Graffitti Creator is a Shrine to the Artform
Graffiti, as an art form, has evolved very quickly to involve everything from depictions of urban surroundings to territorial tags of gangs. Many may think of it as the defacing of public property, however Graffiti Creator sees it differently. Many forms of graffiti have been embraced by their urban environments, although it remains a medium largely comprised of guerrilla artists who'd rather not be credited for their work (unless, of course, there's money in it).
Graffiti Creator is a simple site that lets you play around with custom "fonts" and manipulate them to create "tags" that you can use as you see fit. Instead of advocating buying a few cans of spray paint and going nuts on your community, you can try and get your artistic fix digitally on their site image editor. However, that's not the main attraction at Graffiti Creator, as you will definitely find more homage to real street artists than you will resources to create your own digital images.
The editor itself is quite limited. Sure, they let you load up some pretty unique and creative fonts and let you rotate and color them as you please. But there's hardly a large selection of them to choose from, and without an "export" option, it's hard to put these images to use. Also, the features of the graffiti retain the same color as the last feature you edited, which can make distinguishing separate details not only cumbersome, but ultimately pointless, as many of them are just a little too similar.
But Graffiti Creator boasts much more than a simple Flash application for you to fill your time with. The site has a regularly updated news section, which gives opinions and spotlights on street artists that have gained notoriety. The image gallery is one of the best in graffiti websites, and features plenty of interesting designs to browse. The site also holds various competitions to create the coolest and most unique designs based on a single word. If you're a fan of these types of arts, let us know in the comments. And even if you're not, you can still open your mind to a new perception of urban artwork with Graffiti Creator.
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