PESO - ...With Two Cats in the Yard?
knarftheriault at gmail.com
Tue Oct 20 18:02:55 EDT 2009
On Tue, Oct 20, 2009 at 11:51 AM, Charles Robinson <charlesr at visi.com> wrote:
> From urbandictionary.com:
> "Much like, but not to be confused with graffiti. Tagging is signing your
> name or other representation of yourself on anywhere public. (walls,
> bus-stops, alleyways, paved streets, etc.)
> Unlike graffiti, tagging usually takes less time and skill as it is done in
> one color with a single can of spray paint or thick marker."
> I agree it's a nice picture, though! Very rich tones.
You're right, I mispoke when I called the taggers graffiti artists.
Graffiti and tagging are two different things; about the only thing
they have in common is that they're done with a can of spraypaint.
I don't think tagging in our neighbourhood is gang-related. It's a
"cool thing to do" among urban youth these days - I guess it gives
someone "street creds" - and it certainly is vandalism.
As for the tags all over our door/driveway, they really don't bother
me - I mean hell, it's a freaking ugly alleyway - tags don't make it
much worse than it already is.
Thanks for your comments, and thanks to everyone else who commented.
"Sharpness is a bourgeois concept." -Henri Cartier-Bresson
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