thegavin2000 So, lemme get this straight: You made up a cool nickname for yourself and now you spend all night writing it all over other people’s property? Why?
: It’s like ugly advertising with nothing to sell. Get a job you fucking losers.
: Wow you’re really turning into a lame dad now
: You can also rape squirrels but it doesn’t mean you should.
: That line “vandalism, as beautiful as a rock in a cops face” spoke so much to me as a kid cause I hated authority and loved destruction. Now in an adult, pro cop and absolutely despise tagging personal property.
: We have jobs. A pretty good one too. And that night shit is some peoples niche, just like color graffitti would be someone elses. But you haven’t complained about the colorful murals. @thegavin2000
: Haha SGU vs McInnes THUNDERDOME!!!
: Hahaha! I love that this is pissing off grown men who like to scribble.
: I was infatuated with graff as a kid, paint all over my fingers going places I shouldn’t etc. but now…..erm, what was my point again?!
: I don’t mind Espo and Faile or Revs sculptures or murals that beautify some gross cinderblock wall but that’s 0.001%. The rest is some middle class wigger costing some poor restaurant owner $1,500 by ruining his windows with etching cream. Why? So “Tresk312″ could get “fame.” Whatever the fuck that means.
: I’m especially disturbed by old dudes who do it. Or how about the dads who die tagging in between subway stops? Nice legacy nickname marketer.
: You step up to the Grouchy Old Fuck tag
: ‘Cause in twenty years they get the coffee table books, the exhibitions and the streetwear line royalties. Well OK, 1/100000 do. More probably get hit by trains, tbf.
: Lame. Your “wunderkid” only got to be Dash Snow because he was SACE first
: And if there is a “why” it’s because the advertisement industry, which you are a part of, has made it clear that the city is a big dump where you can blast your name as big as you want, with no regard to public good or beautification. Why should “creative directors” have all the fun?
so it’s shitty advertising for amateurs that only promotes nicknames. Got it. Hey police with huge pensions I pay tons of tax to, can you arrest these people please?
: My shitty ad points to a cheese snack or fancy tequila or a new kind of spark plug. Your shitty ad points to you and when we say “well?” You go, “Nothing. Just me.” FUCK OFF.
: You say “shitty advertisement” as if there is another kind. You don’t wanna see my shitty tag, I don’t wanna see your shitty ad. I guess good taste is determined by who has the right to call the cops
I have to constantly repaint the wall of your and my restaurant because of these dicks ! Me scrubbing “tags” off our bathroom wall is a weekly occurrence . I caught a guy in the act a while back and he was astonished that I was angry …. He said verbatim “be cool dude , I do this shit all over the world , I’m kinda famous ” pure hubris . My LES neighbors acts like im a philistine for not seeing the cultural value in graffiti … I’m not a fan of this bullshit or the pricks that do it
: Thank you for your invaluable contribution to the promotion of cheese snacks. I bet your buddies at the Dial House are very proud
: I’m at the point now where “insults” sound totally reasonable.
: You’re welcome for a clean civilized place to find a cheese snack that is not on other people’s property! If you love your nickname so much, keep it off your neighbor’s garage door.
: As far as Crass goes, at least they had a message. Stenciling “There is no authority but yourself” in 70s classist Britain sure beats spray painting “ME” in 2013 Williamsburg.
: I don’t understand you for this Gavin. You idolize Dash Snow who tagged SACE, you thought he was the coolest guy ever but now you think tagging is stupid and you act like you don’t get graffiti. Kids will be kids man what will you say if your son gets into graffiti in 10 years, will you not “get it”?
: Well, Detroit would be waaaay uglier without graffiti. Just sayin. But fuck these annoying 20somethings who call themselves “artists,” destroying people’s small businesses with drivel. Go practice on your notebooks, book bags and shoes like we all did. If you’re still doing it in 5 years, well talk.