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Pop Print Blog 2 Tessa Chiesa Arizona State University Dr. Fishlock September 22, 2020
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Pop Print Blog 2 The Introduction of the Printing Press Print culture has come a very long way since the printing press was first introduced in the sixteenth century but that does not make it any less significant. The printing press mass-produced books which gave common people the opportunity to buy them at an affordable price. It was revolutionary at the time. Before the creation of the printing press, having a copy of a book, especially the bible, was not common as it was expensive and only the rich could afford them. Due to this, the rich were ruling societies and it was extremely deceitful and irresponsible. Naturally, with easy, affordable access to books, people were more motivated to gain literacy which created a society that was more aware and educated. “Over time, this encouraged individualism, abstract thinking, and the valorizing of literacy over tribal ritual and magic”(Danesi, 2019, p. 111). Mastering the art of literacy eventually became a priority to many individuals and spread across the globe quickly. Print culture has changed drastically since the printing press and artists around the world have been able to express themselves based on technology that was developed in the sixteenth century. Street art or graffiti was just one of the things that sprouted from this. Although the topic of street art and graffiti being an art form or a form of vandalization is up for argument, one cannot deny the fact that it is a form of self-expression. It is obvious that it can be unwarranted and used to vandalize, however, it can also be used for good. Graffiti Graffiti is the act of drawing, painting, or writing on structures or walls without permission and dates back to prehistoric times (Street and Graffiti art- History and Concepts, n.d.). One admired example of graffiti was the use of Kilroy throughout World War II. Soldiers began writing “Kilroy was here” with a small picture of a bald man with a long nose peeking
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over a wall on different mediums to show that American soldiers that they had been there and to ward away any Germans that saw it. Kilroy was huge in World War II as it provided a sense of
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