Monday, 10 January 2011

Essay Notes: Graffiti

Emergence of Graffiti in New York (1970's)

- 1971 Graffiti becomes more noticed. Taki 183
- Numbers at the end of a tag represented the street they lived on.
- Subway system.
- First of his kind.
- Influences youth.
- Later the Term ''Graffiti Hip-Hop''

The Subway system was a direct link for Graffiti writers to create a complex but simple networking system between each other. By doing this, youths were able to access urban information which was a massive leap in the actions of young people of previous years.

Early example of what we now call Graffiti, from 1934. It connotes vandalism and a sense of rebellion during the War years.

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