Some interesting information about graffiti:
Graffiti (plural of graffito: "a graffito", but "these graffiti") are writing or drawings that have been scribbled, scratched, or painted illicitly on a wall or other surface, often in a public place. Graffiti range from simple written words to elaborate wall paintings, and they have existed since ancient times, with examples dating back to Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, and the Roman Empire.
Currently widely spread spray art, ie painting graffiti using spray paint.
Controversies that surround graffiti continue to create disagreement amongst city officials, law enforcement, and writers who wish to display and appreciate work in public locations. There are many different types and styles of graffiti; it is a rapidly developing art form whose value is highly contested and reviled by many authorities while also subject to protection, sometimes within the same jurisdiction.
The emergence of modern graffiti can be attributed to the beginning of the 1920s, when the drawings and inscriptions tagged wagons, cruising the USA. However, the emergence of graffiti movement in its modern sense is associated with the activities of political activists who have used graffiti to spread their ideas.
Graffiti today - the kind of street art, one of the most important forms of artistic expression around the world. There are many different styles and types of graffiti. Works created by graffiti artists - independent genre of contemporary art is an integral part of the culture and urban lifestyle. In many countries and cities have their own well-known artists, creating in the streets masterpieces.
Spray paint has many negative environmental effects. As an alternative, moss graffiti is starting to catch on, which uses moss to create text or images. The moss is glued onto a surface by means of buttermilk, or yogurt combined with sugar.