Graffiti artwork has been initially used by Ancient Greece, Roman Empire and Urban Gangs to mark their territory and also by some social and political purposes as well. Some politicians are also using this form of art for the purpose of their election campaigns. But now, it has become an inspiring way to put across your thoughts and ideas in the most enticing and appealing way.
In this post, we’ll showcase some interesting and fascinating political artworks that will express the creativity of graffiti artists, designers and illustrators and their skills in this field.
Political Illustrations, Graffiti and Street Art
Shepard Fairey at Cargo, East London
Barack Obama – Santa Fe Art District
Barack Obama by Koolhats. “I’m asking you to believe not in my ability to bring about real change in Washington. I’m asking you to believe in yours.”
This is the original canvas Banksy donated to Brian Haw’s display in Parliment Square; part of the parcel confiscated by police.
Berlin, July 2007, There’s 300m of the wall still standing that has now become somewhat an Urban Art Gallery. Pretty cool to see it. Would definitely recommend if one is in Berlin! And definitely go to Berlin…
Vote for Nobody
A wall with political graffiti in Guelph, Ontario
An offer of flowers instead
General Nguyen Ngoc Loan offers a Viet Cong prisoner flowers instead of death.
Dick Cheney Shotgun Street Art Billi Kid NYC
This version was seen on Wooster Street between Grand and Canal in New York City.
And we did, eventually. Former Guelph mayor depicted ‘unfavourably’ in this local political graffiti from Fresh Air. This one may now be out of date, but it’s still great.
A typical scene from Orgosolo, in the heart of Sardinia. This village is known for its more than 150 political graffiti and for the attachment of its inhabitants to the traditions.
Belfast political propaganda
Various political murals around the streets of Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Just popped out of my head and onto to the wall….”like a new born baby it just happens every day”…
Communist political graffiti
West Bengal has had a Marxist government since the 1970s and the hammer and sickle is ubiquitous throughout Kolkata.