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 Link

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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

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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 Link

Watchmen Premiere Aerosol Graffiti Timelapse Video89

MUTO a graffiti, wall-painted animation by BLU90

unknown91

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Footnotes Link

  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

    In Mother Russia, wall graffitis you… :(

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    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.

    -1
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    I really enjoyed some of banksy’s work around here in New Orleans.
    Link

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  4. 4

    “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
  5. 5

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

    : (

    -1
  6. 6

    Pretty sure the first one is Banksy.

    2
  7. 7

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

    -1
  8. 8

    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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  10. 10

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

    1
  11. 11

    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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  12. 12

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

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  13. 13

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

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  14. 14

    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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  15. 15

    Great collection as always.

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  16. 16

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

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  17. 17

    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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    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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  21. 21

    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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  22. 22

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

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    HOW … Watchmen vídeo its fabulous

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  24. 24

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

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  26. 26

    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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  27. 27

    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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  30. 30

    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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  31. 31

    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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    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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    graphiconcepts

    May 6, 2009 1:56 pm

    These are incredible. Some great talent out there.

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    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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