Wednesday, 18 August 2010


Hillhead Bookclub character by Gaz

5 comments:

capitano jings said...

That looks like some place, from a steampunk book. Some of the other characters on the site are guid tae.

Anonymous said...

This is exactly what the Scottish scene needs. The use of the medium in an unprecedented motion. There seems to be a problem with graffiti, not just in its locale but the whole of Scotland, where anyone who seems to be pushing the boundries of the medium, is denounced as 'gay' when in actual fact the cancerous ideals of a crew and their mindset are the real driving force that is keeping the Scottish scene where it is. These crews, by their definition, are not the embodiement of male graffiti, they are infact a throwback to a lost generation. Look to Europe instead of 1970-85 New York graffiti. European crews have constructed their own style, they have not harked back to a nostalgia which they never experienced. Further more, there is no 'us and them' there is only that which you enjoy. I myself, do not practice graffiti in order to gain hollow adulation. There will and never be any respite for trawling the streets on your tod at 3am. Do it for the simple fact that you enjoy it. Graffiti is a transient practice. One day you are the king and the next you are not, it really does not matter, only to you. That is the salient crux of my argument. Fuck everybody, I'm doing what I'm doing. Now give me my Happy meal, and make it extra cheesy, cunt!

Anonymous said...

Eh?

Anonymous said...

props!

Anonymous said...

"European crews have constructed their own style, they have not harked back to a nostalgia which they never experienced."
Have you not heard or seen the so called antistyle early 70's style that is coming out of crews all over Europe?
This isnt pushing any boundaries, its just a commission copying one of the characters that are part of the Hillhead Bookclub theme. Its just done in spraypaint.