"It’s just not the same," said Javier Graff, 32 of Seattle, WA. "My favorite graffiti artist just had a book published of all his best street art. I was really excited to buy it when I read about it on an obscure blog, but after I saw a pile of them stacked next to a book about old timey mustaches, well, I just about threw up."
Javier, a struggling photographer and avid Kurt Vonnegut reader, had to be hospitalized last year after spying a copy of Cat’s Cradle in the window display of an H&M.
"Is nothing sacred?! These are selections of visual and literary art that are being raped by the pop culture machine. Half of the people who shop at these stores would never consciously seek out these works. It’s nauseating, and I have no respect for anyone that furthers the banalization of modern art forms, depleting their impact and social relevance!"
When asked if he would allow a book containing his photos to be sold at Urban Outfitters, he replied, “Oh, well yea, of course, that would be awesome!”
-Jason M, Fofun News, May 2011