Urban art

Earlier this year I wrote an article in Computer Arts Projects about graffiti and its influence on digital graphics and visual culture in general. This time I'm going to explore the world a little deeper and reveal graffiti's greatest legacy, which surprisingly isn't graffiti art itself, vibrant as that scene may be. No, graffiti's real lasting influence is what could loosely be called urban graphics.

Urban graphics is the point where graffiti cross-pollinated with surf, skate and punk, giving rise to urban brands. All the stuff people are usually referring to when they talk about the influence of street culture came from this point.

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