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).