Grafitti, or it’s amazing what you can do with a spray can

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When I started learning to be a graphic recorder and facilitator, I was somewhat challenged by lettering.   As a visual artist, I hadn't integrated words into my work à la Basquiat and needed inspiration for how to turn a word into an image.  So I looked to grafitti art, especially the wall artists.  These guys (and gals) are total masters of the spray can. They have a wonderful ability to use their whole bodies to produce the most expressive lines, and incredible imagination in distorting a serif into something suggestive…

In graphic recording, getting words to work as images where meaning and process drive the aesthetics, that's something else again (as Brandy Agerbeck says, "Content is King").   But there's a huge visual vocabulary to draw from in this form of expression.



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