4 thoughts on “RISKY – ALPHABET PRINTS

  1. I dont know if anyone will respond to this,or even knows for sure. But I’ve been writing for quite a few years now, and I still wonder where that “crown” accent to the bottom of straight letters…(like Risk used on the “P” on these letters) came from. Or when it was first used. As a matter of fact I would like to know the history of a lot of little things. Like really, who used arrows off their letters first? I dunno, guess I’m just curious, and we know what that got that cat.

    • Those “flourishes” are a well documented flavor of style that has been handed down thru the generations with each generation coming up with there own twist on it. The first time I saw one it was on a Philly hand-style they are hearts not crowns (tag), if you look up Philly hand-styles you will see they have many different types of styles, they are masters of the tag. Every city is different, some writers in certain cities only tag, while others only bomb and or piece. Its all about what your own preferences are, and whats going down in your city, but really a personal preference. I picked up a really good book on the history of Writing/Graff when I was younger it’s called “The Art of Getting Over”, and its still one of my favorite books, it’s a book for Writers by a Writer it’s also a good read, and also check out Saber’s book Mad Society, and Spray Can Art an oldie but a goodie. The Art of Getting Over is a big reason why I love the East coast styles so much, they originated graffiti and heavily influenced my life. It has been said that in order to consider yourself a writer you must master all things from the tag to the throw up to the piece, and to always know your history. History is important especially for writers, it will make you a better writer and give you a good understanding and base for coming up, also check out Style Wars. Sorry for the novel of a comment, but I love Graff/Writing it is one of the things that crosses all barriers and stereo-types and it’s not about who you are or where you’re from but getting your name up. Some believe in quantity over quality and vice versa, but personally I think a good balance is best, but the only way to win the game is to get up as much as possible and never get caught, a cop is not your friend my friend 😉 keep it drippy!

  2. Those “flourishes” are a well documented flavor of style that has been handed down thru the generations with each generation coming up with there own twist on it. The first time I saw one it was on a Philly hand-style they are hearts not crowns (tag), if you look up Philly hand-styles you will see they have many different types of styles, they are masters of the tag. Every city is different, some writers in certain cities only tag, while others only bomb and or piece. Its all about what your own preferences are, and whats going down in your city, but really a personal preference. I picked up a really good book on the history of Writing/Graff when I was younger it’s called “The Art of Getting Over”, and its still one of my favorite books, it’s a book for Writers by a Writer it’s also a good read, and also check out Saber’s book Mad Society, and Spray Can Art an oldie but a goodie. The Art of Getting Over is a big reason why I love the East coast styles so much, they originated graffiti and heavily influenced my life. It has been said that in order to consider yourself a writer you must master all things from the tag to the throw up to the piece, and to always know your history. History is important especially for writers, it will make you a better writer and give you a good understanding and base for coming up, also check out Style Wars. Sorry for the novel of a comment, but I love Graff/Writing it is one of the things that crosses all barriers and stereo-types and it’s not about who you are or where you’re from but getting your name up. Some believe in quantity over quality and vice versa, but personally I think a good balance is best, but the only way to win the game is to get up as much as possible and never get caught, a cop is not your friend my friend 😉 keep it drippy!

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