Graffiti: Street Art or Vandalism

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GRAFFI TI: Street Art or Vandalism? By Luke Hillery

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A short presentation exploring whether graffiti is an art form or vandalism.

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GRAFFITI:Street Art or Vandalism?By Luke HilleryGraffiti is drawings, messages, etc, scribbled on the walls of public places.The word was first used to describe ancient wall inscriptions found in the ruins of Pompeii. Graffiti is the plural of the Latin word graffito "a scribbling," and originates from graffiare "to scribble.The word Graffiti literally means scribbles.What is Graffiti?Types of GraffitiTraditional- Painting on the surfaces of public or private property usually with spray paint. It could just be simple words (like the writers name) or be more elaborate, like a mural.

Stencil- Painting with the use of a homemade stencil, usually a paper or cardboard cut-out.

Types of Graffiti

Sticker- (aka sticker bombing, slap tagging, and sticker tagging) is posting an image or message in public spaces using homemade stickers. These stickers sometimes have a political agenda. Sticker art is considered a subcategory of postmodern art.

Types of Graffiti

Mosaic- The art of creating images with an collage of smaller parts or pieces, to resemble a single giant piece of art.

Types of Graffiti

Video Projection- Digitally projecting a computer-manipulated image onto a surface via a light and projection system.

Types of Graffiti

Street installation- These are a growing trend within the street art movement. They use 3-D objects and space to interfere with the urban environment.

Types of Graffiti

Wood blocking- Artwork painted on a small bit of plywood or something similar and attached to street signs with bolts. It has become a form of graffiti used to cover a sign, poster, or any piece of advertisement.

Types of Graffiti

Flash mobbing-Where a large group of people assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an unusual action for a brief time, then quickly disperse. These gatherings are usually organized via social networking, and viral emails. This can also be considered mass public performance art.

Types of Graffiti

Yarn bombing-A type of street art that uses colourful displays of knitted or crocheted cloth rather than paint or chalk. This is believed to have originated in the U.S. with Texas knitters trying to find a creative way to use their leftover and unfinished knitting projects, but has since spread worldwide.Types of Graffiti

What is Street Art?Street art is art created without permission in public spaces- that is, "in the streets.

The term Street Art is typically used to distinguish between contemporary public-space artwork and what is seen as territorial graffiti and vandalism.

But who decides this?Vandalism is defined as deliberately mischievous or malicious destruction or damage of property.What is Vandalism?Graffiti & the Law Graffiti is covered by the Criminal Damage Act 1971. There are no legal sites for graffiti within the Borough. Those caught in the act of graffiti or with intent to undertake graffiti within the borough will be prosecuted.If the value of criminal damage exceeds 5,000 the maximum penalty for those aged 18 or over is ten years imprisonment and for those aged 12-17 years the maximum custodial penalty is a detention and training order of up to 24 months.

Street Art or Vandalism?

It seems that there is no clear line between the two and it is largely a matter of personal opinion.No-one likes to see ugly scribbles on their wall but if Banksy created his latest masterpiece on the side of your house, you may feel differently.This means the law is quite difficult to enforce at times.

Is Graffiti Street Art or Vandalism?What do you think

Is Graffiti Street Art or Vandalism?What do you think

No snails were harmed in the creation of this presentation

Disclaimer: graffiti or street art, in any shape of form, is not encouraged on Brentwood School Property!