Street art — of varying quality — can be found in many cities around the world. At its worst, it can be distasteful graffiti. At its best, these impressive public artworks can liven up a city.
Sometimes street art exists to tell a story, spread a message or even to protest. Sometimes, it’s an inspirational or thought-provoking quote. And sometimes, it’s just a clever advertisement.
This post contains photographs of some of the best and most interesting street art I’ve come across around the world.
Large-scale street art
Street art that repurposes streetscapes
Street art that makes a statement
Street art series
Sometimes, artists create a series of art and plaster them around the city for observant folks to find. One of my favourite series is the “Little Lucy” series by El Bocho. Adapted from a children’s cartoon character, Lucy has a dark side and is seen all over Berlin trying to kill her cat in creative ways.