HERMANOS SHORT FILM (A Film by Timur Bootzin)
A number of words and phrases have come to describe different styles and aspects of graffiti. Like other jargon, some phrases vary in different cities and countries. The following terminology comes primarily from the United States. A tagger is the same as calling the one who places graffiti; a toy.
Graffiti (plural of graffito: “a graffito”, but “these graffiti”) are writing or drawings that have been scribbled, scratched, or painted illicitly on a wall or other surface, often within public view. Graffiti range from simple written words to elaborate wall paintings, and they have existed since ancient times, with examples dating back to Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, and the Roman Empire.