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Daring 'Gafista' by Graphic Designer Patrick Thomas

By: Cowbag - Published:   Updated: May 16 2011 • References: agencyrush & whokilledbambi
Patrick Thomas likes to call his politically edged graffiti ‘Grafista,' which is a Spanish term for graphic artist or designer.

Unlike some street art we've seen of late, these pieces provoke, almost demand, a reaction from the viewer. You almost fear that a lack of response will lead to the images themselves poking you in the eye with a sharp stick.

Implications - Many street artists aim to make a social or political statement with their subversive graffiti. This artist uses dynamic images such as Che Guevara, guns and country outlines to provoke the viewer. Creative professionals can take advantage of this opportunity by using creative graphics to illustrate complex ideas.

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