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Graffiti started to take a form that is familiar to the general population of today. In New York, the evolution of political slogans and things like peace signs and Black Power references into tags celebrating crews and individual taggers had begun to take place. Subwayoutlaws.com notes that "the first generation of New York Graffiti writers were distinct in that they assigned a number to the name they had chosen." Brooklyn artists of note in this era were Friendly Freddie and the group the Ex Vandals. They would hit up different neighborhoods all over the city and mark up subways and buses, throwing up their tags wherever they could.