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All-CITY:

When a writer or crew have his/her/their name all over the city. The one who are most up.


BEEF:

Disagreement or conflict between writers.


BITE:

To copy another writer. Plagiate.


BLACK BOOK:

A writer's sketch book. Same name also used for a album of pictures.


BLOCK BUSTER:

Square wide lettered piece.


BOMB:

Prolific writing. Seen mostly as tags and throw-ups.


BUFF:

Graffiti removal. Can also mean very strong ink in a marker.


THE BUFF:

Where the graffiti are removed.


BURNER:

A well done piece. Were the letters are stylish and technically well done, often seen as Wild Style.


CAPS:

A changeable spray can nozzle. Fitted to can to make different width. (Skinny, Soft, Fat).


CREW:

Organized group of writer's.


CROSSING OUT:

Crossing over someones work. Are considered higly disrepectful.


FADE:

Gradiations of colors.


FLOATERS:

Throw ups done on the middle level on a subway/train car.


FREIGHTS:

Railroad freight cars.


GETTING UP:

High visibility.


G0ING OVER:

When a writer paints over another. Seen as the biggest sign of disrespect.


FILL-IN:

The color inside the letters.


HIT:

The act of writing or painting.


KING:

The most accomplished writer in a given category. (King of style, King of throw ups, etc. etc.)


LAY-UP:

Were the trains are parked.


MARRIED COUPLE:

Two painted train cars, connected to eachother.


NEW SCHOOL:

Writing culture post 1984.


OLD SCHOOL:

Writing culture prior 1984.


OUTLINE:

The "frame" of a piece. Painted after the fill in.


PANEL:

A piece under the windows and between the doors on a subway or train.


PIECE:

A writer's work. Formal name is Graffiti masterpiece.


PRODUCTION:

A large scaled piece and characters. Often seen with many different writers were they theme the background.


RACKING:

Stealing/Shoplifting cans.


ROLLER LETTERS:

A name made with bucket paint and rollers.


TAG:

A writer's signature.


THROW-UP:

A quickly made piece, mostly made just with the outline and a thin layer of paint.


TOP-TO-BOTTOM:

A piece which extend from the top to the bottom of a subway car or train car.


TOY:

New, bad or inexperienced graffiti writer or painter. See more here.


WHOLE CAR:

A whole side of a subway or train car painted.


WHOLE TRAIN:

When a whole subway or train are painted.


WILD STYLE:

A piece with letters hard to solve by non-writers.


WINDOW DOWN:

A piece made below the windows on a subway or train car.

WINDOW ETCH:

An etching of a tag on a window. Most commonly found in bus stops, buses, trains and train stations.

WRITER:

One who paints graffiti.

STNZ:

The king of all writers. A god amongst men.