What is graffiti?

  • (noun): A rude decoration inscribed on rocks or walls.
    Synonyms: graffito


Graffiti (singular: graffito; the plural is used as a mass noun) is writing or drawings scribbled, scratched, or sprayed illicitly on a wall or other surface in a public place. Stickers and other adhesives are not considered graffiti. Graffiti ranges from simple written words to elaborate wall paintings, and has existed since ancient times, with examples dating back to Ancient Greece and the Roman Empire.

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Some articles on graffiti:

Leake Street
... Street, also known as the "Banksy Tunnel" or "Graffiti Tunnel", is a road in Lambeth, London ... The walls are decorated with graffiti - initially created during the "Cans Festival" organised by Banksy on 3rd-5th of May 2008 ... Whatever the legal position may be, the creation of graffiti is tolerated ...
Sandia Cave
... The entrance to the cave is covered in graffiti done primarily with spray paint but markers, chalk, crayons, and etching have also been used ... The graffiti also appears on the bars and railings that support the staircase and cage-like entry way ... More graffiti is present within the cave but is slightly less dense than at the cave entrance ...
Steve Powers (artist) - Graffiti
... He described his graffiti as a public service, and by 1999 said that he had painted around 70 grates ...
LED Art - LED Throwies
... epoxy or electrical tape), used for the purpose of creating non-destructive graffiti and light displays ... the artists Evan Roth and James Powderly the founder of Graffiti Research Lab at Eyebeam Atelier open lab NYC ... After Graffiti Research Lab posted the instructions how to make a throwie on Instructables LED throwies went viral on the Internet and could be found in advertising, were for ...
Graffiti - Documentaries and Films
1980), the earliest documentary about subway graffiti in New York City, with music by Charles Mingus Wild Style (1983), a drama about hip hop and graffiti culture in New ... a feature-length documentary on the history of San Francisco graffiti from the early 1980s until the present day ... Infamy (2005), a feature-length documentary about graffiti culture as told through the experiences of six well-known graffiti writers and a graffiti buffer ...