Graffiti is often considered an eye sore or public nuisance, but you and I know better than that. And so do a whole load of high profile artists and designers, from the likes of Manish Arora and Moschino, to more mainstream companies like Ikea. In fact, it was the d.i.y. graffiti dressers that were styled into their most recent catalog that sealed the deal on finally getting around to this post!
I love this trend both in practice and in theory; brightly mixed colors, hand drawn typography, urban surfaces, and it’s reference to low-brow art that was traditionally rejected by the art elites and mainstream culture as a whole.
Also, is anyone else already singing the theme tune from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, or is it really just me?