30 Great Examples of Graffiti Writing and Graffiti Street Art

Graffiti writing dates back many centuries, even back to Roman times when art work was scratched in and painted on to walls. In modern time graffiti writing and graffiti street art became much more than just decoration. Graffiti writing became an outlet for political activists to express themselves and also as a way for every day people and artists to express themselves.

It turned decrepit walls into beautiful pieces of artwork and quickly ingrained itself in many subcultures, eventually becoming a world wide art form. Many modern artists have roots in graffiti and the art form has worked its way into many other areas such as graphic design and digital photography.

Graffiti writing and graffiti street art have become one of the most popular subjects for photographers to shoot, as seen below in these 30 great examples.

30 Great Examples of Graffiti Writing and Graffiti Street Art

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46 comments on “30 Great Examples of Graffiti Writing and Graffiti Street Art”

  1. Kaiserlino Reply

    Hey buddy.
    Would love to know the authors, if you know them.
    If not, as street art is commom. Too bad.

    Btw, awesome pics

  2. Phil Reply

    Sweet stuff. When all the bad kids were honing their tagging skills and breakin the law, what was I doing? Studying? Damnit! : )

  3. Mirko Reply

    Wow I usually don’t like graffiti, but this is pretty good. Same comment as PinkPetrol: no Banksy?

  4. Gino Reply

    Hey I’m glad you all liked this inspiration post!

    Kaiserlino – Yeah its hard to pinpoint a lot of the authors

    Mirko and PinkPetrol – Yeah Banksy is amazing, but I wasn’t really looking for famous people per say, I was just randomly browsing around for stuff that really caught my eye. I just didn’t happen to stumble across any of his work. Maybe in the next post I will include some, because it is great!

  5. Hannah Zimmerman Reply

    These are such cool photos. If you are into Urban art and Graffiti you should check out Alexander Austin. He is slowly making a name for himself in KC doing huge wall murals on the side of buildings. The Pitch actually just did a cool article about him, kind of a rags to riches story. Check it out at http://www.pitch.com.

  6. the~wannbe~graffiti~artist Reply

    i thought that these were really good examples of abstract graffiti

  7. xoxoGRAPHITIxoxo Reply

    I love all of the graphiti pictures they are so cool whoever did them they are very artistic!!!

  8. ANONYMOUS Reply

    Woaah some of this stuff is amazing. They’re pretty awesome picks! :)
    Good job to the artists!

  9. 801 KAN Reply

    danm i thought me and my friends where good but when i look at this i fell like a toy. slc

  10. scenequeen_ Reply

    wow! if people are this amazing then they should be aloud instead of frowned upon by society i love it !!!

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