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    neone got any good links on the art of gaffiti?
    google came up with a lot of pictures and art work.. but no good tips on doing it...
    i have never done it but i have seen some faboulus works of art on trains. i dont know how a person could do that with spray cans..
    im guessing they go out at 4 in the morning and work till around when people start showing up for work...
    ive gone out at night maybe hoping to watch some one in action.. i found out that you have to be like a cat.. it almost seams impossible .. i cant see how one could get away with it..
     

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    I dont know about sites but there are some good magazines around. 'Flaunt' has alot of graff stuff in it & 'element(Z?) is totally hip-hop culure with pages & pages of graet graffiti.
     

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    I doubt your really gonna find much stuff on the web becuase telling people how you do your graf is like a magician telling you how he does his tricks. Usually doesn't work that way.
     

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    Banksy Web Site
    This website doesn't tell you anything about how to graffiti, but it contains the art of a semi-famous UK graffiti artist called Banksey.
    His work is amazing, and I would definately reccomend checking it out.
    Most of his work is done through stencilling
    Some of my favourites are:

    and

    Sorry the pictures are so big!
    [ 07 November 2002: Message edited by: FunkyAlfonzo ]
     

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    I know it's not what your after but just posting a few links to some art I quite like.
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    [ 07 November 2002: Message edited by: Johny Boy ]
     

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    Check this site out, its one of the largest databases on graff from all around the world. You will probably find something you like.
    http://www.graffiti.org/
     

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    This is a fantastic piece!
     

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    FunkyAlfonzo, that dude is my new hero! A genius! Mad props for the link!
    I used to write when I was younger. I liked it how everybody in Rotterdam talked about the tags, not knowing it was us, but right now I think it's better to make people think, and just a cryptic tag or piece won't do that. Anyway, after some trouble with the police (and after my mother recognized my self portrait on a wall which made me appreciate the civility of the police) I threw away my spraycans. I resorted to small stickers and labels with purely text on them. I used to work at a place with unlimited labelwriters, but now I use them sparingly. My heart still beats faster when I see a nice piece or a good location though, even though it's now six years ago...
     

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    six and a half thumbs up to the banksy link
    that stuff fucking rocks
     

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    i love the piece noodle posted.
    oh yeah... and some proactive graffiti from the lounge
    [ 15 January 2003: Message edited by: wanderlust ]
     

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    i somehow acquired a german graffiti mag
    ill have to see if i can find it to scan some, there was some great stuff in there.
     

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    graff art is like any form of art and will always come down to design and personal style. take a design class at a junior college, tell your instructor what your aspirations are and get some advice on how to express your ideas in a cohesive way. be wary though some may give you advice to not touch this breed of art at all... this is one of my fav artists website http://mearone.com check it out... it also has some great links. if all else fails just start doodling with a black can on poster board.(of course keep it outside
     

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