Graffiti of giant people stuffed into small building

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I really like this clever graffiti found in Bristol. Oysterism posted this one and several more from the always-great Wooster Collective site. "As Seen On The Streets"

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  1. why can’t any of the graffiti in my area be this cool? All we ever get are near illegible words or letter scrawled in one color… not even bubble letters!

  2. There must be more than a few scholarly articles on the difference between graffiti and murals as artforms. I think I will look for some now.

  3. TAKUAN @2, I’m not sure! I guess it could be an ad, but if it is, I wish more “billboards” looked like this.

  4. Bristol is a great place for thoughtful graffiti. You get stuff like this, you get billboards altered with political messages, and of course it’s the home of Banksy.

  5. Tak, that is “Special Brew” the mana of bums, drunks and punks. I highly doubt it was paid for.

    BAD MANNERS:

    I love you, yes i do
    ‘cos i know that you love me too
    I love you, yes i do
    gona spend all my money on you

    everyday when i say, that i’m not gona take anymore
    its ok, don’t go away, i feel bad when you’re closing the door

    I love you

    Need some more, to restore all the feeling that i get from you
    i want more, give me more, all i want is a barrell of you

    I love you, yes i do
    ‘cos i know that you love me too
    i love you, yes i do
    gona spend all my money on you
    woh woh woh woh

    (trumpet instrumental)

    I don’t care, when they stare, at the way that i’m always with you
    we’re a pair, it’s not fair when they say we’re a special brew!
    woh woh woh woh

    I love you

    hey…hey…hey…hey…
    hey…hey…hey…hey…
    hey…hey…hey…hey…
    hey…hey…hey…hey…

    Everyday, when i say, that i’m not gona take anymore
    it’s ok, dont go away, i feel bad when you’re closing the door

    Need some more, to restore all the feeling that i get from you
    i want more, give me more, all i want is a barrell of you
    woh woh woh woh woh woh woh

    (instrumental)

    I love you, yes i do
    cos i know that you love me too!!!

  6. The singular of graffiti it graffito.

    A painting on the side of a building with permission of the owner is a mural.

    /pedant

  7. This is what graffiti should look like. Banksy has really revolutionized art by introducing the possibility of beauty in what was once considered a destructive pastime. I hope other painters like the one featured here follow suit.

  8. Banksy didn’t revolutionize street art any more than Shepherd Fairey revolutionized photoshop. They’re both just damned good at it.

  9. Auto Parts, I can remember seeing beautiful, colorful graffiti murals on NYC walls and subway trains when Banksy was just six years old.

  10. Anybody from Lawrence, KS reminded of the “boxed in” mural inside Quinton’s Bar and Deli?

  11. Does anyone, who is taking the time to post “it’s a mural”, have a citation on the legality of this piece? (Also, in the graf-culture the legality or not of a piece doesn’t merit this distinction. Call it discipline-specific terminology if you like, but it’s valid.)

    Here, in the original posting of this photo, there is no such information:

    http://www.woostercollective.com/2009/02/fresh_stuff_from_dan_in_bristol.html

    http://bristolgraffiti.wordpress.com/2009/02/17/new-dan-in-brunswick-square/

  12. fresco is a technique involving wet plaster and water based egg-tempura pigments. you lay the wet palster down on a base which has been ‘cartooned’, and the moisened pigment is applied to the wet plaster. rather quickly, i might add. as the plaster tends to dry beyond workability in a couple hours or less. then the unpainted plaster is scraped away, and new plaster is layed down alongside the preshly painted and curing plaster. it’s from the italain: ‘fresco’= fresh (exciting!) as in ‘fresh plaster’. graffiti |grəˈfÄ“tÄ“|
    plural noun ( sing. -to |-tō|) [treated as sing. or pl. ]
    writing or drawings scribbled, scratched, or sprayed illicitly on a wall or other surface in a public place. mural |ˈmyoŏrəl|
    noun
    a painting or other work of art executed directly on a wall.

  13. Some serious foreshortening anomalies there but a damn good wry and acute observation.

  14. Bristol’s been legendary for its graffiti as long as I can remember.

    The ‘Peoples Republic of Stokes Croft’ have a list of sites in the city that they believe would be improved by graffiti…

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