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Reema Bhalla Apr 23 2015

Which are some of the most unique graffiti around the world?

Etti Bali Apr 23 2015
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Here’s a look at some of the most iconic graffiti around the world. Long considered to be an act of rebellion, this independent movement has captured the fancy of people even as artists make the world their canvas! So move over the regular, it’s time to colour the streets!


Also known as the “graffiti Mecca of the urban art world”, Berlin displays an explosion of art! The city has been conferred with the title of “City of Design” by UNESCO. The vibrant streets will make you fall in love with Berlin!

Dead Zone (by Tom Godber)


Popular mostly in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, graffiti is called Pixação or the art of painting cryptic messages. In recent times, artists fervently protested the FIFA World Cup by turning the streets and walls into a medium for their sentiments.

Domingo Na Casa (by Circuito Fora do Eixo)


Street art scene has seen a sudden sprout in our country, with major metropolises becoming hubs of this artistic revolution. Artists like Daku, Zine, ANPU and many more have been leading the scene in New Delhi, turning city walls, murals and buildings into creative canvases.

Street Art Fest at Select Citywalk Mall (by Etti Bali)


India’s answer to Banksy, an artist by the name of “GuessWho” has been actively changing the facade of the Fort Kochi region! More so, the city also plays host to Kochi-Muziris Biennale--a contemporary art exhibition where local and international artists celebrate art across various media! Experience the various hues of the city with a tour package of your choice!

Fort Kochi (by Elroy Serrao)


Rooted in political propaganda, graffiti in Kolkata was considered an act of vandalism and defacing public property. Over the years, however, the city has welcomed this cultural amalgamation of art and is now viewed as the hub of interesting and socially-relevant street art. Plan a trip to Kolkata and add this to your list of memorable experiences in the city.

Vibrant Skyline (from the official Facebook page)


Boasting one of the most active street art scenes in the world, Melbourne has many places which are famous solely for their art. If you are visiting Melbourne, then you must take a trip to Hosier Lane, Degraves Street and Centre Place to soak in the city’s street art culture. The city is a fabulous example of some of the most iconic graffiti around the world!

Ganesha Graffiti at Hosier Lane (by Alpha)


Mumbai boasts of a thriving street art culture, with artists ranging from NID students to local artists to internationally-acclaimed artists. Home to Bollywood, you will also get to witness the genius of Ranjit Dahiya in the form of Bollywood Art Project. Take to the streets to do some graffiti-hopping as part of your Mumbai itinerary!

Street Art (by St+Art Mumbai)

New York

The brownstone facade of houses in Chelsea, Manhattan is painted in technicolor, recreating one of the most famous photographs (named V-J Day in Times Square) of history! The cultural melange of New York presents many a wonderful opportunities for the street art to flourish!

Technicolour! (by Elvert Barnes)


Pune is steadily turning towards the power of the medium of street art. The Pune Street Art Project, now in its second phase, is aimed at breathing a new life into the historical centre of the city--Kasba Peth. The art is culturally and historically relevant, bringing to life many scenes from our past. A trip to Pune won’t be complete without witnessing this thriving movement!

Work in Progress (from the official Facebook page)


Graffiti is such a predominant part of the culture that they even have specialized street tours where travellers can experience the vibe first-hand! Take a colourful tour of famous cities such as Barcelona, Verona, Madrid and Andalusia on your next trip to Spain.

Victoria on the Wall (by Gabriel Gonzalez)

Street art is a phenomenon, a wave that engulfs a city with a sense of art that breaks the barrier of the “regular” and presents a cultural kaleidoscope pertinent to that place. There are many more places to capture iconic graffiti around the world and you are free to add your own to the list!

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