Thursday, June 12, 2008

Hip Harold Is Lackadaisical

This was another find from First Fridays. Vaguely around his beloved dumpster, this was found scrawled on a building.

I don't even know what to say. Seriously. It's just kinda sad. I mean, just basic black lettering on some building that nobody probably even uses. Sometimes you'll be looking around and you'll see some really cool mural that someone did and put time into, or you'll see a stencil of some muppet character with the occasional "witty and mismatched" phrase (like a stencil of Oscar the Grouch saying "Women ain't nothin' but bitches and hos" or the like), and then there's Hip Harold.

He doesn't care. It's all about quantity over quality with this guy. He's just trying to tag himself into a reality show on MTV. He's the Wal-Mart of graffiti.

Seen on the side of a building on East 18th.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Hip Harold Still Likes Garbage

Imagine my surprise as I was perusing First Fridays when I came across this little gem. Once again, Hip Harold strikes a refuse bin. This seems to be a common theme with him. Perhaps he has low self-esteem, and sees himself as worthy of nothing greater than a trash bin? Or perhaps he feels that while other people are drawing angelic creatures and declaring themselves "CEOs" (of what I do not know, and more on this later) he feels crowded so he stakes out the trash bins. We can only speculate.

Oh, and I discovered that I hadn't been posting my pics as big as I could have been, so enjoy!

Seen on a dumpster at East 18th.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

The Return Of The Spotted Angel (And Me)

Whew... it's been awhile, hasn't it? It's amazing what five classes, a part-time job, and a full-time job of graffiti-hunting can do for one's blog productivity. But I'm back, with new evidence of a growing trend of taggery.

This was seen on 39th street, in the area with Jazz, Minsky's, Jerusalem, another Middle Eastern restaurant presumably very pissed that the people in Jerusalem keep expanding (much like our problems in the real Jerusalem!). This is the last sighting of the Spotted Angel I've seen. What has happened? Did the Spotted Angel get captured? Did the hipster KCAI female (or effeminate male) graduate and move on to tagging in Savannah, St. Louis, Austin, or some other city now populated with yet another art student with no real world skills to get by?

We can only shudder and guess.

Seen on 39th street on the side of a building.