2 Graffiti meansIn Art History - refers to inscriptions, figures, drawings, found on the wall of ancient ruins.Today - graphics applied to surfaces in a manner that constitutes vandalism.As an Art Style - fine or graphic art that mimics the styles of street art known as graffiti.
3 rebellious youth culture (hippies) Modern Graffiti began in America in the late 1960’s and early ‘70’s as a form of expression for …political activistsrebellious youth culture (hippies)Hex NixonNY, 1973
4 - became intertwined emerging street music styles: rap and punk In the late ‘70’s and ‘80’s- became intertwined emerging street music styles: rap and punkLondon, 1967
5 During this time, artists began to move from the streets to the subways. Breaking into subway yards established the act of “bombing”.
6 By 1971 tags began to take on their signature calligraphic appearance By 1971 tags began to take on their signature calligraphic appearance. Each graffiti artist needed a way to distinguish themselves. Tags began to grow in size and scale, as well as complexity and creativity.
7 Graffiti artists began to incorporate the use of scenery and cartoon characters into their work. The use of designs such as polka dots, crosshatches, and checkers also became popular.
8 The 1980s is considered the Golden Age of graffiti art with the emergence of “wild style,” an intertwined and decorative lettering that forms a complex composition.