Tag Archives: graffiti

obey! conform! do not question authority!

take a look at this clip from the movie called “they live” that came out in 1988. the man finds a pair of sunglasses that exposes the urban environment today as it really is: an onslaught of corporate advertising and … Continue reading

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how are you using (y)our language?

the narrator has nothing in it for you at all; his work- red hot for some- in what concerns you is as cold as ice; he speaks of you often, never to you. if he demonstrates the tactics of colonialism, … Continue reading

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faces

anonymous eyes peering into yours from the sides of buildings and down darkened alleys. faces, strained in eternal anticipation. both infernal and heavenly, returning no requests for more information. what you see is what you get, infinite regress. infinitely blessed. … Continue reading

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haight-ashbury

have you heard the word? we’re headed to the haight. san francisco renaissance, beat poets blossoms beads bells. psychedelic art: knowledge of ourselves, escape from modernity find heaven here on hell. ginsberg bob dylan jimi hendrix janis joplin bob weir. … Continue reading

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style wars

they call themselves writers, because that’s what they do. they write their names, among other things, EVERYWHERE. It’s called bombing. and it has equally associative counterparts in rap music, breakdancing and dj-ing, together forming the four core elements of hip-hop … Continue reading

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tomorrow follows today in the city by the bay

 

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street art & the revolution

observing the graffiti prevalent on building walls and other public surfaces he realized that acts of vandalism served as paradoxically loud testaments to the silently linguistic temporal mobility humans have. if you can See, a city instantly becomes a brash, … Continue reading

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