Originally linked to gangs, hip hop and street culture, graffiti is now beginning to take its place in the art world as well. Some critics out there undoubtedly still see graffiti as 'waste of space' vandalism, but for many others it is a way of life. We learn to graffiti to express ourselves and leave our mark. But a huge part of learning to graffiti is learning about graffiti style. The tools and materials used are largely a part of the writers choosing. You can learn to graffiti with markers, spray paint, pens and pencils - practically anything you can write or mark with. One essential thing all graffiti writers must have is a graffiti blackbook. As you learn to graffiti your blackbook will be the place where you will practice your graffiti writing style, practice writing your tag name and sketch and plan your future graffiti pieces.