There is a Dunkin Donuts on the North Side of Route 9 (265 Boylston Street):
This place has been a recent big target of Phop tags:
The left is a huge pair of Phop tags that I didn’t remove (too much paint, few would notice on the back of the restaurant), the center is the Globe box in front (tags and two stickers and older white tag even beneath the black letters - I did remove all that), and on the right, the bottom half of a classic “Phop One” tag (I guess he got interrupted, and I didn’t remove this as it was on the West side and few would notice it).
That means this place has been hit five times in the past few months by the Phop guy.
Yesterday, I went to get a doughnut there and noticed this on the emergency lights in the bathroom:
It is a “slo” tag. (Yes, I returned to the bathroom today and removed it.)
Indoor graffiti in Brookline is rare (yes, I did find that tag inside the men’s bathroom at the Abbey in January) so I really pay attention.
I have removed 13 Slo tags in the past two months in Brookline, here is what I know:
- They only started appearing in early July.
- They have only appeared in two kinds of places: where there have been Phop, Nugs, Loki, and Smooph tags - no exceptions.
- They have strong handwriting similarities to Nugs and also to Phop tags.
In this case, we have the Slo tag being done where there have been lots of Phop tags, and no other tags.
(If you were wondering, this place is open until 11 pm every night, plenty of time to fit into the beginning of the typical graffiti outing.)
So, Slo is either someone who tags with the person who does the Phop and Nugs tags, or he is the guy who does one or both of those tags. But if he is not one of those guys, why has he never done a tag in a place they have not, and why does he share handwriting elements with both of them?
You could even say, “But, isn’t it possible that one guy is doing all three tags?”