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Re: the ART thread.
« Reply #210 on: June 20, 2007, 06:51:52 PM »
This is why I love graffitti. It can't be systematically raped and commercialized the way skateboarding has been over the last few years. People try (Marc Ekco?) but the plain fact of the matter is that its an outlaw activity that can never be mainstreamed.

there are people would disagree, but i'm of the mindset that once a writer/their work becomes legal/commercial/mainstream/etc it's stops being graffiti and becomes...art? graphic design?...i dunno, but it's no longer graffiti. there are people who will acknowledge this (twist, reas and others), but there are some who continue to try and milk whatever street cred they may have (but most of the time never) had.


side note - marc ecko was never a writer. he's fucking terrible.
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« Reply #211 on: June 20, 2007, 06:59:03 PM »
I'm not a writer at all other than some dabblings here and there, but my brother is pretty dedicated, and actually pretty talented. He's of the same mindset wherein once someone starts getting paid, they're not legitimate anymore. I've been trying to get some of his work on decks for a while now, and he just refuses to do it. Eckos a dumbass, but what about people like Banksy, Kaws, and even Shep Farey (to an extent) who started off as street and the art world came to them, rather than the other way around. Do you forgo sucess in favor of keeping it real?
I'm just down with the fact that nobody can ever really commercialize graf. I'd be stoked on a Rusto sponsorship though.

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« Reply #212 on: June 20, 2007, 07:03:58 PM »
tell me what to draw i'll make you a picture

do a dick in the box lol
i really will okay!

still waitin on dat eh
chill out mane its comin or should i say cummin

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« Reply #213 on: June 20, 2007, 07:47:28 PM »


I'd like to see a better picture of this one.

go to google and type in "four horsemen." it's by albrecht durer

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« Reply #214 on: June 20, 2007, 08:06:39 PM »
woodcuts are the shit

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« Reply #216 on: June 21, 2007, 02:03:55 AM »


I'd like to see a better picture of this one.

go to google and type in "four horsemen." it's by albrecht durer

Yeah, it was orig. a carving/stamp, so crazy. in highschool I had to do an enlargement of a 4x6" copy of the original, into like 2ft by 3ft. I'll try scanning it in sections and putting em' together, my scanners too small.
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« Reply #217 on: June 21, 2007, 09:15:08 AM »



The original.

http://www.sfu.ca/~poitras/dur_4horse.gif  Here is a link to a really big verison.

Durer is rad. Printing is so dang cool.

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« Reply #218 on: June 21, 2007, 12:42:31 PM »
I've always been amazed at the amount of detail in woodcuts and lithographs and such.

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« Reply #219 on: June 21, 2007, 06:41:26 PM »
I'm not a writer at all other than some dabblings here and there, but my brother is pretty dedicated, and actually pretty talented. He's of the same mindset wherein once someone starts getting paid, they're not legitimate anymore. I've been trying to get some of his work on decks for a while now, and he just refuses to do it. Eckos a dumbass, but what about people like Banksy, Kaws, and even Shep Farey (to an extent) who started off as street and the art world came to them, rather than the other way around. Do you forgo sucess in favor of keeping it real?
I'm just down with the fact that nobody can ever really commercialize graf. I'd be stoked on a Rusto sponsorship though.

kaws?
shepard the fairy?
banksy?

i would laugh, but i threw up a little in my mouth instead.
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« Reply #220 on: June 21, 2007, 09:46:14 PM »
damn old knees,  you must be an amazing and pure graffiti connisour or something!


wheee!

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« Reply #221 on: June 21, 2007, 10:31:03 PM »
why is all graffiti written in such horrible font Old Knee's?

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« Reply #222 on: June 21, 2007, 10:32:39 PM »
someone could take shit out of a kids highlights mag and say it was from some guy in ny and you guys would be all over it

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« Reply #223 on: June 21, 2007, 10:34:32 PM »


ive been waiting with anticipation for the next kev pro model.
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« Reply #224 on: June 21, 2007, 11:35:49 PM »
I've always been amazed at the amount of detail in woodcuts and lithographs and such.

word. i've always wanted a rad skrimshaw whales tooth of like a sperm whale battling a squid but they're expensive as fuck and i just can't justify spending the money.


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« Reply #225 on: June 21, 2007, 11:39:28 PM »






i think this is all hippo ivory but you can get it on mammoth ivory or the og whale's tooth.

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« Reply #226 on: June 21, 2007, 11:42:47 PM »






(I didn't take the photos, I just did the Photoshop)

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« Reply #227 on: June 22, 2007, 12:04:14 AM »

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« Reply #228 on: June 22, 2007, 03:00:50 AM »






(I didn't take the photos, I just did the Photoshop)


Grim, you're shit is always good.  How would you feel about designing a tee for a fellow slap pal?

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« Reply #229 on: June 22, 2007, 06:54:22 AM »
damn old knees,  you must be an amazing and pure graffiti connisour or something!

well, i've been writing for 17-18 years now.



so i guess the answer is yes  :o ;D
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« Reply #230 on: June 22, 2007, 08:06:41 AM »
I'm not a writer at all other than some dabblings here and there, but my brother is pretty dedicated, and actually pretty talented. He's of the same mindset wherein once someone starts getting paid, they're not legitimate anymore. I've been trying to get some of his work on decks for a while now, and he just refuses to do it. Eckos a dumbass, but what about people like Banksy, Kaws, and even Shep Farey (to an extent) who started off as street and the art world came to them, rather than the other way around. Do you forgo sucess in favor of keeping it real?
I'm just down with the fact that nobody can ever really commercialize graf. I'd be stoked on a Rusto sponsorship though.

kaws?
shepard the fairy?
banksy?

i would laugh, but i threw up a little in my mouth instead.

 They sold out, but hey, they're wealthy and reached that point by doing what they're passionate about.

You mooch off your old lady for a living, but at least you're keeping it real.

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« Reply #231 on: June 22, 2007, 08:43:15 AM »

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« Reply #232 on: June 22, 2007, 10:42:13 AM »
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« Reply #233 on: June 22, 2007, 11:25:25 AM »


Dang that is awesome.
is that cm's or inches?

i'm not sure but probably inches. a hippo tusk is fairly large.

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« Reply #234 on: June 22, 2007, 06:24:10 PM »
They sold out, but hey, they're wealthy and reached that point by doing what they're passionate about.

You mooch off your old lady for a living, but at least you're keeping it real.

to sell out one must have first bought in.

i have no problem with people making the jump from the streets to the galleries. i've got nothing but respect for the likes of barry mcgee and todd james (among others), who both got their start doing squiggles, and are both now making bank. there's a difference between putting in hard yards and getting mainstream recognition, and setting out from the get-go for that same recognition, a la banksy, and doing so on the backs of people who are real and deserve it more. don't use graffiti to market yourself if you were never graffiti. also, banksy is just tracing a path that was already well worn out almost two decades before by blek in paris (case in point, blek le rat, paris 1981 )

kaws was never  much of a writer as far as i'm concerned, and has not created anything worth looking at since. matter of fact, all he does now is draw X's on bape shit and collects cheques. is that really creative? or is the guy just running on auto pilot and capitalisisng on a fad? as for shepard fairey, he's straight ripped off a bunch of designers over the years, and is basically more concerned with being a celebrity dj/fashion designer these days, so who fucking cares.

and i don't mooch off my old lady (yet). currently i'm the sole bread winner in my house. my missus is my retirement plan. she's a monster with a paint brush, and when the world finds out i can kick back and be a kept man. i gots no shame in mah game
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« Reply #235 on: June 22, 2007, 08:10:34 PM »






i think this is all hippo ivory but you can get it on mammoth ivory or the og whale's tooth.

I Think a will devote my life to searching for colossal squid, imagine seeing a battle between one and a sperm whale.

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« Reply #236 on: June 27, 2007, 09:25:19 AM »
"we were going digital, ignoring all but the most core matter from history and focusing on the most complicated structures in order to make our lives more simple, but we could not escape from the cage, the past, and "reality" so we surrendered to short term drug euphoria." - John Albertson (on LSD)

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« Reply #237 on: June 27, 2007, 09:35:15 AM »
^Anyone could have posted this and it'd still have looked like a 'coxhox.


« Last Edit: June 27, 2007, 09:46:20 AM by Yo Mr. Hapredingli »

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« Reply #238 on: June 27, 2007, 09:50:32 AM »
nice rainbow snail charming man

heres the new version
"we were going digital, ignoring all but the most core matter from history and focusing on the most complicated structures in order to make our lives more simple, but we could not escape from the cage, the past, and "reality" so we surrendered to short term drug euphoria." - John Albertson (on LSD)

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« Reply #239 on: June 27, 2007, 09:56:48 AM »
Its not a snail, its a wet hairball, cutz the cat used to be all rainbow coloured before it started to lick off its hairs.