Friendly Friday: STREET ART

Street Art is defined as Visual Art in Public places. According to this article there are seven different types: Murals, Graffiti, 3D Grafitti, Poster art, Sticker art, Sculptures and Sidewalk Chalk art.

This week’s Friendly Friday Photo Challenge is to find one or more examples of the different types of STREET ART. 

Here’s a short definition of each type followed by examples from my photo archives.

Spray Painted Murals – large scale pictures drawn on walls and colored with spray paint.

Graffiti – one of the most popular and oldest form of street art, going back to ancient Egypt and Greece.

3D Wall Graffiti – with creative shadowing and paint effects, murals appear to be popping out of walls.

Poster Art – is art which is printed or drawn on papers and then attached or hung on walls.

Sticker Street Art – made with eye-catching stickers of different sizes and posted on trees, lampposts, walls and benches.

Sculptures – are structures displayed on streets, typically with cultural, political, religious or historical significance.

Sidewalk Chalk Art – images drawn on sidewalks, sometimes incorporating imaging technique with physical form. I don’t own any photo examples but this video shows an artist at work.

I look forward to seeing your STREET ART photos. Bonus points (which are worth absolutely nothing πŸ˜‰ ) will be awarded to submissions with more than one STREET ART forms.

Remember to include a link to this post and a comment below,  so that I and others can find your response.

If you’re new to Friendly Friday, full instructions on how to participate can be found here.

This week’s challenge for STREET ART goes up to Thursday, after which Amanda at StPA will post a new Friendly Friday challenge.

Toronto, Canada.  September 2020

57 Comments

  1. This challenge was great fun for me – it’s the first time I went out on an actual photo shoot since COVID. Seeing the difference in the street art between the Westside and the Eastside of Vancouver was a real eye opener. I love your Hong Kong shot, both the ‘art’ and the blur of the person walking by!

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    1. Coincidentally, on the same day that I published this, a local ezine featured all the new street art places in Toronto. Like you, other folks are taking advantage of this Covid ‘friendly’ way to go out πŸ™‚

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    1. Welcome back! You have a great selection of photos, including another of my now favorite Australian muralist Matt Adnate. Looking forward to seeing more of you in future Friendly Friday Challenges πŸ™‚

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  3. Street art is one of those things that started out as an amateur pursuit but turned into an art form. I love that it can carry a biting social message at times. Should be some interesting submissions, Sandy.

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