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grafedia: words written anywhere, then linked to images, video or sound files online. via
posted by Tlogmer (42 comments total)

 
"Why is this post different from all other posts?"
posted by Saucy Intruder at 10:18 PM on May 4, 2005


When was the last time there was a fpp w/ an image?
posted by tomplus2 at 10:19 PM on May 4, 2005


oh for crying out loud.
posted by quonsar at 10:20 PM on May 4, 2005


me like.
not sure I really get it, though...
posted by Busithoth at 10:25 PM on May 4, 2005


uh oh.
posted by exlotuseater at 10:28 PM on May 4, 2005


I believe that ye shall be smote for this, o' brave soul.
posted by xmutex at 10:29 PM on May 4, 2005


What an idiot.
posted by jonson at 10:33 PM on May 4, 2005


Uh-oh.
posted by pmurray63 at 10:34 PM on May 4, 2005


Interesting site. Good use of img.
posted by mosch at 10:34 PM on May 4, 2005


ruh-roh
posted by BackwardsHatClub at 10:35 PM on May 4, 2005


Great post. This is what the internet is about.
posted by angry modem at 10:36 PM on May 4, 2005


dumbass@grafedia.net
posted by quonsar at 10:39 PM on May 4, 2005


"This is what the internet is about."

Ummmmm, Yippie! Yet another site encouraging brain dead sacks to paint graffiti! I just last Friday night kicked some moron repeatedly and took his spray can for dropping this sort of tag shit on a neighbor’s fence just down the alley.
posted by arse_hat at 10:41 PM on May 4, 2005


Graffiti equals pollution.
posted by Kilovolt at 10:41 PM on May 4, 2005


Why do you hate the img tag?
posted by drezdn at 10:41 PM on May 4, 2005


Graffiti = Art
posted by exlotuseater at 10:42 PM on May 4, 2005


Images in posts are a bad idea but Grafedia is a worse idea.
posted by euphorb at 10:42 PM on May 4, 2005


Oh, and I like the post, despite having Sprint. But I imagine the crowd is going to be a bit... unruly.
posted by exlotuseater at 10:45 PM on May 4, 2005


graffiti might equal art, but quit drawing on my 'freaking' property.
posted by Kilovolt at 10:46 PM on May 4, 2005



Cabal.
posted by uncanny hengeman at 10:47 PM on May 4, 2005


(Very occasionally) Graffiti = Art
(Mostly) Graffiti = Small, small minds
posted by Jimbob at 10:48 PM on May 4, 2005


Graffiti = Art

You might want to ask my son’s friend about that. After a frantic 5 weeks of labor and a quarter of a million borrowed dollars three numbfucks tagged the back of his new restaurant.
posted by arse_hat at 10:48 PM on May 4, 2005


Graffiti = Art
Sure, if you say so, but keep your fucking art on your own fucking property, please.

Also, what jimbob said.
posted by dg at 10:55 PM on May 4, 2005


Ummmmm, Yippie! Yet another site encouraging brain dead sacks to paint graffiti! I just last Friday night kicked some moron repeatedly and took his spray can for dropping this sort of tag shit on a neighbor’s fence just down the alley.

You should really get a clue. Start here.
posted by angry modem at 10:55 PM on May 4, 2005


Oh, forgot - keep the img tag off the front page too, lest you be dragged across the coals of MeTa. You will not be warned again. You may not even be warned this time.
posted by dg at 10:57 PM on May 4, 2005


am - if that's the case you were not really clear. But sorry anyway!
posted by arse_hat at 11:00 PM on May 4, 2005


You know what I love? When posters who have been here practically since day one and who definitely know better do shit like this then disappear, never to even explain what the hell went through their heads.

Well, the img tag was nice while we had it.
posted by shmegegge at 11:14 PM on May 4, 2005


I seem to remember Matt saying in MeTa a few months ago something along the lines of 'the occasional img tag on the front page has proven to be okay'. I know I'm remembering this correctly, so stop it with the broken-record whining.

And good fairly post, tlogmer. The pic was appropriate even if the the site kinda blows.
posted by item at 11:22 PM on May 4, 2005


I think that if there is a legit use of the img tag on a fpp, this is it.

I like graffiti, it's the writing on the wall.
posted by schyler523 at 11:26 PM on May 4, 2005


OMG AN IMAGE

[shits pants]
posted by scarabic at 11:28 PM on May 4, 2005


"OMG AN IMAGE

[shits pants]
posted by scarabic at 11:28 PM PST on May 4 [!]"

But if an image = 1000 words this guy just sucked up half the front page! OMFG!
posted by arse_hat at 11:31 PM on May 4, 2005


Graffiti = Art

Your just assigning art to graffiti.

What you really mean is Graffiti == Art.

I would agree for real Graffiti where it is invited or on otherwise ugly public spaces like lamposts, hydro boxes, etc... Tagging on the other hand is just ugly egotistical crap vandalism. Painting somebody's building w/o permission is just wrong.

This is art

This is not

posted by srboisvert at 11:37 PM on May 4, 2005


tagging =bullshit pollution
graffiti = art
posted by trinarian at 11:40 PM on May 4, 2005


err, what srboisvert said
posted by trinarian at 11:43 PM on May 4, 2005


re: srboisvert's comment at 12:37 am:

I would agree for real Graffiti...
As compared to the fake graffiti that we see.

Because a public space is 'ugly' this should not mean an open season for doodling.

If the graffiti-ists keep their 'art' / 'tagging' to their own property then there would be less of a problem with the anti-graffiti ists.

I suppose that owning property defeats the graffiti ethos. Counter-culture, rebellion, et al. All I would like is respect for something that is not yours.
posted by Kilovolt at 12:11 AM on May 5, 2005


Leaving tags out, I still can't call 99% of the graffiti I have seen art. It really just comes across as losers craping on other folk's stuff. Graffiti is almost always shitier than the ads we are inundated with.
posted by arse_hat at 12:24 AM on May 5, 2005


Because a public space is 'ugly' this should not mean an open season for doodling.

Others will continue to disagree.
posted by schyler523 at 12:29 AM on May 5, 2005


how bout this?
posted by ism at 12:36 AM on May 5, 2005


I feel happy now.
posted by sjvilla79 at 12:53 AM on May 5, 2005


The worst grafitti (scratchitti, etc.) is always in the places that have the strictest anti-grafitti measures. Where grafitti isn't frowned upon, there's great stuff. A couple years ago I got lost on a bike outside Amsterdam, turned the wrong way, and found a huge row of warehouses covered with utterly fucking amazing art. Plenty of other cities (Sydney and half of Italy come to mind) have designated grafitti zones, and that's where the best work takes place -- artists would rather their work is safe from being painted over.

(The image itself is hosted at boingboing -- god knows they've got the bandwidth -- and it's thematically appropriate, for want of a better term. This post is a sort of combination pennance-for-deeply-misguided-image-post-I-made-a-long-time-ago and argument-that-image-posts-can-be-good. But since Matt's changed it now, I'll take that as final dictate not to make any more of these (at the very least they produce a perfect storm of mefi outrage that kills discussion).)

Anyway -- amsterdam grafitti pictures.
. . . . . .
Self-links, of course.
posted by Tlogmer at 2:22 AM on May 5, 2005


It seems to me that whoever changed the image to a text link on the FPP missed the point of the FPP... and perhaps the ensuing conversation as well.
posted by clevershark at 10:31 AM on May 5, 2005


(Sydney and half of Italy come to mind) have designated graffiti zones
We have a few of these in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast in areas such as the side of factory complexes that face highways and train lines, as well as some areas of sound-deflecting fencing on highways. What tends to be produced there is what I would call art (not always good art, but art, nonetheless). The crap that gets sprayed over our trains, buildings etc is graffiti and this is not art, not even on the rare occasions when it looks cool - it is vandalism.
posted by dg at 3:10 PM on May 5, 2005


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