I Heart Street Art: Another Tag I Like
it might do you well to use a real camera, not a camera phone. pictures could definitely improve yuor piece.Well, the thing is, I think you're wrong. While I love the professional-quality photographs folks like Steve Rotman and Plug1 take of professional-quality street art and graffiti, I believe lo-fi tags like this (and last week's subject) are better served being photographed lo-fi style with a falling-apart, 3-year-old flip phone.
Then again, I think everything looks better lo-fi, so I might be biased.
It may also do the Weekly well to hire someone who has some sort of clue about graffiti and street art to write this column... I cringe every time I read it.
So if I talked about this stuff like I was some kind of know-it-all insider you'd like it more? I hope you're in the minority because I for one fucking hate when writers know what they're talking about. (And that includes biographers.) And I mean, have you ever heard in-the-know people talk about graffiti? It's worse than listening to wine dorks talk about wine! So if anybody reading this wishes I knew more stuff, please feel free to stop reading.
Furthermore, it's pretty hard to impugn the Weekly's hiring practices when they've got a homerun hitter like Joe Eskenazi on deck.
it's just done by a dilettante - they can't help it
Okay, so this one's not ire exactly, but I took umbrage at first because I feel like "dilettante" carries with it a negative connotation or two. So I looked it up and found that it means an appreciator of the arts, or maybe an appreciator with a somewhat superficial knowledge of the thing they appreciate. A dabbler. And that's fine, I'm a dabbler. This feature is not called I Have Dedicated My Life To The Study Of Street Art.
As for this tag I like, it rules right? Confident lines, compelling spacing, fun curls. I dig it. And I prefer its being on this big ugly door to the big ugly door being big, ugly and blank.