Innovative Typographic Graffiti Casts Shadows That Change All Day

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Although certainly and notably destructive at times, graffiti has equal power to embolden and beautify a city, rather than smear or disfigure it. Such inherently colorful work doesn’t always have to be a rushed tag for unsavory reasons. In truth, graffiti isn’t all that far off from mural work in nature or, in graffiti artist Daku’s latest piece, bounces closer to a typographic art installation. Continue reading »

Grieving For The Lost Childhood: The Creepiest Graffiti Of Pripyat

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30 years ago the Ukrainian city Pripyat was abandoned after probably the biggest accident in nuclear power stations history of all times – Chernobyl disaster. But the city continues its existence in other forms. Graffiti in Pripyat is directly connected to the motive of the lost childhood and fear of the artists painting the abandoned town. This place causes mingled feelings: interest from one side and pity from the other. Pity for those people who used to live here and especially children whose childhood was stolen. Continue reading »

Guy Paints Over Shit Graffiti And Makes It Legible

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Image courtesy of Mathieu Tremblin

Mathieu Tremblin lives and works in Rennes and Arles, France. After graduation from a university of fine arts he began working with site specific urban interventions, graffiti culture, branding and the détournement of objects used in publications, installations, photography and video. This helped him document or reinvest the fruits of his experimentations. Continue reading »

Elephant Graffiti Art In South Africa To Give People Hope

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Cape Town graffiti artist Falko painted his way across South Africa. His mission? To change the locals’ perception of value. The project, called “Once Upon A Town,” was photographed by Luke Daniel. Continue reading »

Optical Illusion Graffiti Creates Portal To A Parallel Universe On The Side Of A Building

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Parisian graffiti artist Astro contorts flat architectural facades into illusory vortexes with a vibrant graphic twist. His painted patterns combine smooth, swirling curves and calligraphy with sharper shapes in dynamically detailed designs that are eye-catching on their own; and, as if to suck his viewers farther into each piece, he adds the appearance of dark, receding chasms, tunneling deep into the walls. Continue reading »

Abandoned Church Transformed With Colorful Graffiti In Morocco

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Everything Okuda San Miguel touches turns to technicolor. You might remember him from the wild church-turned-skate-park we wrote about last year. Well, Okuda San Miguel is back, and this time he’s set his sights on a new building: an abandoned church in Youssoufia, Morocco. Continue reading »

Amazing Knit Graffiti By Magda Sayeg

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Magda has been knitting since she was a kid, but it wasn’t until 2005 that she knit her first graffiti: a small cozy for the door handle of her Houston boutique, Raye. Soon after, she founded Knitta Please, the knit graffiti group credited with spawning the international yarn bombing movement. Continue reading »

See How This Dilapidated Graffiti Filled Kitchen Got Transformed Into A Stunning Award Winner

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A dilapidated 1920’s house in Sydney, Australia, was in desperate need of saving. Its life for the past 10 years had been home to squatters and the homeless. Continue reading »

Half White, Half Graffiti: Designer Splits Hotel Room Into Two Worlds

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Ukrainian artist Pavel Vetrov has created a beautiful hotel room art concept that draws a stark contrast between the chaos and color of street art and cold, ordered, minimalist design.
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Literary Graffiti Around The World

Street art comes in many forms. These are the best examples of author and book themed graffiti, from around the world.

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Kafka Street Art – Kafka-esque Continue reading »

A Graffiti Class for the Elderly

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Women spray their designs on a wall during a graffiti class offered by the LATA 65 organization in Lisbon, Portugal May 14, 2015. The LATA 65 organization is an initiative for the elderly in the area of urban art. Since it began in 2012, they have introduced the world of graffiti to over 100 senior citizens, giving workshops in different neighborhoods of Lisbon. (All photos by Rafael Marchante/Reuters)
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Brazil Graffiti Biennial

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Visitors pose for a picture in front of graffiti art created by Brazilian artist Vermelho during the 3rd annual Graffiti Fine Art Biennial International exhibit, at the Pavilion of Brazilian Cultures, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday, April 21, 2015. The month-long event features the work of more than 60 street artists, representing 11 countries. (Photo by Andre Penner/AP Photo)

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Colombia: The Graffiti Mecca

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In this March 12, 2015 photo, a man tours a graffiti exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, in Bogota, Colombia. The city-run museum recently held an exhibition highlighting the work of Bogota street artists who go by aliases such as Joems and the MonsTruacioN collective. (Photo by Fernando Vergara/AP Photo)
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Athens Graffiti

Athens Graffiti

Graffiti artists throughout Athens are expressing the effects of austerity measures that have plagued the community as Greece continues to struggle in debt. (Getty Images) Continue reading »

Scottish Castle Covered in Graffiti

Scottish Castle Covered in Graffiti

Patrick Boyle, The Earl of Glasgow and his son David, Viscount Kelburn pose at their home Kelburn Castle on August 30 in Largs, Scotland. The Earl of Glasgow has asked Historic Scotland if the graffiti can remain as a permanent feature of the Castle. The local council allowed the mural to be painted on the wall by Brazilian artists in 2007, with a three year limit put on the graffiti pending the start of rendering work at the castle. (Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images) Continue reading »

Taliban Graffiti Decorates a US Marines Battalion Command Headquarters in Afghanistan

Taliban Graffiti Decorates a US Marines Battalion Command Headquarters in Afghanistan

Taliban graffiti shows an AK-47 assault rifle and the word ‘Allah’ at left, along with Taliban fighters at right, decorating a wall in the Musa Qala district center and the current Battalion Command Headquarters for the U.S. Marine 3rd Battalion 2nd Marines based out of Camp Lejeune, N.C., Monday, July 25, 2011 in Helmand province, Afghanistan. The district center, once a large opium market under Taliban control also served as sleeping quarters for opium addicts. The graffiti, from that period, depicts Taliban fighters shooting down Russian, American or coalition planes, blowing up their tanks and taking their prisoners. (AP Photo/David Goldman) Continue reading »

Abstract Graffiti Expressionism by Matox

Abstract Graffiti Expressionism by Matox
Abstract Graffiti Expressionism by Matox
Abstract Graffiti Expressionism by Matox

Abstract urban calligraphy by Nuno de Matox.

Graffiti Lives

Graffiti Lives
A cool new book is came out this month called “Graffiti Lives” by Greg Snyder.
He chronicles the lives of several Graffiti writers in NYC and how they’ve been misunderstood, etc. He also took a lot of awesome pictures, which are up on.