Comment, Like, & Favorite
Writing On The Wall 3
Photograph - Photography
Graffiti is often seen as having become intertwined with hip hop culture and the myriad international styles derived from New York City Subway graffiti, however, there are many other instances of notable graffiti this century. Graffiti has long appeared on building walls, in latrines, railroad boxcars, subways, and bridges. The example with the longest known history, dating back to the 1920s and continuing into the present day, is Texino.
A soldier in Italy (1943–1944)
Engraving of Kilroy on the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C..
Some graffiti had its own poignancy. In World War II, an inscription on a wall at the fortress of Verdun was seen as an illustration of the USA's response twice in a generation to the wrongs of the Old World.
Austin White – Chicago, Ill – 1918
Austin White – Chicago, Ill – 1945
This is the last time I want to write my name here.
During World War II and for decades after, the phrase "Kilroy was here" with an accompanying illustration was widespread throughout the world, due to its use by American troops and ultimately, filtering into American popular culture. Shortly after the death of Charlie Parker (nicknamed "Yardbird" or "Bird"), graffiti began appearing around New York with the words "Bird Lives". The student protests and general strike of May 1968 saw Paris bedecked in revolutionary, anarchistic, and situationist slogans such as L'ennui est contre-révolutionnaire ("Boredom is counterrevolutionary") expressed in painted graffiti, poster art, and stencil art. At the time in the US, other political phrases (such as "Free Huey" about Black Panther Huey Newton) became briefly popular as graffiti in limited areas, only to be forgotten. A popular graffito of the 1970s was the legend "Dick Nixon Before He Dicks You", reflecting the hostility of the youth culture to that U.S. president.
September 14th, 2013
Viewed 117 Times - Last Visitor from Palo Alto, CA on 06/28/2014 at 7:05 AM
copy and paste to your website / blog - preview
wall framed prints, graffiti framed prints, culture framed prints, paint framed prints, texture framed prints, background framed prints, colorful framed prints, color framed prints, city framed prints, art framed prints, spray framed prints, artwork framed prints, grafitti framed prints, graffitti framed prints, drawing framed prints, graffiti art framed prints, draw framed prints, brick framed prints, spray paint framed prints, grunge framed prints, artistic framed prints, old framed prints, expression framed prints, graffiti wall framed prints, sara raber framed prints, wall greeting cards, graffiti greeting cards, culture greeting cards, paint greeting cards, texture greeting cards, background greeting cards, colorful greeting cards, color greeting cards, city greeting cards, art greeting cards, spray greeting cards, artwork greeting cards, grafitti greeting cards, graffitti greeting cards, drawing greeting cards, graffiti art greeting cards, draw greeting cards, brick greeting cards, spray paint greeting cards, grunge greeting cards, artistic greeting cards, old greeting cards, expression greeting cards, graffiti wall greeting cards, sara raber greeting cards, wall prints, graffiti prints, culture prints, paint prints, texture prints, background prints, colorful prints, color prints, city prints, art prints, spray prints, artwork prints, grafitti prints, graffitti prints, drawing prints, graffiti art prints, draw prints, brick prints, spray paint prints, grunge prints, artistic prints, old prints, expression prints, graffiti wall prints, sara raber prints, wall posters, graffiti posters, culture posters, paint posters, texture posters, background posters, colorful posters, color posters, city posters, art posters, spray posters, artwork posters, grafitti posters, graffitti posters, drawing posters, graffiti art posters, draw posters, brick posters, spray paint posters, grunge posters, artistic posters, old posters, expression posters, graffiti wall posters, sara raber posters