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How Graffiti Went From Spray Cans To Box-Cutters And Guns Violent Times

    • Society & Culture

The Australian state of Victoria has some of the harshest graffiti laws in the world; it’s an offence to even carry spray paint or “graffiti marking tools” in public. It’s a response to Melbourne’s volatile graffiti scene, where the legacy of street artists are tied to violent reputations alongside creative merit. For graffers, the territory they tag is a reflection of their place in the subculture and society at large. So when an invader decides to claim their spot, or worse cross out their name, it’s an act of war. 
This episode of Violent Times contains references to drug abuse and suicide. Please be advised if you’ve been impacted by these issues. 

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The Australian state of Victoria has some of the harshest graffiti laws in the world; it’s an offence to even carry spray paint or “graffiti marking tools” in public. It’s a response to Melbourne’s volatile graffiti scene, where the legacy of street artists are tied to violent reputations alongside creative merit. For graffers, the territory they tag is a reflection of their place in the subculture and society at large. So when an invader decides to claim their spot, or worse cross out their name, it’s an act of war. 
This episode of Violent Times contains references to drug abuse and suicide. Please be advised if you’ve been impacted by these issues. 

See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

30 min

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