Tuesday 5th November 2013, 8:00pm
Session 117: “Style Writing” by Scum, Cheech H and Techno 169
During this Theory Tuesdays session, Rémi Jaccard presented (with visuals) the essay “Style Writing” by Scum, Cheech H and Techno 169.
“Style Writing” is a thorough analysis of the alphabet and it’s use by graffiti writers. Characterizing every letter as well as different forms of putting them together, from tag to wildstyle, this text gives a very structured overview of American graffiti.
The authors – all writers themselves – try to explain the esthetics of style and their approach to it. In a culture usually distrusting theoretical debates, this 1996 essay is a rare exception.