Street Art

Street Art: Street art is any art developed in public spaces - that is, "in the streets" — though the term usually refers to art of an illicit nature (as opposed to, for instance, government or community art initiatives). The term can include traditional graffiti artwork, though it is often used to distinguish modern public-space artwork from traditional graffiti and the overtones of gang territoriality and vandalism associated with it.

Here are some good examples of street art.  All of these are credited in my Credits page.  I am using the term "street art" to mean both illegal and legal art developed in public places since there is no official way to discern between illegal graffiti and a person who has paid an artist to paint graffiti on their wall.

This page gives a good example of 'good' graffiti; meaning that it's not used for mindless gang territory marking but adds beauty to the world and can even provoke change or challenge important issues in today's society.

I encourage you to look at the websites of other street artists I've posted at the bottom of the credits page.  These websites are the best of the best, and show what real graffiti should be, and the major difference between tagging and street art.  If you are looking for a place to start, I suggest starting with the British artist Banksy.  His artwork is world renown and can be found from Bethlehem to New Orleans.  After there, feel free to view the other artist's pages and discover what your fellow man is writing on the wall.