Flick Friday: Jailhouse Rock’d
When the words “jail” and “writers” are used in the same sentence, negative thoughts arise. However, this is not the case for this particular project. Recently, an abandoned jail in LA (more commonly used for movie and video sets) became a blank canvas for graffiti writers. Pieces, throws, rollers and tags covered cells, hallways, rooftops and the exercise area in a matter of days. We had the chance to ask one of these writers about the process.
From a writer’s perspective, describe the scene and what made you guys hit this spot?
“The place was actually getting smashed. In about a week from when it was first cracked off at least 100 writers had ran thru it and squashed the whole building. I was like fuck this, let’s do hang down rollers and just stunt on foos!” Eager
Everybody was looking for an opportunity to catch a spot, thinking it was too good to be true. But with the good comes the bad and word spread like a disease, via social media channels, and the spot was blown real quick.
Words by attng3tr
Photos by @chasingpaint