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The first graphic I did for the Creation Project, whose philosophy of graphic architecture matches my own. Their idea is to include art at the planning stage, thereby eradicating the urban scribble of graffiti whilst retaining its graphic texture.
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Photo of the Creation installation in Barga, Tuscany by Rory Wilmer
After a collaborative chin-wag, we design and install a number of 2D/3D ‘floating’ decals. We are using the basic ‘drop shadow’ technique but in real-time. By cutting round and removing the head /body from the card, we are left with a template stencil to lay down the ‘shadow’ in grey spray paint. Once dry, we then lay the head/body down over it, ensuring the shadow matches the lghting on the picture which should not cover the shadow entirely (see pic).
They do look freaky, especially when placed in areas with limited spatial range.
An interview with Aidan Hughes for the industrial music magazine
I am incensed by these people.
Why? Because they disrespect the work of other artists, namely the hard-working, seldom-rewarded architects who trained long and hard to do what they do. A large percentage of them barely get to design a bus stop so actually getting a building up (once its gone by the endless building regulations, tenants association suggestions and health and safety redesigns) is a miracle. To see a building in its model form is a wonder to behold and anyone who has sat in an architects office during a design meeting will have experienced the thrill that these new projects exhude. But once up, the nasty pubic fuzz of graffitti render it powerless and obsolete, a reminder of just how culturally barren our society really is.
And, as a culture vulture living here in Prague, it is a double obscenity for me to see the ruin of mediaeval architecture by these vandals.
People come and go, but our colossal achievements in architecture stand the test of time and mirror our society as a whole. In the future, civilisations that uncover our present temples will be saddened at the mockery our youth made of them and the men and women that built them.