I do my best to not start internet beef but this one was too good to pass up. Here is the first edition of “Toy Of The Week” where graffiti is good because its bad.
We cover a lot of amazing graffiti and street art on this blog so you can see how the pros do it. Here is a small lesson in what not to do.
This weeks gem comes from the legal wall in Central Square, Cambridge Ma.
Read the note to the right. It says “Whoops sorry not doone had 10 min”. Let me point out some of of the problems with this lovely piece of “graffiti”.
1. This is a legal wall. I’m not doubting the legitimacy of graffiti done legally, but you are supposed to bring your A Game. If this is your best then take it back to the drawing board.
2. If it takes you 10 minutes to paint a two letter fill with no outline then quit now before you get bagged. Keep dreaming about heavens and trains, you gotta speed it up buddy. I’m sure you had a good reason to stop like your mom was done grocery shopping or your hand got tired (though the guys from the kitchen probably just asked you to stop), the point is a fill shouldn’t take more than 2 minutes unless you’re going massive.
3. You dissed someone else but apologized for not finishing. Not quite sure what the rationalization on that one is but most people would stomp you out for it. I noticed a couple years ago a trend started that was specific to graff heads in the Boston area writing “No diss” next to their fills after covering someone else. Covering some one is a diss. That’s why you do it. Don’t cover people if you don’t want beef, find a better, bigger or higher spot. Not that it matters on a legal wall but I imagine the person who painted this is trying to get their training wheels off. That’s a pretty bad habit to get into.
4. My favoite(Sp?) part. You misspelled “done”. When permanantly applying paint to something that isnt yours you might want to run a spell check before ruining a wall and a $10.00 can of paint