Anthony, f., & Vallery, P. (n.d.). Graffiti: Art or a Crime? Retrieved from http://youthvoices.net/discussion/graffiti-art-or-crime-0
“Graffiti: Art or a crime?” explains all the complex features around graffiti art. There are so many issues surrounding the punishments around street art. Should people face jail time for creating art? Is punishing these street artists taking away from the amazing art that is being created? People question whether to call it vandalism or art.
Caldwell, C. (2013). Update on Stinkfish and Zas. Message posted on
This blog shows some of the recent art work done by famous Stinkfish and Zas. They have done some amazing street art in Chili trying to capture the scenery and the people.
Thompson, C. (2011). Congress Paper on Graffiti Vandalism in America. Message posted on
“Congress Paper on Graffiti Vandalism in America – Shaping the Municipal Response” explains the currant consequences that are in place for graffiti. This article explains how street art is very similar to freedom of speech and how in different countries many people do not have that right.
Huang, J. (2009 29 January). 10 Places Where Graffiti is Legal
“10 Places Where Graffiti is Legal” shows all the places around the world where graffiti is allowed. This also shows how the graffiti around the world speaks very loudly to the public. Many of these places have graffiti because that is how they express their political concerns because they do not have the freedom of speech.
Jung, A. (2012 1 May). Graffiti a form of art, not vandalism
“Graffiti a form of art, not vandalism” explains how graffiti art is a form of self- expression. This form of art is a way people show their talents and opinions to the pubic. This type of art takes a lot of skill and is almost done with some type of significant meaning behind it.
Nolan, P. (2013 25 January). Street Artists Defend Graffiti as ‘Expression’
“Street Artists Defend Graffiti as ‘Expression’” explains how young street artists know how illegal graffiti is, but it is a way that these kids express themselves. This article mostly focuses on how illegal graffiti is. Vexta explains how if there was an open place for graffiti then it would help Ballarat’s graffiti problem.
Metcalfe, J. (2012 10 August). Does This Boston Mural Contain a Hidden Terrorist Message?
“Does This Boston Mural Contain a Hidden Terrorist Message?” explains the new mural in the center of Boston. Many people have had different thoughts on the mural, one being that it is of a terrorist. The article explains how this event was planned and organized by a legitimate source and does not represent a terrorist.
Weisman, A. (2012 12 May). Street Art and Graffiti; Europe versus The United States
In the youtube video “Street Art and Graffiti; Europe versus The Unites States” it shows how all the street art differs. In countries outside of the US the street art is very political and is used to express there political positions or to take a stand on what they believe in.
Motlagh, J. (2013 4 February). Myanmar’s Graffiti Artists Test Edges of Emerging Democracy.
“Myanmar’s Graffiti Artists Test Edges of Emerging Democracy” talks about the young artist Arker Kyaw. Arker created a mural of President Obama that created a lot of controversies. Myanmar has had many problems with public speech in places it was not permitted and is now looking at street art in the same way.
Schearf, D. (2010 17 November). Young Activists Use Music, Graffiti to Push for Democracy in Burma
“Young Activists Use Music, Graffiti to Push for Democracy in Burma” explains how in Thailand young artists are standing with Myammar and do not believe in how the government is treating their people. The government is not standing behind their laws and people are being mistreated in religious and cultural aspects.
Devries, K. (2009 18 June). Graffiti as Social Protest
“Graffiti as a Social Protests” explains how countries all over the world are using street art for self -expression against government concerns. People are being arrested and seen has destructive, but many of these pieces of art are about the government and the government does not believe in freedom of expression.
IWPR. (2006 06 January). Graffiti Protests Multiply. Institute for War and Peace Reporting
“Graffiti Protests Multiply” explains political graffiti is in the rise because of the crack down on nearly every other means of expression. Artists in Zimbabwe are fed up with their government and are using street art to get out their frustrations. This form of street art has turned into a form of protest and self- expressions for the people.