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I love this modern graffiti Art, and in the right place it suits areas well and adds colour, creativity, and hope for, other wise dilapidated and run down areas.

Attitudes towards Different Type's
of Graffiti
Participants’ responses revealed that they
saw different types of graffiti as sitting on a
spectrum ranging from low quality and less
acceptable at one end to high quality and
more acceptable at the other end.
Although members of the public recognised
broadly similar types of graffiti to those
recorded by ENCAMS through LEQSE, the
language they used to describe them was
not the same. Nor was the way in which
they grouped individual types. For example,
the public used the term ‘tagging’ to refer
to stylised signatures but also to juvenile
scribbling and scratching. They referred
to contentious graffiti, which they called
offensive, and they also recognised two further
categories: ‘community art’ and ‘graffiti art’.
Throughout the rest of the report the language
used by the public to describe graffiti has
been adopted rather than the conventions
used by ENCAMS that were described in
the introduction.
According to the public, graffiti described
as tagging, etching and offensive were the
most unacceptable forms. They made people
feel uncomfortable and insecure about an
area and were felt to drive businesses away.
They were described as mindless, messy,
destructive and ugly. Most people wanted to
see this form of graffiti eradicated.
Graffiti described as ‘community art work’
sat in the middle of the spectrum. Examples
included memorial displays and youth art
projects. They were often sited in parks,
youth centres and on the sides of business
properties. They had permission and hence
were not strictly graffiti. They could be officially
sponsored (e.g. when they appeared on
building and development sites) and were felt
to have some value to the community,
Some info from a survey.

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  • Copyright: Iain Richardson (RhodieIke) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 819 W: 1 N: 2616] (11512)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2014-04-10
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Exposure: f/7.1, 1/125 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-04-26 4:59
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