Graffiti Art Not Just Vandalism

Recap: VANDALIZING PRATT

Important events like this one demonstrate how a graffiti artist can channel his creative vision into a career as a professional artist, tattoo artist, graphic or clothing designer.

On Friday[January 22, 2016], Pratt Institute hosted the “Vandalizing Pratt” art exhibit opening, which featured a panel discusion with some of NYC’s most revered writers in the Rotten Apple’s illustrious graff history. “The point of this event is (was) to show the public, laymen, and educators that graffiti is contemporary art, in fact the most impactful art form that has hit our time. When we go back in history and research art, graffiti is going to be a part of that history.” – Skuf
see post at @freshpaintnyc.com here   or @thesource.com here  or watch the video on @Vimeo here
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Vandalizing Pratt

Amazing New Tag Book for only $1.00

I got this new book in the mail today. It is terrific. I can’t believe it was only one dollar. Go figure. It’s called “Name Tagging” by Martha Cooper, published in 2010.

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Anyway the pictures are really great and there’s a little bit of descriptive text to go with them, not too much, just enough. But forget the text – this book is about pictures of tags on stickers, plain and simple. My favorite is the section on CLAW. She’s brilliant.

Claw Money
Claw Money

Anyway, if you love to study, collect or just gawk at tags on stickers, this little book is a gem.

graffiti has no borders