This article was posted by Terror161 2 years, 4 months, 1 week, 6 days, 15 hours, 9 minutes ago.
The MTA has seen to it that our trains have been sterilized for tourist friendly visuals. Currently, the closest you’ll get to graff’s bad old days is peeping a top to bottom style Target ad rolling across the elevation-Not feeling it! So what do I do? Try to turn my laptop into a time machine by hunting down images that bring me back to an age and place that’s gone forever. I don’t remember what key words I typed in to find this gem.Could have been “Graffiti 1973”. Who knows? El Marko 174 was one of the first writers I remember seeing up, along with IRON MIKE. This flick is dope on too many levels (pun intended). The mythical Gun Hill double- decker lay-up sporting a silver train with a Jake 130 piece on the bottom track sneaks under an unsuspecting red train. Subway graffiti was a baby learning to walk. Two El Marko outlines compete with the Super Strut tags above them in a BX/BK battle for the throne. . The crests of El Marko’s letters peer out over the billboard.
The train’s graphics seamlessly meld with those on the Lark packs as two very different “advertisers” deliver the same message to the masses.
© Terror161 & 12ozProphet - Tuesday January 04, 2011