"The predominant motifs are, of course, nicknames painted in shocking pink, hot orange and other clear colors which come ready mixed in Red Devil spray cans.
Bama (AMRL) "began 'writing' in 1970 and was one of the first. His friends were against it, but when people began noticing his graffiti, his friends acted as though he was famous. 'But I was just doing my thing.'"
The press takes notice:
New York Post, Sept. 5, 1973