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How Did Graffiti Start

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Historically, many consider the drawing's of cavemen on the walls of their caves to be the start of graffiti. More modernly, in the late to mid 1960's graffiti starting showing up in places like Philadelphia. Two types of graffiti exsisted. The first was politically based as supporters of different candidates would leave markings of their choice. The second are marking of different gangs to clearly mark their territory.

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Graffiti started as a way for urban youths to express themselves in neighborhoods like the Bronx in New York. It rose to prominence during the rise of hip hop culture.

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