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[[Image:Slashed_tag.jpeg|right|thumb|250px|A crossed out tag, or a ''toy tag''.]]
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[[Image:Slashed_tag.jpeg|right|thumb|250px|A "toy".]]
   
A '''Toy''' is a new or inexperienced graffiti artist or writer.
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A '''Toy''' (otherwise known as a '''pawn''') is an unskilled, new or inexperienced graffiti artist or writer.
   
Toy [[Graffiti tag|tags]] or [[Graffiti piece|pieces]] are usually crossed out with the word toy or the crossers tag around it. Having a tag crossed out is considered a very deep insult and the writer of the crossed out tag will be likely to seek revenge by violent means.
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Toy [[Graffiti tag|tags]] or [[Graffiti piece|pieces]] are usually crossed out with the word toy or the crossers tag around it. Having a tag crossed out is considered a very deep insult and the writer of the crossed out tag will be likely to start a "war" or [[beef]] with the crosser, resulting in series of crossed out tags. In some areas, they seek revenge by violent means.
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Toys can also be classified as one who does not know the scene around them, one who does not have knowledge of local graffiti, or one whose style isn't too good, or is still developing.
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A toy graffiti artist also copies either [[Graffiti tag|tags]], [[Graffiti piece|pieces]] or [[throw-ups]]. This is very much frowned upon, and is known as [[Bite|Biting]].
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In some cases, self-proclaimed [[King]]s are classified toys.
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== Style ==
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The preffered style of most Toy artists is tagging, as it is the simplest, easiest form of graffitti to master. Tagging, mostly used to gain credibility in the area, is followed usually by [[Wildstyle]] pieces.
   
 
==See also==
 
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[[Category:Graffiti terminology]]
 
[[Category:Graffiti terminology]]

Latest revision as of 06:16, March 26, 2015

Slashed tag

A "toy".

A Toy (otherwise known as a pawn) is an unskilled, new or inexperienced graffiti artist or writer.

Toy tags or pieces are usually crossed out with the word toy or the crossers tag around it. Having a tag crossed out is considered a very deep insult and the writer of the crossed out tag will be likely to start a "war" or beef with the crosser, resulting in series of crossed out tags. In some areas, they seek revenge by violent means.

Toys can also be classified as one who does not know the scene around them, one who does not have knowledge of local graffiti, or one whose style isn't too good, or is still developing.

A toy graffiti artist also copies either tags, pieces or throw-ups. This is very much frowned upon, and is known as Biting.

In some cases, self-proclaimed Kings are classified toys.

Style Edit

The preffered style of most Toy artists is tagging, as it is the simplest, easiest form of graffitti to master. Tagging, mostly used to gain credibility in the area, is followed usually by Wildstyle pieces.

See alsoEdit

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