MUTO is a wicked cool animation…

… done entirely using graffiti on a wall:

11 thoughts on “MUTO is a wicked cool animation…

  1. I found it both awesome and pretty gross.

    Hope he had permission to do that, too. Or is that too petty a thought?

  2. Acutally I was wondering the same thing myself, but considering the state of the walls he was doing it on it’s hard to see that it was anything other than a civic improvement.

  3. Ditto Les. Plus it looked like from the one sign near his work towards the end this was done in another country. Methinks one more friendly to graffiti than US.

    Regardless, this was pretty fucking cool!

  4. Ditto Les. Plus it looked like from the one sign near his work towards the end this was done in another country. Methinks one more friendly to graffiti than US.

    Webs, I wasn’t really referring to LAWS – I find that most graffiti is NOT an improvement (and most of it is on private property – not that having it on public bus shelters is better). Graffiti artists in my opinion need to find legal spaces for their work – if they can’t find them, they shouldn’t be allowed to appropriate others. Also, most graffiti is not art, but gang/tagger signs and other text scribbles.

  5. i was/am a graffiti writer. i’ve never done any tagging or given any credit for that aspect of the movement, but i’ve done some inappropriate pieces some years back when i was doubtlessly an immoral idiot. i got caught in my late teen years and learned my lesson. i still draw and paint but only when and where i’m allowed to.

    i live in a small town in which there are quite many tunnels, most of them built with dark, lifeless concrete. i think (and many older, conservative people as well, as i’ve investigated) that some form of colorful art brings life and even feeling of safety to most of them. if you’re in a quiet area and you have to pass some tunnels, and you see some pieces or even murals there, you know you’re not in a place where nobody ever visits.

    i know the ones who even remotely share my view are probably those who get my point without concentrating on the fact that i once was an asshole. in most cases those who use their imagination to create art are usually not violent or malevolent in any other way. they don’t want to hurt people or break anything, they just want to express themselves (and get occasional rushes of adrenaline). it’s illegal, but in some cases it shouldn’t be.

    otherwise i’m usually as sharp and thoughtful as most other skeptics and rationalists. at least i like to imagine so.

  6. I agree with inha. And I would just like to add, there do not seem to be many legal places for graffiti or mural art. Maybe if more local gov’s allowed for such work than there would be less places tagged that bother people. I have no problems designating some tunnels or buildings as free graffiti spots.

  7. designating some tunnels or buildings as free graffiti spots

    Yeah, I really like that idea Webs: legislating “Free Graffiti Spots.”

    I think it would definitely give true “artists” more legit space to work with and maybe even help separate out true art work from “gang/tagger signs and other text scribbles.” 

    I really have no idea what the divide is between the two types in the whole of graffiti created world wide.

  8. Why guess? The website says Muto was produced in Buenos Aires. The artist has a ton of other wall-work on his website, so I assume he knows how to (and does) procure any required authorizations.

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