As someone mentioned on this thread there's this step change when specialist paint is introduced and as a result of that the older stuff becomes extra evocative. It doesn't have the modern gloss and pop and density
It's funny, for all the time I spent in London the graffiti that I mainly remember isn't the big impressive stuff so much as the minor taggers, the ones that are really just a short word or phrase sprayed or even written with a pen with no discernible skill or artistry. TOX, TEK 33, E-dog, Inch, Rogue MP (always liked that one). ELAMENT scratched into the window of a Central Line tube carriage.
Glad I moved out before all this tedious NAT HAS HERPES bollocks.
I loved how crude Tox was. No fannying around.
You seen this Luka? I only found out about it earlier this year, totally brilliant:
If I was like everyone else I'd live like everyone else and be a sad matrixed out motherfucker that wakes up every day at 9, goes to work comes home at 5, eats their dinner, watches a bit of shitty tv then goes to sleep and does it all over again. I'd rather be, ya know, my own person and do what I want when I want and not have to answer to anyone.