I’ve loved graffiti ever since I can remember. When I was younger, I used to do calligraphy. Later, I created a font that was a mix of Old English lettering and graffiti letters.
The few graffiti-writing friends I had at the time thought it looked ridiculous. Mainly because you couldn’t write it fast; but I didn’t care. It was my own style that I had developed and I tagged it everywhere under the name Merlin. (I thought I was cool because I did my L’s backwards and drew a little triangle wizard hat on the end of it.)
Fast forward 25 years. These days graffiti art has spread worldwide and penetrated our everyday culture. You don’t just see graffiti on subway trains and under bridges. It can be seen on T-shirts, shoes, video games and even on canvas.
Do you want to learn how to write graffiti but don’t have ten years to learn how? Well now there is a web-based program that allows you to type your words into a box, hit the submit button, and then your name will be tagged in less than two seconds. You can then play with ten different fonts, spray the name in multiple colors and add designs that you never thought possible.
If you really want to learn how to write graffiti, this program can have you doing it in seconds. You could even print out the ABC’s and practice drawing them in different styles if you really wanted to learn the right way.
Personally, I’m too lazy for that, especially since it’s so much fun playing around with coloring it in.
Now get out there and tag something.