CROSS OUTS

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CROSS OUTS

Postby Lonewolf » January 22nd, 2007, 2:08 pm

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?
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Postby NikexCortez » January 22nd, 2007, 2:16 pm

Theres people like you who show others respect and theres others that can care less and dont wanna hear it with so called enemies. What can we do, theres 2 sides to a coin. It's always gonna be like that.
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Postby $outhPhillypuppet » January 22nd, 2007, 2:35 pm

in philly theres a mural arts program that put up nice uplifting pieces on walls.they never get touched but the gang tags always get wiped out.theres new drug marks gettin put up and they stay protected.
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Postby MARTINEZ » January 22nd, 2007, 5:17 pm

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.
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Postby SAINTJAYMES » January 22nd, 2007, 8:55 pm

Lonewolf doods like you are the last of a dieing bread catz who came up bang'n when there was still codes and respect now a days it seems like with every generation shit just gets more and more senceless
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Postby frozen fire » January 23rd, 2007, 12:09 am

^^ true.
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Re: CROSS OUTS

Postby A Ghost » January 23rd, 2007, 12:44 am

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?


thats messed up :evil:
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Postby Lonewolf » January 26th, 2007, 5:00 pm

Here's the RED STEPS placaso I was speaking about v v v v
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^ ^ ^ ^ These here letters are about 10 feet tall.
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about the pic

Postby wish_bone » January 27th, 2007, 12:51 am

Man, that is real nice. It is a shame that some bangers would come around and tag it up. :( Stuff like that is a piece of art, and deserves to be respected. I am not from L.A. but everytime I've been down there I have seen some real tight looking grafitti. We got to change how we treat art work. Writers are artists, you wouldnt go and cross out a Van Gough painting, so why touch another masterpiece?
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Postby WIP » January 27th, 2007, 7:56 am

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.
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Postby Lonewolf » January 27th, 2007, 4:15 pm

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.


"basic block throwup" True! Pero esta chingon ese . . .
Them are 10 feet tall blocks ese, right up against a busy a*s freeway strip
white paint up first > then the blocks thrown up in a real true "ever olden"
old school Chicano stilo. It is true to the colors and true to the cause v v v
"IN MY BOOK" >> it is clean lookin'.
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Postby RuthlessCray » January 27th, 2007, 4:21 pm

I don't know how SD is but in IE and SGV alot of people don't even bother with any good artwork like that anymore because the graffiti remover guy comes in the mornings and takes it off anyways. Still their certain areas people know where to go where it might stay up longer, but in regular streets they been taking off as much as they can.
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Postby WIP » January 27th, 2007, 9:17 pm

Easy hermano. I agree its true to the colors and true to the cause....pregunte 38 calle! no?
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Postby youngwun » March 3rd, 2007, 9:30 am

Certain hoods, graffiti is just accepted. In E/S MOB hood, them niggaz be writing on they own houses. That shit stays up for years and years.
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Postby StreetKnowledge » March 4th, 2007, 12:22 pm

How Were They Able To tag Up That High? They Get Ladders Or Sumthin Lol
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Postby NikexCortez » March 4th, 2007, 1:27 pm

^^ 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.
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Postby Lonewolf » March 4th, 2007, 3:25 pm

Never was good with that tagger work . . .
tagger work is about --> the solo bomber
or the Krew --> not about the N'HOOD . . .

WALL ART gotta have deep significanse . . .
gotta have a "strong allegiance" . . .
gotta be sprayed up with mucho corazon . . .
gotta challenge and gotta warn fools . . .
gotta live through the ages --> no matter
what the style of the times is!
WALL ART can't be transitory nor temporary!

WALL ART gotta have "MUCHO CORAZON"
So much heart goes into Barrio Art, which
includes PLACASOS, that many have laid
down their lives "IN HONOR OF" !!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Postby RuthlessCray » March 4th, 2007, 3:27 pm

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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Postby Lonewolf » March 4th, 2007, 3:34 pm

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.


That's real old clecha respect right there holmes . . .

Por Favor eSe, colorea ese placaso con tu maquina
and throw it up for us far-away to check it out.
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Postby Lonewolf » March 4th, 2007, 3:35 pm

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.


Not talking about having huevos . . . I'm talking about the ART itself.
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Postby Noog » March 5th, 2007, 5:42 am

http://www.artofthestate.co.uk/banksy/Banksy_rioter.htm

And here was one of my fav pieces, a rioter throwing flowers (Resistence is Fertile) but kinda mash up with other cartoon graf!
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Re: CROSS OUTS

Postby SmileyGee » September 26th, 2009, 1:05 pm

Wow Lonewolf just hearing you say that inspires me big homie mucho respeto
Muchas Gracias,
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