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by Dhamaka

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1st Nov 2009, 15:07  

Dhamaka says:

thank you George and Happy Hallows to you

1st Nov 2009, 15:32

Dhamaka says:

thank you - I struggle with getting a balance between capturing the graff as accurately as possible and making a good photo

1st Nov 2009, 16:14

Dhamaka says:

big thank you!

1st Nov 2009, 16:34

This composition is fantastic!

Graffiti gets some extra attention from me sometimes because it's the raucous bastard of calligraphy -- an art all but completely demolished by movable type, by standardized type, by typewriters, by computers.... When you write by hand, you can dynamically change the shapes of letters and word-constructions, adding or removing weight for emphasis and for extra levels of communication that vanishes in the same way that Muzak destroys a symphony. Print and type are a crude digitization process.

The true forms can really only be seen these days in Asian arts, in masterwork depictions of Arabic verse, and in Western graffiti.

Sometimes it seems a bit juvenile that some artists can't be bothered to write anything more than their own name over and over and over. I just hope they're practicing.


1st Nov 2009, 18:00

Jig along says:

There is something really creepy about this shot. Maybe its the fact that the window has been bricked over, but its a good chose of pic for hallows.

1st Nov 2009, 18:12

Dhamaka says:

~R~ - I think whether 'pretty' is 'nice' or not depends on context. I'm not sure that I'd call any of the graff I've shown you 'pretty' but was more interested in your perspective

wingmaker - thank you! It's something I'm working on :)

Laszlo - thank you - & in which case you'd like my next show

Jigalong - good and thank you!

1st Nov 2009, 18:35

Viv says:

yes - a good 'un

4th Nov 2009, 16:37

Dhamaka says:

thank you!

7th Nov 2009, 18:15