Story: City styles

Tags in a Wellington car park, 2009 (1st of 5)

Tags in a Wellington car park, 2009

Tags are a stylised written version of a person’s name or pseudonym. They are found throughout New Zealand, mainly in urban places. Spaces like this car-parking building in Wellington are often tagged, because they have blank concrete walls and are not much frequented by people at night-time.

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Kerryn Pollock, 'City styles - City communication and codes', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 June 2024)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 11 Mar 2010