Graffiti is an existen-Stencil lifestyle and is Fabulous
Existentialism is the meaning of life, a narrative for the human journey. For me, Graffiti in it’s true form; not the poser/destructive variety of “taggers“, has always been a fascinating insight into another’s life and struggle.
Ironically the first forms of Graffiti/Graffiato (as in to scratch – very Raptor friendly) was used to advertise brothel services; considering they didn’t even have a phone-line, let alone an internet connection to advertise services they really would of really struggled.
How’s this for mature, you know about 2000 years ago Pompeii? As in the place with the volcano a tad to close to the urban sprawl (who signed that city development off?!) – what’s the worse that could happen? They used to advertise their “services” by having certain male appendages pointing in the
erection direction of houses of pleasure… so let your bits follow the directions of bits to then see more bits. Talk about cornering the market, they were outright post-modern – thinking outside of the box to get to the box! History Lesson Dismissed!
Lol, all the jokes aside – this look isn’t 100 percent inspired by Pompeii but New York City train-car graffiti seen from 1970’s through to 90’s. For all talons excluding your feature start with a nude base; build (lol, more puns) a red brick base, create your white graffiti typography – then add gold and outline in black. Feature talon is inspired by the layer colour murals, when there’s lashings of aerosol paint and it all just … blends. Really try to nail that and then add your totem – I chose a diamond, then added some slight glittering. Thumb for this look is reiterating the FVR motto – Nail it. Even though, I more so have talons these days…
One of my favourite looks – as it’s so eclectic and its fun to see what different people interpret it as. Some people see it as a opportunity to complain about “kids today,” “don’t know why you’d find that interesting” – others use it to share their experiences with graffiti or art in general and have a real dialogue. Very interesting and engaging – keep it up.
So what you think, Darling?
Share your experiences with graffiti and how it’s impacted your life – are you an appreciator, a hater, a contributor or maybe your originally from Pompeii? Tell me, did all the dicks scratched into surface of the streets ever cause you to walk into things? I would find it very hard not to get distracted.