When the developers of a new trampoline park in East Ham announced they were looking for graffiti artists to paint the walls, it prompted the perennial question: but is it art….or vandalism?
Whilst some people see it as a form of artistic expression, under the Criminal Damage Act 1971 and the Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003, unless specifically requested by property owners or their agents, graffiti is vandalism and it is illegal, plain and simple.
Of course there are always exceptions to any single definition. But I decided to do my own defining by documenting some of the graffiti I see on my journey to and from University.
(The captions should tell you which way I was headed.)