PageLines- Stayhigh.pngHand rendered and signed by the original graffiti writer, the artist Stay High 149 who began bombing trains in 1969, solidifies once and for all that graffiti art is the first element of Hip Hop culture. One of the most influential writers in the history of New York City subway art, Stay High is often admired for his unique tag which was often accompanied by a stick figure from the television series The Saint. He also frequently wrote the phrase, “Voice of the Ghetto” on his pieces. Stay High’s logo-name came to define “street cool” for generations of graffiti writers.