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More widespread legal graffiti walls

Comment 4th March 2011

I am a street artist, and professional graphic designer. I take pride in the fact that I harbor the skill to create beautiful street art, and enjoy doing so publicly. I teach workshops occasionally underneath the Southbank Centre where there is indeed a legal graffiti wall.

My idea is that to introduce more legal graffiti walls in the UK which are accessible to all. Graffiti is a form of art, and even though there are mindless vandals scrawling obscenities on the walls nationwide, why not give them an opportunity to try and learn to create art in secluded areas.

I can understand that the government seems to assume graffiti artists are mostly vandals with drug problems, however, this is just an old stereotype that needs to be addressed.

Why does this matter?

To bring urban culture above ground

To teach others how to create art

To try and introduce new methods of reducind vandalism

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