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Postby boomnoise » Tue Jun 27, 2006 3:30 pm

turns out graf is a pretty divisive issue for us 'steppers.
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Postby relaks » Tue Jun 27, 2006 3:31 pm

Cool, like seeing RUST's stuff on there

http://www.chrisyormick.com/
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Postby codeine » Tue Jun 27, 2006 3:35 pm

re RUST-
yep, painted 2 pieces with chris, nice guy. he's the one sitting on the floor..
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Postby relaks » Tue Jun 27, 2006 3:44 pm

Had beers w richard colman a few times. funny fucking guy.
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Postby RubiconMan » Wed Jun 28, 2006 2:16 am

my personal experiences with writing and the culture that inspired it was from a straight hiphop perspective...i believe the connections are there in the mentality, all that urban shit connects graffiti and music, both consumed and created in similar enviroments.
i enjoy painting sketching bombing listning to hipop n dubstep , it all goes hand in hand, ideas do cross over.
s'all about making summat of your enviroment, providing the soundtrack and visuals innit.
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Postby pompende » Wed Jun 28, 2006 10:51 pm

doomstep wrote:
The Undisputed Stylemaster Phase 2 wrote:"The overstanding that this is our culture and that we shouldn't let others control how it's perceived and conceived, ... this infantile media concocted label, like that word that they slapped on this culture. ... It was never that. We didn't call it that. We called it writing. Nothing anyone does or says is going to change that. ... The truth, from the simplest sentence, which goes back to us, having already appropriated it as writing, which entails so much more that to a degree its indefinable."


Thats fr starters . . . . 2nd the connection between writing and 'ip-'op was generally a geographical one (and overplayed by the media), i.e 1st gen hiphoppers n writers came from the same areas, yes der was bare x-over, many writers attended hiphop jams etc, but many 1st generation writers had nowt t do with hiphop, straight rock heads.

Origanlly writing was pure futurism, almost a direct decendant of the orig. italian movement (minus the politricks) it placed all its emphasis on moving style fwd, these days "graff" has been reduced to a seris of "fonts" repeated ad-infinitum across the globe, as is usually the case when outsiders use third hand sources to mimik folk culture.

You got some nice letters relaks but the problem with "graff" is you cant tell by looking at it where it comes from, it does not reflect locality at all.

Big Up the Sao Paulo man dem still . . . pushing tings foooooorrrrward!!! with der 21stC style.

Im off t work now, sorry bout dat :D



yeah nice 1. its really wild for me, reading this forum and always finding out about how all the most sold out vapid things that i grew up around were once incredibly authentic and natural. its kind of sickening and really makes me wonder about globalization, which, in many instances, i fully support.
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Postby crazydave » Thu Jun 29, 2006 12:03 am

boomnoise wrote:i'm not denying the evolution of graf into something else which is removed from it's burner/tagging roots and hip hop connections. what i am saying, in terms of how i view graf; as an artform, as an aesthetic and as an idea, is that i don't see it sitting well with my conception of dubstep and the images it conjures.

conversely, in semiotic terms, most graffiti is very hard to searate from it's roots. trying to leave aside value judgement, the work upthread is archetypal of the iconic graf which came out of hiphop. for me it's proper wildstyle.

i think dubstep's obsession with futurism translates to it's imagery. think tempa and road sleeves, dmz and fwd flyers - all bold colours and crisp lines. i think they've got it spot on. for me most graffi is stuck within some nasty 80s paradigm.


Exactly how I feel about the hiphop / dubstep aesthetics...


Graf doesn't HAVE to be hip hop. But most of the time, & especially when it's just typography, it is.
Futuristic / very angular designs might give off a different vibe... and of course Banksy is another story
(...makes me think of indie rock more than anything else).


I think the only true crossover is the demographic of the artists /fanbase -
young guys from an urban background. Which makes it a hand-down, but not 100% derivative.
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Postby poax » Thu Jun 29, 2006 4:41 pm

paint mass after dmz...............
large reach
i believe its a long buff turn around as well.
no tags
full colour and dubs only.
obviously im not advocating the criminal damage of a church but...
the way these molotows are looking at me i dont know if i can resist.
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Postby poax » Mon Jul 03, 2006 11:14 am

:d: BUSTED!
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Postby dubweiser » Mon Jul 03, 2006 12:32 pm

codeine wrote:not strictly speaking graff, and not strictly speaking all dubstep inspired.. i work as an illustrator, and some of it comes from graff roots, some of it comes from elsewhere. as far as i'm concerned, whether it's graff / art or music - the more outside infuences the better. just my opinion..
some stuff we did in osaka a while back:
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