For reasons no one seems to fully understand, Melbourne has become the world capital of street painting with stencils. More people search for Melbourne street art online than that of any other city, including New York and London. Officially, Melbourne recognizes street art and distinguishes it from graffiti. However, this stance still leaves a lot of excellent Melbourne street art to be considered illegal. To get a sense of the nature of Melbourne street art, here are some stencils and graffiti work‚ as well as a great selection of tags.
Surreal Decay: Stunning Light Graffiti Made with Stencils
Melbourne street artist TigTab uses stencils to create light graffiti as you've never seen it before - crisp and still yet dynamic and otherworldly.
Graffiti Sites: Train, Wall, Street & Subway Photos
Though it's found all over the world, graffiti tends to accumulate on the same spaces in each location. Most commonly: trains, walls, city streets, and subways.