Graffiti: Graffiti is writing or drawings made on a wall or other surface, usually without permission and within public view.

Graffiti has been an art form that has been around since the beginning of man. It was how they communicated before words. In the 1960s it resurfaced and became popular because a young man in Philadelphia tagged walls in the city to be able to get the attention of a girl. Not long after more people began to tag their own names on walls in their cities. First it started in a simple way, then it evolved into to bubble letters, then block letters, and then wild style which is a combination of both. This later on evolved into making different forms of art and tagging your name in a unique way to get your message across.

Please take a look at our slideshow to see the different trips that we went on and how we explored around the city to look at various murals and graffiti pieces. We also had the unique opportunity to work with a graffiti artist who helped us create our own graffiti piece. Be on the lookout as this piece will be broken up like a puzzle and hung up around the classrooms and common area.