March 04, 2004
Straight2Hell

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Can anyone tell me what the hell this says?

Anyone out there speak "graffiti"?

Posted by at March 04, 2004 04:49 PM
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Crine

Crsinio

Greino

"I exist"?

Posted by: D on March 4, 2004 04:52 PM .

Would "Cuisine" not be a kickin' street name?

Posted by: D on March 4, 2004 04:53 PM .

crispy!

Posted by: adam on March 4, 2004 05:27 PM .

It flagrantly says "crime", a perfectly excellent example of conceptua-to-literal mise-en-abme if I ever saw one.

Posted by: TheDiscourse on March 5, 2004 10:16 AM .

It flagrantly says "crime", a perfectly excellent example of conceptual-to-literal mise-en-abme if I ever saw one.

Posted by: TheDiscourse on March 5, 2004 10:16 AM .

Bugger.

Posted by: TheDiscourse on March 5, 2004 10:16 AM .

But of course!

Hot damn you're good, Discourse.

Posted by: on March 5, 2004 10:46 AM .

Mise-en-abme my bleeding ass. It says "creine", plain as day. One too many letters to say "crime" you projectionist!

Posted by: D on March 5, 2004 02:39 PM .

Guy, that's clearly a stylized "i" folding in on itself, symbolizing the effects of the Orwellian Authority bearing down on the proles, giving them no option but to commit...

CRIME!!!

Posted by: TheDiscourse!!! on March 6, 2004 12:37 AM .

If that's an I, then what's the thing that looks like an I next to it? A pause? Hyphen? Math? Commercial break? or is it... my sweaty ASS!!

Posted by: D on March 6, 2004 11:14 AM .

Listen, it's the first "leg" of the "m" in "crime", you know, like the single leg and the double leg of the "m" are separate but they're still partners...

IN CRIME!!! Again, you see a mise-en-abme trope embedded in the piece. The artist clearly has at least a BA in cultural studies.

Listen, D, graffiti is all about BREAKING THE RULES, be they (the rules) of design or the criminal code. Graffiti is informed by a recent phenomenon called "popular culture", thus "graffiti artists" will steal compositional and textual techniques from advertising and popular graphic design and blend them with their transgressive "WILD STYLE". The result is often challenging but ultimately attractive, sometimes CRIMINALLY so.

Also, why is your ass so sweaty? Does editing provoke ass-sweat?

Posted by: TheDiscourse on March 6, 2004 11:36 AM .

And your ass is bleeding too, right?

Posted by: TheDiscourse on March 7, 2004 01:43 PM .

Wait a secondo, what's happening here? Who has a bleeding ass? Math? Transgressive Wild Style? Hyphens?

WTF is going on!?!?!

Posted by: on March 9, 2004 04:27 PM .
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