Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
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About Art Crimes website
- Can I send you my pictures to go on the site?
SURE, please send some for consideration. Send a few JPG sample images. Please don't expect us to publish your first piece. Your work must be at least as good as the other work we typically show on the site. Image format and scanning info. Most material won't be published immediately. Thanks for your patience and understanding.
- Will you show my outlines or digital sketches?
PROBABLY NOT, unless you have a world-class blackbook and you also paint.
- Will you link my site?
WE WANT TO. Send your site's name, city, country, and web address. Mail this info to firstname.lastname@example.org. Do not use this address for sending photos or general mail. Scroll down to the bottom of this page for that address. Linking has been lagging for years. No disrespect meant; we just haven't had time to deal with links properly for some time, but we hope to improve as time goes on.
- Who makes this site and why?
- How do I scan photos and sketches?
- How should I photograph graffiti for best results?
Logos, Images, and Artwork
- Can I link to Art Crimes?
- Can I use your logo?
ASK FIRST, PLEASE.
- Can I have some of the pictures from Art Crimes for my page?
NO, sorry. Lots of people worked hard to make these pictures available for you on this website. Link to Art Crimes pages, make your own site, but don't bite Art Crimes content for your website. Ask artists directly for images for your site. You need their permission.
- What about sharing images on social networks?
SHARING LINKS IS BEST. Say that you got the images from Art Crimes and link back to the page you found them on, so the images don't become anonymized. Artists deserve proper credit by name, including all the information we try to provide, such as year and city and country.
- Can I use some of the pictures from Art Crimes for a school project?
YES, if you give proper credit to Art Crimes and the artists. You can also quote passages from the articles, interviews and research section and show screen shots of Art Crimes pages, again with proper credit, including the URL for the article. Please tell us when Art Crimes material is useful to you. We also publish student work sometimes when it is done with style and effort, particularly if it presents new material or points of view. We especially like to publish university-level work. If you plan to make an online version of your school project, please ask for approval. We usually allow it, but it's good to know how the material will be used online, first.
- Can you draw my name for me?
WE CAN'T, but many graffiti artists will. They charge money for their work, so don't bother to ask for free custom designs. Time is money.
- Can you find someone I can pay to do artwork?
Check out the featured artists or ask us about people in your area.
For any kind of job or artwork, say WHERE you are (city and country) and what kind of artwork or service you need, and we'll try to hook you up with the best people for your job. email@example.com.
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