The act of marking a surface with markers/mops,aerosol paint,bucket paint,tar,scratching the surface,etc. It is usually done illegally on private or public property. Legal work is not graffiti, it's graffiti influenced art. Graffiti has exsisted since cave drawings, but modern graffiti (other than gang graffiti) didn't begin until the early to mid 60's in philly.It is often misunderstood by the mainstream as being hip-hop. Graffiti is an important part of hip-hop, but hip-hop is not an important part of graffiti. It exsisted way before hip-hop. There is no one type of person(writers) who creates graffiti. People of every race,religion,gender,age,sexual oreintation,or social class participate.
look to the streets for examples of graffiti.
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