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Top 100 Graffiti Trends in 2013

From Living Street Paintings to Street Style Wall Decals

— January 5, 2014 — Art & Design
This year's graffiti trends demonstrate the extent to which pop culture and art have come together like never before. From television to film and literature, this year's graffiti reflects pop culture's most iconic and irresistible characters and personalities -- both present and past.

Artists have transformed popular television characters such as Walter White from the the hit series Breaking Bad to massive wall murals in dense urban centers. Other characters to be splashed, painted and strewn across walls are classic Disney favorites. These characters, however, are represented in slightly darker and more twisted ways than their on-screen versions.

When discussing this year's most popular graffiti trends, one has to mention the interactive elements now incorporated into today's street art. Many artists now create drawings and illustrations that require an audience to be complete. Some artists are also creating pieces that change based on the angle from which they are being viewed.

For more insight -- and inspiration -- check out our Graffiti Trend Report where you will discover everything you need to know about contemporary street art and artists.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
97
Stop Motion Street Art
Stop Motion Street Art
INSA and RONE's Animated Graffiti Brings the Streets to Life
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96
City-Scattered Paper Graffiti
City-Scattered Paper Graffiti
Electric Puppet Creates Street Art in the Form of Paper Characters
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95
Iconic Painting Remixes
Iconic Painting Remixes
Artist Nataliya Platonova Brings Dinnertime to Life in Her Illustrations
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94
Wall-Free Graffiti Murals
Wall-Free Graffiti Murals
This Cellophane Graffiti Installation Doesn't Require Graffiti Removal
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93
Oddly Spray-Painted Objects
Oddly Spray-Painted Objects
Former Writer, Part 1 by Thomas Albdorf Explores His Graffiti Past
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92
Midnight Graffiti Artist Lookbooks
Midnight Graffiti Artist Lookbooks
Brian Kelley Captured These Graffiti Writers in Their Element
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91
Fantastically Fractured Street Art
Fantastically Fractured Street Art
Street Artist DALeast Creates Incredible Broken Pictures
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90
Deceptive Corner-Bending Ads
Deceptive Corner-Bending Ads
AMMAR's 'Corner' Campaign Changes Perceptions About Prostitutes
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89
Graffiti-Covered Demolition Projects
Graffiti-Covered Demolition Projects
This Interior is Decorated for a Graffiti Art Festival
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88
Mini Apartment Graffiti
Mini Apartment Graffiti
Tiny Apartments Painted on Normal Objects Around a City Make for Mini Fun
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87
Daily Street Art Installations
Daily Street Art Installations
Banksy's NYC Exhibit 'Better Out Than In' is Continually Updated
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86
Celebrity Graffiti Gags (UPDATE)
Celebrity Graffiti Gags (UPDATE)
A New Hanksy Gallery is Promoted by Batch of Celeb Spoof Graffiti
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85
Playfully Childlike Street Art
Playfully Childlike Street Art
Artist Julien Malland Brings a Childish Quality to Street Murals
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84
Street Art Photobooks
Street Art Photobooks
The 'Graffiti World' Book Captures Street Art from Five Continents
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83
Astoundingly Surreal Street Art
Astoundingly Surreal Street Art
Toxicomano Paints Obscure Portraits Around Bogota in Columbia
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82
Mantra Based Art
Mantra Based Art
El Sol 25's New York Street Art Reinforces Positive Messages
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81
Concealed City Art Installations
Concealed City Art Installations
This Camo Art by Roeland Otten Disguises Ugly Parts of Amsterdam
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80
Dizzying Wall Murals
Dizzying Wall Murals
The Massive Wall Mural from Smith is Laced with Symbolism
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79
Graffiti-Inspired Illustrations
Graffiti-Inspired Illustrations
Georgi Dimitrov Takes Graffiti off the Walls and into Your Monitor
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78
Artful Graffiti Wallpaper
Artful Graffiti Wallpaper
This Graffiti Wallpaper by Bouf Brings Colorful Street Art Indoors
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77
Animalistic Superhero Sculptures
Animalistic Superhero Sculptures
This Iron Man Gorilla Sculpture Turns Tony Stark into a Primate
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76
Witty Urban Augmented Graffiti
Witty Urban Augmented Graffiti
Brad Downey’s Eclectic Mix of City Art Installations Provide
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75
Vibrantly Cartoonish Street Art
Vibrantly Cartoonish Street Art
Horfe's Graffiti Combines a Street Art Style with Fine Art
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74
Graffiti Fragrance Branding
Graffiti Fragrance Branding
Calvin Klein One Shock Street Edition Bottles are Youthfully Artistic
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73
Abstract Spray-Paint Art
Abstract Spray-Paint Art
The Godfather of Graffiti Reveals His Abstract Exhibition
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72
Vibrantly Multi-Layered Graffiti
Vibrantly Multi-Layered Graffiti
Peter Preffington's Multi-Graffiti Blows Your Mind, Twice
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71
Avian Evolution Graffiti
Avian Evolution Graffiti
This Avian Piece is Another in the Amazing Collection of 'Roa' Street Art
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70
Skeletal Comic Street Art
Skeletal Comic Street Art
Nychos Designs Cheerfully Morbid Cartoon Graffiti Art
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69
Advanced Art Respirators
Advanced Art Respirators
The 'KOMRAD’ Respirator Improves on Traditional Street Art Tools
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68
Cleverly Augmented Urban Graffiti
Cleverly Augmented Urban Graffiti
The Art of OaKoAk Continues to Spread Joy
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67
Hand Drawn Street Art
Hand Drawn Street Art
IEMZA Uses a Graffiti Sketch Style for a Surreal Effect
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66
Angled Art Projects
Angled Art Projects
German Art Team ‘Zebrating’ Creates Hidden Artworks on Railings
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65
Spellbinding Swirl Installations
Spellbinding Swirl Installations
Artist Heike Weber Creates Mesmerizing Designs Using Markers
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64
Comical Urban Graffiti Art
Comical Urban Graffiti Art
Fra.Giancoshock's Clever Graffiti Uses the Entire World as a Canvas
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63
Street Artist Satire Signs
Street Artist Satire Signs
Trustocorp's Banksy Parody Signs Poke Fun at the Artist's Success
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62
Decommissioned Aircraft Artwork
Decommissioned Aircraft Artwork
Carlo McCormick Curates Work Done For the Boneyard Project
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61
Knitted Graffiti Installations
Knitted Graffiti Installations
'CAFAM Granny Squared' Covers an Entire Building with Yarn
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60
Vivid Anatomical Graffiti
Vivid Anatomical Graffiti
This Vivid Graffiti From 'Shok-Oner' Artistically Depicts Anatomy
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59
Giant Chromatic Face Murals
Giant Chromatic Face Murals
Eduardo Kobra's Large Scale Mural Covers 4,300 Square Feet
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58
Funky Fish Street Art
Funky Fish Street Art
Street Artist PEZ is Behind These Vibrantly Colored Fish Murals
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57
Remarkable Dawdling Doodles
Remarkable Dawdling Doodles
The Thigh Doodles by Jody Steel are a Work of Art
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56
Custom Created Spray Paints
Custom Created Spray Paints
The Scribo Graffiti Spray Cans Let Artists Make Their Own Paint
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55
Color-Exploding Graffiti Videos
Color-Exploding Graffiti Videos
The Sofles Limitless Video is for Spray Paint Brand Ironlak
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54
Hyperrealistic Graffiti Portraits
Hyperrealistic Graffiti Portraits
Kevin Peterson's Paintings Bring Life to Urban Landscapes
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53
Urban Slang Wall Decals
Urban Slang Wall Decals
Define Terms Like YOLO, Party Foul and Hella Tight with a Funny Wall Decal
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52
Vibrantly Crude Street Art
Vibrantly Crude Street Art
The Etam Cru Collective Produces Brilliant Four-Story Murals in Poland
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51
Satirical Skeletal Street Art
Satirical Skeletal Street Art
The Horrific Congregate in the Maldito Juanito Street Art
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50
Street Art Nightclubs
Street Art Nightclubs
The Les Bains Parisian Night Club Has Been Turned into a Street Art Gallery
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49
Ghostly Graffiti Characters
Ghostly Graffiti Characters
Street Artist Daan Botlek Creates Humorous Site-Specific Artworks
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48
Dripping Cartoon Tattoos
Dripping Cartoon Tattoos
Sa Jin Embodies Oriental Culture in an Enticing Manner
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47
Graffiti Artist Illuminators
Graffiti Artist Illuminators
The Lash Light Clips Onto Your Spray-Paint Can to Enlighten Your Art
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46
Edible Banana Graffiti
Edible Banana Graffiti
Marta Grossi Makes Food Graffiti Art That's Good Enough to Eat
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45
Street Style Wall Decals
Street Style Wall Decals
Add a Rebellious Touch to the Home with these PIXERS Graffiti Decals
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44
Chromatically Splattered Expressionist Installations
Chromatically Splattered Expressionist Installations
Rowena Martinich's Work Makes a Statement
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43
Intricate Paper Graffiti
Intricate Paper Graffiti
The Street Artist Rubbish Uses Other People's Garbage to Make Fine Art
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42
Courageous Graffiti Commemorations
Courageous Graffiti Commemorations
Cuban Revolution Survivors are Immortalized Through Street Art
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41
Persistent Narrative Graffiti
Persistent Narrative Graffiti
The Mobstr Street Art Story Analyzes Societal Norms
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40
Dripped Classical Street Art
Dripped Classical Street Art
Kilmany-Jo Liversage’s Art Series at Worldart Gallery is Classi
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39
Grungy Minimalist Murals
Grungy Minimalist Murals
These Public Wall Murals Combine Nature and Urbanity to Create Art
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38
Lovable Graffiti Sneakers
Lovable Graffiti Sneakers
Vans X Curtis Kulig Create Artistic Valentine’s Day Footwear
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37
Exquisite 3D Grafitti
Exquisite 3D Grafitti
Manuel Di Rita Awes Venice with His Extraordinary Graffiti Technique
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36
Surreal Monochromatic Street Art
Surreal Monochromatic Street Art
This Black and White Mural was Made by Artist David De La Mano
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35
Disruptively Hilarious Graffiti
Disruptively Hilarious Graffiti
Fra.Biancoshock is at it Again with His Unique Brand of Urban Art
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34
Temporary Street Art Tattoos
Temporary Street Art Tattoos
These Banksy Tattoos from Fancy are Wonderfully Non-Committal
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33
Massive Deceptive Shadow Murals
Massive Deceptive Shadow Murals
These Art Graffiti Building Depict Shadows of Climbing Men
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32
Animalistic Street Art
Animalistic Street Art
Reptiles, Birds and Rodents are the Focus of ROA's Brand New Street Art
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31
Cute Complimentary Street Art
Cute Complimentary Street Art
This Life-Affirming Art Demonstrates the Kindness of Strangers
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30
Tumultuous Tape Graffiti
Tumultuous Tape Graffiti
Heeseop Yoon Explores Chaos with His Interior Wall Art
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29
Pop Art Painting Sneakers
Pop Art Painting Sneakers
The Keith Haring Reebok 2013 Collection Includes Vibrant Looks
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28
Colorful Origami Graffiti
Colorful Origami Graffiti
ARTAQ 2013 by Mademoiselle Maurice Boasts Over 30,000 Folded Paper
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27
Therapeutic Abstract Graffiti
Therapeutic Abstract Graffiti
'Gamma Ray' by Sixteen Happywallmaker is Psychedelic and Peaceful
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26
Evolutionary Graffiti Infographics
Evolutionary Graffiti Infographics
This Banksy Graffiti Infographic Explains the Artist's Career
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25
Violent Urban Street Art
Violent Urban Street Art
These 'A L A N I Z' Creations are Gorgeously Gory
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24
Explosively Erratic Murals
Explosively Erratic Murals
Caitlin Masley's Graffiti Art Installation Combines 2D and 3D Elements
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23
Amazingly Realistic Cloud Graffiti
Amazingly Realistic Cloud Graffiti
This Graffiti Artist Paints Realistic Cloudy Skies on Buildings
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22
Vibrant Geometric Graffiti
Vibrant Geometric Graffiti
This Josef Kristofoletti Artwork Brightens This Wall in Panama City
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21
Sensual Psychedelic Graffiti
Sensual Psychedelic Graffiti
The New Street Art From 'Hopare' is a Lesson in Contemporary Graffiti
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20
Surreal Technicolor Street Art
Surreal Technicolor Street Art
The New Vexta Street Art is Fantastically Eerie and Vibrantly Fluid
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19
Adorable Newborn Picture Graffiti
Adorable Newborn Picture Graffiti
An Illustrator Drew Paintbrush Scribbles on a Baby's Photographs
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18
Mathematical Tape Art
Mathematical Tape Art
'Sum Times' by Tape Aakash Nihalani is an Awesome Example of NYC Art
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17
Water-Based Graffiti Ads
Water-Based Graffiti Ads
These Commercial Graffiti Footprints Leave Their Mark but Not a Mess
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16
Neo-Tribal Menswear
Neo-Tribal Menswear
Xue Li's Colorful Mens Clothing Collection is Extremely Avant-Garde
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15
Tattooed Ballerina Graffiti
Tattooed Ballerina Graffiti
The Faile Street Art Crew Remix Old New York City Ballet Posters
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14
Cookie Cutter Art Installations
Cookie Cutter Art Installations
Zhang Zhaohui's Gender Specific Interactive Public Art is Comedic
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13
Interracial Animal Graffiti
Interracial Animal Graffiti
Alexis Diaz's Hybrid Octo-Elephant Creates Waves in London
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12
Monumental Motherhood Murals
Monumental Motherhood Murals
Siloette Creates Gorgeous Graffiti Wall Art Inspired by Femininity
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11
Invasive Street Art
Invasive Street Art
These Street Art Installations Remove People from Their Comfort Zones
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10
Striking Avian Street Art
Striking Avian Street Art
These Bird Murals by Artist L7M Depict a Wide Range of Beautiful Birds
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9
Comically Altered Street Signs (UPDATE)
Comically Altered Street Signs (UPDATE)
Clet Abraham's Street Sign Graffiti is Cheekily Satirical
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8
Living Street Paintings
Living Street Paintings
Alexa Meade Takes Graffiti Art into Another Dimension
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7
Illustrated Pop Culture Portraits
Illustrated Pop Culture Portraits
CranioDsgn Offers Insane Illustrations of Breaking Bad
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6
Collaged Pop-Culture Street Art
Collaged Pop-Culture Street Art
The Lisa Project Mural by Tristan Eaton Celebrates Comic Books
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5
Female-Empowering Street Art
Female-Empowering Street Art
'Stop Telling Women to Smile' Tackles On-Going Street Harassment
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4
Grassy Street Art
Grassy Street Art
Mosstika Urban Greenery Decorates Urban Landscapes in Eco-Conscious Ways
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3
Paint Splattered Furniture
Paint Splattered Furniture
This Graffiti Covered Furniture by Artist Dudeman Has a Playful Vibe
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2
Violent Princess Street Art
Violent Princess Street Art
Herr Nilsson's 'Dark Princesses' Depicts Gun-Toting Disney Princesses
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1
Provocative Superhero Graffiti
Provocative Superhero Graffiti
Anthony Noble has Depicted Superheroes with an Edge in His Work
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