The history of the "throw-up" started with writers in the 70's doing quick "bubble-letter" pieces to "get-up" fast. The first writer and crew to take this form of "bombing" to a new level was, IN-1 & THE TOP CREW. Their goal was to take over the whole subway system. They accomplished this by inventing the two-letter throw-up which helped them become "All-city" kings in the mid 1970's. Many writers used this concept and took it to a new level. Originality is also very important and writers could be criticized for having a "whack" "throwie"
BLADE and COMET
The two all time kings of the 2's and 5's, starting from the early mid 70's to the early 1980's. There throw up's, block busters, top 2 bottoms & master pieces showed up on almost every train car that passed through the station in the early years. This photo displays the mastery of there throwies, leaving no room for toys.