The birthplace of the style writing school of graffiti is New York City. This is the place where young writers first began to transform letters from simple tags on a wall to elaborate masterpieces of colorful and camoflauged letters embellished with characters that depicted friends and heroes alike. By the 1980s the artwork was quickly destroyed by authorities and the artists seeking to preserve some of their works took hold of schoolyards around the city to paint grander works. It was a no-nonsense approach to save their art form and spread their fame to the local kids. The most famous of these schoolyards is located in East Harlem on 106th street and Park Avenue and it became known as the Hall of Fame. At first the Hall of Fame was established to bring together the best artists in the city and have them paint in the same schoolyard supplanting the number 5 train as the showcase place for the best graffiti art in New York.
Artists Featured: The Royal Kingbee UW, Vase, Skeme, Dez, Daze Vulcan, Jon One, Dome, Part, Ezo, and TDS TC5 (West, Dash, Psycho, Wane, Cope2, etc.), TDS (Flite, Part, Noc167, Serve, T-Kid170), TATS (Bio, BG183, Nicer, How, Nosm, Sen2)
About the Author:
Alain KET Maridueña is a publisher, writer, Hip Hop historian, activist and graffiti artist from NYC. While studying at NYU, he founded Stress, and then created programs for inmates in the Riker’s Island and the collective Black August. He also co-founded Complex magazine with Marc Ecko, and later joined From Here To Fame publishing, in order to preserve Hip Hop’s rich history. He also works as a consultant for various urban culture industries and is currently creative director and photo editor for Vibe magazine.
In remembrance of CASE2! Hall of Fame 2011. Thank you!
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