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Name Tagging: COST, EDEC, SURE and FAUST

Excerpted from Name Tagging: COST, EDEC, SURE and FAUST (Mark Batty Publisher)
By Martha Cooper


Writers give you and REVS credit for being the first to make use of stickers. Is that true?

We weren’t the first to write on stickers but were among the first who ran with it prolifically in the mid-80s. In the mid-to late-80s, graffiti was in a transitional period as train graffiti was being eradicated with buffing and cleaning as maintaining the transit system became more of a focal point for New York City. Writers began to surface from the depths of the transit system as they were literally pushed out and above ground.

Doing graffiti on the streets was beginning to hold more weight and credibility within the graffiti scene as the trains were slipping from the writers’ grasp. People were using different options and mediums and trying new alternatives as well as doing excessive street bombing with paint and markers. I began to incorporate the sticker into the arsenal.

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I think it would be a great idea to incorporate barcode labels in to more everyday life. Have seen that the iphone has app's that you can download to scan and compare prices of food online, as well as an app that tells you the content of the food. Great start, just hope they keep developing the idea!

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