Thursday, May 14, 2009

The Internet Is Now Graffiti

Here's a fine example of the traditional art of graffiti, as photographed on the back of a toilet door in Prague this morning.



But on the very same door... there was also this.


Is the internet now a valid form of graffiti?

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25 comments:

Anonymous said...

No.


TOX-09

john w. said...

Were you not sorely tempted to stick yours up, Scamp? Ooo er missus.

Anonymous said...

goatse.cx

That's been valid for about a decade.

Anonymous said...

Odd graffiti.

I tried the first and it looked like a fairly dull ebayish thing (probably wrong about that. It was in the lingo of Johnny Czech). And the last was a countdown to something in 2012.

Maybe it's for iPhone people to browse there and then, in which case: www.pornhub.com would surely be better. It's like the first picture you put up, only with hours and hours of free hardcore pornography.

Anonymous said...

Scamp.

Regarding your coke poll. Why isn't this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrRTYJBlDhs

It's spankingly brilliant

If Coke ads are suppose to make me feel 'happiness' then this does the job better than those singing monster critter wannabe's

Word.

Anonymous said...

never mind websites.
the question that needs answering is what were you doing in a Czech toilet cubicle with gay graffiti? I'm sure you weren't desperate enough to use it over your pristine hotel suite.
So I can only deduce you were 'playing the trombone' with a like minded local in there.

George said...

Anon 12.18.
Never seen that before.
Like it a lot, but it doesn't beat Grand Theft Auto, Happiness Factory or What Goes Around Comes Around. 4th place is no disgrace given the competition. A bit like losing a race with Usain Bolt.

Ben said...

I think it's nice to know that the dubious pleasure of drawing a giant cock on a public wall is international. Bless our Czech brethren.

Anonymous said...

www.louse.co.uk

Anonymous said...

George, there's a Pakistani one too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTS7dUAsRLI&feature=related

Which is best?

Giulia said...

Maybe is not a valid for of graffiti but maybe is a valid for of media (the bathroom door I mean). I had the curiosity to go to see what this website speak about... one ward was not understandable to me, but I still have the curiosity regarding one link: http://www.2012.cz/ Does anyone know what is this?

Anonymous said...

Africa one is far funnier.

Seems to fit them better.

There is one for Turkey as well and no doubt other countries

Anonymous said...

Scamp,

I can't believe a Creative Director of your stature was forced to 'coil one down' in a rancid sticking public shitter. Shame on BBH allowing such an indignity.

I trust you hovered and flushed the chain with you foot?

john w. said...

Kiss up, piss down.

golublog said...

No public bathroom is safe from product placement.

Anonymous said...

I don't understand the question. Those are words scribbled on that wall, not "the Internet"

Lewis Bish said...

The 2012 website is counting down to the 'end of days'. December 21st 2012 is the date the Mayans believed would be the end of the world.

Anyway, I think using a URL as graffiti could catch on with youngsters. It's becoming easier to make your own web sites. And internet celebrities are a common sight. If a kid wants to get their face around and become a star, graffiti could be a cheap way of doing that. Cheaper than buying posters, flyers etc.

Penny said...

Is any form of vandalism valid?

Anonymous said...

Yes.



TOX-09

Because of advice said...

Toilet graffiti, good place to post a link to your folio site? Catch CD's with thier pants down? Tempting.....

Anonymous said...

What is going on with Cannes young lions film competition?

Anonymous said...

People 'leave their mark' all the time, and since banksy, maybe people think graffiti needs to have a purpose, needs to have an end point or a message it's trying to convey... And now people do it all the time, like leaving a link on a blog post:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y380dEo-5N0

(little bit off topic but nice film, and shows my point about graffiti having a purpose)

Bodecker said...

I recently wrote the website address of my blog on a toilet door. I was totally drunk and didn't know where the hell I was. I didn't think anything more of it untill my wife came out of the bathroom in the morning, screaming blue murder.
I spent the next two hours trying to scrub the toilet door clean. I ended up having to repaint it, as some of the paint work came off.
Anyway. Here it is, but it's rubbish... http://bodecker.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

why have you got a camera in the toilet scamp?

they look too hi-res for phones

Anonymous said...

Re. Banksy - what a twat - policemen with smiley faces - ooo, radical! ooo, subversive! ooo, deep! Fuck off.