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Graffiti

Pronunciation: /grəˈfiːti/

plural noun (singular graffito /-təʊ/)

[treated as singular or plural]

  • writing or drawings scribbled, scratched, or sprayed illicitly on a wall or other surface in a public place: the station was covered in graffiti

verb

[with object] (usually as adjective graffitied)

  • write or draw graffiti on (something): the graffitied walls
  • write (words or drawings) as graffiti: graffitied names sprayed on bus shelters

 

"Graffiti is revolutionary, in my opinion and any revolution might be considered a crime. People who are oppressed or suppressed need an outlet, so they write on walls -- it's free." -- Terrance Lindall, executive director of the Williamsburg Art and Historic Center

Outside In: The Story of Art in the Streets

Let the Arts Roam

Let The Arts Roam from Joris Debeij on Vimeo.

Creative Violation: The Rebel Art of the Street Stencil