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Top 50 Graffiti Trends and Counter Culture Art in Q1 2009

— April 3, 2009 — Art & Design
This graffiti countdown features the top graffiti and counter culture art trends in Q1 2009.  The report is a crowd-filtered ranking based on TrendHunter.com monthly traffic (several million monthly views) and our graffiti trend database, which now has more than 2508 graffiti trends.

Implications - Street artists use graffiti to communicate their views on societal issues in a subversive and often taboo way. The global recession caused consumers to look at corporations and large institutions with a jaded eye; street artists' works gave this widespread angst a voice. Mainstream marketers and ad agencies are picking up on this phenomenon by integrating street art and graffiti cues into incisive outdoor campaigns.
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Freshness
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Digital Requests for Graffiti
Digital Requests for Graffiti
SMS Your Message to Palestinian Street Artists for the West Wall
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48
Inaugural Street Art
Inaugural Street Art
Shepard Fairey Releases Next Iconic Obama Poster for 2009
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47
Oil & Economy Crisis Fashion
Oil & Economy Crisis Fashion
‘A Gallon of Gas' in Fantasticsmag
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46
Snow Marketing
Snow Marketing
Snow Tagging in London To Raise Profiles of 'Extreme' TV Brand
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45
Presidential Street Art
Presidential Street Art
Obama Continues to Inspire Los Angeles Graffiti Artists
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44
Graffiti Attitude Adjustments
Graffiti Attitude Adjustments
Re-Face Project Seeks to Shift Popular Perception of Street Art
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43
Personalized Photo Sneakers
Personalized Photo Sneakers
I-Saw Sneakers Are Custom Made Using Your Pictures
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42
Guerrilla Poster Liberation
Guerrilla Poster Liberation
Razor Blade Public Art by Poster Boy
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41
Credit Crunch Photo Projects
Credit Crunch Photo Projects
'Shoot the Recession' by Slate Inspired by the Economic Crisis
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40
Online Poster Portraits
Online Poster Portraits
BeFunky Changes Your Pic Into Art (UPDATE)
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39
Romantic Balloontography
Romantic Balloontography
Balloon Sculptures by Paul Graves Are Perfect for Valentine's
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38
Graffiti Fashion Editorials
Graffiti Fashion Editorials
Out Magazine Invites You to 'Sprouse Up Your Life'
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37
Free Tattoos for Athletes
Free Tattoos for Athletes
Vancouver Tat Artist Offers Free Ink for 2010 Olympic Medalists
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36
Globally-Visible Graffiti
Globally-Visible Graffiti
JR's '28 Millimetres' Project Can Be Seen From Space
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35
Calligraffiti
Calligraffiti
Calligraphy Meets Street Art in These Beautiful Works by Shoe
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34
Iconic Street Artist Arrests
Iconic Street Artist Arrests
Despite Fame, Shepard Fairey Busted for the 15th Time
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33
Guerrilla Craigslist Parodies
Guerrilla Craigslist Parodies
Cryptic Text Art From Craig Pop Ups Around Melbourne
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32
Dark Shadow Street Art
Dark Shadow Street Art
Sam3 Brushes The Streets of Spain With His Counter-Culture Touch
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31
Graffitied Love Declarations
Graffitied Love Declarations
This Valentine's Day, Express Yourself With Aerosol
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30
Obama Street Art
Obama Street Art
Innovative Ways to Show Political Support With A Spray Can
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29
Graffiti-Inspired Liquor Bottles
Graffiti-Inspired Liquor Bottles
Andre Designs Belvedere IX for 'Luxury Reborn' Campaign
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28
Murals of Distraught Nudes
Murals of Distraught Nudes
Haunting and Desolate Spanish Street Art by David de la Mano
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27
Childish Street Art
Childish Street Art
Sesame Street Graffiti Features Big Bird and Friends in the City
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26
Learning From Global Graffiti
Learning From Global Graffiti
Street Art in Tehran, Iran Shows Need for Cultural Expression
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25
Quirky Doodled Street Art
Quirky Doodled Street Art
20-Year-Old Graffiti Artist Takes His Talent Outdoors
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24
VIbrant Street Art Collages
VIbrant Street Art Collages
Mixed-Media Public Posters by FKDL
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23
Fine Art Graffiti Artists
Fine Art Graffiti Artists
Charming Baker's Paradoxical Street Art in London
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22
Sweet Street Art
Sweet Street Art
Maria Imaginario's Gooey Lisbon Graffiti
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21
Anti-Status Symbols
Anti-Status Symbols
Kevin Cyr Paints Neglected and Graffiti-Covered Commercial Cars
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20
Guerrilla Graffiti Film Promos
Guerrilla Graffiti Film Promos
"Watchmen" Street Art Pops Up All Over NYC, Toronto & London
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19
Inside-Out Stuffed Animals
Inside-Out Stuffed Animals
Longoland Toys Look Distorted and Freaky
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18
Graffiti Warfare
Graffiti Warfare
Weapon-Inspired Street Art
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17
Dr. Seuss-Inspired Street Art
Dr. Seuss-Inspired Street Art
Quirky Cartooning Channels Childhood Icon
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16
Graffiti-Inspired Jewelry
Graffiti-Inspired Jewelry
Thomas Nayler's Accessories Fuse Street and Elite
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15
Geotagged Graffiti
Geotagged Graffiti
Street Art Fans Use Google Maps Street View to Locate Best Pieces in UK
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14
Preteen Street Artists
Preteen Street Artists
10-Year-Old Solveig is Hailed as the “Female Banksy”
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13
Super-Sized Street Art
Super-Sized Street Art
Alexandros Vasmulakis' Grandiose Graffiti
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12
Monopoly Graffiti
Monopoly Graffiti
Classic Game-Inspired Street Art
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11
Eco-Stunt Photo Tricks
Eco-Stunt Photo Tricks
Earth Hour 2009 Light Graffiti From WWF on Flickr
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10
Valentine's Day Graffiti
Valentine's Day Graffiti
This Sappy Street Art isn't for Sourpusses
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9
Human Oddity Paintings
Human Oddity Paintings
The Sketchbook Of Travis Louie Showcases Peculiar Portraits
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8
‘The Simpsons' Street Art
‘The Simpsons' Street Art
Rebellious Cartooned Graffiti That Would Make Bart Proud
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7
Guerrilla Adbusting
Guerrilla Adbusting
Street Artists FTW-Crew Add Photoshop Toolbox to Subway Ads
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6
Girlie Pop Culture Inking
Girlie Pop Culture Inking
Barbie Tattoos Let You Mark Yourself In Honor of Your Favorite Doll
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5
Graffiti Police
Graffiti Police
Banksy Coke Cop Is An Arresting Example Of Street Art
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4
Vengeful Animal Illustrations
Vengeful Animal Illustrations
Nature Gets Back at Humans in Ericailcane's Art Exhibit
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3
Psychedelic Home Exteriors
Psychedelic Home Exteriors
Graffiti Artists Channel Bad Acid Trips to Attack Scottish Castle
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2
Portraits of Crack Addicts
Portraits of Crack Addicts
USER by Tony Fouhse Finds Compassion for the Fallen
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1
3D Illusory Graffiti
3D Illusory Graffiti
Chalk Ice Age Hits Ireland With Incredible Ice Crevasse
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