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30 Examples Of Hilariously Polite Graffiti

The reputation of graffiti is not what it used to be. Once viewed as a nuisance and a sign of crime and social degeneracy, more and more cities are taking a new approach by putting up welcome areas for street art, or commissioning artists who are proficient with spray paint to decorate old buildings with murals. Of course, graffiti varies heavily in terms of complexity and mass appeal, and many argue that by arbitrarily picking what kind of street art is socially acceptable and should be encouraged by the law is simply creating a sanitized version of the traditional form of expression, as even the simplest scrawls have a purpose of expressing an opinion, frustration, or simply affirmation that one exists and wants to be heard.Most of the graffiti in this post falls into the latter category, but with one common feature: the writer put it there just to make the next person laugh, smile, or think.

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Falcon 13 hours agoThis made me smile. Very clever.

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MagicalUnicorn 13 hours agoCanada, is that you?

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Hello it Smee 13 hours agoThat one way to get it painted by the city.

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Scrawls on bathroom walls are a bit different and fall into a category of their own, a phenomenon that has been the subject of entire academic studies. Officially called “latrinalia,” writing on bathroom walls is something that psychologists have suggested we do because of the potential to express things that may be inappropriate without being suspected, as it’s being done behind closed doors in a space where people usually keep to themselves.

It’s almost like posting on online forums. And much like the modern anonymous comments section, the content often tends toward crude and inflammatory, but this list shows that there are some well-wishers who want to brighten their captive audience’s day.

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Martha Meyer 9 hours agoSo… is it safe for women?

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Hello it Smee 13 hours agoLovely writing

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IzzieM 13 hours agoAgree!

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Some people have even used the stereotypical kind of vandalism that city councils hate for material good. Last year saw an epidemic of Brits forcing their local authorities to prioritize road repairs by painting every uninventive tagger’s favorite body part over the offending potholes.

In 2015, one anonymous chaotic good character became infamous for the practice in Manchester, calling himself Wanksy, and apparently the approach that he pioneered has been repeated with success elsewhere. Locals can complain about this method all they want, but they can’t say it doesn’t get the job done.

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John 5 hours ago“Gay” crossed out underneath. Because everyone knows living your mom is so gay.

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Kate Kyffin 7 hours agoHahahahaa

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Firework 13 hours agoTrue for anyone with anxiety

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Salmacys 12 hours agoI love your cat too!

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DAMIAN HERNANDEZ 3 hours agoTHIS IS OT TRUE!!!!!! im ugly and dont litter

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Hello it Smee 13 hours agosomething a 7 year old would write. Kind of funny

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Hello it Smee 13 hours agoHahaha, calling them out for not matching. Too funny

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Hello it Smee 13 hours agoMore people need that reminder

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Hello it Smee 13 hours agoNice correction

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It's Okay, Savannah, Ga

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Salmacys 12 hours agoI wanted to write this but didn’t have time to fi

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Elizabeth Schuyler 5 hours agome trying to graffiti

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Hello it Smee 13 hours agoheck you buddy, lol

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Charlotte 12 hours agoIt’s the accurate use of spelling and grammar by two strangers that’s moving me the most!

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tuzdayschild 3 hours agoYou mom loves you too!

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tuzdayschild 3 hours agoI wish everyone knew this truth.

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Marcellus the Third 11 hours agoThat whole wall looks weirdly photoshopped?

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Luna Lovegood 7 hours agoWear your helmet, kids!

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Rickie Cole 9 hours agowas literally there for years until it was recently painted over by a graffiti artist called Helch – I miss Peas

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MagicalUnicorn 13 hours agoi like that cat man, nice addition 🙂

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Luna Lovegood 7 hours agoAgreed!

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Salmacys 12 hours agoAww… thanks! U2!

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tuzdayschild 3 hours agoI don’t always succeed, but I do try.

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Salmacys 12 hours ago (edited)My Mom’s so heavy-weight I call her Mother Earth.

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Note: this post originally had 75 images. It’s been shortened to the top 30 images based on user votes.

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This Graffiti Artist Makes Walls Appear Transparent Using Nothing But Spray Paint (32 Pics)

Rodrigo Miguel Sepúlveda Nunes, better known by his nickname “Vile”, is a graffiti artist from Vila Franca de Xira, Portugal, whose art will seriously mess with your perception. Using nothing more than paint cans and his talent, the artist can make any wall appear transparent.

The artist started painting graffiti back in 1998 when he was just 14 years old and later went on to study Cartoon & Animation Films and Drawing and Illustration in two schools in Lisbon.

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Vile is a Portuguese graffiti artist who can make any wall appear transparent

Vile’s talent has been recognized internationally with brands like OPEL, TMN, Worten, and the Portuguese Red Cross featuring his art.

According to the artist’s bio, Vile participated in many street art festivals, like the “Almarte- Street Arts Festival” in Almodôvar, “Meeting of Styles” in Germany, “Azure Festival” in the Azores and “Estoril Conferences, global challenges, local answers” in the Center Congresses of Estoril.

Rodrigo has held exhibitions at the “Banco de Portugal” headquarters, the “Ateneu Artístico Vila-franquense” and the “Municipal Gallery of 11” in Setúbal.

When not busy creating graffiti, Vile is also an avid portraitist and has created countless portraits of well know people, such as Fernando Pessoa, António Alves Redol, Álvaro Guerra, Joaquim Soeiro Pereira Gomes, Mário Coelho, José Falcão, António Inverno, Pedro Proença, Vasco Moniz, Reynaldo dos Santos, Malangatana, Mariza, Mario Boavida AKA MC Raptor, Nuno Rodrigues AKA MC Snake, António Zambujo, Jóni Timpeira, Aldo Lima, Eduardo Madeira, António Raminhos, Joana Madeira, Jorge Serafim and Nilton.

Check out more of Vile’s amazing graffiti in the gallery below!

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This Cyclist Spent 9 Hours Pedaling To Create An Image Of A Reindeer On A Fitness App

Every artist creates art using the medium they love the most. For some, it may be a canvas and a paintbrush, for others it may be a wall and some spray paint, and for Anthony Hoyte, it’s his bicycle and a fitness app.

The man regularly creates various drawings on a fitness app by cycling around the UK and has just recently created an amazing picture of a reindeer by cycling around London for a whopping 9 hours!

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Anthony Hoyte is a cyclist from Cheltenham who creates amazing drawings on a fitness app by pedaling around the UK

In a recent interview with Bored Panda, the cyclist said he was inspired to start creating the drawings after seeing others doing them, notably Canadian cyclist Stephen Lund.

It took Anthony 9 hours to create the image of a reindeer

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It’s not the first time Anthony surprised us – just last year, he created an amazing drawing of Santa that took him 4.5 hours

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When creating his drawings, the cyclist says he tries to stick to the roads but occasionally cuts through car parks and university campuses to get the picture just right.

Back in 2017, Anthony pedaled for over 10 hours to create this drawing of a Snowman

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The cyclist even does portraits!

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To create his drawings, Anthony visits various big cities around the UK, like Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Leeds, and London. The cyclist says he loves to travel and thinks that US cities and their grid patterns would present him with quite a challenge.

To create his drawings, Anthony uses a fitness tracking app called Strava

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He first started creating the drawings back in 2016 and has already created numerous amazing artworks

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The man even won 1st place in the Bristol Cycling Festival Strava art competition back in 2017!

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Anthony clearly puts in a lot of work into his drawings and isn’t afraid of pedaling for hours to complete them

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Woman Turns IKEA Lamp Into A Death Star

Don’t want your home to look like hundreds of others you see in IKEA’s catalogs? How about making it more like a Darth Vader’s den? Just put your construction hat on and follow this do-it-yourself guide on turning IKEA’s PS 2014 lamp into a glowing Death Star.

The tutorial is made by a self-proclaimed Star Wars geek Lylelo, who “always saw the IKEA PS 2014 lamp and thought ‘it looks so much like a Death Star!’”

She seized the opportunity for the DIY project when she was moving with her boyfriend to a new place, and “converted one of those plain white lamps into the exploding Death Star floating over our bed. We absolutely love it,” she told Bored Panda. Now take a look how to make one yourself!

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I made this Death Star from a plain IKEA lamp and you can do it too

First step, of course, is to buy an IKEA PS 2014 lamp and a can of spray paint

“I used a can of light gray spray paint from the local hardware store. Do this outside because of the fumes and the necessary ventilation. If you want to have it perfect – cover the copper insides BEFORE you spraypaint the outsides. The mist of the spray dulled the sheen a tiny bit – it doesn’t bother us, but if you want it super shiny – cover it up. Or don’t use spray paint and brush the light gray instead. In my case, it was a matter of time and not wanting to paint them all by hand.”

We used masking tape for painting walls to cover the areas that should stay lighter

“Using an x-acto knife and a cutting mat with a ruler proved to be helpful to have a variation in the strips. Cut some wide, some small, some long, some short. Alternate to create the pattern, the death star wasn’t all the same, neither should be yours.”

We created a stencil of the round weapon on a piece of paper first and traced that onto the lamp with a pencil

Once you’re satisfied with the look of your pattern, you can paint a darker shade of paint over the whole ball

“We decided that black was too dark and sharp as a contrast, so we mixed a darker gray color. The paint is a mix of acrylic paint and a chalk paint, to give it a not so glossy finish. We found this paint in the hardware store.”

Paint the ball completely or work in segments – it all depends on your taste

“We peeled the masking tape not long after painting. Make sure to press the tape very well down before you paint, avoiding blotches and noses doing so. But even if you have some slight uneven lines – the end result will be great, because the Death Star has so many little bits and dots, it will look like you wanted it this way.”

The round weapon was painted by hand with a fine brush

Hang it on your ceiling as instructed – you will need a hook for that – and enjoy your Death Star lamp – it’s awesome!

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For more DIY lamp ideas, check out these 21 designs.

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