You shouldn’t mess with graffiti writers. The longest recorder piece of graffiti was painted by a student in the toilets of his college at Changsha, China in 1915. It consisted of over 4000 characters criticizing his teachers and the state of Chinese society. After competing this masterpiece the student handed himself in and was paraded in front of the school and threatened with expulsion. The student was a 22 year old Chairman Mao. A graffiti artist who later founded the People’s Republic of China and was responsible for the deaths of over 30 million people.
(Chien Fang, Chinese army magazine, December 1968) – via
De Quote du Jour op Dinsdag houdt wel van een zekere verbintenis met haar reageerders en vraagt zich af; ‘Welke profetische muurtekst heeft u onlangs gezien?’, en nog liever ‘Wat zou u het liefst op de muren willen schrijven?’