This past weekend San Marco Theater held midnight showings of the movie Bomb It. This is not a review of the movie. I'll just leave it with stating that I enjoy it.
Graffiti and/or Street Art are different things to different people. For me, I can live without the tagging. Great, you can smooch your lettering together in such a way that they are near impossible to read. Nice job. You got mad skills. If it was 1979.
If what you're doing isn't enhancing the environment it is in. Can it really be considered art? The graffiti movement for the most part has figured this out and thankfully evolved over years. It has moved way past the simple tagging of one's name on the side of a building and into a full fledged art movement.
Today I came across this video of Graffiti/street artist Blu's incredible work called Muto. Painted on the streets of Buenos Aires and Baden, this video animation made of the drawings painted on the walls of the two cities. It took months to paint, film and edit. Once again Street art taken to whole new level.