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Tribute To Graffiti: 50 Beautiful Graffiti Artworks

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Street culture and graffiti are well-known for being provocative, appealing, bold and uncompromising. Originally used by gangs to mark their territory in some urban area, graffitis have now become a rich medium for unrestricted expression of ideas and statements. In fact, creative designers and artists across the globe use this form of art to deliver their message and showcase their work.

Probably the most prominent graffiti artist is Banksy, a famous pseudo-anonymous British artist whose works focus on topics such as politics, culture, and ethics. His art has appeared in cities around the world; it’s worth mentioning that Banksy does not sell photos of street graffiti or mount exhibitions of screenprints in commercial galleries. You can explore Banksy’s works in the Time’s slideshow The World According To Banksy. However, many different artists explore graffiti in a variety of ways.

In this episode of Monday Inspiration series we are presenting a tribute to street art and graffiti — over 50 examples of beautiful and impressive graffiti artworks. Hopefully everybody will find some inspiration at least in some of the works showcased below. Feel free to explore the works of artists by following the links to their sites.

Graffiti Art Link

Michael.jh

Mrzer

Deuce 7

Graffiti

zevs

Graffiti

imminentdisaster

Graffiti

Banksy

Graffiti
Graffiti

Marquis Lewis

Graffiti

Retna Saber Revok SeventhLetter

Graffiti

Mr Mucho

Graffiti

Gaia

Graffiti

Wall Spankers Project
Our goal is to bring together international artists and designers in a collaborative, sharing environment. The website serves as an online gallery showcasing the artists involved in the sticker swap. Currently 4 issues are released.

Reone
Reone

Muck

Graffiti

obey

Graffiti

Lady Pink: Sandra Fabara
Lady Pink is a legend. In the 1980s she made a name for herself as one of the only females capable of competing with men in the graffiti subculture.

Lady Pink: Sandra Fabara

Xenz: Graeme Brusby

Graffiti
Graffiti
Graffiti

SABER

Saber
Saber

6emeia

Graffiti
Graffiti

Vancouver Street Art

Graffiti
Graffiti
Graffiti
Graffiti

Collective Graffiti, Chiado, Lisbon

Graffiti

Paopao

Jakedobkin

Lois In Wonderland

Wouldpkr

Hammotime

Abigaelarachnid

Newfie Bullet

OMEN

Newfie Bullet

Loupiote

Stuart Herbert

Seetwist

Wickedcliche

Akbar Simonse

Marco

Josepalencia

Tonogayora

Guy Fawkes

Allan Dalla

Kekko73

Cloud-TA

Loupiote

Laughing Squid

Further Resources Link

  • Graffwriter
    Create your custom graffiti artwork
    .
  • Reverse Graffiti
    Eco-friendly graffiti created by actually cutting through and cleaning up grit to leave a lasting impression.
  • Graffiti finds its place in contemporary art
    A young French graffiti artist who goes by the tag name Teurk, clambered onto the ruins of an old bridge and set to work with an aerosol can.
  • Crookedbrains:Beautiful Graffiti Art
    Graffiti from the walls of Israel/Palestine,Brazil and Ukranian
  • Rene Gagnon:Post-Graffiti Abstract Expressionism
    Bridging the Gap Between Urban Graffiti Art and Contemporary Abstract Expressionism.

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Vitaly Friedman loves beautiful content and doesn’t like to give in easily. Vitaly is writer, speaker, author and editor-in-chief of Smashing Magazine. He runs responsive Web design workshops, online workshops and loves solving complex UX, front-end and performance problems in large companies. Get in touch.

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  1. 1

    Thanks for the link to the article at Designflavr.

    We also have a collection of unique Melbourne Street Art

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    I love the fact that the title is 50 Beautiful Graffiti Artworks and not ’50 most beautiful’ which you guys featured earlier on some other articles that i found were very subjectives. What a way to start my monday. SMASHING!

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    thanks for these sm…i really loved some of ’em…

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    nice post, but where are the REAL legends??? can2, daim…etc.

    they are the real oldschool m’fakaz in this business.

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    50 entries and nothing about mode2 or daim you must be kidding me!?!

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    I really love the drain bunny, cute.

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    Awesome set! A lot of inspiration for web designs here too! Did I see a photoshopped one in there?

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    wt a surprise show, I love it

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    If you all like this post- make sure to check out http://WoosterCollective.com – It’s a celebration of street art and documents street art world wide.

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  10. 10

    umm, you can correct me if i’m wrong; but i’m pretty sure banksy and obey are the same person. but other than that, great collection.

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    the “unknown” artist is flickr. com/ photos/ gaiastreetart/

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    Absolutely wonderful article !

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    Great list by my all time favourite was not on that list….

    Here he is, Mode2 – http://www.mode2.org/

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    Great collection guys, very interesting!
    Thank you.

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    What about Keith Haring?

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    Really good and inspirational stuff here.. great!

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  17. 18

    Great collection! Really awesome!

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    very good

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    good one

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    primero!!! n___n

    sorprendente…

    i must not copy what i see on the simpsons jajaja XD

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    Hey,

    here’s some awesome graffiti / street art, from my home town (Southern Most City in the World), Dunedin New Zealand.

    http://heatherbilly.wordpress.com/

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  22. 24

    Awesome and Inspirational, I’ve been waiting for a graff article for a while!

    Thanks SMasH

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    Nice post, thanks for sharing. I had seen a few before but most were new and some were amazing. Thumbs up NOT because you asked at the top of the page but because it was a good post (ie: no need to ask upfront).

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    Awesome pictures! I like it! wow!

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    Great Artwork… Keep it up SM!!!

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      puedes darme una letras graffity para mi es q qiero una letra mara tela de alianza lima

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    Cum* nice stuff from Belgium.
    If you walk in Ghent (BE) you can see some of the work “Cum In The Streets” on several buildings.

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    Actually the one with two bottles attributed to Kekko73 (that in this case is just the photographer) is from Bros, a well-known italian writer. Source goes to brosart.com

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    banksy and obey are not the same person…

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    Skvělé! Jde o opravdu pěkné kousky. Grafiti mi svým způsobem ani nevadí, pokud jsou legální a neničí majetky.

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    Inspiring as hell.

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