While society in general will continue to deem street art as a form of urban decay or vandalism. They need to have a closer look at where these big corporations from Nike to even cereal boxes obtain some of their advertising… The root itself comes from the so-called “nuisance” that creates an eyesore for some – yet inspires others. Graffiti is a “plague” that will never be stopped as a new writer emerges every day. As for those who have been running from the law to express their art for decades … remember …………….. KEEP RUNNIN!
Tags , designs , and styles of writing are commonplace on clothing and are an influence on many of the corporate logos . Many skateparks and similar youth-oriented venues are decorated with commissioned graffiti-style artwork, and in many others patrons are welcome to leave their own. There is still, however, a fine line between vandalism as an artform, as a political statement , and as a crime . Bristol -born guerrilla artist Banksy is an example: when councils have removed his works, they have been met by public outrage. Banksy's claim is that official vandalism is far worse than that perpetrated by individuals, and that he is decorating buildings of no architectural merit whatsoever. [ citation needed ]
Keith Haring was another well-known graffiti artist who brought Pop Art and graffiti to the commercial mainstream. In the 1980s, Haring opened his first Pop Shop: a store that offered everyone access to his works, which until then could only be found spray-painted on city walls. Pop Shop offered commodities such as bags and t-shirts. Haring explained that "The Pop Shop makes my work accessible. It's about participation on a big level, the point was that we didn't want to produce things that would cheapen the art. In other words, this was still art as statement." [ citation needed ]