In the 1970s, graffiti became popular amongst young people in New York because it gave them a chance to leave their own personal markings on the city’s walls. Graffiti soon became a mark of artistic expression which has grown in popularity and expanded into various designs and techniques. Graphite art is now used in public spaces as a way for artists to express themselves.
A Spanish photographer and artist by the name of A.L. Crego came up with a great idea. He decided to design graffiti murals on the street and then turn them into animated GIF images on the computer. His digital alterations to the still images allow them to have movement and it makes you think like they’re really moving like that in real life. Some of the images include a huge person turn a light on and off, and a window sliding sideways in a building.