Friday, August 04, 2006


Dripping tag, Housten Street, East Village
Netta told me that drips are a distinctive feature of New York graffiti. It gets hot in this city during Summer. Painting whilst exposed to raw sun rays, on hot surfaces, with paint that got warmed up in your back-pack whilst on the way to some train yard or wall, all make dripping an essential risk factor that has to be taken into consideration. This all made New York writers particularly adept at dealing with drips. Many learnt how to ensure they didn’t mess up their peices. Others incorporated the chaos of dripage into their work


Blogger tangledsouls said...

Special ink you buy attributes to the drippage, my man. KR ink or 'KRink' is usually the type used for the most drippy tags.

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