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Graffiti

Handwriting recognition software for the Newton and Zoomer which recognises symbols that aren't necessarily letters. This gives greater speed and accuracy. It was written by Berkeley Softworks.

Graffiti

The designs resulting from painting words or symbols on a building, wall or other object.

Graffiti

 

dedicatory, magical, and everyday inscriptions on buildings, walls, metallic articles, vessels, and the like.

Graffiti are found in great quantity during the excavation of ancient and medieval cities and settlements in many countries of the world. They are found on almost all ancient Russian buildings; those in the cathedrals of St. Sophia in Kiev and Novgorod are especially interesting. Graffiti supplement the information gained from paleography and add to the research of the little-studied colloquial aspect of the language of an ancient people.

REFERENCES

Tolstoi, I. I. Grecheskie graffiti drevnikh gorodov Severnogo Prichernomor’ia. Moscow-Leningrad, 1953.
Vysotskii, S. A. Drevnerusskie nadpisi Sofii Kievskoi XI-XIV vv., vol. 1. Kiev, 1966.
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Then, in the final apocryphal phase, graffitists emphasized words in disguise.
With a name made (usually an alias chosen both for connotation and visual impact), the young graffitist can graduate onto `throw-ups' (in which their name is written in outline then filled in) and then--with reputation established and paint-handling skills mastered--they move onto large, illustrative `pieces' often incorporating their name obliquely into a complex design.
However, another graffitist working with Abo Bakr felt that the issue was more important than a clash of personalities: "We have remained quiet for two years and did not comment on any of the issues going on between Egypt's revolutionary artist-community and Mia Grondahl.
Using easy, swift media " like spray paints, markers and stencils " the graffitists merge colours, creating a whole exquisite image that communicates personal, social or political messages instantly.
Happily this memento, one of the few unofficial records of ordinary Library staff, remains immortalized, though it is now off-limits to all, even to budding graffitists.
A graffitist with a longer war service record was library attendant Raymond Francis Bell, who was first employed at the library in 1938, the date appearing after his name in the Dome.
While one can't deny the SI's significance, especially for politically minded artists, graffitists, political theorists, geographers, urban planners, and forward-looking architects, it's always bewildering to discover people who readily describe their output as art.
In quantity and in the hands of a crowd of graffitists, they can transform the lower reaches of a dull building--for at least the life of the batteries.
Monsieur Chat--known in the US as, simply, (C)--is a French graffitist and founder of the artists' collective CHAT (Harmonious Community of Taciturn Artists).