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  • History Of Subway Graffiti Art Essay

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    The history of the underground art movement known by many names, most commonly graffiti begins in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania during the mid to late 60's, and started with bombing. The writers who are credited with the first effort are CORNBREAD and COOL EARL. They wrote their names all over the city gaining attention from the community and the local press. Then the movement made way to New York City where the teenagers would write graffiti on the subways. It is unclear whether this concept made way

  • Essay about Graffiti Artists: Silent Writers

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    Within the impoverished urban streets arose a youth culture captivated by infamy and self-pride. A youth culture virtually undistinguishable from members of modern society with a passion, setting them apart from the community. The members of this underground subculture could be your next-door neighbor, your son or daughter, or the contractor repairing your roof, yet you would have no idea that they strive to “bomb” objects and surfaces found in everyday life. It is the subtle differences that

  • Golden Era Of Graffiti

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    Graffiti is writing or drawings scribbled, scratched, or sprayed illicitly on a wall or other surface in a public place. (Oxford Dictionary). George C. Stowers, a student at the University of Miami, stated that “the origins of graffiti go back to the beginnings of human… Graffiti has been found on uncovered, ancient, Egyptian monuments, and graffiti even was preserved on walls in Pompeii”. (Stowers 1). Graffiti has been regarded as sub-culture, mainstream culture and consumer culture. I partly agree

  • History of Graffiti

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    expression; "VIVA PUERTO RICO LIBRE". Within the Washington Heights section of Manhattan new Graffiti writers started to evolve. In 1971 The New York Times published an article on one of these writers. TAKI 183 was the alias of a kid from Washington Heights. TAKI whose reals name is Demetrius and 183 was the number of the street where he lived. He was employed as a foot messenger, so he was on the subway frequently and took advantage of it by creating motion tags. The appearance of this unusual name

  • The Role Of Graffiti In Hip Hop

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    At first glance this art form exhibits a colorful explosion of expression and creative thought with an array of vibrant colors and hidden opaque meanings, graffiti was designed to capture and captivate a very public audience. This urban street art form can be found all over the world and can be created by whoever has a blank canvas and creativity. In fact, the 4 elements of hip hop (break-dancer, graffiti artist, emcee, and DJ) were all connected to each other, this in turn created a rich mix of

  • The Four Elements Of Hip-Hop

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    one color only; second, is the Threw-Up in which the artist may use more than two colors, and the Spray is the third type where more colors and complexity is used. (Gross 285) The roots of graffiti started about 1971 by a Greek American who tagged “TAKI-183” in all New York subway system, he declared that he “used graffiti to create an identity in which he is certain about” (Fortuna 3), then it emerged all around America and the world. (David 72) Hip-Hop isn’t just four elements combined within a culture

  • The 4 Elements Of The Movement Of Hip Hop

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    The 4 Elements of the Movement of Hip Hop The Urban Dictionary’s definition of Hip Hop is: A name for the 4 elements of the late 70 's New York City renaissance which includes break dancing, emceeing, (rapping) graffiti, and turntablism. Wikipedia’s definition is: Hip hop or hip-hop is a subcultural movement that formed during the early 1970s by African-American and Puerto Rican youths residing in the South Bronx in New York City. Hip hop is truly several forms of art used to express emotions visually

  • Pros And Cons Of Graffiti Art

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    Introduction I have always loved art, and wanted to read about it from its pros to cons, one of the arts are graffiti art. Graffiti art is something special, the way it contains meaning, message or a personal confession that merges with colors and drawings, all over the way to destruction of others property and cause environmental and social problems, this research will examine the rise of graffiti, the legal and political power, social control, and writers and painters resistance to them and explores

  • The History of Graffiti Essay example

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    Graffiti is a different form of art, not a crime. Graffiti is a way for people to show their unique creativity. Graffiti is a widely growing activity that is taking notice to many people. Today some people believe that graffiti is cool and wonderful, while others think it is useless and makes cities appear dirty. “Graffiti is the name for lettering scratched or images, scrawl, painted or noticeable in any manner on property. The term graffiti referred to the inscriptions, figure drawings, etc., found

  • An Anonymous New York Based Street Artist

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    the artist than his brand. B.N.E. began his career in the mid 90’s. Like most other beginner graffiti artists new to the lifestyle, B.N.E. took up tagging as a form of creative expression and entertainment. Taking inspiration from artists like Taki 183, Revs, and Cost, he spread his tag in as many places as possible, which is known as “getting up” within the graffiti community. As his interests and talent in the art of graffiti progressed over time, B.N.E.’s