Style

If you live in South Delhi then you’ve definitely seen some of the great graffiti (ahem, vandalism?) out on the streets. NowDelhi/ Tahska has even made a pretty brilliant short film/ documentary on this, which you can find some posts behind.

From the style and signature (which I sometimes spot) I know that most of the graffiti done around my area is by Daku. It’s all brilliantly coloured typography (and I mean the other meaning of brilliant, the one to do with bright and shining, complete with glinting edges); it’s really good work.

There’s a huge abandoned plot at the edge of my colony -used as a rubbish dump and public urinal- with a lone square very DDA-looking structure on it. I don’t know what it is, but I’ve seen it on plenty of other huge abandoned plots- perhaps some kind of guard room, or something that hides an ancient well?

Anyways, that structure has now been vandalized. (Actually, it’s been so for at least a month, and I’ve been planning to write this at least as long, but we’ll talk about my procrastination sometime else.) This is the best graffiti work I’ve seen for real so far, outside of my computer screen. I mean, shit. It’s just so good, the idea and, of course, the execution. Take a look:

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One thought on “Style

  1. vernacular graffiti is supercool! and its apt that its in hindi and says style in a city that likes to flaunt. i remember one saying ‘marx lives faggots’ in calcutta, couldn’t have been put in a better place. 😀

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