May 20th, 2008
The writing on the wall
Graffiti is always an interesting topic to debate: is it art? Is it a form of self-expression? Or is it just vandalism?
There’s an extent to which graffiti – like so many of our t-shirts – might be considered a form of micro-blogging. Graffiti after all has a long history dating back to ancient times, leading us to wonder whether the Kings of Rome and Egypt considered these public works to be an eyesore or simply an expected public testimony. (If some history buff out there has the answer to this question, do please let us know.)
We ran across a video* made in Buenos Aires that, we thought, demonstrated unique self-expression and a clear passion for graffiti as an art form. Let us know what you think.
MUTO a wall-painted animation by BLU from blu on Vimeo.
*(Note: we do have the artist’s permission to share this with you.)