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A Celtic cross. The symbol is associated with Celtic Christianity, although it has older, pre-Christian origins. Egyptian symbol of eternal life. Four Leaf Clover-is a renown symbol that means good luck to the person who finds one.Slide3
What is Graffiti?
Graffiti. Term applied to an arrangement of institutionally illicit marks in which there has been an attempt to establish some sort of coherent composition: such marks are made by an individual or individuals (not generally professional artists) upon a wall or other surface that is usually visually accessible to the public.Slide6
Is Graffiti Art or Vandalism ?Slide7
What does this refer to?
Site-specific art is artwork created to exist in a certain place. Typically, the artist takes the location into account while planning and creating the artwork.
Christo and Jean-ClaudeSlide8
Conor Harrington – White Street Car Park, Cork CitySlide9
Art or Vandalism?Slide10
Art or Vandalism?Slide11
Cash machine abducting young girl
Closer To Home – Cork CitySlide14Slide15
History of Graffiti
Graffiti type practice has been around for millions of years.Romans wrote on the walls of buildings they conquered and cave men drew illustrations on cave wallsGraffiti first became known by many names, most commonly termed graffiti begins in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania during the mid to late 1960’s. The writers who are credited with the first conscious bombing effort are CORNBREAD and COOL EARL. They wrote their names all over the city gaining attention from the community and local press.Slide16Slide17
History of Grafiti
Graffiti was used primarily by political activists to make statements and street gangs to mark territory. It wasn't till the late 1960s that writing's current identity started to form.Slide18
The New York Stytle
Shortly after CORNBREAD, the Washington Heights section of Manhattan was giving birth to writers.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 was the nick name for his given name Demetrius and 183 was the number of the street where he lived. He and other teens used permanent markers to tag or write their names, followed by the number of the street on which they lived, in subway cars.Slide19
Graffiti Tags-What Are They?
, simply put, is the way that people who know anything about graffiti, can tell one piece of graffiti from another. In some quarters a tag is much the same as a painter’s signature might be on a painting, it references the person to whom that piece of work belongs.Slide20
Mind Map-Ideas for a Tag
Begin with your
Write down things about yourself, numbers addresses etc.
From the information you have written words
abbreviated, changed etc. to come up with your personal tag.Slide21
Descriptive Word Task
Create your own descriptive words:
from the following list:
Symmetrical: Equal on both sidesAsymmetrical: Informal placement Radial: From a center pointSlide24
Principles of the Design
Proportion (size) Emphasis (one part stands out) Variety (differences)Rhythm (movement) Pattern (repeating) Unity (goes together)Slide25Slide26Slide27Slide28Slide29Slide30