Although, am I imagining things or do some cities actually designate some buildings as "OK" to spray paint? I seem to recall reading that some city had actually designated certain buildings as legit targets for "taggers" because they were going to be torn down anyway. Maybe I made that up.
The building they were visiting in Long Island City NY is actually designated for that purpose. I don't believe the building is about to be torn down, either, but I could be wrong about that.
There's a big difference between graffiti artists, who spray-paint defined images and words, in carefully planned designs, and are well-versed in a range of spraying techniques, and taggers, who deface property (and sometimes the walls of real graffiti artists) with scrawls.
They recently designated a worksite protective wall down the street from me in Brooklyn NY as a graffiti art spot, too. Unfortunately, only a couple of artists showed up and the rest were taggers, the neighbors complained, the wall was painted over, and the designation was removed.
I also think Suede's idea could have worked, but if you're going to stitch on paiettes, they've got to be perfect flat circles, not poorly cut ones that curl at the edges.
He was cutting through bunches of them at once to save time, which pretty much guaranteed an awful outcome. Part of the creative process is adjusting your design to the time and budget allotted. Bye, Suede.
It reminded me of the Lollipop Guild munchkins from Munchkinland.
Yes! Only gigantic.
Edited by designing1, Nov 9, 2012 @ 3:02 PM.