The History of American Graffiti

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Etips and the history of Rhode Island graffiti

I meet Etips — at 30, an elder statesman in Rhode Island's graffiti scene — in front of Mill's Tavern on North Main Street in Providence.
Back to the tunnel
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  April 01, 2011

Cambridge author Caleb Neelon traces graffiti's hidden history

'TAKI 183' SPAWNS PEN PALS, announced the headline in the July 21, 1971, New York Times .
It was written
By GREG COOK  |  April 01, 2011

How staying different saved street art in the Bean

Boston has a special place in graffiti history — and not just because one of our early marquee vandals, Popeye, was Jordan Knight of the New Kids on the Block.
Boston bombers
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  April 01, 2011