Wednesday, April 6, 2011

t is for tag

Art is the signature of civilizations.

Beverly Sills (1929 - 2007) soprano

Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.

Theodor Seuss Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss (1904-1991) writer & cartoonist

wall wednesday continues

each graffiti artist has a unique signature or tag - tags can range from stencil images - to freehand signatures to stickers.
  1. cat - stencil cat a tag one finds all over nyc - the color and number of the cat varies, june 2010
  2. wall in detroit which mixes stencil and freehand - could be more than one person at work, february 2011
  3. popular style of script for graffiti artist tags - this tag comes from cleveland, but the style could just as well scene in munich or l.a. , october 2010
  4. sticker tag by nyc artist tazz, june 2011


Tess Kincaid said...

That Dr. Seuss was a wise man. Love the Sills quote, too. She's one of my favorite peeps.

deb did it said...

awesomeness...I am a huge Dr Suess fan as well

Watson said...

Wow! Like that quote from "the good Doctor S" too!

karen said...

Totally dig the quote by the Dr.! Also...just a thought...but if each one of the street artists out there were given the funding to put some of their art on paper...I'd be willing to bet it would be nothing short of amazing.

Gregg Biggs said...

The variations of tagging is a fascinating part of travel. There are common threads, but each city has its own personality -- be is San Francisco, Kathmandu or Barcelona.

Lisa Ursu said...

I love the quotes!
Photos are fantastic, and I love the info you gave on each.
Great post,

Meri said...

The sticker tag one is most entertaining.

bettyl said...

Those are some awesome finds!