The Artistans are a small grafiti group with similar views as that of anarchists. Founded in October 1989 by Sir Henry Stovetop, they became a small, but fairly recongnised group. They are not a terrorist group, nor a gang. They just like fucking shit up. Their goals and tactics involve:
- Pissing off store owners, school administrators, and public restroom janitors.
- Drawing random and fucked up shit on toilet stall walls.
- All of that for no fucking reason.
- An artistan may or may not have created this page.
- Their main tools of trade are pens and sharpies.
- They sometimes get eaten by your mom.
Common slogans and doodles
- Are famous for their quote "Because it is done neither for financial reward, nor critical acclaim, toilet wall drawings are the purest form of art" and variants
- All of their work is usually accompanied by their symbol.
- "Here i sit and hesitate - should i shit or mastrubate?"
The symbol and its meaning
- the symbol has an unknown meaning, except that it represents the artistans.
- symbologists have figured out the creation of the symbol, though.
- it consists of an A and a T put on top of each other, making an A with a line down it and across the top.
- the symbol is outlined and stripped of all its inner workings except the triangle created by the A.
- the symbol is then "squared" and added are lines on the inside edge to represent the folds in the outlined previous shape.
- try it, draw the symbol and write lines down the triangle to make it into an A. then write a T on top of it. fits perfectly, dosent it?
A little personal stuff
What they like
What they don't like (What to do to piss them off)
- Those fucking mr. clean magic erasers
- Pshycho janitors and administrators
- People trying to find out who they are (see below)
Local artistan groups will more often than not consist of many members. While it is not unheard of to have a single-dude gang, it is pretty fucking rare. They will do everything they can to protect their identities, and will not go down without taking the whole system down. Confronting a suspected member almost often leads to all the other members getting pissed off and fucking even more shit up.
If there are Artistans in your neighborhood/school/etc:
- Do NOT try to find out who they are. This will just encourage them.
- Catching one will not solve the problem. They'll just come after you personally.
- They have no intention of hurting anyone. They just like shaking things up.
- Dont encourage them either. They'll just think you're gay.
- Let them be, acknowlege their existence, leave cans of spray paint outside for them at night.