Recent Examples of graffito from the Web
A man had graffiti painted on his van while it was parked at Ridge Park Square June 17.
A church in Mobile County had every room in the building spray painted with '666' graffiti causing over $25,000 in damages, according to the Mobile County Sheriff's Office.
Eugene, Feb. 4: Two Eugene businesses reported swastika graffiti over the same weekend, reports KOIN.
Miami Beach police issued policy changes to their use of Tasers in late 2015, after the August 2013 Taser death of a teenage graffiti artist who subsequently died of heart failure.
The graffiti was discovered early Wednesday morning and then covered by property management.
Last week Mathers was given the choice of serving 45 days in jail or 30 days of community service removing graffiti around Los Angeles.
LeBron James was the victim of an apparent hate crime Wednesday morning when a racial slur was written in graffiti on the front gate of his L.A. home, the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed Wednesday.
In March, an Iranian refugee living in the suburb of Troutdale found his home painted with racist graffiti and death threats.
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graffito Is the Singular Form of Graffiti
Any casual writing or design marked on a wall is a graffito. Graffiti (the plural of graffito) have been made throughout history; they are found in abundance on the monuments of ancient Egypt. Technically the term applies to a design scratched through a layer of paint or plaster, but its meaning is extended to other markings. Graffiti produced with spray paint became notorious in New York City in the 1970s and have appeared in cities all over the US and Europe. The 20th-century preoccupation with manifestations of the subconscious stimulated this form of expression and produced a vogue for “graffiti art.” Graffiti are sometimes considered a form of folk art.
Origin and Etymology of graffito
Italian, incised inscription, from graffiare to scratch, probably from grafio stylus, from Latin graphium
First Known Use: 1851See Words from the same year
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