Most people have the impression that graffiti was started by young vandals trying to “make a statement”, however graffiti has been known to go as far back as 30 000BC. The Ancient Romans and Ancient Greeks, used to scribble on their walls, descriptions of their current day events. Then, in the 1900’s, graffiti in the form of vandalism, started appearing all of the world. With pointless scribbles of “crew” names being tainted all over cities, it’s not surprising that for a long while graffiti had such a negative connotation associated with it.
However, as the years have passed on, a few people have taken graffiti to the next level. Taking it from something that people generally frown at, to something that makes people go WOW! Most people are even going as far as calling graffiti street art. The truth is, that there is a sense of beauty in a lot of the graffiti being created today. Beautiful portraits of people, or abstract art that makes you look twice. A graffiti artist is, essentially, a modern day artist, his choice of canvas is just different, unique and grabs the attention of a myriad of people.
To honour the true graffiti artists, we have found a collection of some of the most stunning, creative graffiti pieces across the world, so join us in being wow-ed over and over again as we unveil our collection.