19 March 2007

Capital of Crap Graffiti

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This week I went to Melbourne for some bits and pieces and I couldn’t help noticing again that the big smoke has a much higher calibre of graffiti than we have here. Maybe I just go to all the wrong places or maybe I’ve got no taste. But I kind of like things that say something. Here’s some I remember:

Stand up for your freaking rights
Let them eat yellowcake
20,000 starving and that’s just in Fitzroy

In the Old Days we had scribble like the one I can’t quite remember in Garema Pl that was about fat generals. But now we just have tags which mean nothing to everybody.


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Those were the days, when kids had a school to get graffitied

VYBerlinaV8 now_with_added grunt9:10 am 20 Mar 07

Who really gives a crap? Graffiti is just vandalism anyway. Occasionally you get an interesting picture or mural, but I doubt it’s done by the same scumbags that scribble stupid tags you can’t even read everywhere.

That said, it was fairly amusing when a team of people graffitied our school on night (musta been over 15 years ago now – scary how time flies).

*waiting for bonfire to weigh into this debate*

I seem to remember in the mid 80’s there was a spate of “Constantine is 666” graffiti scrawled in many prominent places around canberra – so much so that local news ran a story on it and the history of constantine.

Also in the alley near overboard – dunno if its still there but it used to say “Daddy’s cummin home”

…fat generals getting obscene on young blood. I remember that, up on a wall somewhere in civic.

here we go again.

Graffti should be art and the ones who tag are probably the same people who go around picking fights at skyfire. Useless teenagers who have nothing better to do. Yes i know thats a generalistation, but when i was a teenager (five years ago) there was a big thing made about having your own tag, and by the lack of originality in graffiti im pretty sure nothing has changed.

seepi, I remember they did catch the damn fool that was writing “psy” on everything around Ainslie/Civic.

I’ve always liked graffiti that looks like artwork. Something that shows skill and creativity, not just being pissed off with the establishment.

The graffiti that used to be in civic was quoting Jim Morrisons “An American Prayer”

Do you know we are being led to
slaughters by placid admirals
& that fat slow generals are getting
obscene on young blood

There are some interesting ones around canberra.
My most memorable one is “Kelly Osborne was wrong something something something something” or something along the lines of that.
Also someone stencilled “It’s Hammer Time” onto a stop sign in Gowrie which is pretty neat.

I’m always amused by the “Here be Dragons” on a railway overpass in York St, Richmond.

Because they typically don’t write their name. A Tag is usually another word they go under.

If Tags are someone’s name, then why cna’t they find out who is writing their name all over the place and actually prosecute them for it?

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