Rime’s 50 Graffiti CharactersThursday, December 8, 2011
The graffiti writer Rime set out to create 50 characters all together on one wall. He wanted to create a wall that had the similar feel as the some of the end to end throw ups on the New York subway cars in the 70’s and 80’s.
This year in Miami the goal was to find a long enough wall to try a new concept, treating bunched characters like a repeated series of throw ups. I wanted to create something that had a similar feel to what writers of the 70?s & 80?s would paint end to end across subway cars.
The hope was to paint something that grabbed attention for a few seconds while riding by. The longer the wall, the better. With this in mind, I sketched up the idea using the characters eyes as a constant repeating form. Not knowing how long the wall I would end up painting would be, I showed up with only 12 characters and a “YO” throw up sketched…
I am happy with the finished result. Some parts are lacking balance, some have funny errors, but it’s a good attempt at something I will try again. This wall looks best in person, or while driving 45mph down NE Miami Ave…
Source: Jersey Joe