Paint splotches on canvases aside, one of the truly interesting things the art of the past few decades has brought about is the transformation of graffiti from stereotypical vandalism to the inclusion of truly mind-blowing pieces of art. Now we’re not saying that scrawling a cuss word on a bathroom wall is impressive or even acceptable, but we think you’ll agree that some of the following drawings and paintings are no less priceless just because their canvases happen to be buildings, sidewalks, and public squares.
This Air Conditioning May Be Fake, but It Makes Working out Look Totally Ninja
Consider This a Minor Detour
Best Blank Wall Camo Ever
Tons of Fun with 3D Destruction!
Proof that Destruction Can Be an Artform
Gotta Love the Guy Walking Through the Raging Waters in the Background
Going Nowhere Has Never Looked so Fun
There May Be More Going on Outside This Building than Inside of It…
Eat Your Heart out Starbucks
How Awesome Is This Sidewalk Spiderman?
And You Thought Your Driveway’s Drainage Was Bad…
This Sidewalk Spring Will Make You Do a Double Take
And Behind Beautiful Fake Building Curtain Number One…
Definitely Leaves a Lasting Impression
Can’t You Imagine Cruising Right over this Treacherous Cliff?
From City Wall to City in a Wall
This Gentle Giant Is the Perfect Man for Your Redecorating Plans
There’s Something in the Water…
Literally the Coolest Kitty on the Block
This Street Artist Senses an Impostor
Coolest Dark Pit of Despair. Ever.
Buick Just Blew Your Mind
This Wall’s Home to the Friendliest Community on the Block
Mummies Be Like, “New York City? Freakin’ Mapquest.”
This Guy’s so Cool… We Don’t Even Care What’s in the Wheelbarrow
Middle of the Picture: Flat Wall or Long Street?
The World’s Most Illusive Fishing Hole
These Balloons Say They’ll Do the Busting
Frosty, Keepin’ Things Cool out on the Streets
These Awesome Ancients Are Partying like It’s 799 BCE
These Hard Working 2D Men Keep the Steel Steaming
Pegasus and Poseidon Popping up for a Little Action
This Ghostly Gent Adds a Whole New Dimension to This Old Grotto
Quite Possibly the Most Stunning Stampede ever Caught on Film
Ben Here Is Looking Pretty Boss in His 3D Duds
Ceiling Cat’s Evil Twin, Sidewalk Cat
Coolest Ode to Basketball Ever
Tightrope Walking Is Much Easier Without That Pesky 3rd Dimension
A Windowless View full of Windows
The Baddest Vampire on the Block
These Monkeys Riding This Dragon