Old school krews
a 'journeyman' writer at the top, and toys or tryouts at the bottom
, and variable
skil writers within. Any number from 3 to 90 or so. at the very bottom
were toys, aka scribble
monkeys, who had a spray
can and not much more than
simple and crude scrawl which they placed on a wall.
The guy (girl) at the top would
offer instruction, as well as induce the krew to go into battle (competition) with
other tagging krews
who developed or showed promise of bigger, better writing, eventually became known as a writer.
in the tag world, there are various
2- puff or bubble letters, usually
3- puff or bubble letters with
a 2 or 3 color fill.
4- monotone art, like
5- artwork with
a 2 or 3 color fill or accent.
6- Piece (short for masterpiece), usually
a layout with
5-13 color fills. Usually
a stationary object like
a wall. if on a moving vehicle or trailer, it's called a burner
7- area of placement such as a bridge
or sign high
up, denotes heaven work. bigger, more elaborate or complex = more fame.
8- rolling bombs- instead of using spray cans, rollor bombs are made
with a 9-inch paint roller, extension poles, and bulk paint. these
tags can be 12' high
, or more, and hundreds of feet long.
9- slapper wakks or decal krews. not writers per se, but spend hours redoing specific scribbles on adhesive backed
labels that are affixed to any surface. a variation of this are those who scribe
glass and steel with hardened pointed
tools or sandpaper.
10- collaborations collabs) rival writers or krews that drop the hatchet temporarily to work out a joint piece or production.
11- production- any complex or elaborate tag or piece, including burners.
12- Toys are washouts or wannabees that have no style nor ability to place or create complex artistic pieces, just wak, or messed up stuff
high students want to belong to a tag krew
, but don't have
It seems that the better piecers are older types, say 18 to 25, and have
the best krew