History of Graffiti
Referring to inscriptions and figure drawings, graffiti were found on walls of ancient ruins or sepulchers, as in the Catacombs of Rome or at Pompeii. Graffiti (in its earliest forms) were first found in 30,000BC, which formed pictographs, and cave sketches using animal bones in prehistoric times.
Styles of Graffiti:
Wildstyle: Graffiti with text so stylized as to be difficult t read, often with interlocking, three-dimensional type.[ , Bubble letters: Originated from "back in the day" old school graffiti lettering. Seen mostly in bombing and throw ups because of the rounded shape of the lettering, making it easier to form and faster to put up and be gone! , Blockbuster: Blockbuster is a style in which block letters are written. The letters are evenly spaced out and they are easy to read. This type of tagging is found in a large open area in which there is enough space to write out the block letters nice and big. This type of style may be used by anyone and is found in Los Angeles. Throw ups: A throw-up or "throwie" sits between a tag and a piece in terms of complexity and time investment. It generally consists of a one-color outline and one layer of fill-colour. Tagging: A stylized signature, normally done in one colour. The simplest and most prevalent type of graffiti, a tag is often done in a colour that contrasts sharply with its background. Tag can also be used as a verb meaning "to sign". Writers often tag on or beside their pieces, following the practice of traditional artists who sign their artwork