Class #2 – 7/10 – Re-Cap, Info & Resources
Continued Definitions on Graffiti.
Early NYC Graffiti Writers:
Cornbread, Taki 183, Stay High 149, Phase II, Stitch 1, Cool Stan, Barbara 62, EVA62, Tracy168, & SuperCool223
We Screened Style Wars the film/documentary – Re-watch it here below.
Style Wars is an essential part of the definition process of understanding NYC graffiti. The film was made by Henry Chalfant & Tony Silver in 1982.
Who is Henry Chalfant? – http://www.henrychalfant.com
The Style Wars website – http://www.stylewars.com
Various Markers, tagging styles, tips, types, thickness and flow. The power of a marking tool and the potential it posses in both public and private spaces.
Learning to TAG – Class Exercise with Tagging, creating a name, graffiti alphabet demonstration and practice. MArkers, types, tips and tools of the trade.
Guest Artist Presentation :: RJ Rushmore
“RJ Rushmore has been involved in contemporary art as a writer, curator, photographer, arts administrator, and fan since 2008. With a focus on street art, graffiti, and public art, RJ facilitates and promotes disruptive art outdoors, in galleries, and online. He founded the street art blog Vandalog, and is currently Co-Curator of Art in Ad Places and Marketing and Digital Communications Manager at Creative Time.
RJ has been featured in Artforum, CNN, The Creators Project, The Economist, Hyperallergic, The Nation, The New York Times, PAPER, Time, and elsewhere.”
RJ is the author of VIRAL ART (2013) – We will be discussing this book in the coming days – Please download or read it online here (This is one of my favorite books!) – http://viralart.vandalog.com
RJ is the curator of the All Big Letters Exhibition – http://exhibits.haverford.edu/allbigletters/
Questions to ponder (respond in the comments below)
What did you think of Style Wars the Film? How has your perception about NYC & Graffiti changed since screening the film?
What did you think of today’s tagging demo and exercise?
Did you select your graffiti name? If so, what is it?
RJ Rushmore was our guest artist today, what did you think of his presentation, projects and evolving work? (He will be responding to your commentary)