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Top 100 Graffiti and Counter-Culture Art Trends in 2009

— January 1, 2010 — Art & Design
Spice up your ideas with the wild side of modern art. This countdown showcases the Top 100 Graffiti and Counter-Culture Art Trends in 2009.

Counter culture art can be very inspiring to those who stay on the edge of cool, so we've got a lot more articles in this category. Our graffiti trend database now has more than 2,300 graffiti trends.

If you are looking for professional trend research and patterns, check out Trend Hunter PRO our 2010 Trend Reports, or our FREE Video of the Top 20 Trends in 2010.
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Oil & Economy Crisis Fashion
Oil & Economy Crisis Fashion
‘A Gallon of Gas' in Fantasticsmag
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97
Wii Graffiti
Wii Graffiti
The 'WiiSpray' Project Aims to Make Virtual Graffiti Mainstream
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96
Snow Marketing
Snow Marketing
Snow Tagging in London To Raise Profiles of 'Extreme' TV Brand
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95
Presidential Street Art
Presidential Street Art
Obama Continues to Inspire Los Angeles Graffiti Artists
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94
Graffiti Attitude Adjustments
Graffiti Attitude Adjustments
Re-Face Project Seeks to Shift Popular Perception of Street Art
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93
Font Trashing
Font Trashing
Passionate Typography Buffs Think Comic Sans Should Die
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92
Guerrilla Poster Liberation
Guerrilla Poster Liberation
Razor Blade Public Art by Poster Boy
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91
Talented Vandals
Talented Vandals
Slinkachu's "Beautiful Vandalism" Takes Illegal Art to the Extreme
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90
Credit Crunch Photo Projects
Credit Crunch Photo Projects
'Shoot the Recession' by Slate Inspired by the Economic Crisis
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89
Graffiti Fashion Editorials
Graffiti Fashion Editorials
Out Magazine Invites You to 'Sprouse Up Your Life'
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88
Freaky Graffiti Books
Freaky Graffiti Books
Limited Edition "Freak" Art Book Showcases Titi Freak's Best
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87
Free Tattoos for Athletes
Free Tattoos for Athletes
Vancouver Tat Artist Offers Free Ink for 2010 Olympic Medalists
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86
Globally-Visible Graffiti
Globally-Visible Graffiti
JR's '28 Millimetres' Project Can Be Seen From Space
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85
Calligraffiti
Calligraffiti
Calligraphy Meets Street Art in These Beautiful Works by Shoe
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84
Pierced Pictures
Pierced Pictures
Cut And Nailed Modified Artwork by Dutch Artist Amie Dicke
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83
Iconic Street Artist Arrests
Iconic Street Artist Arrests
Despite Fame, Shepard Fairey Busted for the 15th Time
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82
Guerrilla Craigslist Parodies
Guerrilla Craigslist Parodies
Cryptic Text Art From Craig Pop Ups Around Melbourne
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81
Sprint Graffiti
Sprint Graffiti
Anonymous Chicago Street Artist Depicts Former Governor Blagojevich
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80
Mean Street Art
Mean Street Art
Little Girl Trapped Behind A Grate By Dan Witz
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79
Dark Shadow Street Art
Dark Shadow Street Art
Sam3 Brushes The Streets of Spain With His Counter-Culture Touch
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78
Graffitied Love Declarations
Graffitied Love Declarations
This Valentine's Day, Express Yourself With Aerosol
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77
Obama Street Art
Obama Street Art
Innovative Ways to Show Political Support With A Spray Can
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76
Graffiti-Inspired Liquor Bottles
Graffiti-Inspired Liquor Bottles
Andre Designs Belvedere IX for 'Luxury Reborn' Campaign
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75
Murals of Distraught Nudes
Murals of Distraught Nudes
Haunting and Desolate Spanish Street Art by David de la Mano
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74
Childish Street Art
Childish Street Art
Sesame Street Graffiti Features Big Bird and Friends in the City
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73
Swine Flu Social Art
Swine Flu Social Art
The Obama 'Cope' With H1N1 Poster
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72
Modern Nightlife Paintings
Modern Nightlife Paintings
The Artistic Wonders of Mosh Pits Captured By Dan Witz
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71
Fashion Comics
Fashion Comics
Marvel Comics to Launch Sartorial Mini-Series, ‘Models Inc.'
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70
Learning From Global Graffiti
Learning From Global Graffiti
Street Art in Tehran, Iran Shows Need for Cultural Expression
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69
Quirky Doodled Street Art
Quirky Doodled Street Art
20-Year-Old Graffiti Artist Takes His Talent Outdoors
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68
VIbrant Street Art Collages
VIbrant Street Art Collages
Mixed-Media Public Posters by FKDL
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67
Fine Art Graffiti Artists
Fine Art Graffiti Artists
Charming Baker's Paradoxical Street Art in London
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66
High Art Graffiti
High Art Graffiti
Canada's Montreal is a Serious Hotbed For Deviant Art
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65
Illusory Death Traps
Illusory Death Traps
British Waterways Commissions Street Art to Slow Reckless Bikers
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64
Public Advertising Anarchy
Public Advertising Anarchy
New York Street Advertising Takeover Axes 120 Billboards
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63
Sweet Street Art
Sweet Street Art
Maria Imaginario's Gooey Lisbon Graffiti
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62
Anti-Status Symbols
Anti-Status Symbols
Kevin Cyr Paints Neglected and Graffiti-Covered Commercial Cars
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61
Guerrilla Graffiti Film Promos
Guerrilla Graffiti Film Promos
"Watchmen" Street Art Pops Up All Over NYC, Toronto & London
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60
Inside-Out Stuffed Animals
Inside-Out Stuffed Animals
Longoland Toys Look Distorted and Freaky
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59
Emotionally Exploding Photography
Emotionally Exploding Photography
‘Scream!!' Series by Christoph Martin Schmid
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58
Estate Graffiti
Estate Graffiti
The Bizarre 'Plattenbauten' Stencils and Cardboard Art by EVOL
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57
Graffiti Warfare
Graffiti Warfare
Weapon-Inspired Street Art
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56
Guerrilla Head-Butting
Guerrilla Head-Butting
Live Interactive Art in the Streets by Mark Jenkins
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55
Japanese Street Art
Japanese Street Art
Remo Camerota Releases Expansive ‘Graffiti Japan' Book
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54
Expressive Street Art
Expressive Street Art
Interactive Vandalism by Mentalgassi Features Funny Faces
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53
Highlighter Street Art
Highlighter Street Art
Judith Supine's Colortastic Creations Light Up NYC Walls
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52
Web Cam Light Graffiti
Web Cam Light Graffiti
Make Free Glow Doodles From the Comfort of Your Desk
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51
Plant Portraits
Plant Portraits
Eco Artist Edina Tokodi Creates Living Wall in Brooklyn, NY
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50
Dr. Seuss-Inspired Street Art
Dr. Seuss-Inspired Street Art
Quirky Cartooning Channels Childhood Icon
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49
Graffiti-Inspired Jewelry
Graffiti-Inspired Jewelry
Thomas Nayler's Accessories Fuse Street and Elite
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48
Provocative Statement Posters
Provocative Statement Posters
Subversive Art Prints & Posters at Pure Evil Gallery
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47
Social Acceptance Art
Social Acceptance Art
Greg Williams' ‘Thalidomide' Shows Happiness With Deformit
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46
Street Art Body Suits
Street Art Body Suits
'Jerm IX Tattoo Project' Celebrates Graffiti With Permanent Ink
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45
Geotagged Graffiti
Geotagged Graffiti
Street Art Fans Use Google Maps Street View to Locate Best Pieces in UK
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44
Preteen Street Artists
Preteen Street Artists
10-Year-Old Solveig is Hailed as the “Female Banksy”
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43
Super-Sized Street Art
Super-Sized Street Art
Alexandros Vasmulakis' Grandiose Graffiti
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42
Anatomical Portraits
Anatomical Portraits
Fernando Vicente Goes Under The Skin For 'Anatomias'
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41
Faceless Photography
Faceless Photography
Anonymous Models Play Hide & Seek for Catalina Bartolome
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40
Monopoly Graffiti
Monopoly Graffiti
Classic Game-Inspired Street Art
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39
Fantastic Fonts
Fantastic Fonts
Typography That Can Stand On Its Own As Art
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38
Eco-Stunt Photo Tricks
Eco-Stunt Photo Tricks
Earth Hour 2009 Light Graffiti From WWF on Flickr
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37
3-D Graffiti
3-D Graffiti
Julien Vallee's 'Paper Spray' Brings Urban Art to Life
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36
Valentine's Day Graffiti
Valentine's Day Graffiti
This Sappy Street Art isn't for Sourpusses
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35
Ethereal Graffiti
Ethereal Graffiti
The Mac Infuses Modern Mural Art With Female Sensuality
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34
Illuminated Graffiti
Illuminated Graffiti
Art Made From Light is Headed to the Mainstream
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33
Brazilian Abstract Cartoons
Brazilian Abstract Cartoons
Mosaic Artwork Of Fernando Chamarelli Reflects Multiculturalism
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32
Guerrilla Street Shadows
Guerrilla Street Shadows
Katie Sokoler's Playful Street Art Project
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31
Bloody Art Exhibits
Bloody Art Exhibits
"Untitled Hardcore Zombie Project" by Bruce LaBruce
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30
Human Oddity Paintings
Human Oddity Paintings
The Sketchbook Of Travis Louie Showcases Peculiar Portraits
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29
Graffiti Furniture
Graffiti Furniture
Luis Alicandu Creates Street Art to Furnish Your Home With
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28
Retro Criminal Mugshots
Retro Criminal Mugshots
Amazing Archive of Criminal Portraits by Least Wanted
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27
Fake X-Ray Photography
Fake X-Ray Photography
Koen Hauser Mixes Real Models With Fake Organs
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26
Graffiti Portrait Paintings
Graffiti Portrait Paintings
Photo Realistic Art that is Shrouded in Mystery
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25
Body Image Photography
Body Image Photography
Gavin Bond Spoofs Fashion Industry Weight Obsession
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24
Couture Graffitography
Couture Graffitography
Graffi-Couture in Vogue Paris Combines Urban Art With High Fashion
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23
Hyper Graffiti Heels
Hyper Graffiti Heels
INSA Heels Releases More Brightly Decorated Foot Candy
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22
‘The Simpsons' Street Art
‘The Simpsons' Street Art
Rebellious Cartooned Graffiti That Would Make Bart Proud
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21
Ethnic Artist Tributorials
Ethnic Artist Tributorials
Model Isabeli Fontana is Painted for "Keith Me" in Vogue Paris
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20
Guerrilla Adbusting
Guerrilla Adbusting
Street Artists FTW-Crew Add Photoshop Toolbox to Subway Ads
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19
Girlie Pop Culture Inking
Girlie Pop Culture Inking
Barbie Tattoos Let You Mark Yourself In Honor of Your Favorite Doll
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18
Graffiti Police
Graffiti Police
Banksy Coke Cop Is An Arresting Example Of Street Art
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17
Photorealistic Graffiti
Photorealistic Graffiti
Humanized Street Art in Europe Looks Like Digitalized Photos
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16
Magazine Art Portraits
Magazine Art Portraits
Stunning Mixed Media Collages by Gabi Trinkaus
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15
Psychedelic Bedrooms
Psychedelic Bedrooms
Olga Tcherednikova's Interior Color Scheme is for Insomniacs
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14
Tattootography
Tattootography
Brett Lloyd Captures Tattooed Ash Stymest & Josh Beech
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13
Vengeful Animal Illustrations
Vengeful Animal Illustrations
Nature Gets Back at Humans in Ericailcane's Art Exhibit
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12
Light Graffiti Fashion
Light Graffiti Fashion
Dresses of Illumination by Photographer Atton Conrad
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11
Anime Street Art
Anime Street Art
Manga Graffiti from All Over the World
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10
Psychedelic Home Exteriors
Psychedelic Home Exteriors
Graffiti Artists Channel Bad Acid Trips to Attack Scottish Castle
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9
Webbed Toettoos
Webbed Toettoos
Silly Syndactylism Body Ink and Other Unique Foot Ink
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8
Portraits of Crack Addicts
Portraits of Crack Addicts
USER by Tony Fouhse Finds Compassion for the Fallen
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7
Scientific Tattoos
Scientific Tattoos
From Bio, Chem and Physics Ink to Lab Gadgets and Equations
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6
3D Illusory Graffiti
3D Illusory Graffiti
Chalk Ice Age Hits Ireland With Incredible Ice Crevasse
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5
Fake Naughty Tattoos
Fake Naughty Tattoos
Real Man Nipple Incorporated With Pin-Up Girl Body Ink
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4
Fantasy Creature Ink
Fantasy Creature Ink
Unique Gargoyle Tattoo Designs, From Freaky to Ethereal
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3
Inked Mythological Power Symbols
Inked Mythological Power Symbols
Rising Phoenix Tattoos as Statements of Rebirth
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2
3D Floor Murals
3D Floor Murals
10 Incredible Optical Illusion Designs to Floor Your Friends
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1
Wedding Ring Tattoos
Wedding Ring Tattoos
From Hitch Date Digits to Inked “I Do” Finger Scribbles
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