The internet is a wonderful place, full of colour, style and wisdom. But it's also a place full of wannabe's and posers who have little to no idea what they're talking about. Which results in a very interesting mixing pot which seems to have had a big impact on what we know as Graffiti.
Upon our travels around the internet, after one of our frequent visits to MTN World
, we found ourselves ending up at Graffiti Know How
. A website created and curated by Finnish graffiti artist Egs
. We had a dig around and found some very interesting content. Articles published hopefully to properly inform those interested in diving into the graffiti pool of how to best do so. With fundamental lessons on where graffiti came from, what's okay, and what's not okay, it's certainly an interesting place to look.
We'll let you make your own mind up where you stand on the website and it's articles, but we certainly thought it was interesting.
With lists of the top 20 most famous graffiti artists, to infographics on the history of graffiti, and how to start drawing graffiti letters, how not to be a graffiti toy etc. There's something to be said for what they've got there.
“If you’re going to try, go all the way. Otherwise, don’t even start. This could mean losing girlfriends, wives, relatives and maybe even your mind. It could mean not eating for three or four days. It could mean freezing on a park bench. It could mean jail. It could mean derision. It could mean mockery–isolation. Isolation is the gift. All the others are a test of your endurance, of how much you really want to do it. And, you’ll do it, despite rejection and the worst odds. And it will be better than anything else you can imagine. If you’re going to try, go all the way. There is no other feeling like that. You will be alone with the gods, and the nights will flame with fire. You will ride life straight to perfect laughter. It’s the only good fight there is.”
– Charles Bukowski