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One man’s art is another man’s vandalism - The Galveston County Daily News: Letters To Editor

December 7, 2016

One man’s art is another man’s vandalism

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  • IHOG posted at 11:15 pm on Wed, Mar 12, 2014.

    IHOG Posts: 2486

    It is always vandalism if done without permission.
    The tagger is a criminal that should be jailed. If not jailed cleaning it off with toothpicks might be appropiate.

  • sverige1 posted at 7:26 am on Thu, Mar 13, 2014.

    sverige1 Posts: 4054

    Much of the tagging that occurs has a creative "art" element to it. However, by looking at the posted pics from GCDN, I don't notice much creative "art".

    What I see is that cursive writing and what looks like a cardboard stencil that was placed on the surface and spraypainted black. Most of us probably could do that and be called "artists".

    I wonder if there have been studies on the psyches of the "taggers". That is, what drives them to go about and leave the scribbling and images on signs, billboards, walls, and such. The following article basically says that taggers are angry juveniles who do this to "vent". Other purposes are for gang initiation. Competing gangs try to improve and develop their "art" and use the public items to express their superiority. Here's an article -


  • justaman posted at 8:05 am on Sat, Mar 15, 2014.

    justaman Posts: 213

    Ihog..you hit the nail on the head..taggers are vandals and rodents with a paint can...