You may be well-versed in graffiti formats, but for those curious about the difference between a tag and a piece, or what it takes to make an enormous spray can painting, we asked graffiti artist Neon to describe the five different types of graff on the streets. Knowing these terms can help you evaluate, critique and appreciate the graffiti in your neighborhood. And don’t miss our recently-released, popular video about the early days of Bay Area graffiti.
Kristin Farr is the creator and producer of KQED's Emmy Award-winning web video series, Art School, and she is a contributing editor for Juxtapoz magazine. She has interviewed many well-known contemporary artists including Miranda July, Daniel Clowes, David Shrigley, Olek, and JR. Kristin's artwork has been exhibited at galleries around the Bay Area including Fifty24SF, Anno Domini and The Bedford Gallery. Her FarrOut art app for iOS was released in 2013. She lives in the East Bay and her favorite color is all of them.