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Echo through the intro-net......you hear me, you readin', I hope so because I am here. Maybe little now, but BOOMS and booms........and booms later.

I haven't been 'round lately for many reason. The main one is this. My kids. Plain and simple. My art has gotten big, and it takes big time. My TUFER exchange is one of my best and it is big loud and demandin'. I am also workin' very hard to take my kids to Animal Kingdom. Some disney ass shit. But they love animals, so hey. I'm tryin' to publish two books, and hopefully three. The third, is with some of my fellow artisit here on dA and it will be our masterpiece :fingerscrossed:

I got a great note from a great friend recently and I would like to share it. I hope that all who are readin' this know that I am always here, and I always care. Much love :iconzido15:

Here is the note:

 :iconzido15:
:) 
from ZIDO15
to MYTH22
How have you been? :) (Smile)

there's something I'd like to clear out like for myself my friend

myth22.deviantart.com/art/OLD-

Does the writing - Old SchOl has a special meaning with that single O or it is a mistake?

The second thing I don't understand about graffiti art intotal
The character deformation (human figures and letters) what is the point of them to get less understandable(I'm talking not about your images but widely) and sometimes comic and animated or somehow rotten or decayed :D (Big Grin)

If we say that a human being can be a essential unit that can look transcendent than why do graffiti artists expose a unit's vision like a funny anime character that's jerking off with spray cans and DJ's mix-machines and a whole lot of other stuff?

Because in this case I can't feel or pay a special attitude to some degree of artists the same way I pay to a hot porn star
??

cheers, Zido :) (Smile)

REPLY:

Damn man, thank you for this fun as hell note.

I've been so freakin' (or FUCKING ;)) swamped with my life I have had no time at all. I'm sorry for the late reply.

The answer to your question is easy for me. Everything 'bout graffiti has been HARD for me, but the answer is easy.....identity. Do you know letters, sure you do, do you know figures, sure you do.....BUT, do you know how I would do it...no.

You are right in all you said my friend, everything you said, but I'm not a graffiti artist to be "read" or understood. Hell, I want to make the worst out of the most understood. I want to take letters and figures all of us know and FUCK THEM UP. We can all lay pencil to paper, but we all can not, CAN NOT do it in the same way. I'm not fragrant or flamboyant. I'm MYTH.....well I hope to be. I smell of cheese.
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bear48 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Professional
Be well
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Bug-Off Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Kids are all the excuse you need.
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MYTH22 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:thumbsup::nod::horns:
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DonnaSprockets Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well said. MYTH, you truly have amazing skills. You have some of the most unique styles I've ever seen. You never cease to amaze me.

I hope your youngsters enjoy Animal Kingdom...you will too. :)
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Pandachu Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Student Filmographer
Ahhhhhhh, completely understandable. Really loving all of your latest work, been meaning to give them some proper attention hahaha! Good luck with gettin' the money together. Animal Kingdom sounds pretty bomb dude.

You have books out? Art books or...? :0

Lastly...the reply to that note, it feels like it applies to all kinds of art...very inspiring words, man. Thank you.
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DoseOner Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
keep it real,be yourself and do what you want and LOVE what you do.
oh and have fun with the thing!
 you know im super exited bout your projects bro. seriously your one crazy bastardski who always puts up some serious skill!
much love bro,much love!
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ZIDO15 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013   General Artist
Well, thanks for publishing the note, I've noticed the second O in that old school piece afterwords :D
Well to the dudes who do graffiti or ever had similar questions in this field of self-expression I'd add that the time has changed human standards since graffiti started their way from back then society and people have evolved themselves to a higher, better point of visual expression, aesthetics in their daily actions and other. Ghettos and thug life was the prime outcome for graffiti so perhaps their point was coding the message or expressing crappy feelings , but now people have learned themselves how to make it up to each other and now they have new ideals like fashion stars, porn-stars, typography, ballet...etc. I see no need of deforming the letters, so they can be read with great difficulty especially when you need the message to be understood clear and exact, but I guess it won't be me to judge.
peace everybody :peace:
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MYTH22 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Graffiti defiantly started as a way of gettin' one name out there. It was mean to be read, a way of kinda breakin' from the herd. In a lot of way it still very much is. So in that way it is very surprisin' that it has becomes such a "secret" language.

I think if you ask most writers, the inability to read graffiti is a side effect of tweakin' and trying to make a letter into a new style. The goal is never to make the letters alien, it just kinda happens when you take a letter and dump a bunch of style on it.

Style is the king of graffiti now days. A writers style makes them recognizable and sets them apart. It is most writers goal for their pieces to be recognizable for the style alone.  I would hope that no matter what I write people can tell my style.....and most of the time legibility takes a back seat.

I always try to follow the "rules" and "confinements" of a letter. If I write an "M" it maybe hard to read, but usually the basic structure is in there. If that wasn't the case I would just draw a bunch of pretty lines and say it was a MYTH. I have seen a lot of graffiti where I thought to myself "that is no longer the word." I believe that it should still have a chance of interpretation.

When I start a word my goal is never to make it illegible, I just start writin' it the way I see it in my head. I actually am usually pleased when the style of it makes the word highly understandable.....however, I never back track if it is not.   
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ZIDO15 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013   General Artist
Thanks a lot for the reply. Of course graffiti has changed and evolved a lot since they started off back then. It's true, just like in traditional art a piece has it's laws of attraction which come from styles, artistry, contemporaneity, ingenuity and a wise measure of the amount of applied work, but unlike traditional art graffiti started out of the society basing on traditional art's typography, themes, basic materials and even some techniques and this happened a lot later. When becoming too deformed, overloaded and as you say alienish - it makes them look less attractive and relevant to a place.
:D  I'd barely question your style or the way of thinking, because your graffiti is definitely different, more colorful, more positive.  Keep it up!
I hope you're OK with this.. I'm just trying to think something ... cuz you know some graffs look really dumbish 


Wish you and your family a happy new year and have some awesome time!Santa Juggle - 13 NaNoEmo #30 Mrs. Claus employment 
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metal-over-lord Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
YOU'RE A BOOK WRITER? 
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