Thankfully these days graffiti is considered a true art form.
It wasn’t always the case however, the origins of street graffiti are heavily linked to gang culture – where groups would tag and mark their own areas and territory with tags. But more and more graffiti is being used as a medium to express both social / political messages and as such it’s value and appreciation has risen in society.
Most major cities now have dedicated walls and spaces to house temporary graffiti art where upcoming artists can practice and have their work seen in public spaces.
Here’s our selection of some of the coolest graffiti around the world.