Loughborough Junction chitter-chatter

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by teuchter, Sep 15, 2013.

  1. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    Pretty formulaic like a lot of this stuff.
  2. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Tagging as opposed to street art started out on New York subways. A way for alienated youth and those in dead end jobs to get noteriety.

    It wasn't connected to art market or done for monetary gain. Partly done at night as people were working in the day.

    It wasn't even meant to be that artistic.

    Though as one sees above in photos it's become more like high quality graphic design.
  3. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

  4. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    The one behind Tesco's is cut above the average. I don't know who did it. Look at how colours and design fit in with background.
  5. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    My impression (which has changed a bit in the past few days as a result of what happened in LJ and what I've been reading up on as a result) is that a lot of this scene - in the UK at the moment - is not really 'alienated youth' but kids from relatively affluent backgrounds. And that's also my (slightly surprised) observation of the kids showing up to leave flowers and so on - I passed several groups wandering around last week.
  6. ricbake

    ricbake working out how

    It does look in place, but they are just a graphic, formulaic is about right. Also this One looks unfinished, the shading on Trip is unfinished.
  7. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Well I like graphics. Reminded me my brother said there is exhibition of graphics at Somerset House.

    I thought the shading being left off Trip was intentional. Meant to look that way. Fits in with the schema.
  8. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    I was talking about New York.

    As a lot of street art and graffiti is underground I wouldn't make assumptions on class background.

    Kind of surprised you say this. Is this not making assumptions about a group of people? Something you've criticused me for.
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  9. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    It is I guess. Feel free to criticise as you see appropriate.
  10. OvalhouseDB

    OvalhouseDB Well-Known Member

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  11. Ian Clark

    Ian Clark Active Member

    I had a long chat with a pair of them on Sunday whilst pulling in our A-boards. They said to me that it was partly to deter damage to the station and mostly to stop anyone else getting up on to the tracks to either fulfill the challenge of tagging whatever was intended or more horribly to stop sympathetic suicide at the same spot.
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  12. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

  13. ChrisSouth

    ChrisSouth Well-Known Member

    Welcome back. Hope your telling off wasn't too horrible.

    I'm not sure that it is worse and I'm not sure LJ isn't down to 3 trains per hour. This timetable doesn't show the Southern trains running through Beckenham Junction. I'm presuming that these are still running?
  14. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    I don't think so. If you ask nationalrail.co.uk for LGJ-ZFD on Monday morning, there's an 0745, 0800, no 0815, 0830, 0845, no 0915, 0930, 0945, 1000, 1015, no 1030. If you're only going as far as Blackfriars, there's Southeastern 0819, 0849, 0919 to fill the gaps.

    That 0830 train is going to be absolute mayhem.
  15. grosun

    grosun wicket tunes

    Honestly, how badly do you have to screw up in order to get a franchise taken off you? Wish they'd let TFL give it the overground treatment.
  16. ChrisSouth

    ChrisSouth Well-Known Member

    Yes, you're right. I was thinking about the route to Blackfriars. The fillers work, but you need to swap at BF, if you want a through train
  17. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    They're all Platform 4 stoppers too, so you have to go the long way round.
  18. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    The situation is currently such that it's impossible to fix it quickly. Whoever took control of the franchise.

    NB that if TfL took over, they wouldn't be stepping into Govia's shoes but the DfT's shoes as franchise specifier rather than operator.
  19. goldengraham

    goldengraham Well-Known Member

    Yep - Arriva currently operates the London Overground franchise if that's what you're thinking of
  20. grosun

    grosun wicket tunes

    Ah interesting.. didn't realise that!

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