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Blog this: Street Art

Posted by joeabbott on January 8, 2012

imageStreet Art is a new name for “graffiti” but you can take a look here and see that graffiti has come a long way since someone grabbed a can of spray paint and scrawled “Joe ♥ Suzy” on the back of a fence:

106 of the most beloved Street Art Photos – Year 2011

But, to be completely fair, this isn’t just about graffiti, it’s about public art and some of the best of it from 2011. Now, I suppose when you run a site called Street Art Utopia you can claim some measure of authority, but I’d never heard of this site before I ran across a link somewhere as posts of the “Best of 2011” started hitting the interweb. But, based on my review of this site (and no other), I won’t argue their assessment as this collection being the “best”.

Regardless, there’s a lot to like here.

A cathedral window frame over a graffiti-tagged wall, Lego bricks repairing a broken wall, clever lost/found postings, popular culture references inserted into daily life objects, and, yes, lots of graffiti. They have a lot … well, in the article I’m referencing above, 106 to be exact … of art. And the site is written so it only loads those pictures within the frame … no long load times.

Another thing I like is that all is squeaky clean (yes, one image could be construed as “naughty”) but none are overtly sexual or vulgar. Which, given the amount of “stuff” you can find on the Internet, it’s just a nice respite to enjoy a collection of pictures that don’t resort to prurient overtures. Yes, I’m getting old.

If you have a bit of time and want to spend it wandering through clever images, I recommend the Street Art Photos site; and what better place to start than the top 106 from 2011.


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One Response to “Blog this: Street Art”

  1. Momma said

    I like it! We have some of the same type of thing here, but you guys out West seem to be far more creative. So much of what I see at the Walker Art Center in Mpls. is just really ugly and disappointing. Maybe things have changed – I’ll have to give it another try this year…..

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