Published Apr 12, 2012
Abandoned warehouses, crumbling brick buildings, barren street poles—these urban canvases are home to some of the most electrifying, delightful, and interesting graffiti art. The street-cool form spans back to Greek and Roman ages, but the visual culture of modern graffiti is marked by its characteristically tagged typography, clashing color palettes, and textural finishes. And while street artists like Banksy and Shepard Fairey have positively popularized the “vandalistic” genre, we’re even more excited about a phenomenon right on Beautylish: Graffiti beauty. Wielding a brush in lieu of a spray can, these Beauties prove that the writing on the wall just got a whole lot more gorgeous.