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The visual personifacation of hip-hop. despite what most of the ill-informed probably middle-aged suburban white people think, graffiti is only limited to stickers (postals), tags (done with pilots, flowpen, krink, homemade markers, etc.), throw ups (aslo called throwies, and done in paint. they are usually just stylized bubble letters of the writters name with 3d or drop shadow), pieces (short for masterpieces, and also known as burners, these range from relativly simple, to intricate and complex designs, a style known as wildstyle. these pieces take hours to do and are considered the highest level of graffiti), and finaly charachters (cartoonish representations of the writters alter ego). Graffiti should not be confused with vandalism, which is instead crude marking or destruction, the aim of which is to cause damage to property, regardless of aethetic appeal. graffiti is just the opposite. IF GRAFFITI WASNT ART, THEN WHY WOULD WRITTERS SPEND HOURS AND HOURS SKETCHING AND PRACTICING IN SKETCHBOOKS? also, there are things that are considered off limits and non ethical, and are not to be touched. some of these things include
residential property (unless its the house of a writter that you know personally and have beef with)
churches or places of worship
cemeteries
cars (unless obviously abandoned)
These are only the basics and different writters may restrict themselves from other things.
Graffiti is 90% of the time NOT GANG RELATED. gangs, however, are not to be confused with crews. crews are a group of writters. thats it. theres no drugs or crime (othere than graffiti) involved with the crew. crews usually have initiations like tagging a police car, or getting up in an open space etc. crew names are usually three letter abbreviations like DFM, or PCK etc.
Again, the motivation for graffiti IS NEVER VANDALISM. if that is the motive, then it simply isnt graffiti. motivation varies from writter to writter, but is usually
respect as a writter
fame
to see his own work
This is achieved by getting up. getting up is the act of getting your work up around the city. if you get up enough, your considered to be "all city", but this hardly happens. also, your art and style speaks for your reputation. for example, if your handstyle is wack, or your throwies drip (unintentionaly), or you go over better writters for no reason (no beef with them) then you may be considered toy. toy stands for Trouble On Your System, and is the lowest form of graffiti writter.
Graffiti doesnt have messages, unless its some kind of side quote next to a piece. messages of anarchy and rebellion are considered vandalism.
Stay up y'all.
Suke-one
Graffiti:
(names are fictional urbandictionary editors!)
alex: hey joey, i drew a penis on this tools mailbox it waas sweet!
joey: cool alex! i wrote anarchy on my neighbors audi!

writter: stupid toys.
by Suke-one June 19, 2007
 
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what people usually call graffiti was originally called writing, the art of distorting letters

graffiti-the art of wasting space on a perfectly good wall i couldve wrote on
"look at that crappy writing on that wall"
"dont call that trash writing its just sum poser doing graffiti"
by drunkamakazi November 04, 2007
 
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Art. Graffiti is a way to express your self through a can of Krylon, a Streaker, a Crink, or a Beaker.. Outlines, Throw-Ups, Pieces, Bombs, Tags, Connecters. It's a way of life, Dangerous but it's life.
Did you see that Eres Bomb on the Church Wall? That was sick.
by Grug-Fee-tee -Graff- October 01, 2003
 
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vandalism/ destruction of private property consisting of usually illegible nonsense painted or written in public areas. usually committed by borderline illiterate yo boys, hip hop retards, and chavs
take a ride through a crappy neighborhood- enjoy the graffiti
by drschmitty December 24, 2008
 
46.
Commonly misspelled as grafitti, graffitti, grafiti, etc. Learn how to fucking spell it, and then maybe someone will respect your piece.
I write mad graffittiee!
by KMS1 June 21, 2005
 
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the written version of hip hop
famous graffiti artists: seen, dondi,zephyr
by randomx April 02, 2006
 
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Vandalism of public property in the form of words or pictures, often with spray paint or magic marker.

Usually contains tags, the artist's name, to mark his/her or his/her group's territory. Graffiti also contains messages of rebellion, anarchy, promotion of drug use and racial hatred.

Writing is almost always stylized and is commonly written in large bubble letters or twisted lines that overlap each other and contain sharp serifs.
Did you see that mad graffiti down by James and King?

Yeah that shit's tight! Musta taken him all night.
by Bluehawk October 15, 2005
 
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urban art rocking the world of hella people
the frisco writers are ill(m.s.k a.w.r
1810 l.t.s
by ghostero April 14, 2004