One thing I don't understand is people complaining about graffiti on trains and walls but they couldn't be bothered a bit by ads being everywhere in our daily life actively and literally trying to manipulate everybody's thoughts and actions. But it's legit because that access to your brain is bought with money.
much of the graffitis are just kinda ordinary adds. I really dislike all (most) those tags. All (many) having a similiar style and then just highlighting a different name.
Not to different from the rest of the adds.
comercial adds are somehow all marketing for the same, just having a different company/product.
I like those that have some transformative message/meaning.
@pawlowa i like the way you're thinking, but it does not make the "fucking shit"-graffiti on my flat's outer wall, which was obviously written by a three year old, in any way beautiful.
@pawlowa the only graffiti that really bothers me is when some kid decides to branch out onto old bridges or brick buildings - that cant just be painted over when we’re sick of seeing your tags & its something you wont get back
Admittedly tho philly’s full of murals so theres not actually a ton of graffiti (or from another perspective, theres a TON of graffiti its just not illicit) so maybe its different here because of that
@pawlowa I can agree that advertising is often clutter. But at least most of it actually says something meaningful, whereas a lot of graffiti is really just noise and often isn't even legible. Exceptions do exist, such as the "Be Someone" graffiti in Houston which has become something of a landmark.
I really like good graffiti art, not so fussed about the half-assed scribbles that some people put over other (good) art though
@pawlowa I think the important difference is: While in case of the usual ads the owner of what ever is showing the ads around explicitly asked or agreed with it, this is often not the case with graffiti.
If people say "Oh yeah, it's fine when you paint my wall" it's legal and fine to put graffiti on it.
@pawlowa It's not about manipulation tho, it just looks ugly. Plus, people like things being organized, which graffiti isn't.
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