Ivo KoningsNew Design & Attitudes Breda
Ongecontroleerde Artistieke Uitspattingen
Graffiti has never been more accepted by society; tagging, on the other hand, has a serious image problem. It is considered vandalism, and it experiments with the concept of ownership in public spaces. Are we pre-programmed not to like tagging, or is it an activity that has little or no aesthetic value? Behind each tag is a story, a person with his or her own motivation for doing so. Tagging reminds everyone that in today’s visual culture in a democracy, there will always be a way to challenge the status quo, seek notoriety or just anonymously make a public mark. This publication is a love letter to the anonymous maker who tends to appropriate public space.