Graffiti as Urban Border Markers

In some urban settings, various forms of graffiti are used to signify areas controlled by particular gangs or other groups.

These logos or ‘tags’ can also be used to let outsiders know whose ‘turf’ they are in.

Gang-related graffiti is often characterised by the use of cryptic symbols and distinct calligraphy styles.

26 Sep 2020

Making a Statement With Street Art

Street art is primarily used for entertainment and to showcase the artist's talent. No matter where you are in the world, you are sure to see examples of it. However, it is becoming increasingly popular as a way of drawing attention to important issues.

One of the methods which could be employed is by changing the letters on a billboard, which would give the advertisement an entirely different meaning. This practice should not be encouraged as it is actually classed as criminal damage, and is therefore illegal. However, those who are passionate about a particular cause may see the risk of getting caught as a small price to pay.