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
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
Teen Tuesday, October 10th at 4pm
4400 Mission ST