12ozProphet Photo of the Day: Martha Cooper Captures Love on the Lines

By - Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

{image-1} Here is the 12ozProphet Photo of the Day. There is a very long tradition of love in graffiti. Legend has it that Cornbread, one of the earliest graffiti writers, wrote his name on the streets of Philadelphia to impress the girl he was courting. Today, many couples in the graffiti world are such tight teams that their names have become synonymous like Cope2 and Indie, Pink and Smith, Klor and Scien, Acet and Themo, and Utah and Ether. This photo by Martha Cooper, straight from the pages of Subway Art, is one of the most iconic images in graffiti. Duster rocked not one, but two whole cars, back-to-back professing his love for Lizzie. Those golden straight letters have gone down in history as one of the most recognizable trains ever painted and this photo has raised the bar real high for any graffiti writer trying to impress a girl.

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