Graffiti is an increasing threat to society as it damages public and private properties. Many vandals are interested in writing down their initials or names while the rest are interested in writing down cultural, violent or religious contents on walls, fences, trucks, trucks, and everywhere possible. When we talk about removing graffiti, we must also understand and accept that removing graffiti is not an easy job. We cannot use the normal cleaning solvents to clean these graffiti coatings. You need special products if you want to get rid off the graffiti completely. Especially when done on brick walls, it is really difficult to be harsh while cleaning the graffiti as it might cause damage to the masonry. If the fence is of brick, then check whether it is a real brick. Based on the quality of the brick, you need to use customized products to safeguard or save the fence from any other damage.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Friday, March 2, 2012
Fafi was born and raised in Toulouse France - the home of another "graffiti girl", Miss Van. She has been on the art scene since 1994 when she first witnessed the graffiti street art on her hometown walls. Fafi's style is quite unique. Fafi tends to depict women in various forms. She identifies a particular stereotype and will render it to create a "Fafi Girl". She paints exaggerated stereotypes of women in a cute and "Fafi" way. Europe, USA, Japan, Hong-Kong, all got "Fafi'ed". Her work would appear around the world in galleries and advertisements. The world was truly her canvas!
Sunday, February 12, 2012
The term graffiti comes from the Greek word 'graphein' which means 'to write'. When some images or letterings are written, scratched or painted in any order on properties such as buildings, car or train bodies, bridges, desks or any other surfaces..this is called Graffiti. Not only in today's modern world, even in ancient ages our ancestors used it to display the memorable incidents they faced or stories of their hunting or whom they prey and so on. Basically, graffiti is wall painting. So it can be done using various types of painting materials. But generally these days graffiti is being done by spray paints or marker pens. In most countries painting on properties without the property owner's approval or on public properties is a punishable crime. Most of them think that graffiti has no artistic values. So it is needed to be removed from the neighborhood. There lies the concept of graffiti removal.
Friday, January 20, 2012
Love or hate it but Graffiti is part of the everyday urban world. It's a fact that Banksy and other well known street artists, who are now household names, have busted the whole urban art scene wide open, brought it forefront into the public's attention and it seems the room to sit on the fence with an opinion as to whether it is an art-form or vandalism just got a whole lot narrower.
People first started to recognise graffiti as an art form when paint started hitting the NYC subways in the 1970's and 80's. Gangs of graffiti artists known as crews began to develop. Graffiti however, still to this day remains an illegal art and the city authorities across the globe spend millions every year cleaning it up. Others will argue rules make a boring city, no character or self expression.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Creating graffiti is a fun and worthwhile activity that everyone can do. It is an art of expressing oneself through creative writing or drawing on a wall or surface. The uniqueness of graffiti art is brought about its urban and funky theme. For starters, it would be very frustrating to create your own personalized graffiti. This article will give you some tips on how to draw your own graffiti.
Friday, October 28, 2011
You see them everywhere, subways, tube tunnels, public buildings walls and even art exhibitions. Yes, it is graffiti!
Colors used by artists are generally permanent and requires nothing less than pressure cleaning. Graffiti removal is one of major worries of civil society today. Graffiti causes widespread public/private wealth damage.
The biggest problem with graffiti vandalism is that most don't consider it to be a 'real crime'. This is a natural assumption, because in most cases, graffiti is perfectly ignorable. Motives behind offensive graffiti
Gang graffiti - As the name suggests, they are made by members of local gang. Usually it comprises of names/nicknames of members, curses for rivals and symbols or alphabets. Motive of this graffiti could be display of power, publicity, glorifying the dead etc.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
The growing culture of graffiti is spreading everywhere. Graffiti requires simple tools like paints, sprayers, brushes and etching tools that are available in market cheaply. Most of the times, the sole purpose of graffiti is vandalism and vandals often target any property that comes under their eye sight. Identifying locations that are targeted by graffiti and graffiti removal as soon as it appears on the property is top priority of city authorities that see high rate of graffiti related offences.
Public properties have high frequency of population movement. Bus shelters, railway stations, subways, parks, auditorium walls, cinema halls and open theatres are usual targets of graffiti vandals. Open streets that are maintained by city authorities, freeways, traffic signals, heritage monuments, statues of leaders, bridges and flyovers are also common targets of graffiti offenders.