very rapid pace [i.e. trains]
*The QUANTITY of the paintings in a small period of time is the goal *Also called scrabbing
*Equal with tagging, scratching is another graffiti addition
*I.e. Made on windows in transport with a grindstone
*Grindstone is a thick dusk of stone or other abrasive material used for grinding, sharpening, or polishing metal objects *also a simple form of graffiti
*big, wide letters are written in one color
*as a rule, graffiti is made by a team so everyone has a part
*when it's finished, each person tags their part *Tagging: the beginning of graffiti history
*To tag means the writers signature/nickname in one color Tagging *Graffiti inscriptions in its common sense
*An example would be the graffiti seen on the walls of carriages Scratching! Styles of Graffiti *simpliest graffiti
*commonly used among bombers if they are more about speed then quality
*often used by beginners
*characterized by the curved lines of letters painted from the inside with a certain color
*first color: contour (outline)
*second color: painting
*chiefly used colors: B & W, B & Silver Blockbuster *Computer Roc
-letters are separate
-look like different fragments as if they were turned at a specific angle *Messiah
-look as if they have been written on separate sheets of paper then impose--force to be put into place--each other *Military
-when different letters and colors are combined in a fantastic manner
-dynamic and emotional *Gentle dynamic
-connected to Military style
-more gentle *There are many different styles of dynamics. The trend started in New York and commonly used for "decoration" of the railway carriages. Types of Dynamic Styles Electical *in difficulty, it's next to Wild Style
*a reflection of the writer's craftsmanship
*one can create new directions when painting *letters are 3-D
*everyone can't do this particular style
*Daim was a member of one of the most famous graffiti teams called FX Cru
*Daim is the creator of this style Fx (Daim Style) *Caricatures (cartoons) and commixes (to mix; mingle) are used in this style
*Writers that possess artistic skills prefer this style of graffiti Character Bubble *the letters look like bubbles getting ready to burst
*Two or three colors are usually used in this particular style
*it's popular/common among the beginners http://calligraphy-expo.com/eng/AboutCalligraphy/Graffiti/Styles.aspx?ItemID=1595 http://library.thinkquest.org/04oct/01253/history.html Google Images Video & Sources
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