Lonewolf wrote:You know, I have this gift of mine which deals with lettering.
I have dozens upon dozens of alphabets that I've developed
over my years with the Homeboys in the neighborhoods.
Fair to say that I have a pretty good understanding and skills
on Gang lettering. I nourish this skill and you'll always find my
library books full of placasos and artwork. Some of it real nice
and some of it kinda shysty lookin' . . .
Whenever I write letters to anyone, be that family or friends
that are locked up >> I always throw out some style and insert
some art. That's just how it is with me, it comes natural.
I have this digital camera that I went and got myself, and I try
to keep it with me whenever I go to different places. With this
cam' i have been able to compile and amass a decent amount of
"strike ups / placasos" and every now and then I run across sum
very nice clean ones >> not no scribbles and not no tagger work.
Just recently, I noticed a firme big a*s placaso on this bulding wall
which faces the 5 freeway along Logan Heights. It reads RED STEPS
in huge brown/gold shaded block lettering. It was a clean lookin' one.
Every time I passed by it, I kept telling myself > gotta bring my cam.
And every time > it slipped my mind and failed to take a picture of it.
Then it happens >> some Vatos from SHELL TOWN 38 STREET went
and crossed it all out and really focked it up. My chance is gone and
another firme "old school" gang strike up gone by the way side. Why?
Because of the street wars.
I don't know man, maybe is just me, but I for one was never one to
smear up and cross out "anyone's" art >> if it was really a nice piece.
Any thoughts from any of you on the subject?
WIP wrote:Man the red steps is just a basic block throwup. Its not really that tight if you ask me. I seen some cats in San Pedro put up some clean and tight. As far as gettin X'd thats part of the game. Back in the day it pissed me off but I now just accept it. But when you catch a fool X'n out yours?.....its priceless.
NikexCortez wrote:^^ Taggers are krazy man. Sometimes I be wondering how they be catching certain spots too. There was a tagger that would hit up on the freeway signs and he fell and broke his arm lol.
MARTINEZ wrote:You know I always found it very interesting that NO ONE (to my knowledge) has ever crossed out
that "Florenica 13" on the corner of Florence and Holmes.
Its a very old mural of the virgin Mary and then off it has "Florenica 13" in a vertical placaso.
That mural/placaso has been there for many moons.
RuthlessCray wrote:NikexCortez wrote:^^ Taggers are krazy man. Sometimes I be wondering how they be catching certain spots too. There was a tagger that would hit up on the freeway signs and he fell and broke his arm lol.
Quiet a few writters have died trying write in a dangerous spot.
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