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Entries in graffiti (5)



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We at NYD of course think graffiti is both "neat" and "sneaky" or, in an answer to this amazing film's questioning title — "Graffiti, Fun or Dumb?" — we think it's both FUN and DUMB. This educational film from 1976 not only addresses the classic questions of whether or not graffiti is "valid" and why youth feel a need to rebel but it also has a nice little history recap at the beginning. Everything is wrapped up in awesome 70s fashion package with a theme song so amazing that it is now the official anthem of New York Dumb. Best lyric excerpts -

- Make trouble everywhere, and never seem to care...
- But baby if it's costing money…who's gonna pay?
- Are they big heroes or are they just zeros?

Hear the theme song and take a look at the best educational film on the cultural aspects of graffiti of the 20th century — "Graffiti, Fun or Dumb."

The dialog and voice over in the film is unbelievably campy and funny but also weirdly accurate, like a relevant argument being made in an absurdly unpersuasive style. Most of the comments make a sort of corny sense and oddly the basic discussion points haven't changed in 36 years.

Let us leave you with one of the quiet truths declared in the film, "For a time there was a certain romance attached to graffiti, it was something one did to declare oneself against authority, like funky old clothes, long hair and hip talk." Thankfully, even after almost four decades there is still a certain romance involved, and thank frickkin' god that we still have the hip talk!

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Song lyrics for the theme song of Graffiti Fun or Dumb

Hey is it fun or just dumb?
Yes either fun or just dumb
You know there are kids at school
some of them break the rules
Hey is it fun or just dumb?

Why does it have…(unsure of this line)
Some of us do… (also not sure what this line is)
Make trouble everywhere
and never seem to care
Hey is it fun or just dumb?

Maybe what their doing's funny
maybe it might look that way
But baby if it's costing money
I wonder what it will cost - who's gonna pay?

Hey is it fun or just dumb?
Yes either fun or just dumb
Are they big heroes or are they big zeros?
Cause either it's fun or just dumb
Either it's fun or just dumb


Love this film enough to buy it, or jusy want to browse the most amazing archive of educational films ever, vist  A/V Geeks.



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Sharpie drawn dongs are what we see most in the world of New York Dick. But when you focus on the basics of the concept you'll find that graffiti super schlongs are probably the most vivid expression of the phrase that we use to describe all of our beloved penis based poster defacements - "graffiti penis".

These wild wangs - sprayed big and drippy in the public space - are not afraid to let it all hang out and show you what they've got, the'll even let you touch it if you like.

If these vivid works of wang-fitti are giving you a peek at what you like to see then take a longer, thicker look at the source pages. NYD is always interested in fantastic dickish self expression and we think you might be too.

First image - Toy
Second image - Der fliegende penis
Third image - Penis train



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We here at NYD usually concern ourselves with documenting drawings of penises and occasional dickish comments, graffiti of a sort but it's usually anonymous, improvisational, and simple when compared to a classic wild style graffiti piece.

But sometimes there is an interesting intersection of dick/penis-think and dick/penis-action. Many talented writers have lent their hand and style to the actual word "penis", producing mind boggling visuals that when unpacked poke you right in the eye (metaphorically) with a giant, colorful, 3-d shaded "penis."

If you like the kind of penises that you're seeing here (as we enthusiastically do!) then congratulate these graffiti artists and let them know how much you like 'em big and wild, and that doing it in public is ok too, 

First image - Uwe Wöllner  
Second image - stimulationsmodus3000
Third image - bineone

For more super graffiti photos take a look at Streetfiles, a great source for international graffiti images and info.



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The esteemed members of The Academy of Phallus Defacement and Affrontery Arts and Sciences congratulate their nominees for this years "Johnsons". The Johnson, trademarked nickname of the golden statuette bestowed by the APDAAS, symbolizes outstanding achievement in the field of schlong based defacement, dick-ish behavior, or general weiner-ness in popular culture.

Historically the Johnson categories reflect recent developments in the field and are not standardized, and this year is no exception. The uniqueness of the categories ensures that the nomination is itself a great honor, but that doesn't mean that there isn't intense maneuvering among the nominees to get their sweaty hands on "their" Johnson.

New York Dick wishes to congratulate all the nominees, and the creators of all the near Johnson worthy defacements that did not get nominated this year, the run-up to next years awards begins now so get out there and get dickin'. Click below for full details on this year's nominees, the winner of the 2011 Johnson will be announced here on February 28th, the day after the grand awards banquet.

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Exuberant achievement in a creepy funny graffiti prick public service television spot

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World's best graffiti penis TV commercial 


Exceptional achievement in advertising defacement by knob drawing in a motion picture

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Ricky Gervais, big red knob 


Outstanding achievement in unrelenting exhibitionism of a boner street graphic

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Dick Chicken phenomena climaxes

Visionary achievement in a snow schlong landscape best seen from an erection-like tower

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Paris snow penis seen from penis tower

Shocking achievement in suggestive wang-thangness to haunt the psyche of children 

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London 2012 Olympic mascot 


Daring achievement in rude and risky political prick speech

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Giant dick rises in St. Petersburg


Subconscious achievement in pointless graphic technology expressing dick-ness

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Today's Forecast - Arousing weather



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While it's true that NYD generally celebrates the destruction of a well crafted advertising message by the addition of a feisty hand scrawled penis, we are always willing to embrace an amazing ad when we see one. And when such an ad is in fact all about the trials and tribulations of a feisty hand scrawled penis, well, then we are witnessing a very rare cultural moment.

Such a moment presented itself last year when a commercial created by the advertising agency TBWA, Paris for for France’s AIDES Foundation hit the web. Most tv viewers did not have the pleasure of seeing this naughty AIDS awareness spot, but thankfully the oh so penis friendly internet makes it possible for us all to get an eyeful of this little willy as he goes from erection to dejection and back again.

The spot won three Lions (the Lion is the award bestowed by the Cannes International Advertising Festival for excellence in the field of advertising). Key creatives involved were; Lead Graphist - Vincent Venchiarutti, Lead Animator - Yves Bigerel, Director - Yoann Lemoine, Art Director / Writer - Ingrid Varetz., Music Company - AOC Productions-Paris & NY. Fantastic work, if all ads were like this there would be no need to draw dicks on them, literally.