Selling out

Graffiti is many things to many people. For some, it's nothing more than a blot on a landscape that should be removed immediately. For street artists, it's a genuine visual medium, which can be both beautiful and innovative.

Increasingly to advertisers, however, graffiti is yet another way to sell products: one that's cheap, almost unavoidable and guaranteed to provoke a response. Advertisers have found the promotions mother lode. The rise of commercial graffiti, stickers, flyposters and any other object that can be slapped onto a public place seems to be inexorable, and is used to sell everything from cars to booze.

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