Graffiti. Graffiti has existed since ancient times. Roman, Caricature of a Politician. Egyptian, Ancient Graffiti on Monuments. Graffiti can be anything from simple scratch marks to elaborate wall paintings. What is Graffiti?.
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Roman, Caricature of a Politician
Egyptian, Ancient Graffiti on Monuments
Graffiti can be anything from simple scratch marks to elaborate wall paintings
By the 1990s, Hip-Hop culture had become known worldwide and accepted as part of mainstream U.S. culture. Graffiti art became commercialized, appearing in the advertisements of Nike and Sprite.
Marketing strategies targeted youth culture
Marc Ecko, urban clothing designer, and advocate of graffiti as an art form, states “graffiti is without question the most powerful art movement in recent history and has been a driving inspiration throughout my career.”
A more complex style is "wildstyle", a form of graffiti usually involving interlocking letters and connecting points.
Graffiti can take the form of pictures, and words.
What do you see?
This graffiti art was done by the artist called OVIE.
1. Graffiti has become an expensive social problem in many cities in the world. U.S. cities spent an estimated four billion dollars cleaning graffiti in 1994.
2. School vandalism is an increasing problem that depletes educational budgets and delays upgrading plans. Cleaning graffiti in schools is also a struggle for many teachers, principals, and school staff.
3. Graffiti can spark “risk-taking” tendency amongst adolescents who do not think about the consequences of their actions before climbing on bridges or overpasses and hanging in dangerous positions to leave their marks.