Graffiti train and subway bombing

Graffiti has been around since ancient times. It was first used by Romans and Greeks, then spread throughout Europe
Two different older styles — intimate, rustic hobo markings and bold colors — have combined into one modern graffiti look.

Who paints graffiti on train cars and subways?

In search of some awesome graffiti on trains? 

Take a look at this top 5 video’s about graffiti on trains and subway’s. 

1UP Crew Wholecar Rope Escape Berlin

The 1UP crew is a graffiti collective that was formed in Berlin-Kreuzberg, Germany in 2003. The group’s fame has grown over the past 10 years, because everything is documented on Youtube.  

SDK crew in Canada

Very cool piece by SDK in Canada. We really love those color combinations and how miles put it all together and finish’s just a dope piece every time. 

Godståg Freight train graffiti

RATHER DYE PRODUCTIONS is a distributor of creative graffiti videos in their own style. Graffiti artists worldwide send in their video’s for distribution. 

Unknown artist - Graffiti Blog

Graffiti can be a high risk game, so always make sure your not pushing the limits. In this RAW video a full colour graffiti panel is done with only 5 colours, but still, 5 colours is enough for a nice graffiti train panel.

KCBR - Live Life Like

In 2012 KCBR’s sprayers were busy enhancing Zurich’s cityscape and it’s rail network. At the end of last year, they dropped a documentary of their endeavors into the mailbox of art publisher Edition Patrick Frey. Just a couple of weeks later, before the paint on the trains had even dried, their book
Live Life Like KCBR was published. Over one hundred images and a report by the ‘Das Magazin’ Journalist Daniel Ryser provide an in-depth insight into the work of what is probably Zurich’s most active graffiti crew.

Questions about graffiti and bombing on trains

New York City‘s subways were the first public transportation systems where graffiti began appearing.
During the early 1960s, when graffiti started to appear on New York City’s streets, some artists realised that the city’s subways were an ideal place for their artwork.
This meant that graffiti artists in neighbouring boroughs could easily view work from artists in other parts of New York City. Because the purpose of the game was for their tags to be seen by as many different eyes as possible, the New York Subway became the perfect medium.
Graffiti was also targeted at freight trains during the 1970’s, and is still widely painted today.
Usually these are easier to paint than commuter rail cars because the depots where they’re stored are often easier to access.
Freights trains also cover much greater distances than passenger trains. Sometimes they go across entire countries.
It means they can be viewed by other graffiti artists in other states or foreign lands, which adds to their appeal.

Before the sides of train cars were taken over by urban artists, railroads used to write messages on them, including arrival and departure times, weights and other information about the cars’ contents for the benefit of railway employees in faraway towns that would be unloading the cars.

A moniker (also known as a streak, tag, or hobo art) is a piece of graffiti on the side of a freight car on freight trains. Monikers are produced with a solid paint stick, industrial crayon, or a lumber crayon. If it’s bigger than a tag then you could call it a piece. 

Want to know more renowned train bombing artists: 

Artist Name: Jaber, aka The White Ninja aka Freight King.

Artist Name: Revok From Walls to Freights to Everything Inbetween.

Artist Name: Troy Lovegates, aka Other aka Freight Master.

Artist Name: Freight Graffiti Master – MECRO.

ESKAE – Freight Graffiti.

They pull the emergency break so the train stops. The driver always has to come out of his cabin and switch off the emergency break outside the train to keep the train running. This usually takes up to three or four minutes. That gave us the time to paint.