A newer glossary has been compiled by 149th Street.
Often used for throwup letters because of their rounded shape, which allows for quick formation. Originally a well-done wildstyle window-down whole car, a burner is a very good piece.
-The Ultimate Offense is Writing Over Someone Else’s Work -Anonymity is Important / No Snitching -Communication is Usually to Other Writers; Not to the General Public -Graffiti Is Advertisement (Space Used is Important) “Paradoxically, graffiti, which prides itself in being one of the only true subcultures in so much as its practitioners are in it not for the money but for the fame, could in fact be, a direct result rather than a by-product of advertising, the glaring antithesis to notions of purity and altruism” (Kataras).
-Graffiti has Structure “Although the graffiti art community may seem unstructured, it adheres to a stricthierarchy among its writers.
and a new one: translated by Takuya Hiramoto Slapped together by Chad with help from Schmoo.
Thanks to Raske L & Celtic (for info on homemades and Griffin shoe dye), Eros (for old-skool NYC/subway info) and Subway Art by Henry Chalfant for basic info and references.