Friday, August 04, 2006

Urban Urdu Tagging


Pakistani Grocery Store, East Village.
Whether it’s the tags or the Urdu writing of the shop’s name, most people in this neighbourhood would be unable to read these words. In navy blue and outlined / shadowed with yellow is some writing in Urdu. Urdu is the main language spoken in Pakistan (and written with the Arabic alphabet). in black we have SENA or SEN4. in the lower left is some illedgible text in white. What I find so fascinating with this piece is the Arabic-isation of SENA’s “S”. It looks so much like those Arabic / Urdu letters that have a low sweeping line. Don’t forget that Urdu is written and read from left to right. The English tags are written and read right to left.

5 Comments:

Blogger Arisa said...

I want more jewcy personal details!

8:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

here are the deets. that's sen4. he is right outside my apt and he and i had a bit of a game going last summer wherein i would put something up near him and he would come back and add....it got buffed so i started it again...so far...no reaction...will keep you posted !

8:20 PM  
Blogger tangledsouls said...

DEFINTELY Sen4. Another all city dude. MAAAAD dumpsters.

10:31 PM  
Blogger magigary said...

how can you call all them tags toys in that toilet when your bigging up somone els for being all citty, i dont live there so i dont know but that bathroom looked bombed to fuck!

10:46 AM  
Anonymous watching from the sidelines said...

Sena is a different dude

and should not be mistaken with the king of Ny SEN4 *FOUR*

1:04 AM  

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