While there’s something wonderfully incongruous and almost comical about watching Moseley Councilor Martin Mullaney give a mini lecture on the origins and aesthetics of graffiti art he does, through his “war on tagging”, know a fair bit about the local scene. In this video, about the Selly Oak pocket park, he talks about The Gifted Few and The Lost Generation crews.
Martin’s line is that you can have graffiti art without the blight of tagging, which I would be skeptical about, but if you’re ignorant of and curious about Birmingham’s graffiti art scene this is as good an intro as any.
Using this info a quick bit of Googling found me Hoakser who does stuff like this:
and whose MySpace links to loads of other TGF / TLG folks.
For more graffiti, with no distinction made between “art” and “not art”, check out the Birmingham Graffiti and Street Art pool on Flickr