Let’s try to look at the bright side of vandalism with hilariously polite graffiti found in random public spaces. Back in the day, graffiti had a bad reputation that made it almost synonymous with vandalism. But over the years, the practice of unauthorized writing or drawing in public places has gradually evolved as a form of artistic expression. Today, contemporary graffiti artists are redefining the practice into a street culture which has become one of the most radical art movements of this generation.
Graffiti art still adheres to the traditional fashion of writing or drawing on public spaces without permission. Furthermore, most of the artworks are expressions of the artists’ opinions about current affairs. Some graffiti express negative criticism of government while others express complaints about particular issues. However, there are some artists who apply graffiti art for decorative purposes such as murals and street art illusions. These talented artists create visually-appealing street artworks that may (or may not) convey any hidden messages.
A clever example of a polite graffiti
For ordinary people who don’t have a knack for arts, making graffiti is as simple as scribbling on bathroom walls. The reason why most people are tempted to vandalize public restrooms has been an age-old puzzle. But psychologists refer to this phenomenon as ‘latrinalia’. People tend to vent their thoughts and emotions when they’re alone behind closed doors. Obviously, being inside a restroom cubicle gives them the perfect opportunity for that. Since they can’t express their emotions in words, they tend to write it down on the door or wall. While most examples of vandalism express frustrations and even swear words, there is nice graffiti that is written to encourage random readers.
Stumbling upon words like ‘You’re pretty!’ or ‘Don’t give up!’ out of nowhere somewhat makes us feel better. We certainly need some words of encouragement from time and time. And some graffiti can really uplift our spirits when we need it the most. While the act is still illegal, we don’t mind getting motivation from these inspiring scrawls. Take a look at the best examples of positive graffiti that will surely lighten up your mood.