A study depicting the stylistic diversity found in Parisian graffiti tags. Now on display at Fondation Cartier’s Born In The Streets – Graffiti exhibition until November 29, 2009.
Over 2,400 graffiti tags were photographed from April 24 to April 28, 2009, from each of Paris’s 20 districts. All photographs were archived, tagged and sorted by letter. The ten most commonly used letters by Paris graffiti writers were identified for further study (A,E,I,K,N,O,R,S,T and U). From each letter grouping, eighteen tags were isolated to represent the diversity and range of that specific character. These sets are not intended to display the “best” graffiti tags in Paris, but rather aim to highlight the diversity of forms ranging from upper case to lowercase, simple to complex and legible to cryptic. For more information go here.
More photos can be viewed here
AEIOU – Official poster for the exhibition.
(Photo yanked from vanderlin)
New interactive version of Graffiti Taxonomy up at: fondation.cartier.com
Graffiti Taxonomy: Paris, 2009 was made possible by the production and design consulting contributions of Robert F. Houlihan, programming and interactivity of Todd Vanderlin, the invitation and support of everyone at Fondation Cartier and the inspiring work of the hundreds of graffiti writers in Paris who’s work I photographed.
Welcome to installment #2 of how to ship digital art for free. At issue: how to transport a large computer that is too big for carry on luggage and too delicate for checked luggage.
Obtain an oversize shopping bag and cut it down to match the exact dimensions of your computer case. Line with cardboard for padding.
Place computer inside the bag and casually toss small items on top.
Take the airline issued carry on tag from your properly sized item and place it on your oversize item.
Avoid sweating, limping or leaning awkwardly to one side when walking by security…. it should look light. Once you pass the initial security check point (the ones that look at your ticket and passport) then the x-ray process is no problem.
See yall in Paris!
Who is the bigger intellectual property asshole? Is it the artist who has amassed a small fortune based on “appropriation” yet still sends cease and desist letters to other artists for appropriating his work?
Or is it the largest (and only) US based nationally-oriented news service which fails to recognize “fair use” even when it literally stares them in the face?
I have created hand painted canvases of Shepard Fairy’s Obama Hope poster, and Mannie Garcia’s Associated Press photograph and put them for sale on my website here and here.
….. stay tuned for updates on the winner.
(For those unfamiliar with the Shepard Fairy / Associated Press intellectual property battle over the Obama Hope poster, here is a good place to start.)
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