-Drawings and paintings on cave walls from the Paleolithic period (300 years old)
-Discovered in 1940 by four teenagers
-Depicting scenes of everyday life, hunting etc.
-Scratched with animal bones, natural pigments.
Ancient Roman Graffiti
-From Pompeii, Italy - graffiti on wall
-Pompeii was destroyed and completely buried during a long catastrophic eruption of the volcano Mount Vesuvius spanning two days in the year AD 79.
Kilroy/Chad - WW2
Engraving of Kilroy on the World War 2 Memorial in Washington, D.C
Paris May '68
Civil unrest inspiring cultural/ creative material
1970s New York
-Spray can graffiti
-Evolves alongside hip hop culture
-Making the language of the streets visible
-Announcing a presence and saying 'we will not be ignored'
Warhol and Basquiat
-One of Americas largest corporations
-Collaborated towards the end of his life, Basquiat died of a heroin overdose 18 months after Warhol
-In 1981 he sketched his first chalk drawings on black paper and painted plastic, metal and found objects.
-In 1984, Haring visited Australia and painted wall murals in Melbourne.
-Other commissions include Rio, Paris and Berlin
-PopShop - closed 2005 - this sold tshirts, toys and posters bearing his signature images.
Video Game culture
-comment on the availability of brands and technology in the Eastern block.
-French artist, born in 1969
-First mosaic in mid 1990's PAris
-Mosaic tile which has permanency as it is weatherproof and more difficult to remove than paper or paint.
-Tiles are pixel-like
-The 'invasion' spreads first across French cities and then 22 countries worldwide.
Re-emergence of Street art
Blu (Italy) and Os Gemeos (Brazil)
Blu Animated graffiti
Corsa Ad 2011
-Found as a graffiti crew in 1989
by Scien and Klor, have gradually turned their hands to illustration and design while still maintaining their graffiti practice and style. In doing so they have designed and produced logos, illustrations, shoes and fashion for the likes of Nike and Addidas.
123 Klan Website: www.123klan.com