Polite Graffiti

Urban art is viewed less as vandalism, thanks to semi-permanent alternatives
Implications - The negative connotation behind street art is being alleviated with the development of semi-permanent alternatives. Though graffiti is a respected art form among many consumer groups, some still view it as vandalism, and alternative methods of urban marking serve as a more “polite” way to create graffiti. As such, this far-reaching urban subculture needs not to change, but to adapt.
SCORE: 4.7
Warm Top 6 Examples: 61,794 Total Clicks Sep 10 - Mar 11
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Yarn Bombing - Knit Graffiti is the New Spray Paint
SCORE: 4.8
Warm 17,532 Clicks Pub: Oct 2, 10
Yarn Bombing
Knit Graffiti is the New Spray Paint
Knitting is not just an activity for grannies anymore; urban yarn bombs (otherwise known as knitted graffiti) created by young and daring artists are popping up everywhere. Sometimes political in nature,… [More]
River Pollution Pranks - Glowing Green River Caused by Pranksters?
SCORE: 5.9
Warm 7,467 Clicks Pub: Jan 9, 11
River Pollution Pranks
Glowing Green River Caused by Pranksters?
Glowing green rivers? The Goldstream river on Vancouver Island became iridescent glowing green, boggling scientists and locals alike. The pictured stretch of the Goldstream river was transformed into… [More]
Toy Block Graffiti - Nathan Sawaya's 'Hugman' LEGO Art Takes to the Streets of NYC
SCORE: 4.1
Warm 10,102 Clicks Pub: Sep 7, 10
Toy Block Graffiti
Nathan Sawaya's 'Hugman' LEGO Art Takes to the Streets of NYC
If you are a LEGO fan, chances are you've seen the incredible LEGO art of Nathan Sawaya. And if you live in New York City, there's an even bigger chance you've seen his latest work, the 'Hugman.' Sawaya,… [More]
Illuminated Celebrity Art - The 'Light Graffiti Stars' Series by Mark Brown and Marc Cameron
SCORE: 3.9
Warm 6,751 Clicks Pub: Sep 11, 10
Illuminated Celebrity Art
The 'Light Graffiti Stars' Series by Mark Brown and Marc Cameron
Artists Mark Brown and Marc Cameron have been featured for their impressive 'Top Gear-Approved Light Graffiti Cars,' but it's their latest installment that's turning heads. Entitled 'Light Graffiti Stars,'… [More]
Skeletal Light Paintings - Janne Parviainen Sheds a New Light on Art With His Skeletal Creations
SCORE: 3.7
Warm 15,831 Clicks Pub: Feb 5, 11
Skeletal Light Paintings
Janne Parviainen Sheds a New Light on Art With His Skeletal Creations
Light paintings and laser graffiti art pieces have risen in numbers recently, but none of them are quite as unique and sinister as the work by Janne Parviainen. Janne Parviainen sat in the snow for over… [More]
Laser Graffiti - Dentsu Creates Campaign for London's Hybrid Taxi
SCORE: 5.2
Warm 4,111 Clicks Pub: Dec 9, 10
Laser Graffiti
Dentsu Creates Campaign for London's Hybrid Taxi
Leaning towards a more environmentally conscious world, a hybrid taxi company by the name of 'greentomatocars' has launched in one of the busiest cities in Europe, London. In a city of over 7 million people,… [More]