This is basically an electronic notebook.Mostly urban detritus and journal motives, my thinkings and supporting pictures.Have a look make a comment. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.facebook.com/byrd.hq my other electronic grab bag is http://byrdeined.tumblr.com/
The Meeting of Styles is an annual gathering of writters from all over, i recognised stuff from Brasil, Brussels, Russia, America, Italy.Apperently it began in Wiesbaden and then outgrew the communities support for the venue. Twas an old slaughterhouse, ignored locally until they realised it seasonally filled with vandles. Local politicians got involved and so, the venue is being gentrified. And the MOS doesn't really happen so much in weisbaden no more, but for this quiet underpass near the local beach( man made beach on the Rhien river).
Graffiti wasn’t ‘invented’ either. In the latter half of the 20th Century it just became loud enough that middle aged white people started making books and movies about it. And Subway Art is not ‘the Bible’ so please stop calling it that. The reason graffiti got to the stage where people couldn’t ignore it? Technology. Without the train, the telegraph, guns and poison gas, there wouldn’t have been a Holocaust (sorry for mentioning such a subject in this glib way). Without the aerosol can and photography there’d be no ‘worldwide graffiti movement’, but people would still be writing on shit as they have done for thousands of years. Have you never been to a neighbourhood on the ‘wrong side of the tracks’ and seen the graffiti that kids do? Kids that have never seen Style Wars or NYC graffiti. Have you noticed the stylistic conventions such as bubble letters(!), smiley faces, arrows, stars? Have you ever watched footage of graffiti in the 1950’s and earlier? Are you actually fucking blind?
TERMS(or what I mean by the use of.)
|North Ainslie Primary School|
|Saraton Lane Civic|
|David St Turner|
|Mort St Braddon|
|Girraween St Braddon|
Some of these sites are sitting idle and some are no longer relevant.Those which live on, for the most part will redirect you anyway. Interestingly a lot of these cats have now set up blogs. Make of that what you will about targeting audience and attention spans in general.(chance here for more words at a later date).
|Tags and Fashion advertising(Das Monk) Braddon|
Fell in with these cats on Fotolog, back in the days before Facebook. They've switched it up a bit, but basically still keeellling. Actually while Titifreak's got loose, Speto seems tighter than ever. Always a big fan of watching cats work.
Playing fotolog for now. Be back in a minute With a solid plan and the pictures to back it up.
not a blog without a link to some cat related content now is it.(i say to myself).
sweet heart project with a tasty mix of British and Brazilian artists. If im useing the word right this is even lazy for chournalism. This is a taster make your own links/search, most of the features artist have been using these names for at least a decade (though in less delicate circles t-freak goes by titi freak).
He's got a content shortfall without her, shes gunna have every other timelaps production piece without him.
Time lapse aerosol graffiti promo video commissioned by Paramount for the UK West end movie premiere of 'Watchmen' 2009. executed by 'End of the line' artists: Bleach, Probs, Busk and Zadok. Music by Pyro
In other exciting news, this Al Stark (link here when confirmed blog existence) was in town to produce a massive commission. MASSIVE. Dudes produced the whole thing inside a glass wall. Mind bending process, but powerful result. Check it out the back of the Parlour bar(dont know the names of the other 2 joints sorry).
Nothing but letters - The book
I had seen photos of two or three of these rooms, but here be a beautiful walk through of the entire job.
One for all the artwranglers out there, probably further interesting stuff being said on their facebook too.