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I am from Chicago one of the most overlooked cities when it comes to graffiti or anything else.I started taking pictures of graffiti in the fall of 05' and instantly got hooked. My goal is to put Chicago on the map to show that not only L.A. and New York have a thriving graffiti scene. One day i plan to turn this hobby into a 9 to 5. I want to show people the many wonders this world has to offer through my photography. I want to expose them to the things they turn a blind eye to on a daily basis to make them realize that there is more to the world then the cubicle that surrounds them.

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Sunday, April 19, 2009

Gang Graffiti And Graffiti Art: Whats The Difference?

Gang Graffiti and graffiti that evolved from the 80's hip hop movement are often mistaken to be related but they are not.


Typically gang members use graffiti as a way to claim their set or neighborhood where they have one of their bases of operations. where if members of other enemy gangs go into their territory a beating or death may be a result of being in the wrong neighborhood

To learn more check out the CPD website

Recognizing Gang Activity


Gang Graffiti

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a347/aztec_vamp/l_a945dd497b4349d2a040d148780d4e3b.jpg



Graffiti Art

Is what the call lettering scratched, scrawled, painted or marked in any manner on property. Graffiti artist have nothing to gain but seeing their own names up they do not use their graffiti as a way to claim territory the way gangs do.

HYDE SB

Hyde

These are part of a graffiti mural done permission walls.




So remember although they might look the same they are not

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