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Kraemerdesigngroup
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Post Number: 42
Registered: 10-2005
Posted From: 63.242.134.66
Posted on Sunday, May 14, 2006 - 11:06 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Anyone know what this means? Ironically, I just told a client last week that occupied buildings do not get tagged in our fair town, I guess I was wrong.
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Publicmsu
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Post Number: 635
Registered: 11-2003
Posted From: 71.65.11.17
Posted on Sunday, May 14, 2006 - 11:16 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I see my bad on the bottom line... as for the top... NUGHEE? Not quite sure. :-)
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Jltyler
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Post Number: 278
Registered: 03-2005
Posted From: 68.255.239.116
Posted on Sunday, May 14, 2006 - 11:26 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I think it says HUGHES
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Ron
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Post Number: 126
Registered: 03-2006
Posted From: 66.174.93.100
Posted on Sunday, May 14, 2006 - 11:56 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Who's Hughes?!?

Or is it, "Whose Hughes?" Sorry Livernois, I'm really leaving it alone now. :-)
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Eric_c
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Post Number: 735
Registered: 11-2003
Posted From: 68.77.162.0
Posted on Sunday, May 14, 2006 - 12:41 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I think it says, "I'm a stupid mother fucker."
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Dan
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Post Number: 1214
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 69.47.194.247
Posted on Sunday, May 14, 2006 - 12:44 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I am pretty sure it does say Hughes.

From what I have seen "Hughes", is either the "trizzle", or they paint together.

While leaving downtown via Grand River, look for Hughes' large tag on the back side of the semi-occupied Detroit Engineering building.

Very irritating.

Anyone see the graffiti popping up on the Lafayette Building? There should be a rule against tagging soon to be renovated buildings.
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Gannon
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Post Number: 5778
Registered: 12-2003
Posted From: 70.236.198.22
Posted on Sunday, May 14, 2006 - 12:48 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Tnere is...the same one that is against tagging ANYTHING in public.
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Goat
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Post Number: 8455
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 70.53.96.156
Posted on Sunday, May 14, 2006 - 1:41 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

..they should have their hands bashed in with a hammer.
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Apbest
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Post Number: 56
Registered: 03-2006
Posted From: 64.105.103.62
Posted on Sunday, May 14, 2006 - 2:19 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

some graffiti is very interesting and amazing art
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Paulmcall
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Post Number: 671
Registered: 05-2004
Posted From: 68.40.119.216
Posted on Sunday, May 14, 2006 - 2:26 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

If Rudy ruled in Detroit, that shit wouldn't be happening. The small stuff needs to be enforced too.
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Andylinn
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Post Number: 50
Registered: 04-2006
Posted From: 68.40.195.233
Posted on Sunday, May 14, 2006 - 2:34 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I really actually like alot of graffiti... however, this $hit on occupied / being renovated buildings pisses me off... among alot of the guys I know who do this sort of thing, there is sort of an unwritten (but obvious) code... don't paint over something "respectable" i.e. if a famous street artist paints something great somewhere... don't paint over it... or if there is a business you respect (avalon, back ally bikes) don't touch it... along this same line, street artists never touch residential areas too badly... (because the artists are for "the people" and against "big business") street artists that DON'T obey this code are not well respected in the community and are normally boring taggers.. such as the non artistic person who wrote "my bad" on the above picture... whoever that is bores me. (and i'm VERY sorry this ass wrote on your building... this makes me upset)
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Dan
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Post Number: 1215
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 69.47.194.247
Posted on Sunday, May 14, 2006 - 2:47 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I agree Gannon, unfortunately that rule is not honored by taggers. Some taggers appeal to a stupid tagger sense of pride, and follow self imposed rules about tagging occupied buildings, though that is not always the case as this thread demonstrates.

I hate graffiti, as I have stated in the past. I deal with it pretty consistently and it is infuriating.

Though I do like it in areas like the St. Aubin Cut, or where is has been owner sanctioned.
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E_hemingway
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Post Number: 655
Registered: 11-2004
Posted From: 68.42.176.123
Posted on Sunday, May 14, 2006 - 3:00 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

There are a handful of some lame taggers who are hitting occupied buildings or buildings being renovated. They are usually quite unoriginal or just plain stupid.

On the plus side, this tag is small and easily removed. It's been discussed here before but, grafitti on occupied buildings in Detroit is not nearly as bad as other major cities. I'm not trying to minimize the problem, but this is best kept in context.
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Gannon
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Post Number: 5781
Registered: 12-2003
Posted From: 70.236.198.22
Posted on Sunday, May 14, 2006 - 3:01 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

"Owner-sanctioned" allows tagging to approach appreciated artwork status...that is another story entirely.


I think it would be great if there were areas where this were encouraged and some of these people got recognition for what appears to be an amazing talent in many cases.

That existing wall in the Cut sounds like JUST the place for this...and if more of the smaller art galleries and theaters sprinkled about the city were also allowed within the signage restrictions to do a wall or two, that might help new visitors identify them as places of art.

Giving some of these folks righteous space to do their thang.

Talent gone awry in artists run amok.
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56packman
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Post Number: 283
Registered: 12-2005
Posted From: 24.208.234.52
Posted on Sunday, May 14, 2006 - 5:03 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

you gotta paint that shit over a soon as you see it, or power wash, or strip it. Don't let the aerosol cretins have a moments pride in their work. Grafitti is a billboard that says "this place is a shithole, do whatever you want, no one is looking or cares".
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Tayshaun22
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Username: Tayshaun22

Post Number: 149
Registered: 02-2005
Posted From: 69.14.101.116
Posted on Sunday, May 14, 2006 - 8:42 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Give them a break. They're just marking their territory and keeping it real.
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56packman
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Post Number: 285
Registered: 12-2005
Posted From: 24.208.234.52
Posted on Sunday, May 14, 2006 - 10:31 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Correction Tayshaun--they are petty criminals who don't have any pride in their city, or it's population. Keeping it real....impoverished, blighted, crime ridden etc.
If Detroit ever had police that give a shit the whole place would be their territory, and shit like that wouldn't happen every where, and you might accidently get something good going without some oppertunist thugs ruining it.
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Itsjeff
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Post Number: 5881
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 69.242.213.167
Posted on Sunday, May 14, 2006 - 10:43 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

West Village has been hit by a tagger in the past month. Spraying private homes, apartment buildings, abandoned buildings and a bus shelter.

Oddly, the bus shelter was cleaned up in a few days. None of the other tags were erased, so last week I went to the hardware store and loaded up on several colors of spray paint. I already fixed two garage doors, and, if it it ever stops raining, will undo the tag on the front door of the abandoned library on Field @ Agnes.
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Hornwrecker
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Post Number: 1155
Registered: 04-2005
Posted From: 63.41.40.80
Posted on Sunday, May 14, 2006 - 10:48 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I thought it was a viral marketing campaign for the rebirth of Hughes & Hatcher.
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Michigansheik
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Post Number: 153
Registered: 09-2005
Posted From: 68.60.139.11
Posted on Sunday, May 14, 2006 - 11:03 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

they still sell spray paint in/near detroit? wtf?
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Wolverine
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Post Number: 152
Registered: 04-2004
Posted From: 24.231.201.120
Posted on Sunday, May 14, 2006 - 11:15 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

This is really sad that some people have to mess with progress. Whoever did this was obviously targeting an occupied building since it says "HUGHES... my bad!"
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Tayshaun22
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Post Number: 152
Registered: 02-2005
Posted From: 69.14.101.116
Posted on Sunday, May 14, 2006 - 11:25 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

It's an expression of art, also. Isn't this website based on Lowell's ARTISTIC creations? Shouldn't you guys appreciate Mr. Hughes's attempt to beautify this building?
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Rjlj
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Post Number: 45
Registered: 11-2003
Posted From: 69.14.250.85
Posted on Monday, May 15, 2006 - 12:56 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

It says "hughes." I have noticed this on other surfaces downtown recently. Looks like a new wanna be tagger. Really bad tag by the way. Yeah, I dissed you, what you gonna do?
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56packman
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Post Number: 288
Registered: 12-2005
Posted From: 24.208.234.52
Posted on Monday, May 15, 2006 - 12:56 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

congratulations, Tayshaun, you've declared your justification to be part of the problem, and not the solution. Keep on keeping it real.
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Cheddar_bob
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Post Number: 667
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 69.246.74.205
Posted on Monday, May 15, 2006 - 1:18 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Your client probably did it. Just to prove you wrong.
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Thecarl
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Post Number: 770
Registered: 04-2005
Posted From: 69.14.30.175
Posted on Monday, May 15, 2006 - 1:50 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)


quote:

It says "hughes." I have noticed this on other surfaces downtown recently. Looks like a new wanna be tagger. Really bad tag by the way. Yeah, I dissed you, what you gonna do?




the only thing you know about tags is that j.c. penny tag on your underwear with a big old brown streak on it.
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Tayshaun22
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Post Number: 153
Registered: 02-2005
Posted From: 69.14.101.116
Posted on Monday, May 15, 2006 - 1:52 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)


quote:

It says "hughes." I have noticed this on other surfaces downtown recently. Looks like a new wanna be tagger. Really bad tag by the way. Yeah, I dissed you, what you gonna do?




I'm gonna use Sport's glock to bust a cap on your punk azz!
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Rocket_city
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Post Number: 28
Registered: 04-2006
Posted From: 141.217.214.203
Posted on Monday, May 15, 2006 - 1:35 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I was driving around town this weekend and noticed a huge tag that said "HUGHES" on a smaller, yellow, brick building somewhere. I can't remember where it was, but I was thinking, "this wasn't the first time I've seen HUGHES somewhere".

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