Graffiti, it’s perhaps the truest and most culturally relevant art form of our time. It is by its very nature undiluted expression, generally from those at the bottom of the social and political hierarchy, or artists sympathising with these socio-economic issues. Ironic, inspiring and often amusing – ‘graff’ is the voice of the underclass. Street Art has now bled into the very material of our culture to the extent that we regularly see spray can style graphics throughout advertising campaigns for everyone from Coca-Cola to Toyota. It can make you think, lust, or question. It can also be totally shit, with shoddy artwork, cryptic and meaningless sentiments, or juvenile statements made about someone’s mum. We scoured some of the towpaths and Murals of London (and the internet), and here are 10 examples of rubbish graffiti.
Terrible Graffiti #1
Were this blessed with an exclamation mark, we would be celebrating the death of this itch. Without it we don’t know what to make of this statement. Are we supposed to mourn the loss of an irritating venereal disease? Or perhaps the itch was ironically an urge to write some terrible graffiti, and having written this it can now be established that the itch is indeed dead. Oh… someone scratched off the ‘B’, clever!