Sherlock Pomes: Graffiti in Korea

Today I watched some Korean boys spray paint the words "Dickies" and "Nike" in blue aerosol on one of Duksung University's pristine, red bricked walls. It struck me as so innocent and perplexing. Why would they spray paint Nike and Dickies? What do these words represent for them? Is it a brand of shoes the children support or wish they had? Are they saying something about the University? Do they simply want to imitate American culture?

I find these questions fascinating. I will have to do some investigating.

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