Although you couldn’t tell from its current manifestation, the Village Voice used to be a relevant paper for the creative community. This ad from 1981 promoting the “Graffiti Aboveground” exhibit featuring legends like CRASH, DAZE, ERNI, PINK and TRACY 168 is an excellent reminder of how far the art form has come. While original work from this crop of writers could fetch big money in today’s gallery scene, back then, they’d “write your name wild-style for just $2.50 (w/ this page),” officially making this the world’s best coupon ever!
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