Have roots in street art, in the end of April Wadezig! issued a special collection of Graffiti Studies Series. This collection consists of four tees come up with three graffiti styles screen-print and one hoodie with tag style screen-print. These tees are made from cotton combad 30S and named DRIPS TAGLINE RED, WDZG! PIECE BLACK, WADEZIG TAGLINE MAROON, and THROW UP MISTY GREY. Meanwhile for hoodie, it’s made from cotton fleece and named WADEZIG! TAGLINE HOODIE BLACK. With this collection, we would like to introduce graffiti to the people who didn’t know about graffiti before. You can get the tees only IDR 119.000 and the hoodie only IDR 225.000. WADEZIG! Graffiti Studies Series is now available at Offline/Online Store also at your local retailers.
You can find the explanation of three graffiti styles here below:
Piece (short form of masterpiece)
A large, complex, and labor-intensive graffiti painting. Pieces often incorporate 3-D effects, arrows, and many colors and color-transitions, as well as various other effects. These will usually be done by writers with more experience. Originally shorthand for masterpiece, considered the full and most beautiful work of graffiti). A piece requires more time to paint than a throw-up. If placed in a difficult location and well executed it will earn the writer more respect. Piece can also be used as a verb that means: “to write”.
A throw-up or “throwie” sits between a tag and a bomb in terms of complexity and time investment. It generally consists of a one color outline and one layer of fill-color. Easy-to-paint bubble shapes often form the letters. A throw-up is designed for quick execution, to avoid attracting attention to the writer. Throw-ups are often utilized by writers who wish to achieve a large number of tags while competing with rival artists. Most artists have both a tag and a throw-up that are essentially fixed compared to pieces. It is mostly so because they need to have a recognizable logo for others to identify them and their own individual styles.
A stylized signature, normally done in one color. The simplest and most prevalent type of graffiti, a tag is often done in a color that contrasts sharply with its background. Tag can also be used as a verb meaning “to sign”. Writers often tag on or beside their pieces, following the practice of traditional artists who sign their artwork. A less common type of tag is a “dust tag”, done by smudging the dirt of a wall with the fingers. Writers use this technique to get up without technically vandalizing. The verb tagging has even become a popular verb today in other types of occasions that are non-graffiti-related. Tagging first appeared in Philadelphia, with spraypainted messages of “Bobby Beck In ’59” on freeways surrounding the city. Since then, individual graffiti scenes have displayed very different forms of tagging that are unique to specific regions. For example, a Los Angeles tag will look very different from a Philadelphia tag, etc. The first “king” was also crowned in Philly: Cornbread (graffiti), a student who began marking his nickname around the city to attract the attentions of a girl. In New York City, TAKI 183 inspired a newspaper article about his exploits, leading to an explosion of tagging in the early seventies.
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