There is Graffiti tagging and there is Graffiti Art and there are Murals. There are great differences.
In Singapore, if you tag graffiti, you get arrested, you get caned and you go to prison. Once in New Zealand, the property owner got so worked up, he killed you, and he went to prison.
Once, I was parking my car and I met two handsome artists. They make a living doing Graffiti Art. They are sponsored by the building they do their art. Their art is beautiful.
And then, there are murals, real work of arts, it could be on walls, or traffic control boxes.
The owner of this building in Mt Eden at Dominion Road, has found the solution to beat the graffiti taggers. Apparently even among the rogues, there is a code that you don't deface other people's beautiful mural no matter how tempting the wall appears.
This code, however is not fully adhered. I have seen beautiful murals defaced in some places.
Sunday Stills, the next challenge: Grafitti/Street Art
Posted in Sunday Stills Challenge of the Week, the next challenge with tags Sunday Stills on July 25, 2010 by Ed
I’m picking this challenge as the start for our first Sunday Stills Challenge CONTEST! Yep, ya read right A contest for out contributors and all who wish to get motivated to join our happy band of shutterbugs. There will be a post explaining the rules after the Macro Monday post below… Have fun…Ed
Ed, I am unsure of which type of graffiti you require, and like many students, I submit all three.