The Graffiti People Like, The Graffiti People Hate

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Best: areas that are designated for it (like the Tubs building in the U-District), or public infrastructure with little or no aesthetic value - I really don't care if someone wants to tag an overpass, at least it breaks up the monotony of the gray concrete.

Worst: people's homes or businesses. Pointless and juvenile.
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It's all crap.
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I haven't seen graffiti in Seattle that resembles anything above a preschooler's scribblings or useless tags that can be reproduced with an "edgy" graffiti font in Microsoft Word. We have some interesting murals, but those don't count as graffiti.
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"Spring Break UU" always improves my mood.
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@3: That's mostly what I saw when I photographed graffiti on Broadway in 2006, and it's mostly what I see around here now.
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@3 has no idea where to look. but that's okay, it's not for you anyway

same @5
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@6: When I took that series, I walked both sides of Broadway between Roy and Pine or so. That was every single instance of graffiti I could find on that route.
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@3 and @5
For the most part I agree with you, although there are locations by the train tracks close to the viaduct where you can find some really beautiful, interesting Seattle graffiti.
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@6 "Yeah, I know where the good graffiti is. It's okay, man. A lot of people just don't get it. You've probably never heard of the places where they are."

What's it like to be an exact representation of an Internet hipster meme?
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I saw a giant "FARTZ" tag on an overpass in Bellevue, coming off 90 East onto 405 North. That was sweet. Surprising, too, because most people who can remember The Fartz are in walkers or wheelchairs now.
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This tag is in several Seattle parks. http://cameronjcollins.tumblr.com/post/3…