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Street art and Post-Graffiti

In the 1980s and early 1990s the writers Cost and Revs became the first to get up with their name with the new techniques that would become a new form of graffiti, i.e. Post-Graffiti (a term which comes from the French artist Stak), also known as Street Art.

Street artists use media such as sticker, stencil, wheatpaste and poster, but also scratch, paint and put up installations in any urban space. They all have put up all such work illegally, but have various aims. Some follow the aim of a graffiti writer to get up with a name or -- more likely in Street Art -- with an image, others have a political aim.

Many just want the public to see their message. The word "Pray" has been scratched onto the walls of public telephone booths and entry doors to buildings all over New York City since the 1980s by an anonymous woman from Brooklyn, NY. The street art movement operates worldwide, for example, the '"Pochoir" stencil graffiti in Germany and France (foreign language web pages.)

Since the 1990s Shepard Fairey has influenced many of today's street artists with his 'Obey Giant' campaign. Other important street artists include C6.org, who incorporate new technologies into street graffiti art, Banksy, probably the most famous of the stencil artists, D*Face (UK), Stak, HNT, Alexone, André (France), [4] Swoon, famous for the cut-out poster technique, Faile collective, (USA), Branded (OPHOTN), Os Gemeos, Herbert (Brazil), Flying Fortress, Gomes, Graffitilovesyou (Germany), Influenza, Erosie (Holland), El Tono (Spain)and others.

4rtist.com originated a new form of tagging around 1995 in Berlin. He painted his 500 000 "6" tags with lime on wildly pasted posters, on garbage, and on the street. 30% of his tags he painted while cycling.

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