Monday, July 31, 2006

Post Office Boxes


POST BOXES ARE A COMMON SITE FOR GRAFFITTI AROUND THE CITY. THESE TWO WERE CAPTURED IN THE ASTOR PLACE, 4TH AVENUE BY 11TH STREET. IT SEEMS THA THEIR UNIQUE CONFIGURATION REQURIES DEFINITE ADAPTATION BY THE WRTIOERS TO PLACE THEIR TEXTS ON THESE SURFACES: A CIRCULAR TOPPED RECTANGLE. THE BOX ON THE RIGHT HAS ELONGATED AND CURVED HIS LETTER VERTICVALLY SO THAT THEY SEMI CIRCULARLY REACH THE PERIMETER OF THE SURFACE. I FIND THE PEIRCE ON THE LEFT MORE INTERESTING. IT FITS INTO THE BOUNDS OF THE SHAPE FAR MORE ELEGANTLY. IT SEEMS THERE ARE TWO LINES OF TEXT:

POR
SHOT

(?)

THE TEXT THOUGH TAKES ON A THE MOVEMENT AN FLOOK OF A DANCER. IS IT JUST ME? THE ‘P’ BECOMES THE HEAD, WHILE THE LOWER STRETCHES OF THE ‘S’ AND THE ‘T’ ARE FEET. THERE ARE ALSO SOME KEITH HARING LIKE ENERGY SIGNIFIERS; SEE THE LINES VIBRATING OFF THE DANCING BODY / TEXT GIVING IT THAT PULSING FEEL OF ENERGY THAT SO CHARACTERISES HARING’S FIGURES.

NOTICE THAT THE GARTBAGE BIN ISN’T TAGGED? I WOULD QUITE LIKIE TO SEE SOME TAGGED BINS.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

good thought about tagged bins..hmmm i have to work on it...otherwise that p shit is unreadable so what good does it do? and in true form you missed that fanta piece on the left....fanta rocks!

8:22 PM  
Blogger Sheree said...

EARSNOT on the RIGHT, FANTA on the LEFT. Graffiti KILLS. Lemmie know if u have more questions.

10:26 PM  

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