[Photo at top: Katie Hunt via Wikimedia Commons]
We know street art as an agitator, one that can divide or unify opinions perhaps even more so than more conventional artwork. And when it comes to words – rumour has it, at least – the poet in us cannot remain indifferent. Here, some of the best textual graffiti that has caught our eye.
The spectacle of advertising creates images of false beauty so suave and so impossible to attain that you will hurt inside and never even know where the hurt comes from, and in all pictures now the famous people have already begun to look lost and lonely. Robert Montgomery
As hard as it is to hear, the voice of reason has spoken.
My life is less interesting than it seems on Facebook. Unknown
We hear you.
Before I die… Global project by Candy Chang
The to-do list keeps growing.
Slipping into madness is good for the sake of comparison. Jenny Holzer
This is surely reassuring.
Am I making sense? Miguel Marquez
Raise your head; you are.
Thank you stranger for your therapeutic smile. Unknown
This one made our day.
I got the butter, I got the bread, I got the milk, I got the blame. ‘Love Letter’ mural project
We are sorry.
Art Is Pointless… Jasmine Kay Uy
Truly inspiring. You can do it!
Sometimes I think, Sometimes I don’t. Stefan Bruggeman
That’s the spirit.
Article by Anissa Tijani
Textual graffiti has been with us for thousands of years. Have you ever been tempted to add to the debate with your own contribution?