Graffiti is a world wide problem that has been going on for centuries. The earliest recordings of graffiti date back to several thousand years BC. Carvings into rock and ancient drawings have been discovered in just about every ancient civilization known to man. These are merely examples of the earliest forms of graffiti. In more recent years, graffiti has been more commonly associated with the hip hop community and is one of the key elements of hip hop culture.
It is a form of self expression, popular among teenage boys and young adults. Some say it is art and I would agree with them. However when it is used to damage and violate other people’s property than it is a real problem. Graffiti can comes in many different forms. It can be via scratchings into a suitable surface, with the use of markers or the most common form which is with aerosol spray paint cans. It can be used to spread messages, political or other. It can be used to beautify a street scape or can be used to create the opposite effect in which it is more commonly associated.
An example of graffiti art