"Graffiti and graffito are from the Italian word graffiato ("scratched"). "Graffiti" is applied in art history to works of art produced by scratching a design into a surface..."- wikepedia
"With the development of large cities and urban areas after the war, in the second half of the 20th century, gangs would mark public property and walls with their gang names, titles, and tags – this would mark the gang’s territory. By the end of the 20th century graffiti, or tagging, was no longer restricted to gangs, but spread to ‘artists’ who began to leave their tags in order to create a ‘name’ and reputation as a graffiti artist" -art history guide.
DAIM 3D graffiti. dynamic trompe l'oeil
BANSKY message graffiti. public irreverence
BEN SLOW custom graffiti. museum quality
A piece of Graffiti art on the 'Icon Wall' at the Royal Albert Hall on June 15, 2009 in London, England. Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty images Europe.
fashion graffiti. legitimacy and commercialization
JIM DENEVAN sand graffiti. ultimate ephemera
reverse graffiti. welcomed improvement
Graffiti artist Moose "cleaned" San Francisco’s Broadway tunnel's walls with Green Works' plant based cleaner and large stencils. "Caked with dirt and soot...it set the perfect canvas to create a truly beautiful work of art"- Green Works.
"The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless." Jean-Jacques Rousseau