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In the News (Thu 17 Jan 19)

  Graffiti Research Lab
Street-culture brands have made a fortune off graffiti, Swoon is in the MoMA and Banksy is the biggest artist in the world, no matter how many diamonds Damien Hirst puts in his skull.
While in prison he will have to mount a case against a 43 count indictment where he may be sentenced to up to 7 years in prison with only the counsel of a court-appointed legal aid lawyer.
Come support Mike and the graffiti community in a fundraiser for his legal defense.
graffitiresearchlab.com   (600 words)

  Graffiti (Palm OS) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Graffiti was originally written by Palm, Inc. as an alternate recognition system for the Apple Newton MessagePad, when NewtonOS 1 couldn't recognize handwriting very well at all.
Graffiti also runs on the Windows Mobile platform, where it is called "Block Recognizer," and on the Symbian UIQ platform as the default recognizer.
The original Graffiti system was the subject of a lawsuit from Xerox, claiming it violated Xerox's patent relating to its Unistrokes technology (U.S. Patent 5,596,656, granted in 1997).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Graffiti_(Palm_OS)   (424 words)

 Graffiti - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The word "graffiti" expresses the plural of "graffito", although the singular form has become relatively obscure and is largely used in art history to refer to works of art made by scratching the design on a surface.
Graffiti culture itself is the creator of its own fairly extensive slang primarily used by graffiti artists and not by the unaffiliated wider hiphop culture, making it unique to style.
Graffiti artists or "writers" sometimes select their nicknames ("tags"), like screennames, to reflect some personal qualities, but often a tag is chosen for how the word sounds when spoken aloud or how the letters sit with each other when written; usually referred to as how the tag "flows".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Graffiti   (5849 words)

A graffiti nuisance abatement lien and the release of the lien shall be indexed in the grantor-grantee index.
Graffiti includes any form of painting, writing, or inscription regardless of the content or the nature of the materials used which is applied to any public or private surface without the consent of the owner of the property.
Graffiti consists of intentionally and maliciously defacing any real or personal property of another with graffiti or other inscribed material inscribed with ink, paint, spray paint, crayon, charcoal or the use of any object without the consent or reasonable ground to believe there is consent of the owner of the property.
www.iir.com /nygc/gang-legis/graffiti.htm   (6284 words)

 Graffiti Definition: The Dictionary of Art
A third genre of graffiti, graffiti art, is commonly called "hip-hop" or "New York style" graffiti and derives from a tradition of subway graffiti that originated in New York during the 1970's.
Graffiti artists may or may not belong to "crews," which are groups of artists at differing levels of proficiency.
Graffiti can be understood as concrete manifestations of personal and communal ideologies which are visually striking, insistent, and provokative; as such, they are worthy of the continued attention of art historians, social scientists, and policy makers alike.
www.graffiti.org /faq/graf.def.html   (1136 words)

Their absence from the walls of a gallery signified that there was nothing of importance in the vicinity, whereas, on the other hand their presence meant that the explorer was in the immediate neibourhood of an important crypt or other sepulchral monument which once contained the relics of a martyr.
In 1897 some Christian graffiti were discovered on the columns of the temple of Antoninus and Faustina, intermingled with pagan inscriptions of the third and fourth century.
Graffiti are also found on ancient Christian altars of the fifth and later centuries.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/06718c.htm   (270 words)

 Graffiti - Graffiti Art
Graffiti is a type of deliberate marking on property, both private and public.
Graffiti originally was the term used for inscriptions, figure drawings, etc., found on the walls of ancient sepulchers or ruins, as in the Catacombs, or at Pompeii.
The difference between tagging and graffiti is arguable, but some say it's a clear one: tagging is gang-motivated and/or meant as vandalism (illegal) or viewed as too vulgar or controversial to have public value; while graffiti can be viewed as creative expression, whether charged with political meaning or not.
www.huntfor.com /arthistory/C20th/graffiti.htm   (626 words)

 Lawlink NSW: Legal Graffiti   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Graffiti is generally described as any type of illegal writing, drawing, or scratching on buildings, fences, walls, trains, buses, bus shelters, utilities etc. Illegal graffiti is harmful to the community in terms of destruction of property and the costs involved in removing or preventing it.
Graffiti may include 'tagging', which is the graffitist's stylised signature, or involve more complex 'pieces' of graffiti art.
Like legal graffiti walls, they may be funded by State or local government or community organisations as a way of encouraging graffitists to channel their artistic skills in to legal projects.
www.graffiti.nsw.gov.au /cpd/graffiti.nsf/pages/legal_graffiti   (571 words)

 Solid Waste Management Department-Graffiti Removal-City of Albuquerque
Graffiti is a serious crime that impacts all members of the community.
Graffiti Removal's paint crews are on the job five days a week to eradicate graffiti on public and private property free of charge.
Graffiti vandals are at increased risk of becoming involved in other criminal activity or being injured while "tagging" in dangerous locations.
www.cabq.gov /solidwaste/graffiti.html   (487 words)

 Brooklyn Museum: Graffiti
Forms of graffiti have been discovered on ancient Roman and Mayan architecture and like today were both illegal and a form of communication.
Modern graffiti, which is associated with hip-hop culture and spans all racial and economic groups, began in the mid- to late 1960s; it made its way to New York City and quickly became a phenomenon.
Later, graffiti artists began to paint on canvas or large sheets of paper, attracting the attention of art dealers and collectors.
www.brooklynmuseum.org /exhibitions/graffiti   (310 words)

Graffiti on private property is the responsibility of the property owner.
DPW will not enter private property to remove graffiti except in unusual circumstances, such as when ordered by a court or in support of a request by law enforcement.
Graffiti can also be an indicator of gang activity in your area.
www.indygov.org /eGov/City/DPW/Residential/Beautification/graffiti.htm   (181 words)

When gang graffiti stops, it usually means that the gang no longer exists or that it has evolved into more high profile activity and no long wants to draw attention to itself through graffiti.
Etching is a form of graffiti where an object is used to scratch graffiti into metal, plastic, and most commonly, glass.
The acid graffiti effects can be stopped or slowed down if the substance is cleaned off soon after it is applied to the surface, or it can be neutralized with water or baking soda paste.
www.vandalwatch.citysoup.ca /Graffiti/default.htm   (1412 words)

But there are also other ways they try to catch graffiti artists: for example they once set up a reward for people to tell them the names of the most wanted graffiti artists.
They say that a graffiti artist who gets caught has got to clean all his illegal Graffitis by himself instead of paying heaps of money to let them be cleaned.
On the whole in my opinion graffiti artists should be punished for their illegal graffitis, but I do not think their life should be destroyed by having to pay more money than they possibly can raise in their lifetime.
www.schule.bremen.de /schulen/comenius/graffiti.htm   (2888 words)

Graffiti doesn’t have to be allowed to continue, it will no matter what, and that has to be accepted.
If graffiti is accepted by society completely, artists would get up by their skills in the gallery rather than having the most tags around the city.
Since it won’t gain fame in a museum just because it is ‘graffiti’, artists do their work in the same place where it is respected and appreciated- the streets.
uhaweb.hartford.edu /DEMARTINE/Graffiti.html   (1433 words)

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