40 Stunning and Creative Graffiti Artworks

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Graffiti represents an art form that is unrestricted, one that rebels against conventional forms of artwork. Graffiti is intertwined into human history, dating back to the Roman Empires where they were plastered onto walls to make political statements and satirize current events.

Modern graffiti achieves many of the same things – to state a message that doesn’t necessarily fit into the norms of society. In this collection, for your inspiration and adoration, we present 40 remarkable graffiti and street artwork.

This article follows and adds to an article written last year, entitled Tribute To Graffiti: 50 Beautiful Graffiti Artworks1.

Remarkable and Creative Graffiti Art

? (please let us know the name of the artists in the comments!)2

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unknown4

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Vaccine Graffiti6

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JR8

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C21511

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Claus Winkler13

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werk, vyal, seak15

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Dan17

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spok19

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swoon21

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Adam Neate24

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The GC Four27

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Peter Baker29

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Anarchosyn31

Eagle32

finbarr (DAC)33

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Banksy35

Banksy36

4037

Banksy38

osloann39

osloann40

ripo, above41

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unknown44

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Lachlan46

Lachlan47

periphery48

periphery49

periphery50

Collaboration between 3dom and Voyder51

Walt Jabsco52

unknown53

Screenshot54

Saul55

Saul56

Flan57

Spencer58

PaulGreen59

PaulGreen60

Various artists (MadPoster event)61

Dr Case62

Dr Case63

Lister64

Paolo65

Generoso Rodriguez Querol66

Generoso Rodriguez Querol67

Jan68

Jan69

julien70

julien71

gábor72

gábor73

pixelpancho74

pixelpancho75

pixelpancho76

TT Freak77

Josh Blair78

S O X79

S O X80

Neal81

Neal82

Barbara83

Barbara84

Geoff B.85

Geoff B.86

Shiratski87

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Last Click

Watchmen Premiere Aerosol Graffiti Timelapse Video89

MUTO a graffiti, wall-painted animation by BLU90

unknown91

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Footnotes

  1. 1 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/09/14/tribute-to-graffiti-50-beautiful-graffiti-artworks/
  2. 2 http://www.flickr.com/photos/damonabnormal/2944938591/
  3. 3 http://www.flickr.com/photos/damonabnormal/2944938591/
  4. 4 http://www.weheartit.com/entry/550768
  5. 5 http://www.weheartit.com/entry/550768
  6. 6 http://adsoftheworld.com/media/ambient/unicef_vaccine?size=_original
  7. 7 http://adsoftheworld.com/media/ambient/unicef_vaccine?size=_original
  8. 8 http://www.ekosystem.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=5657
  9. 9 http://www.ekosystem.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=5657
  10. 10 http://www.ekosystem.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=5657
  11. 11 http://www.flickr.com/photos/beija-flor/2451463234/
  12. 12 http://www.flickr.com/photos/beija-flor/2451463234/
  13. 13 http://www.flickr.com/photos/seak/491086398/
  14. 14 http://www.flickr.com/photos/seak/491086398/
  15. 15 http://www.flickr.com/photos/cheleinla/438666391/
  16. 16 http://www.flickr.com/photos/cheleinla/438666391/
  17. 17 http://www.weheartit.com/entry/387743
  18. 18 http://www.weheartit.com/entry/387743
  19. 19 http://www.flickr.com/photos/graffitibadges/2710143983/
  20. 20 http://www.flickr.com/photos/graffitibadges/2710143983/
  21. 21 http://www.flickr.com/photos/gammablablog/1841079133/
  22. 22
  23. 23 http://www.flickr.com/photos/gammablablog/1840627623/sizes/o/in/set-72157594255714196/
  24. 24 http://zaumbrown.blogspot.com/2008/04/work-of-adam-neate-theres-not-lot-that.html
  25. 25 http://zaumbrown.blogspot.com/2008/04/work-of-adam-neate-theres-not-lot-that.html
  26. 26 http://zaumbrown.blogspot.com/2008/04/work-of-adam-neate-theres-not-lot-that.html
  27. 27 http://www.flickr.com/photos/zargari/499589632/
  28. 28 http://farm1.static.flickr.com/208/499589632_765d00283c_b.jpg
  29. 29 http://www.weheartit.com/entry/332645
  30. 30 http://www.weheartit.com/entry/332645
  31. 31 http://www.flickr.com/photos/24293932@N00/1352257955/
  32. 32 http://www.flickr.com/photos/24293932@N00/1352257955/
  33. 33 http://www.flickr.com/photos/dragonarmourycreative/3179279087/
  34. 34 http://www.flickr.com/photos/dragonarmourycreative/3179279087/
  35. 35 http://www.banksy.co.uk/
  36. 36 http://www.banksy.co.uk/outdoors/images/landscapes/touristinfo.jpg
  37. 37 http://www.banksy.co.uk/outdoors/images/landscapes/ratssign.jpg
  38. 38 http://www.banksy.co.uk/outdoors/images/landscapes/ritzrat.jpg
  39. 39 http://www.flickr.com/people/bergensann/
  40. 40 http://www.flickr.com/photos/bergensann/3437805818/
  41. 41 http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/29/nyregion/29graffiti.html?_r=1
  42. 42 http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2008/05/27/nyregion/20080529_GRAFFITI_SLIDESHOW_10.html
  43. 43 http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2008/05/27/nyregion/20080529_GRAFFITI_SLIDESHOW_5.html
  44. 44 http://www.flickr.com/photos/crissy/1077946/
  45. 45 http://www.flickr.com/photos/crissy/1077946/sizes/l/
  46. 46 http://www.flickr.com/people/thebadseed/
  47. 47 http://www.flickr.com/photos/thebadseed/3496009017/
  48. 48 http://www.flickr.com/photos/periphery/3489006101/
  49. 49 http://www.flickr.com/photos/periphery/3489006101/
  50. 50 http://www.flickr.com/photos/periphery/3476629855/
  51. 51 http://www.flickr.com/people/waltjabsco/
  52. 52 http://www.flickr.com/photos/waltjabsco/3432551384/
  53. 53 http://spacingmontreal.ca/2009/04/29/photo-du-jour-snakes-and-ladder-staircase/
  54. 54 http://www.flickr.com/photos/smurfmatic/3482677286/sizes/l/
  55. 55 http://cuttyman.deviantart.com/
  56. 56 http://cuttyman.deviantart.com/art/gothic-angel-97423014
  57. 57 http://forilion.deviantart.com/
  58. 58 http://forilion.deviantart.com/art/watch-your-back-52029264
  59. 59 http://www.flickr.com/people/paulgreen/
  60. 60 http://www.flickr.com/photos/paulgreen/3504606029/
  61. 61 http://www.flickr.com/people/justin_case/
  62. 62 http://www.flickr.com/photos/justin_case/3488264153/
  63. 63 http://www.flickr.com/photos/justin_case/3489077686/
  64. 64 http://www.flickr.com/people/unusual_image/
  65. 65 http://www.flickr.com/photos/unusual_image/3495720648/
  66. 66 http://www.flickr.com/people/generodz/
  67. 67 http://www.flickr.com/photos/generodz/3460828791/
  68. 68 http://www.flickr.com/people/26534217@N02/
  69. 69 http://www.flickr.com/photos/26534217@N02/3492744962/
  70. 70 http://www.flickr.com/people/danuno/
  71. 71 http://www.flickr.com/photos/danuno/3465692376/
  72. 72 http://www.flickr.com/people/yoghurt/
  73. 73 http://www.flickr.com/photos/yoghurt/3457057458/
  74. 74 http://www.flickr.com/people/pixelpancho/
  75. 75 http://www.flickr.com/photos/pixelpancho/3496521799/
  76. 76 http://www.flickr.com/photos/pixelpancho/3486048771/
  77. 77 http://www.flickr.com/people/jaybee3/
  78. 78 http://www.flickr.com/photos/jaybee3/3439599702/
  79. 79 http://www.flickr.com/people/spacepuke/
  80. 80 http://www.flickr.com/photos/spacepuke/3238564873/
  81. 81 http://theattemptedside.deviantart.com/
  82. 82 http://theattemptedside.deviantart.com/art/Graffiti-2-38932335
  83. 83 http://missreketoma.deviantart.com/
  84. 84 http://missreketoma.deviantart.com/art/Montreal-Graffiti-3-59914066
  85. 85 http://gbarill.deviantart.com/
  86. 86 http://gbarill.deviantart.com/art/london-graffiti-2-15114137
  87. 87 http://flickr.com/photos/shiratski/493715892/
  88. 88 http://flickr.com/photos/shiratski/493715892/
  89. 89 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcPd2qbXqxc
  90. 90 http://vimeo.com/993998
  91. 91 http://www.weheartit.com/entry/535775
  92. 92 http://www.weheartit.com/entry/535775
  93. 93 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/01/18/the-beauty-of-urban-decay/
  94. 94 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/11/09/60-beautiful-examples-of-night-photography-2/
  95. 95 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/12/14/the-beauty-of-street-photography/
  96. 96 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/08/24/45-beautiful-motion-blur-photos/

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  1. 1

    “Rebels against traditional forms of artwork?” Hardly.

    Destroy’s other people’s property which is a direct theft of other people’s time, money and energy? Definately.

    -3
  2. 2

    Pretty sure the first one is Banksy.

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    Nevermind, it said unknown when I first looked at it.

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  4. 4

    Truly inspirational….sad we dont have many in India :(

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    Niall McKenna

    May 6, 2009 7:31 am

    apparently the first one was done by a marketing agency on behalf of banksey, theres a story behind it on the flickr comments its above.

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  6. 6

    In Mother Russia, wall graffitis you… :(

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  7. 7

    These are awesome. I really like these. It’s hard to find graffiti like this that isn’t covered by something else that’s stupid.

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  8. 8

    Lots of pioneers missing…
    Mode2, Daim, 123Klan and so many more! Disappointing.

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  9. 9

    If you like these you may also like some pics I took of graffiti on the West bank Wall in Bethleham by Banksy and others.

    http://www.yobosayo.net/2007/12/24/the-west-bank-wall/
    and
    http://www.yobosayo.net/2007/12/24/banksy-decorates-the-israeli-west-bank-wall-in-bthlehem-for-christmas/

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  10. 10

    … But still very good for the rest of us. :)

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  11. 11

    That blublu video is incredible!!!! So much work for 4 minutes video!!!

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  12. 12

    I love a lot of these, very artistic! Great work…

    Don’t think too much about the simple ‘holy shit’ on red background though…I see a lot of crap like that around london that 12 year olds put out.

    Love that animation movie though!

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  13. 13

    I really enjoyed some of banksy’s work around here in New Orleans.
    Link

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  14. 14

    Great collection as always.

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  15. 15

    Don’t like graffiti in general because most look ghetto!

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  16. 16

    I absolutely love all of the Bansky… Its not enough to just throw something and hope people don’t get annoyed with it. Just like all art and design, you have to communicate a message and it has to be understood. Too abstract, and its pointless! Nice pics! =)

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  17. 17

    the peice you labeled as “Walt Jabsco” is by 3Dom and Voyder (I think). Walt Jabsco looks like the guy whos flickr acount you took the photo from.

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    Some of these are just amazing. So many of them (like most graffiti in real life) are blah. If you’re going to force your art on the public by ruining property, you’d better be good. Or else you should get IDIOT tattooed on your forehead or something. How bout picking up another hobby like guerilla gardening?

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  20. 20

    I think the the MUTO grafiti animation is amazing especially in this after effects digital world…but couldn’t help but think “what kind of ego allows you to cover entire walls of other people’s art”

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  21. 21

    Too much photos from Banksy.
    Many original work here : http://www.ekosystem.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=5657

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  22. 22

    HOW … Watchmen vídeo its fabulous

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  23. 23

    good sh*t! im a big fan of graffiti typography also, its amazing how creative these guys are

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    The one labelled Josh Blair is actually by Titi Freak from Brazil.

    Adam Neate’s street work is definitely missing from this list – blows everyone else out of the water apart from, maybe, Banksy.

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  26. 26

    You should do a spot Os Gêmeos I think these guys are some of the most forward thinking people in the industry. They’re out of São Paulo, Brazil you should also check out some of the reverse graffiti projects as well.

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    Lewis Litanzios

    May 6, 2009 10:22 am

    Pretty bland selection (and post) TBH. A quick look over a http://www.woostercollective.com/ is more inspiring.

    Can’t believe there’s no DAIM (http://is.gd/xhfS) in there for a start. Fafi, Antony Micallef, Buff Monster, Ripo, Zesk (http://is.gd/xhmn)…

    http://is.gd/xhlS
    http://is.gd/xhmV
    http://is.gd/xhn5
    http://is.gd/xhnr
    http://is.gd/xhnB

    There is more to life than Banksy FFS: http://is.gd/xhmv

    L

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  29. 29

    I have to wonder how much time these people spend on these pieces. Some of them appear to have taken so much time, I’d rather think they’re murals (commissioned or not).

    On some of those pieces, the artist must have had to come back over a timeframe of several days to do the work. Because of how long it must take and how OBVIOUS it must be to the public that something’s going on (some of these works require a huge ladder), I’m thinking a large chunk of these graffiti murals are really done with permission by the property owner. If that’s the case, these things are more just murals than rebellious tagging.

    The artwork in some is amazing. Just doesn’t seem quite so… revolutionary.

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  30. 30

    The Grafitti as “Josh Blair” it’s a original brazilian Titi Freak.

    : (

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    the first one IS banksy,

    and you should have a look to a wonderful artist, but french (just joking !)

    DRAN,
    really awesome, …

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  32. 32

    Banksy’s amazing.

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  33. 33

    Sara McAllister

    May 6, 2009 12:01 pm

    I agree with Kelly. Most of these are actually murals and not graffiti. Graffiti is usually a hit and run job where you’re lucky to have enough time to finish something small before the cops are on you. These full color, full building wall jobs must be either commissioned or done with the consent of the property owner.

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  34. 34

    holy shit i love you

    is the handy work of Nathan Reimers

    You can find more out here:
    http://www.maketimetodesign.com/blog/2008/09/03/i-love-you/

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    Michael Parenteau

    May 6, 2009 12:55 pm

    Well… I think that the semantics of whether these are considered “graffiti” or “murals” is irrelevant in Smashing Magazine’s attempt to bring us a display of interesting “public” art on location! There are some really amazing pieces here and for that – I am grateful! There is something really special about taking a walk somewhere in an urban environment and coming across some stunning art. It gives our man-made worlds some personality! It is one thing to take a walk in the woods and see the beauty of nature… but architecture and mural-work is really neat… because we made that! Humans made that! I think it’s cool… and the “American Gothic”, where the woman is upside-down… is right by my house in Columbus, Ohio (Short North) where the Gallery Hop and “artsy” district is.

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  36. 36

    Some are not really graffities. Not even one DAIM? :(

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  37. 37

    awesome list guys !

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  38. 38

    The “Unknown” truck is by Swoon and David Ellis

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  39. 39

    The one titled with my name is not by me, I just took the photo on a trip round London hunting out Graffiti.

    It’s Titi Freak

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  40. 40

    graphiconcepts

    May 6, 2009 1:56 pm

    These are incredible. Some great talent out there.

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  41. 41

    The one by “Walt Jabsco” is actually by Voyder & 3DOM.

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    Always loved Banksy work. We have his books and also a few prints.

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  44. 44

    you should chek out the work from CRAZY APES too. They are great.

    Their Website:
    http://www.ca-crew.com

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  45. 45

    the ? is swoon i believe …
    the one that says anarchosyn is KOFIE …

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  46. 46

    I highly recommend the art of Justin Bua. While he’s not strictly a graffiti artist, his urban art is off the hook. http://bit.ly/w0Zfy

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    wonderful post.

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  49. 49

    awesome! thank u (:

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    ritzy periwinkle

    May 6, 2009 8:21 pm

    the one you have by chele in la, is just a photo taken by this person.
    the artists that worked on that piece are

    WERC, VYAL, SEAK, OG ABEL

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  51. 51

    You missed these pictures: http://www.alinga.com.au/?p=361#more-361

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  52. 52

    I am credited for a sticker, the dog from Paris. Just to let you know, and I am very sorry that’s the case, but I am only the photographer.

    Some great works you have collected here!

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  53. 53

    THe work labeled Claus Winkler is by Claus Winkler & REVOK MSK AWR and the work labeled ANARCHOSYN is by AWR/MSK (RETNA, REVOK, SABER I think). It would be nice if you took as much care in crediting Graffiti artists as you do designers!!!! (Just a personal Rant). Other than that pretty good overview bit hit and miss. Check out: Os Gemeos, The Mac, Delta INC, Bean, Dumbo, and TPG, MOA for the guerillas out there.

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  54. 54

    Some amazing pieces …

    Does anyone have a link to youtube movies of guys making this kind of artwork from scratch? Should be interesting …

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  55. 55

    Claus Winkler is with Revok MSK/AWR if it hasn’t already been addressed. Credit where credit’s due!

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  56. 56

    Some very impressive work… not much in the way of typographic pieces though which is strange as that is a massive part of what graff is about.

    I recently came across this after seeing a piece in Graphotism: http://www.lovepusher.com/LOVEPUSHER_Artwork.html

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  57. 57

    clederson perez

    May 6, 2009 11:58 pm

    where are the graffiti by Os Gêmeos (the twins)?
    http://www.lost.art.br/osgemeos_01.htm

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  58. 58

    Pretty creative and awesome post! :D
    thanks for the inspiration!

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  59. 59

    Sorry to say that while there is some interesting work here, this article has been terribly researched – the amount of misidentified works is ridiculous.

    @42 Pal
    Those images you link to in Norway are by Dolk – not Banksy.

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  60. 60

    Really nice works, but as Steve said… poor quality of article. And this is not the only one. More and more articles in SM are pretty bad. I read SM daily, for a very long time, from the early days, but now I read less and less, because of the quality of articles.

    MUTO rules, visit also the website, it worth taking more than a look.

    For those interested, Artzmania – ARS CRIMES, it’s a must have book

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  61. 61

    There are many pictures with the name of the photographer credited instead of the artist name:

    Chele In LA – werk, vyal, seak.

    tate modern – spok.

    ? (please let us know in the comments!) – swoon.

    Steve Powers – ripo, above.

    Spencer – Flan.

    Dr Case – various artists (MadPoster event).

    Paolo – Lister.

    Josh Blair – TT Freak.

    And many more.

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  62. 62

    Kristin Currier

    May 7, 2009 1:43 am

    Dan Witz in NYC does some lush, understated stuff, please check him out: Link

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  63. 63

    Good to see 2 pieces from Bristol (UK) featured here. Street art and Graffiti are really strong in Bristol and deserve some recognition. If you are interesting in seeing more stuff from Bristol then visit this dedicated site http://www.bristol-street-art.co.uk

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  64. 64

    Yeah – a couple of wrongly attributed pieces : the one of Alice and the Rabbits is by an artist called Dan and was done at the Cans festival last year. And the girls head you attribute to Walt Jabsco is actually a collaboration between 3dom and Voyder…

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  65. 65

    There are some pretty graff,
    but I´ve seen graff so much better only in my town…
    Take a look to SAN, OKUDA, SUSO33…..
    The real shit

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  66. 66

    There’s some awesome graffiti near where I live, it even includes a :3 smiley face and I promise to God I didn’t do it. 0_:3 (smiley with attached halo)

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  67. 67

    The ? is Swoon. You can see it in the movie about her “Swimming Cities of Switchback Sea” project.

    Swimming Cities of Switchback Sea

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  68. 68

    @Niall McKenna: Thanks for sharing that, it’s an effective marketing stunt!

    @Rusty: I agree there’s a big difference between simple vandalism and street art.

    @Alex: I was actually inspired by Banksy. I was walking around town on a beautiful Saturday morning, and I saw an interesting book about him. Right after that, I saw an interesting mural right by the bookstore, and I stood there for 5 minutes just admiring it. I started by quest to find other street artists, and this was the outcome of that.

    @Michael Parenteau: Yes, exactly! I think we all know what Graffiti refers to here: street art, or art that is shown in public areas, whether commissioned or not.

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  69. 69

    igarciaoliver

    May 7, 2009 4:16 am

    you should check this guy’s work. pretty amazing

    http://www.blublu.org/sito/video/muto.htm

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  70. 70

    damonabnormal

    May 7, 2009 4:29 am

    please remove my name from the 1st image, the Banksy mural piece… I am a graffiti photographer and NOT the artist, I just took the photograph. Great photos all around in this article!

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  71. 71

    Banksy has alot to answer for! I particularly like the one by Peter Baker

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  72. 72

    Nice work Jacob!

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    MUTO by BLU…. amazing work!!!

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  75. 75

    Smashing, you make my day a better day.

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  76. 76

    Qee telaa dee paginaa =D

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  77. 77

    if you are a graffit fan, this will blow your mind
    Link

    Graffiti Archaeology — time lapse photos, of walls being tagged…several years worth of history on some walls. AWESOME stuff in here

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  78. 78

    Of course the first one is banksy The rats are his thing.

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  79. 79

    Nice Graff,

    shame the didn’t show thiss,
    http://www.bierenbrood.nl this is really cool

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  80. 80

    obviously you haven’t been to Greece…

    see this:
    Link

    Artist: Alexandros Vasmoulakis

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  82. 82

    Graffiti in Barcelona link

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  83. 83

    This is a great page of street art.Very inspirational Thank you

    0
  84. 84

    the one down as GC Four is actually Blaine Fontana… the link to the flickr page actually says it quite clearly too…

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  85. 85

    hi ! Very intersting.. I prefer Mario World !
    I think you could put here some walls of the Adobe of Chaos :
    http://images.google.fr/images?hl=fr&safe=off&um=1&sa=1&q=demeure+du+chaos&btnG=Recherche+d%27images&aq=0&oq=demeure+

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  87. 87

    the snake is Bonom

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  88. 88

    the first one is bansky

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  89. 89

    Yes, the 1st one is Banksy.

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  90. 90

    mostly boring…
    there is fresh east european scene, but who cares.
    lets copy and paste those who everyone saw many times.

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    Mario …tipak tipak tik tik

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  93. 93

    Your “PaulGreen” piece looks like a Banksy too (Paul Green being a photographer of said piece)

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    Very Nice Graffiti Artworks Collection
    Thank For share :)

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    first its banksy , you can see the whole painting processHERE

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    you want to include the locations in the captions

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    The fisrt one is Banksy, you can find it on his website….

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    very good selection! here have more : http://a-ham.com/typograff/?s=graffiti&x=28&y=5

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    JR in Rio is incredible. Hands down our fave street art of all time For more of the same http://irishstreetart.com

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    Some of these are pretty good. Some are crap. Frankly, I could do without the larger than life image of the over sexualized woman holding a gun. Because it’s not like culture doesn’t remind me I’m supposed to be a sex object for men’s pleasure ENOUGH these days or anything. *eyeroll*.

    The American Gothic graffiti was pretty hilarious and classic. I wish there were more things like that to introduce more classic works into the public mainstream. Because that sort of thing actually beautifies a neighborhood. But just become some guy with spray paint does a big mural with a bunch of colors and abstract (read: looks like you’re on acid) doilies around something that doesn’t make sense doesn’t make it art. I don’t know why everyone thinks people who do this are so clever. They’re not.

    I live in NYC, and really, I’ve had enough of graffiti. It’d be nice if I could go somewhere that the walls aren’t painted. Especially since a lot of those walls are the sides of people’s apartment buildings and homes. But of course these graffiti artists don’t care about that at all. They’re too cool to care if they’re defacing someone’s community and adding to their sense of despair. Trust me, nothing makes you feel like you’re living in a pit more than seeing some incomprehensible trash spray painted on the walls all around you.

    I’d like to see how these people feel if somebody came and spray painted whatever they wanted on THEIR walls.

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    Can someone please call the cops… this is vandalism… just kidding.
    “Art is not the crime, the crime is your state of mind”.
    This is a cool selection… its a matter of perspectives, but I would consider most of these murals more than Graffiti… to me Graffiti, needs to have lettering… That would be an interesting post to do. Rest In Peace Boxer !

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    Check out my tumblr where I post lots of street art, paste ups and stencils http://stencils.tumblr.com

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    This reminds me of A Simon and Garfunkel Song

    “The Words Of The Prophets Are Written On The Subway Walls” – Sounds of Silence

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    No 1 Also Banksy

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    Johnny Nothing

    May 9, 2009 12:29 pm

    OMFG. Watchmen. Truly awesome.

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    The name of the artist is BANKSY.

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    The one credited ‘ripo’ is by ESPO, as the linked NYTimes article states.

    Also, Banksy is awful, and by no means creative. Google ‘Blek le Rat’ if you disagree.

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    the french bulldog has to be named “pollock” please. It is from a french artist: Aurore De Bettignies, based in Berlin. Thks

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    THE SMALL WHITE DOG IS POLLACK

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    Ugh, another article legitimizing graffiti. It has become quite a fad for clueless gallery directors to “discover street artists” lately. We should remember that for every Banksy there are 100,000 little mouthbreathers running around scrawling crap on mailboxes and restroom walls.

    99.9999% of graffiti is simply property damage. The people who like to celebrate it when its on somebody elses building may be less enthusiastic if were on their home, car or business.

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    I have always loved true artistic statements made in public venues. Graffitti can be elegant, stunning, vulgar, subversive and technically and ideologically brilliant. Tagging is NOT graffiti in this sense. I appreciate graffiti but NOT lame tags.

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    bansky ( L )

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    Poderiam colocar alguns graffitis melhor ai, esses são meia boca…

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    I live in Bristol where Banksy has done a lot of his stuff. Although mainly not beautiful the messages he puts with them are mostly funny :D As a 14 year old its always funny seeing this outside the sex clinic in town …

    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/225/448816871_522efba91c.jpg

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    this is nice artwork great collection…!

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    These are awesome!

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    Great!! Good Job ñ_ñ

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    Foda demais

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    I love what you do you are very talented it makes buildings look better people today are paying big money for what you do . Our town is paying a artist 20 thousand dollars to paint on a building .

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    quality, I like this, I saw something like this on http://www.hire-a-graffiti-artist.co.uk It maybe the same?

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    Im sorry to see that there is no graffiti from daim, becouse he is out of this world…. glad to see you put some of seek’s work.

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    Pierre A. De Lyon

    May 24, 2009 12:51 am

    You should see the huge work done in Lyon for Total company
    2 x 500m of graff. about history of industry.

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    I really hate when websites like this promote street art as graffiti. You hurt the entire graffiti community by claiming pictures to be graffiti.

    Graffiti is a form of street art. There was some graffiti in there, but most was street art. Please, be accurate. Also, you posted a SEAK piece, and didn’t even mention the REVOK piece clearly above it, effectively leaving out one of the most influential graffiti writers of our time.

    If you are going to do a write up on graffiti, do some research on the community and influences and sub cultures – Not just pretty pictures of writing on the wall you call graffiti.

    You will find an uprise of digital art and graffiti culture that might be more fitting for this audience. Since we are designers and developers – I would suggest looking into tagged in motion and the Graffiti Research Lab for some inspiration that might strike your user base more accurately.

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    The first one is indeed Banksy, saved as Houston (although done in NYC) on his website and can be seen in his Outdoor Gallery here – http://www.banksy.co.uk/outdoors/horizontal_1.htm

    The actual image can be viewed from a slightly different angle at http://www.banksy.co.uk/outdoors/images/landscapes/nyc/houston.jpg

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    yea the first one is banksy.

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    @ neal : i recognize your picture : it’s mc escher works :; how nice youre putting this on a wall! respect!

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    Impressive, inspirational, refreshing my eyes, stunning…

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    hi i am one of the autors of the wall named Gábor here.
    sadly i missed to make a note on my flickr that is not my individual work but a mural collab with
    G.G. GG and
    The dark lord EEEthe dark lord EEE
    please correct the information if possible.
    sorry from the guys

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    sorry yogi i havent seen your comment. :P

    dear admins, please delet my last 2 posts. thank you.

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    Uh… the top one… is clearly banksy and the one you have marked as Anarchosyn of the birds is actually done Saber, Revok and Retna in the crew msk/AWR hense the Angels Will Rise. Anarchosyn is just the screen name of the person who took the photos if I am not mistaken. And the one you have marked as Claus Winkler is actually done by Revok MSK/AWR and Seak

    You can see more Revok here: http://revok1.com/
    Seak here: http://www.seakone.com http://www.twitter.com/seaking

    for other information and videos of Revok and other affiliated artists spray-painting check out here: http://knowngallery.com/

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    I want to make a comment to ‘Sean’ who says:
    ‘If you’re going to force your art on the public by ruining property, you’d better be good. Or else you should get IDIOT tattooed on your forehead or something.’

    A lot of the guys who write graffiti notice that advertising and billboards and stuff are invading all of our visual space by spamming their advertisements. So the graffiti artists think if the advertisers can just put up what ever they want in OUR visual space, just because they have money, that they (the graffiti artists) might as well do the same. The advertisers never asked US if they can force their spam on us… So graffiti artists kind of have the same mind set in a way, they just don’t have the kind of money these corporations do..

    Oh… and I don’t see how changing the colour of a surface is actually destroying property anyway?

    =3 <3

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    shravan Mishra

    July 3, 2009 6:56 am

    Beautiful collection of pictures.

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    It alright, you’ve missed alot of good artists and put in alot of filler, but whatever.

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    The first one, “There is no such thing as good publicity”, is by Banksy.

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    The first one is Banksy too.

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    the ‘Vardon Ave’ one of the boxer guy punching monocle-spring head man is actually in my hometown [Adelaide, SA, Australia] and i saw it slowly being created! they dragged a couch out from a nearby store to chill on, haha
    its actually a ton bigger than shown here and was done by the guys at http://www.everfreshstudio.com [their website has been sprayed in the bottom right corner on the mural.]

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    Amazing photos! but there isn’t only Bansky…. Look some italian’s graffiti http://www.urbantrash.net/graffiti/street-art/

    I hope you’ll like it

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    this stuff is sane

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    that was awsome and that girl with the ear phones is awsome too

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    spray painting is art only to be expressed on paper not public property.
    that’s what i hear

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    lol that will never happen.

    spray paint live forever-?!@CEnFFE

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    most of this is street art, not graffiti. get some real pieces going here and you’ll see real talent. Banksy is a complete hack! graffiti is free art, not $250000 art, his stuff requires no skill and he lacks composition and free hand graffiti skills. Stencils are not real graffiti, they are just a method of graffiti which allows you to be loved by idiots when your not even good. Steal a photo off the net, increase the contrast, cut it out, then use it to put pictures all over town that are respected by people who do not graff, and why not go over real graffiti at the same time and have no respect for the scene you have entered.

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    exelentes fotografias, la mayoria de los grafos son realmente impresionantes y muy realistas_____sos unos buenos trabajos

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    From what I see it’s mostly European stuff… for graffiti and streetart art lovers check out some cool graffiti in Montreal Canada at http://redbrickalley.com

    peace!

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    very nice pics !!

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    well for everyone who likes these pics but hate the tags on the walls, they have no idea how all these people started as (kids tagging on walls) but as some dropped off the real artist kept bombing and eventually you will catch a break from the people and cops, and they will name and brand your work and thats how you get to be on the internet and have random people comment on your work.

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    wow coool , magaria dzaan

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    I have watch this video really very different and unique animation .. it take really a log time to convert in animation.

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    1st’s gotta be BANKSY!

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    Hate to break it to ya but just about everything posted here isn’t real graffiti. Graffiti is based on letter form. What most of this is is “street art” by deffinition is very very different.

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    BANKSY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    I like graffiti… and street art… but something in me also likes blank spaces or just plain old brick… and the same or other graffiti on the inside too, as art. Maybe some of these may be saved and part of a museum exhibit some day.

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    I just went through all and I find the artworks to be awesome. I just like wall art or murals that you have shown here, that is great and cool graffiti art displayed here. Please check some of my graffiti ideas here >> https://www.facebook.com/cool.graffiti.art , and tell me what you think in terms of scaling them up to the walls.

    Best Regards
    Sello Mathakhoe.

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    top one is 100 present banksy…. look at the style and standard of work!

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