Thursday, August 17, 2006

GRAFFITI VS. STREET ART

That tag on the side of a building; is it vandalism or art? When does graffiti cross from art to vandalism?

Our library is located in a major city and so every day on my way to work I see countless expressions of street art. Huge murals painted in the middle of the night stretch out with bright colors and bold words. But then arriving at work I am confronted with another side of graffiti, Tags. Sprayed across the side of the library are gang tags and when I look down the street all the buildings bear this scar. When does graffiti cross the line? When does graffiti change from street art to vadalism?


GRAFFITI WORLD: Street Art From Five Continents

The Art of Getting Over : Graffiti at the Millennium



GRAFFITO by Michael Walsh

HOW TO DRAW HIP-HOP
by Damion Scott


AutoGraf: New York City's Graffiti Writers
by Peter Sutherland

And coming soon to a library near you.........but don't wait! Put them on HOLD now!

Freight Train Graffiti
by Roger Gastman


Best Of Style File: The Finest of the First 10 Issues

Street Art The Spray Files
by Louis Bou


Blackbook Sessions
by Jorn Stiller


UPCOMING STREET ART EVENTS.......at YOUR library

TAG -a- T-SHIRT

Airbrush a t-shirt with your own tag. All supplies provided, including a shirt.

Ocean View Branch
Wednesday, September 27th at 4pm
345 Randolph St
355-5615

Excelsior Branch
Teen Tuesday, October 10th at 4pm
4400 Mission ST
355-2868

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Man Hyphee!

Diana C. Garcia said...

Hi Librarians..
My name is Diana and I'm doing a presentation for one of my classes about why graffiti is not considered art... if you can give any opinion or information about this issue please email me..
dana89co@hotmail.com
thank you for your time