Sarah, 13, USA. Fandoms: Supernatural, Doctor Who, Sherlock, Marvel, Hetalia, Night Vale, Rooster Teeth, Acheivement Hunter, Anime, and a bunch more stuff.
Maybe put it on a canvas instead of someone’s property, and we can all be happy.
who paying for these canvases or the art programs so these kids can have that? Why should it matter if these run down buildings that never get fixed up anyway get graffiti’d?
Therein lies the issue. Art programs, both visual and performance based, are the first programs to be cut. Canvas ain’t cheap. Neither are the supplies. Much of the graffiti that takes place IS on buildings that are run down. The gov’t didn’t place any value on these properties and yet get pissy with dudes “vandalizing” their shit. You can’t have it both ways, ya dig.
My father was a garment contractor in LA. In the late 80s, he owned the building where he had his factory. He thought it would be a cool idea to commission local graffiti artists, usually young Black and Latino men looking to stay out of trouble, to paint murals on his buildings. After all, he runs a garment design/manufacturing company, and creative signage is great advertising.
One day, he showed up to the building and the city just painted over the murals without permission or notice.
First, the city told him he couldn’t have graffiti art on HIS building because it brought down property value. After he complained, then they said: ok you can do this, but you need a permit. After he got the permit, then the city said: ok, but you can only use these artists. Of course, these artists were all White graphic design students from USC, and of course they charged 3x more.
There is a prejudice against this type of art, and it’s racial. Banksy vandalizes folks buildings all the time, and folks treat him like the Messiah. He ain’t doing nothing new that Black and Brown folks haven’t done for decades.
This whole post…I just find it really interesting! And sad, too, but good thing to read.
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I just reached 12K followers, and I want to celebrate it with you, sweeties. Because you deserve more than a hug.
This giveaway contains:
★ The new Catching Fire inspired mockingjay pin. The Odds Will Be Deffo On Your Favor. (x)
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✰ You’re not Tom Hiddles, so you must be following me, at least until the giveaway ends.
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✰ If the winner does not appear after 48 hours, I’ll choose another.
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✰ UPDATE 2.0: After reading all your requests, I’ve finally made up my mind. These are the chosen items that will be added when you all reach 80K:
★ A Samulet.
I need to look at this at least 5 minutes everyday for the rest of my life and my life will be better for this.
The men of tumblr dancing… I needed this in my life
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