Friday, July 16, 2010
Graffiti on walls as decoration
Graffiti decorates walls, subways and trains all over our globe. Since the first tags appeared in the 1970s, graffiti has grown in popularity until now it can be a commercialized venture. Legalization offers the graffiti artists a chance to spread their message over entire murals. Spray paint in aerosol cans is the primary method of production, however different techniques, styles and even ability levels keep graffiti as varied as the artists who create it. The debate rages on if graffiti is art or vandalism. Whether freaky or fantastic, one common theme to all of these writers and their street art is the spreading of cheer.