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Top 100 Graffiti Trends of 2014

From Railroad Street Art to GIF Street Art

— January 3, 2015 — Art & Design
Graffiti is an art form and a mode of expression that has been around in times immemorial and continues to go strong as is demonstrated in this collection of the top 2014 graffiti trends . 2014 has seen a fascinating expansion in the kinds of surfaces used by graffiti artists to ply their trade and spread their unique messages.

Perhaps the most telling graffiti trend of 2014 has been the infiltration of Internet and social media references and elements into street art. Things usually considered the realm of the Internet, such as GIF animations and viral memes, are increasingly being incorporated into wall murals and other forms of graffiti.

Graffiti artists are also pushing the boundaries with regards to the canvases they work on, with everything from clothing, socks, shoes and mirrors now fair game in addition to traditional wall graffiti.

For deeper insights into the exciting evolution of graffiti, check out Trend Hunter's Graffiti Trend Report.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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Water Tank Artwork (UPDATE)
Water Tank Artwork (UPDATE)
The Water Tank Project Revamps Elements of New York City
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99
Boomerang-Shaped Graffiti
Boomerang-Shaped Graffiti
Boa Mistura Goes to Queretaro in Mexico to Add a Bit of Color
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98
Graffiti-Facade Furniture
Graffiti-Facade Furniture
The Street Capture Project Repurposes Graffiti as Furniture Facades
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97
Virtual Car Graffiti
Virtual Car Graffiti
Mercedes' Uses Projection Mapping to Power Virtual Art on Its Cars
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96
Hue-Bursting Graffiti Videos
Hue-Bursting Graffiti Videos
Ivan Discusses His Interest in Graffiti with Exploding Colors
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95
Devious Industrial Street Art
Devious Industrial Street Art
ARYZ Creates a Piece Called 'Overprotection' in Austria
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94
Illusory Sports Street Art
Illusory Sports Street Art
Joe Hill's Anamorphic 3D Street Art Helps Coke Celebrate the World Cup
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93
Trash Backpack Street Art
Trash Backpack Street Art
Mentalgassi and Mundano Team Up to Enhance Garbage Cans in Sao Paolo
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92
Illusory School Murals
Illusory School Murals
Anders Gjennestad's School Mural Makes the Impossible Seem Real
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91
Poignant Social Media Paintings
Poignant Social Media Paintings
This Time Lapse Mural Video Portrays a 'Likely' Addiction
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90
Urban Pothole Art
Urban Pothole Art
These Mini-Mosaics Fill the Void Left by Potholes
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89
POV Painting Videos
POV Painting Videos
This Wearable Camera Video Documents Street Art in the Making
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88
Crowdsourced City Cleanup Apps
Crowdsourced City Cleanup Apps
Cif Demonstrated the Strength of Its Cleaners by Street Cleaning
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87
Sorrowful Animal Graffiti
Sorrowful Animal Graffiti
Faith47's Cape Town and London Street Art is Extremely Emotive
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86
Galactic Graffiti Speakers
Galactic Graffiti Speakers
The BLABLOBS Boom Speakers Are Designed by Legendary Kenny Sharf
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85
Neo-Expressionism Tequilas
Neo-Expressionism Tequilas
1800 Tequila's New Bottles Honor Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat
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84
Clean City Graffiti
Clean City Graffiti
Nissan Uses Reverse Graffiti to Show Off LEAF's Clean Emissions
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83
Freshly Painted Food Billboards
Freshly Painted Food Billboards
Gregg's Billboard Ad Has an Artist Prepare Food Paintings Live
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82
Urban Love Letter Projects
Urban Love Letter Projects
The Street Art Billboard Series Showcases the Vibrancy of New York City
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81
Railroad Street Art
Railroad Street Art
Artur Bordalo Turns Train Tracks into Works of Cultural Street Art
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80
Trash Can Graffiti
Trash Can Graffiti
This Artistic Collaboration Lead to Some Amazing Trash Street Art
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79
Dismal Zoo Artwork
Dismal Zoo Artwork
Jakub Skokan Sheds Light on the Artificial Nature of Zoos
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78
Prominent Pussycat Paintings
Prominent Pussycat Paintings
These Abstract Installations by Jesse Olwen are of Bejewelled Cats
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77
Eclectic Angular Paintings
Eclectic Angular Paintings
Augustine Kofie Uses Angles and Colour to Magnificent Effect
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76
Doily-esque Street Art
Doily-esque Street Art
NeSpoon Polska's City Decor Graffiti Project Resembles Lovely Lace Patterns
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75
Eco Graffiti Displays
Eco Graffiti Displays
The Komboh Beakerhead Installation Features Green Street Art
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74
Graffiti-Hunting Games
Graffiti-Hunting Games
Invader's Street Art Game Challenges You to Spot His Creations
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73
Colossal Horseshoe Murals
Colossal Horseshoe Murals
Horn of Plenty Will Be the Largest Piece of Art in the Netherlands
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72
Ancient Greek Street Art
Ancient Greek Street Art
HOPE Uses Classical Sculptures to Breathe Culture into Street Art
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71
Cinematic Graffiti Proposals
Cinematic Graffiti Proposals
Henry Barnes Proposed to His Girlfriend With Beauty and the Beast Art
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70
Fluorescent Street Art
Fluorescent Street Art
Luminous by iNO Involves Spray Paint That Absorbs Ultraviolet Light
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69
Social Media-Mimicking Art
Social Media-Mimicking Art
Yue Wu's Instagram Illustrations Recreate His Account Activity
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68
Wearable Art Projects
Wearable Art Projects
Hungry Castle Creates the Funkiest Marriage Between Art and Fashion
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67
Monstrous 3D Murals
Monstrous 3D Murals
The Mehdi Ghandyanloo Paintings Depict Depth and Images
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66
Water-Crisis Relief Graffiti
Water-Crisis Relief Graffiti
Banksy Collaborates With BNE to Celebrate World Water Day
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65
Iconic Brand Spray Cans
Iconic Brand Spray Cans
These Spray Cans Have Been Made Over to Resemble Classic Streetwear Brands
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64
Gif Street Art
Gif Street Art
Artists Tayfun Sarier and Guus Ter Beek Decorated the Streets of London With Gifs
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63
Chromatically Coated Snow Drawings
Chromatically Coated Snow Drawings
This Mountainside Got More Vibrant with This Painted Snow Art
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62
Narrative Wooden Street Cutouts
Narrative Wooden Street Cutouts
Artist Joe Iurato Creates Beautiful and Inspiring Street Art
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61
Heroic Papal Graffiti
Heroic Papal Graffiti
Christian Street Art by Mauro Pallotta Reflects Ancient Tensions in Rome
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60
Agricultural Moss-Made Graffiti
Agricultural Moss-Made Graffiti
This Living Graffiti Uses Moss to Covey Its Message
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59
Rave-Like Car Animations
Rave-Like Car Animations
The State of the Art Ferrari Project Uses Neon Paint to Demonstrate Speed
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58
Corpse-Like Billboard Hacks
Corpse-Like Billboard Hacks
Artist Vermibus Vandalizes Billboards in his Dissolving Europe Series
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57
Vibrant Wall Etchings
Vibrant Wall Etchings
'Colored Memories' is Inspired by Childhood Scratchboard Art
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56
Abandoned Shipwreck Graffiti Art
Abandoned Shipwreck Graffiti Art
The DuDug Project Transformed Steam Ship Into a Masterpiece
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55
3D Spray Paint Murals
3D Spray Paint Murals
The Case Ma'Claim Secured Liberty Art Piece Pops Out at Viewers
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54
Massive Face Murals
Massive Face Murals
Street Artist Blu Turns the 48 Windows of a Roman Building into Diverse Faces
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53
Software-Inspired Street Art
Software-Inspired Street Art
The Creatives Behind Blog 'Street Eraser' Mix Digital with Reality
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52
Real-Life Photoshop Erasers
Real-Life Photoshop Erasers
This Street Art Draws Attention to Photo Manipulation
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51
Object-Dependent Graffiti
Object-Dependent Graffiti
Ernest Zacharevic's Unique Street Art Plays with Surrounding Objects
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50
Chalk Graffiti Sticks
Chalk Graffiti Sticks
Baschz Leeft's Chalk Stick is Shaped Like a Permanent Graffiti Marker
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49
Photorealistic Celebrity Graffiti
Photorealistic Celebrity Graffiti
Adam Klodzinski Creates Graffiti Influenced by Pop Culture
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48
Googly-Eyed Street Art
Googly-Eyed Street Art
A Toronto Artist Turns Everyday Objects into Googly-eyed Art Pieces
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47
Optical Illusion Sand Art
Optical Illusion Sand Art
These Sand Optical Illusions Stretch the Reality of the Mind
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46
Anti-Hero Video Game Mashups
Anti-Hero Video Game Mashups
Mario Goes on a Rampage as the Anti-Hero in These Images
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45
Storytelling Street Art
Storytelling Street Art
Escape from Wuhlheide by Daan Botlek Depicts Daring White Silhouettes
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44
Dome-Intergated Murals
Dome-Intergated Murals
ROA's Creative Street Art Makes Use of Structures with Domes
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43
Smartphone Obsession Graffiti
Smartphone Obsession Graffiti
This Banksy Piece is a Commentary on Our Obsession with Smartphones
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42
Classical Painting Street Art
Classical Painting Street Art
Girl with a Pierced Eardrum by Banksy Incorporates a Security Alarm
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41
Vibrant Graffiti Planes
Vibrant Graffiti Planes
This Plane Design Will Transport Brazil's Players During the World Cup
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40
Ballerina Street Art
Ballerina Street Art
French Artist JR Uses Shipping Containers as His Canvas
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39
Perfectly Placed Realistic Graffiti
Perfectly Placed Realistic Graffiti
These Graffiti Pieces Show Characters Connecting with Settings
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38
Whimsical Vibrant Bicycle Murals
Whimsical Vibrant Bicycle Murals
Artist Mart's Murals Add Color and Life to Argentina's Streets
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37
Fill-In Travel Map Tattoos
Fill-In Travel Map Tattoos
This Tattoo Outlines Your Travels in Permanent Detail
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36
Fatality Awareness Street Art
Fatality Awareness Street Art
Right of Way Memorializes NYC Pedestrian Deaths with Street Stencils
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35
Godly Urban Graffiti
Godly Urban Graffiti
Pichi & Avo's Shipping Container Art Features Oversized Godly Imagery
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34
Giant-Adorned Abodes
Giant-Adorned Abodes
MTO Created a Series of Giant Murals That Depict Giants on the Sides of Homes
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33
Responsive Urban Art
Responsive Urban Art
Mr. Thoms' Cool Street Art Plays with What Surrounds It
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32
Caged Animal Art
Caged Animal Art
ROA's Street Art Animals Live on the Sides of Shipping Containers
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31
3D Illusion Tape Installations
3D Illusion Tape Installations
Artist Aakash Nihalani Transforms City Walls into 3D Installations
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30
Comical City Street Art
Comical City Street Art
Artist ‘Don’t Fret’ Adds Wicked-Witt to His NYC Street Murals
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29
Playful Street Art Manipulations
Playful Street Art Manipulations
FILA Sneakers Adds Its Own Shoes to Banksy Street Art
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28
Perfectly Placed Street Art
Perfectly Placed Street Art
JPS' City Street Art Pays Close Attention to Useful Elements
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27
Modern Art Taxidermy
Modern Art Taxidermy
Cardboard Safari's Faux Trophy Head Decor Pays Tribute to Iconic Artists
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26
Modernist Painted Wallpaper Projects
Modernist Painted Wallpaper Projects
The Brand New Paint Job Projects Gets Modern with Fine Art
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25
Explosive 3D Street Art
Explosive 3D Street Art
This Mural Gets Three Dimensional with a Tank Jumping Out of a Wall
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24
Bathroom Mirror Selfies
Bathroom Mirror Selfies
Mirrorsme Takes Creative Selfies Using Her Incredible Art Skills
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23
Surreal City Murals
Surreal City Murals
Artist Fintan Magee Creates Surreal Murals That Focus on Living Things
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22
Shipping Container Graffiti
Shipping Container Graffiti
Artists Pichi & Avo Decorate Industrial Architecture with Greek Gods
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21
Stolen Street Art Auctions
Stolen Street Art Auctions
'Stealing Banksy?' is an Exhibition and Auction of Banksy's Street Art
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20
Illusory Hovering Tree Art
Illusory Hovering Tree Art
This Cleverly Painted Art on Trees Augments the Tree's Appearance
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19
Humanizing Homeless People Paintings
Humanizing Homeless People Paintings
These Murals by Depaul UK is a Show of Street Art Activism
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18
Unsettling Public Signage
Unsettling Public Signage
'Miguel Marquez Outside' Created Thought-Provoking Public Statements
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17
Saturated Pop Culture Portraits
Saturated Pop Culture Portraits
These Pop Culture Pictures Take the Average and Hyper-Visualize It
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16
Politically Active Object Exhibitions
Politically Active Object Exhibitions
V & A Museum Celebrates Objects Supporting Political Activis
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15
3D Illusion Bird Murals
3D Illusion Bird Murals
This Aakash Nihalani 'Unconered' Mural is a Brooklyn Beauty
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14
Pop Culture Queen Graffiti
Pop Culture Queen Graffiti
This Anonymous Australian Artist Transforms Currency into Works of Art
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13
Neon Street Art
Neon Street Art
Ludo's Colorized Art is Painted on Ships, Docks and Walls in the Caribbean
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12
Graffiti Art Product Branding
Graffiti Art Product Branding
The Curtis Kulig Love Me Graffiti Art Products are Red Hot
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11
Splashy Fierce Femme Graffiti
Splashy Fierce Femme Graffiti
Fin Dac and Angelina Christina Team Up Again to Make More Street Art
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10
Spiny Graffiti Artwork
Spiny Graffiti Artwork
Victor Malagon's 'Hi-Fructose' Collection Is Both Cheerful and Violent
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9
Curvaceously Lettered Artwork
Curvaceously Lettered Artwork
The TILT Artwork Infuses Bubble Letters into Sculptures & Paintings
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8
Elaborate Storytelling Playing Cards
Elaborate Storytelling Playing Cards
This Card Deck is Equal Parts Art, Design and Craftsmanship
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7
Menacing Monster Exhibits
Menacing Monster Exhibits
Graffiti Artist Phlegm Creates Eerie Fantasy Characters
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6
Optical Illusion Windows
Optical Illusion Windows
Pejac Paints Beautiful Windows in Turkey
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5
Abandoned Hotel Art Galleries
Abandoned Hotel Art Galleries
Photographer Gaz Mather Captures an Impromptu Graffiti Gallery
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4
Abandoned Building Art Exhibits
Abandoned Building Art Exhibits
This Modern Building Art Proves Things Look Better with Graffiti
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3
City-Destroying Graffiti
City-Destroying Graffiti
The Bruce Lee Street Art by OakOak is Demolishing a City in France
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2
Abandoned Olympic Venue Photos
Abandoned Olympic Venue Photos
The 1984 Sarajevo Olympic Venue Photos are Hauntingly Beautiful
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1
Dramatic 3D Street Art
Dramatic 3D Street Art
Creative Duo '3D Joe and Max' Create Incredibly Realistic Graffiti
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