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30 Examples of Playful Street Art

From Guerrilla Street Shadows to Urban Beautification

— July 29, 2010 — Art & Design
Graffiti is traditionally used as a subversive medium for social commentary, a backlash against society and pop culture, but these examples of playful street art show that sometimes -- just sometimes -- street art is created just for fun.

From guerrilla street shadows meant to make pedestrians think of happy childhood years to urban beautification, see these and more examples of playful street art above.

Implications - Graffiti is just one example of an artform that is gaining appreciation as more than just a nuisance, as it was once perceived by many in society. Considering incorporating similar artistic elements into store-front designs and product packaging can allow businesses to infuse fun and expression into their products.
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3 Bubbly Gum Streets
3 Bubbly Gum Streets
Sticky Public Canvases
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Beary Cute Animal Art
Beary Cute Animal Art
Phil Lumbang's Teddy Pictures Make You Feel Warm & Fuzzy
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Flowering Flyer Boxes
Flowering Flyer Boxes
Posterchild Does Guerrilla Gardening To Beautify Toronto
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Urban Beautification
Urban Beautification
Muralfest Hits the Walls and Streets of Winnipeg
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Kid-Friendly Street Art
Kid-Friendly Street Art
'Playground Love' by Above Channels Bubble-Blowing Childhood Innocence
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Cutesy Graffiti
Cutesy Graffiti
Art Collective Zetka Takes Gangster Tagging to Another Level
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Falling Foxes
Falling Foxes
Street Artist Bonom Makes Building Length Graffiti
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Knitted Street Art
Knitted Street Art
Territorial Stitched Signs
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Blooming Street Art
Blooming Street Art
10 'Signs of Spring' by Mark Jenkins
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Polka-Dotted Trash Bags
Polka-Dotted Trash Bags
Street Art for Awareness
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Street Art of Kids Classics
Street Art of Kids Classics
"Where the Wild Things Are" Gets a Pure Evil Graffiti Touch
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Mischievous Street Art
Mischievous Street Art
Robin Rhode Interacts Playfully With His Graffiti
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Kid-Friendly Street Art
Kid-Friendly Street Art
Nespoon's 'Street Art for Kids' is Preschool-Approved
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Vibrant Geometric Graffiti
Vibrant Geometric Graffiti
'Crystals and Lasers' by Matt W Moore is Prismatic Fantastic
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Quirky Doodled Street Art
Quirky Doodled Street Art
20-Year-Old Graffiti Artist Takes His Talent Outdoors
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Street Art Cartoon Makeovers
Street Art Cartoon Makeovers
BLOC28 by Disney
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Road Graffiti
Road Graffiti
Roadsworth Makes Zebra Crossings More Fun
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Personified Street Art
Personified Street Art
Trees With Eyes by FilthyLuker
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Pac Man Street Art
Pac Man Street Art
Katie Sokoler Livens up the Streets With Pacman
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Eye-Tricking Street Art
Eye-Tricking Street Art
The John Pugh Murals Make You See What is Not Really There
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Computer Geek Graffiti
Computer Geek Graffiti
Guerrilla Art Brings Pop-Ups and Coding To The Streets
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Sweet Street Art
Sweet Street Art
Maria Imaginario's Gooey Lisbon Graffiti
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Street Art Proposals
Street Art Proposals
This Graffiti Marriage Proposal Combines Art and Romance
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Psychedelic Melting Monsters
Psychedelic Melting Monsters
Unexpected Artwork from We Kill You
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Highlighter Street Art
Highlighter Street Art
Judith Supine's Colortastic Creations Light Up NYC Walls
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Dr. Seuss-Inspired Street Art
Dr. Seuss-Inspired Street Art
Quirky Cartooning Channels Childhood Icon
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LEGO For Home Repair
LEGO For Home Repair
DIY Wall Repairs
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Valentine's Day Graffiti
Valentine's Day Graffiti
This Sappy Street Art isn't for Sourpusses
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Guerrilla Street Shadows
Guerrilla Street Shadows
Katie Sokoler's Playful Street Art Project
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Guerrilla Urban Knitting
Guerrilla Urban Knitting
Knit the City is Yarnstorming London with Wool
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