~Principality of Buz Blurr

(photo by MARTHA COOPER )

"Icons, in essence, are symbols: people who singlehandedly represent a culture or idea larger than themselves. “Monikers” are not so different—icons all the same, but symbols that represent people, primarily those living and working on and along American railroads. A moniker, simply put, is a signature and simplistic line drawing designed for quick, repetitive application on boxcars—a representation of the artist’s presence. Often thought of as hobo drawings, monikers are primarily the work of railroad employees who express themselves on the sides of freight cars while they work. With the growing popularity of traditional graffiti and street art, this “boxcar art” has experienced a rebirth within America’s youth."...

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more buz blurr images HERE

lots of other hobo monikers and info HERE

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