Civic 1993. First end to end / foto: SB OneIt was underneath the shadow of Crawford Long Hospital overlooking Interstate 285. By day it served as an overpriced parking lot and undercover homeless refuge. A two minute walk from Civic Center Train Station, The Civic Yard was to ATL , what 149th street was to NYC in the early days. For this installment we take a look at some of the first pieces to take the yards virginity and get it in raw doggie. On deck, graffiti historian and author of STEEL WHEELS, Cole T. Only. [Read more...]
Tacks AM7 / The Civic Yard 1995At this point we’re officially all the way live into the archive. Like we mentioned before, as of right now we’re freestyling. There’s a few detailed directions I’m thinking about as far as coverage but for now we’ll keep things simple. Extra maximums to Sauce Hydrilla and 91.9 WCLK for the interest in the efforts, and everybody that’s sharing the drops. Can’t forget mi genté SB One & SnortThis.
[F.R.I.T.O.S. = Frequently Residing in the Old School]Since there was such a good response from the last F.R.I.T.O.S. drop, we’ll keep it moving with more shots from the archive. Above, the OG Godfather Don, Chase One UCA/DTK with the undercover arrows and big block geometry at the 40′s yard in Midtown Atlanta. [Read more...]
For the past couple of days I’ve been reconnecting with my archives to assist in a pretty big Creative Loafing ATL feature that’s in the works. Of course, one research project turned into another, turned into another. I’ve turned up everything from unpaid parking tickets to incriminating evidence.
Seriously? Before you hit the jump, take a look at the lines above and below the hotline number. According to the wikigods, grafitti is supposed to be spelled… graffiti. Nice. Atlanta’s first one man anti graffiti taskforce doesn’t know how to spell GRAFFITI. Not a good look for the first month on the job. Just in case you haven’t seen it… here’s your Atlanta Taskforce tax dollars hard at work. [Read more...]