Tags and throws (short for throw ups) are still the fundamental basics of graffiti writing around the world. That’s not just a sentence, that’s a fact and although there are several more or less interesting graffiti websites in the interwebs, I just stumbled upon a new, quality blog focusing just on tags and throws! Under the motto We love Bombing, the aim of tagsandthrows.com is to capture the bombing scene of the world today – one artist at a time…
In the early 1970s, a new phenomenon popped up on the streets of Philadelphia and NYC. Lettering; scratched, scrawled, painted or marked, in any manner on public property were spotted around the cities. The youth had discovered a new way to get fame – by bombing the city.
Referred to as bombing, this sub culture uses marker pens, spraycans, roller paint and other fluid colors, as tools to get your name on any type of surface that your city may offer. A great bomber is one who is dedicated to hitting up the city, not only as a daily chore, but also with style.
With Tomcat, Cyclope, Lary1985, Katsu, Admit and several more, they already got a nice tags and throws database and I’m really looking forward to get some more street bombing impressions!