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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.
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8 Featured, 66 Examples:
1,200,317 Total Clicks
Date Range:
Sep 10 — Mar 11
Trending:
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Featured Examples

Yarn Bombing
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
play_circle_filled River Pollution Pranks
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
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
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
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
play_circle_filled Laser Graffiti
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
Living Graffiti Art
Living Graffiti Art
Moss Invaders by Kimi Spencer and Marko Manriquez is Eco-Friendly
Moss Invaders shows that traditional graffiti techniques aren't necessarily needed to leave your territorial mark on city streets. Although there have been more urban-friendly street art of late, such… MORE
Reverse Graffiti Freeways
Reverse Graffiti Freeways
Dutch Ink Scrubs the Street Artistically Clean
Seems like reverse graffiti is becoming more and more popular, as demonstrated by these Dutch Ink scrubs in South Africa. This is a good thing, however, because reverse graffiti not only adds beautiful… MORE

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