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Nygraffiti

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  • 1. Graffiti in New York Paoyi Huang December 3, 2002
  • 2. Graffiti Glossary
    • Bite - to copy other writers’ styles.
    • Buff – any means used by Transit Authority to remove graffiti from trains.
    • Burner – a well-done piece.
    • Down – in part of a group or action.
    • Fade – to blend colors.
  • 3. Graffiti Glossary (continued)
    • Getting Up
      • also known as “Getting Around,” “Getting Over,” and “Getting the Name Out.”
      • successfully hitting a train, or writing writing their names prolifically.
      • one of the most significant factors differentiating New York’s subway writers from the creators of traditional forms of wall writings.
    • Going Over
      • One writer covering another writer’s work with his/her own.
      • Once a piece has been “gone over,” it is considered as destroyed.
  • 4. Graffiti Glossary (continued)
    • Rack Up – to steal, the process of acquiring all kinds of materials used in writing.
    • Tag (Up) – writing signature with marker or spray paint.
    • Throw Up – a name painted quickly with one layer of spray paint and an outline.
    • Top-to-Bottom - extend from the top of a subway car to the bottom, but not necessarily the full length of the car.
    • Toy – in experienced or incompetent writer.
  • 5. A Brief History of Writing I
    • Space
      • Illegal space. writing had first begun on local buses and local neighborhood walls.
      • In the 70s, the ultimate goal is the subway trains.
    • Fame
      • Taki 183 (late 1960s)
    • Two separate communities in mind
      • The community of writers themselves.
      • The general city audience.
  • 6. A Brief History of Writing II
    • “ Graffiti Art” vs. Galleried Art World
      • Two very different systems –
      • subway trains vs. art-on-canvas
      • Writers vs. Traditional trained artists (e.g. Keith Haring, Jean Michel Basquiat, etc.)
        • Common – illegal public locations, linear drawing or words in their works.
        • Difference – timing, tradition, etc.
      • Communication between two different systems
      • Result and its implication
  • 7. A Brief History of Writing III
    • Graffiti and Hip-Hop
      • Writing has more than a decade of history before rap get into the popular music scene.
      • Writing was rapidly broadcast, and it became a global youth art movement partly through the connections to hip-hop.
    • Retaking the Trains
      • War on graffiti, Surveillance, Clean Car Program 1984.
      • The dynamics between writers and the Transit Police changed after the late 1970s.
  • 8. A Brief History of Writing IV
    • Return to the Walls (1980s)
      • Two career paths –
      • bomber vs . piecer (productivity vs. skill)
      • Space
        • bombers take the streets.
        • the style masters go to “hiding places.”
      • Results
        • localized
        • loosing network/community
        • alter traditional norms
  • 9. A Brief History of Writing V
    • Two Alternative Forms
      • Stickers
      • Other modes of transportation as writing means (e.g. railroad)
    • Using Technology – the Circulation
      • Writers’ zines (e.g. International Graffiti Times )
      • Video
    • Globalization
      • NYC as the “Homeland of Graffiti”
    • ~The End~

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