I'd like to preface this by saying that I believe graffiti is a beautiful form of expression and art. Since its American inception in Philadelphia back in the ‘60s, it has proven to be such. However, seeing the words "Valet" and "Moms" and other silly self-interested scribble around town to me is not creative and artful, and it’s really beginning to get old and piss me off.
Do these taggers really need to distort Blue Ridge Parkway trestles, mom-and-pop businesses or other privately owned places?
So, from a curmudgeon who was lucky enough to grow up among great street art: Please, if anyone reading this is or knows any of these taggers, find other surfaces and give the public something that might make them bend their eyes a bit instead of more of the same lame and rudely placed attention-seeking crap.
— Radix Y. Faruq