Giraffe Graffiti Gang Related? So Say Cops

girafaeyes, originally uploaded by MissionMission.

We hate to make it three graffiti posts in a row, but it just had to be done. We’ve been wanting to plug the new Girafa pool on Flickr, and the Milpitas Police Department has just provided ample reason. The San Jose Mercury News reports that, according to the fuzz, a recent spate of Girafa bombings in Milpitas is surely “gang related.” Bummer!

Clueless law enforcement aside, what up with Girafa anyway? Lovable new kid on the block, or heavy-handed Ribity wannabe?

(Via All Romanian Crews)


28 thoughts on “Giraffe Graffiti Gang Related? So Say Cops”

  1. Have been following Girafa’s work for a while now. Great stuff, I can see the refined work on gallery walls one day. Talk the folks at Anno Domini. Best obscure spots to see the work: Old CCC business park on Carabbien & Lawrence in Santa Clara. Under 280 bridge that crosses Los Gatos creek, off the creek trail. Trials Pub mens room, First & Devine.

  2. Tall, White, Artist…Hence the name and picture of a Giraffe…DUH! it aint rocket science and he dam well aint no GANG BANGER…thats for sure…HE just another brother addicted to graffin, better than drugs.

  3. giffafa is not gang related. he an independent artist. if you would see the guy in person you would understand.

  4. I’m not into scribble, but I Can tell an Artist. This guy is a tru artist and I love seeing his Art pop up in the most random spots. Today I just saw a giraffe on a billboard above the Natasha’s costume shop on Bascom. You can also spot his work if you ride cal train. It’s like where’s waldo but with a giraffe.

  5. aint no ribity biter and definitely no gang-banger.
    straight up white boy, met him myself. 100% aerosol artist
    these pigs are stupid…

  6. okay…. REALLY listen, most “white boys” are writers these days..

    and it doesnt matter what color you are, you can bang and still be white.

    However, he is too nice, I used to talk to him alot… He is mad original too.

  7. Girafa isn’t a Ribbity biter. You have tones of people doing characters from Jaber heads, ribbitys, umbrella, birds, horses, snails ect.

    Gang related … I would say not, but graffiti is considered gang related to authorities.

    Hope to seem more of them Long Neck Monsters!

  8. Yea Girafa is’nt gang related, hes not even in a crew, Yea hes got some skills. he gets up but not much style, but hes pretty new to the game so we’ll see whats up.

  9. thizz kat be bombing…it aint gang related thats for sure..his just onther kat tryn to stay up..but all da haters be buffin peeps out ya digg…stay up all da kings and toys graffiti aint a crime is a way of life..its worst then a disease. with no cure

  10. Hey anyone know how I can get a hold of him? I heard rumors that he went to my high school, but i don’t believe that. I have abosolutly no police affiliation, I’m just dying to interview the guy. If anyone knows anything, hit me up at 408-667-7003 please don’t call me if your tryin to be a creeper! Thanks yall!

  11. evie Says:

    February 18, 2009 at 10:32 am

    Hey anyone know how I can get a hold of him? I heard rumors that he went to my high school, but i don’t believe that. I have abosolutly no police affiliation, I’m just dying to interview the guy. If anyone knows anything, hit me up at 408-667-7003 please don’t call me if your tryin to be a creeper! Thanks yall!
    Reply

    —–
    your a pig get out of here with that NO COP AFFLIATION you think people are stupid or something? welcome to 2009

  12. How do cops even know its him? All they are doing is giving Girafa more fame. Now he’s gonna publish childrens book more power to him.

  13. Girafa went to my high school.. I seen his pieces at all the toking spots in my town too bad they buffed most of them and busted him

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