This piece of graf is in the heart of SoHo shopping district, where all the landmarked cast-iron buildings and mega lofts that real estate agents drool over can be found. The “up” is by “Smart.” Note the backwards “R” in Smart. Highly stylized tags can sometimes be read like typographic Rorshach tests — suggestive of letters that are what want to think they are. This one is tough to read, especially given its circular compactness. The edges on the left sides suggest crab claws. At any rate, the writer was good enough to underscore authorship with a sub-tag.

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