Evan Roth (aka fi5e) is an artist who is obviously pretty brainy and likes graffiti…maybe that’s an understatement. At Parsons School The New School for Design Roth developed a project called Graffiti Taxonomy and thesis project called Graffiti Analysis. In Roth’s Graffiti Taxonomy project he “presents isolated letters from various graffiti tags, reproduced in similar scales and at close proximity. The intent of these studies is to show the diversity of styles as expressed in a single character.”
Over 4 days in April Roth photographed 2,400 graffiti tags in Paris’s 20 districts. 18 tags were used to express the diversity in character of the letters A,E,I,K,N,O,R,S,T and U “ranging from upper case to lowercase, simple to complex and legible to cryptic”. ~woostercollective.com
This summer Roth’s project will be on display at Fondation Cartier’s Born In The Streets – Graffiti exhibition in Paris which will be up until November 29, 2009.
Anything that shows the creativity and intelligence behind graffiti and anything related to Hip Hop is aces with me. A cosign from the Wooster Collective doesn’t hurt either.
Buy his prints at factory.ni9e.com
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FUN FACT: “The main [Fondation Cartier] gallery space and garden have been filled with pieces and other graffiti-inspired works by artists including SEEN, JONONE, Barry McGee, Evan Roth, QUICK, and PHASE2.” ~animalnewyork.com