Saturday, December 26, 2009

Writings on the Wall

I know, I know. It's been 2 weeks since I blogged and it being the holidays and all, the Christmas theme is a common topic. And what did I decide to blog about? Graffiti. haha

Don't get me wrong. I love Christmas. Infact, this Christmas was one of my best. We didn't celebrate it in some exotic country or do anything special but it exceeded my expectations in terms of work, friends and family. aww. haha well, anyway, one of the artists I've been meaning to feature is GRAVER. If you remember the C+C office, we used his art on our walls and we were happy with it. Grafitti has always had a notorious reputation but based on their long and proud history, these artists are actually passionate, skilled and community-oriented. Graver has done several styles and was even in demand for corporate accounts such as Smart, Coca cola, Dell and Crocs. He also produced some background work for the music videos of OPM bands like Bamboo and Drip.

Graver had always been intrigued by the spontaneous and wild style of doing graffiti. He started back in 2004 and has been hooked every since. He made a name for himself in Indonesia but had to move to Manila in 2006. According to this year's FHM july issue, Graver's arrival revived the graffiti culture here in Manila.

Graver considers graffiti to be an outdoor activity that's art because it gets to interact with the public. It is a very loud form of art that the public will either love it or hate it.

Bamboo got him to work on this for their "Muli" video

This one was from the "Morning After" music video from Drip

We sometimes have clients who would like some graffiti design as their accent wall. Graffiti is pretty safe for interiors. Just remember to have some sort of ventilation for the artist while he's working with spray cans indoors. Having a graffiti design indoors creates a unique touch to rooms because it brings that urban, outdoor feel indoors.
If you want to try your hand at graffiti, start by doodling letters. Keep sketching until you are confident enough to work with spray cans. Find a blank wall and remember to work with a mask.
Check out more of his works
Oh, and have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!

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