Mean As Custard (calico_pye) wrote,
Mean As Custard

  • Mood:
  • Music:

Graffiti Revisited


I have to write a speech on a subject I have studied - so I am revisiting Graffiti again.This is more of an inner city problem and far less common in the UK than, say America etc. I am digging through my old Access stuff (including my old PP on it) and this time, because I haven't got wonderful photos, I am going to rely on persuasive speech.  Basically, I want to get across the benefits of community arts projects and the idea of livening up dull concrete.

I am involved with festival banner making in one of our local towns.  I use bold colours and simple forms to convey passion and soul.  Last academic year, I made a Hamlet artifact using very bright colours. It wasn't exactly Matisse's Blue Period, but it was eye-catching and has pride of place on my bedroom wall.  I agree that some tags are not attractive, especially offensive ones - yet some of the most amazing artwork has been the traditional block/bubble font.  I have mentioned Banksy and we have our own local Bot Man, who tends to sticker-bomb, rather than spray can his work.


Last year, I used this infamous image on my pp - I would love this as a poster.  However, even if Banksy is very anti establishment, his artwork is now netting a lot of cash. An interesting concept for a left wing vandal-turned-artiste. Still love it :-)


I have just bought two pieces of his work and more can be seen on his website -

Not sure how I am going to pull this off just yet. Right now, I have written 376 words with a further 424 - 624 words to find. Ah, the art of persuasive writing - PP's say so much more :-/

Have just found a page which shows public art - the Belfast Murals, that depict the history of the troubles for many generations.  Fascinating stories and possibly the biggest place of public/political art.


607 words all told - a little slow, because I had to do additional research and and keep a running reference.  I also took a break and has Mother's day tea/cake with my sister.  it is shaping up nicely and I will do more tomorrow :-)
Tags: banksy, fda english y1, graffiti, grindstone files - year 1, transactional writing

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.