Monday, April 2, 2012

Gexir arrested

According to a quote in this article on the Com, the 17-year-old boy who tags as "Gexir" was arrested last week by the AAPD. A second unnamed 18-year-old tagger was also arrested. Both have been charged with malicious destruction of property. Could these be the first of may tagger arrests coming down the pipelines of justice?

14 comments:

  1. Will that be your platform for your City Council campaign Phil?

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  2. Throw the book at him. That horrible tag is criminal in many different ways.

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  3. Some of them are here, but those are way different from this ***.
    http://www.flickr.com/groups/annarborgraffiti/pool/page1

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  4. but what about KEFIR!!!!!

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  5. KEFIR (or KEIFER) is kinda lame too. Long live the stencilers!!!

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  6. Interesting part of the article was not that the police caught him in the act, red-handed, but instead surveilled him, built a case and PC, and then searched his home for maximum effect.

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  7. U idiots mean kyph?

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  8. Or Kief. I think the "Y" and "PH" are recent additions. Also I think it's understandable that people might misread some letters in a tag from time to time. Many are not written with legibility in mind.

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  9. Gexir was released without charges, he's a good kid, and doesn't destroy personal property only public and government. I believe if he wants to practice art in some other way, fine.. but to give him a felony charge is rediculous... why not just have him covor up all the tags he's done

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  10. From a tag comes hollow letters, then comes fllled in letters, then comes full blown 5 color abstract letters. you don't go straight to a beautiful colorful well executed piece. some people who do graffiti go for quantity over quality, some people the opposite. there's a progression involved, and what some people don't understand is that a 'tag' is as much involved in doing something bigger as vice versa. tags are like doodles, or sketches, practice for figuring out the motion and lines of letters, then you add colors and go bigger. a lot of the time people love to talk shit about 'tags' because they say they take no skill or practice, which is totally untrue of a well done signature. if any of you who think you have a license to judge the quality of graffiti without knowing anything about it picked up a can of spray paint and attempted to do something that looked even half decent, you'd be surprised how difficult it is.

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  11. Gexir has a lot of dope burners to, quick throwies aren't supposed to look all that good. You just do throwies to get your name out.

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  12. I am greatly saddened by this, Gexir has some quality stuff up. Hopefuly by the time my generation is in charge of stuff they'll stop punishing artists who are just making ugly walls and advertisements less boring to look at. People who hate graffiti should realize that they're never gonna win the battle, they should just get used to it because the culture will never die. Making such a big deal about people doing graffiti just heightens the risk factors which makes people who are up look that much more rebellious (which is what these kids want anyway).

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  13. I like walls that are painted on... those tags are fine. But scratching your name into nice glass is just an asshole move.

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