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There are many different styles of graffiti writing. Here are a few examples and short descriptions of some of the most commonly seen.

 

 

Tag Style

Tag style is the most basic and quickest form of graffiti writing. It is usually a representation of the artists name and is used as a way to gain recognition by being seen in a lot of places and as a signiture for larger pieces.

 

Throw-Up

This style is another quick method of graffiti writing. It is done by making a layer of paint in one color and a quick outline of the letters in another.

 

 

 

Blockbuster

Blockbuster letters are evenly spaced and not too difficult to read. They are just what the name implies, block letters. This style is often done on large areas such as whole train cars.

 

 

Wild Style

This style is much more complex than any of the previously mentioned. The letters are very blended and highly decorated. This type of writing can be very difficult to decipher.

Check out this link for a more detailed look into graffiti writing style:

GRAFFITI: History and Style-Definition

 

 
Last Modified November 3, 2004