Juan Mena

Brief defintion

You've probably seen graffiti somewhere in your community. It's the words, colors, and shapes drawn or scratched on buildings, overpasses, train cars, desks, and other surfaces. It's done without permission.The term graffiti comes from the Greek word graphein, which means, "to write." Graffiti today ranges from simple, one-color monikers (like a nickname) repeated on many surfaces to complex compositions of several colors.
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The word graffiti comes from the Greek word ‘graphein’ which means ‘to write’. Graffiti was first found on ancient Roman architecture, although back in them days there was no such thing as spray paint, they calved images out on walls

Most graffiti artists prefer to be called ‘writers’ and each have their own unique ‘tag’. Artists who are into graffiti have a desire for public recognition and want to see their work around town, this is why each artists tag is different… it’s kind of like a unique signature.

Spray cans are commonly used for creating graffiti as they have different nozzles for different coverage.


I believe that graffiti is a good development for the world because it could give credit to the person who constructed the thought, give a new clue of what could be the next special event in the world, and show what features a child could have. You never know what this 'vandalism' could really do.

Work Cited

“For the Molue, the Drums Rollout. ”Africa News Service 26 Jan.2015. Opposing Viewpoints in context.Web29.Jan.2015

Jones,Michelle.” At festical, graffiti was encouraged.” St. Petersburg Times [St. Petersburg,FL] 29 Apr.2001:3. Opposing Viewpoints in Context.Web.29.Jan.2015.

“Police Says Not Responsible for removal of Mohamed Graffiti” Africa News Service 20 Sept. 2012. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web.29 Jan. 2015.

Rahn,Janice. “Hip-Hop graffiti is a significant American art form.” Rap music and culture.ed. Kate burns. Detroit: greenhaven press,2008. Current controversies. Rpt. From “The structure of hip-hop graffiti culture.” Painting without permission: Hip-hop graffiti subculture Westport, CT: Bergin & Garvey 2002. 1-24. Opposing Viewpoints in context. Web.29 Jan.2015

Sorokin, Ellen.” Montgomery county teens combat graffiti with multicultural mural, Wahington times [Washington, DC] 15 Oct. 2001: 1. Opposing viewpoints in context.web.29 Jan.2015.