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One of the most important design elements in DIY graffiti design ideas art is the arrow. Arrows express movement and energy. In her groundbreaking book "Tag Town", Martha Cooper photographed vintage graffiti tags in her Washington Heights neighborhood, still visible from the early 1970's to 1980's (tags are those hard to read scribbles you see on mailboxes and other surfaces around most cities). Many of these tags contained arrows, as well as stars, hearts, numbers, and crowns. From studying the images of these early tags, we were able to determine that the complex variations of arrows we see in today's advanced Wildstyle graffiti letterforms originated from simple DIY graffiti design ideas tags.

An arrow is an internationally understood symbol that is used on signs to simply indicate direction, as in "Entrance" or "Exit". In graffiti art, however, an arrow is a powerful, visual tool that is often combined with letters to give them motion and dynamism. An arrow guides the eyes of the viewer in a specific direction. An arrow can project out from any side of a letter, weaving in and out, backwards and forwards, and around in circles, across a two-dimensional surface, creating depth and rhythm. DIY graffiti design ideas artist Ezo says that every DIY graffiti design ideas writer has his or her own arrow and it's true: the variations and design possibilities of an arrow are endless.

So, early graffiti writers incorporated simple arrows and other basic design elements into their tags to make them stand out and grab attention. From that simple beginning, the arrow has evolved into a multi-faceted, complex and autonomous art object of its own. One New York artist and DIY graffiti design ideas writer, Mare 139, actually creates beautiful, 3-dimensional sheet-metal sculptures that contain only arrows, with light and space as parts of his designs. We think arrows are a fascinating and diverse element of graffiti letterforms, providing artists and students with continuous possibilities for innovation and style. We totally love arrows.
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