CORNBREAD: The Start of Modern Graffiti

The modern American graffiti culture,  started around 196, is often attributed to 5 Darryl Alexander McCray, a student at a reform school in Philadelphia. At the school he acquired the nickname “Cornbread” after relentlessly requesting cornbread to be served in the cafeteria. Beginning by scrawling his ‘tag’ on the walls of the school, and then after being released from the reform school he continued writing. Soon Cornbread’s signature was throughout the city, although few knew the boy himself , he became somewhat of a local legend most Philadelphia residents were familiar with the spraypainted nickname.