So you want be a graffiti artist. Hey, it’s illegal (in most places around the world, at least) and if you get caught tagging, you might end up with a night in jail or a hefty fine. But we like career choices that are outside the box, so have at it.
What’s the first survival tip. Do you remember the film Fight Club? Do your remember when Brat Pitt says, “The first rule of fight club is…there is no fight club?” That’s pretty much your M.O when it comes to street art. Here are 7 more survival tips for life on the streets:
1. You need a cool name. Whether your name is John, Paul or Ringo, you need something catchier. Besides, you need to keep you’re real identity a secret. Your street name is your trademark. It’s your logo. It’s the key to the street art kingdom. Think those dudes in Brazil are really named Os Gemeos? Come on!
2.You need a tag. You can’t just walk out of your apartment with a can of spray paint and start doodling your name on the side of a public building. A tag is the most basic writing of an artist’s name. It’s a personalized signature. A tag is often called a handstyle.