Funniest & Most Creative Graffiti

What would our cities look like if everyone who had a creative urge could contribute to artistic expression without official obstacles and red tape? Not every artist has the taste and style to enhance the environment, plus some "negative space", or simply blank walls could be a good thing sometimes. We are glad there are regulations in place, but are enthusiastic to see the best street artists getting their due exposure, so we are starting a new series - "The Best in Street (Graffiti) Art" (note the "art" part)

(image credit: Innocent English)

As for the debate is graffiti an art or a crime -

(image credit: chickencrap)

Funny Street Art

Some witty "writers" (we can not call them "artists") contributed the following little masterpieces to the street scene:

(image credit: Saynotocrack)

(image credit: Striatic)

Sources: Oddee, Jibjab.com

Intense Street Artwork

Graffiti can be not only eye-catching and witty, but also spectacularly well-done and esthetically pleasing. For example... A girl's face:

(image credit: Nancy McClure)

Full composition... Artists: The Mac, Reyes

(image courtesy: FunkAndJazz)

Graffiti in Paris achieves almost baroque style:

A true masters of the form: "Aerosol Fiends" (see full gallery here, including their endless "scribblings" on the walls of train cars)

(image credit: Aerosolfiends)

One of the most beloved artists on the web is Banksy from UK:
(See more images at his site)

(image credit: Banksy)

Some of the most colorful graffiti, created mostly by Reone across US.
(see more on this page)

(image credit: Reone)

An input on the "what's better, Vista or Linux" debate:

(image credit: Shadowpuppet)

The Russians (and Ukranians) have a graffiti look of their own. (at least one artist featured on this page, does have kind of folksy style) -

(images credit: EnglishRussia)

Graffiti by Light

The most recent and very popular development is graffiti made with a flashlight and a long exposure photo technique. One good thing is that it does not actually deface the city walls, or goes against any bylaws. The technique is not really new - check out this photo of Picasso experimenting with light:

"Painting with light" has been popular with photographers for long time, but now it's being brought to the streets, combined with urban imagery. ColourLovers has a good article describing the art, and Makezine shows you how to make it. Here is some artistic expression you can finally do on city streets without being harassed by officials.

(images credit: lichtfaktor)

Abstract graffiti is a good place to start:

(image credit: Adam Sherbell)

or try to make your own signature:

(image credit: Dizzizit.nl)

The best light graffiti is the animated one - see this video, made by Jamie Kivisto as a commercial for Sprint:

or check out this graffiti animation at train station in Belgium:

A Machine can do it?

Almost as an insult to true artists, here comes a mechanism which can draw on the wall (not quite by itself, but following the art on connected laptop):

Graffiti / Human Interaction

One of the most creative approaches to graffiti, we think... No machine can imitate the following works of photo-graffiti art, created by Alexandre Orion in San Paolo, Brazil:

(images credit: Alexandre Orion with permission)

This is the start of a new series, so please send us the examples of most creative and witty graffiti you encountered - we will include your contribution with credit and a link.

Also Read:
Painted City Blocks and Cool Murals and Painted Buildings

Permanent Link...
Category: Art,Weird


Visual Caffeine #8
Visual Caffeine, Issue 8

A thrilling blend of art, myths and technology

Visual Caffeine #7
Visual Caffeine, Issue 7

A thrilling blend of art, myths and technology

Art Deco
Imperial Dreams: Art Deco Update

Wings, Gears, & Glamorous Ladies

1970s SciFi
DRB Pics-of-the-Day

Grand Space Adventure 1970s Art

"Dark Roasted Blend" - All Kinds of Weird and Wonderful Things, Discovered Daily!"

DRB is a top-ranked and respected source for the best in art, travel and fascinating technology, with a highly eclectic presentation. Our in-depth articles in many categories make DRB a valued online magazine, bringing you quality info and entertainment every time you visit the site - About DRB

Connect with us and become part of DRB on Facebook and Twitter.



Blogger mchristian said...

VERY cool! I hate graffiti when it's just a way of pissing on a wall to mark territory but when it's art it's amazing. So glad you included the fun folks of Graffiti Research Labs.

Blogger mchristian said...

- and then there's this brilliant idea: graffiti as interactive storytelling: http://tinyurl.com/27xw98

Blogger Unknown said...

I love Banksy! He had a secret art showcase in Los Angeles last year, too. Awesome artist/activist.

Blogger Avi Abrams said...

M.Christian - interesting interactive idea, thanks...

Blogger ads asd said...

More street art from melbourne, australia.







Blogger Avi Abrams said...

Thanks Dave!
Definitely good material!

Blogger Christy said...

Awesome collection of images and videos!

Here is another form of street art...3 dimensional figures made out of milk crates. These have been popping up all over Melbourne for a while now.

Rockclimbing 2
Don't Jump!
Post on March 28 2007

Blogger Emiel said...

This comment has been removed by the author.

Blogger Emiel said...

this one is really worth checking out aswell:


Reversed graffiti, and not allowed either...

Blogger Nora said...

These are great. I noticed a lot of fun and artistic graffiti when I studied abroad in Lausanne, Switzerland. I don't have all of my favorites online yet, but here are some good ones:

(on a the back of a podium at our technical school)

I found this one around town. The writer wrote "you wish"...

This was on the inside of a bathroom door at school. It says "my height," "my nose," and "my mouth."

Blogger The A of DNA said...

And this is some more about Light Graffiti... as well as my own attempts..


You can also see other art we find interesting on our blog.

Blogger Elly :) said...


check that out,
Its got the most AMAZING graffiti posts
i mean it
Im a graffiti artist here in Sao Paulo, brasil
Iv been all over,
but nothing compares to the art we have here
so check out the Sao Paulo section
With love,


Blogger Unknown said...

very nice selection of meaningful graphity !

good job


Post a Comment

<< Home

Don't miss: The Ultimate Guide to NEW SF&F Writers!
Fiction Reviews: Classic Cyberpunk: Extreme Fiction
Short Fiction Reviews: Lovecraft's "At the Mountains of Madness" (with pics)
New Fiction Reviews: The Surreal Office


Abandoned, Dieselpunk
DRB Pic-of-the-Day

Abandoned: Streamlined Three-wheeler

Visual Caffeine #6
Visual Caffeine, Issue 6

A thrilling blend of art, myths and technology

Visual Caffeine #5
Visual Caffeine, Issue 5

A thrilling blend of art, myths and technology

Hellish Weather on Other Planets

Wild, Untamed, and Uncut

Medieval Suits of Armor

Metal Body Suits vs. Weapons of Medieval Destruction

World's Strangest Theme Parks

Amusement to the (twisted) extremes!

Enchanting Victorian Fairy Tale Art

"Then world behind and home ahead..."

Adorable Pedal Cars

Collectable Pedal Vehicles Showcase

Japanese Arcades: Gundam Pods & Other Guilty Pleasures

These machines have gone up to the next level

Modernist Tallinn Architecture

Delicious blend of old and new!

Early Supercomputers: A Visual Overview

"Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons"

Futuristic Concept Cars of the 1970-80s

French, Italian & Japanese rare beauties

Epic 1970s French Space Comic Art

DRB Time-Slice: Valérian and Laureline

The Trees Are Escaping! The Abandoned Prison in French Guiana

"Great Escape" from the Devil's Island

(with previews, fast loading):


Link Lattes

Feel-Good & Biscotti Issues

Feel-Good! | airplanes | animals | architecture | art | auto | boats | books | cool ads | famous | futurism | food
gadgets | health | japan | internet | link latte | military | music | nature | photo | russia | steampunk
sci-fi & fantasy | signs | space | technology | trains | travel | vintage | weird | abandoned