Keep Calm and Write Graffiti

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People have been keeping calm since World War II. Originally created by the British government, the slogan "Keep Calm and Carry On" has been twisted into so many different facets of pop culture it's astounding. From Keep Calm and Eat a Cupcake to Keep Calm and Kill Zombies, the propaganda of keeping calm has really exploded back into popular culture. But what about subculture?

Graffiti, a long time activity of those influenced by subversive culture, is now becoming more and more main stream. With popular artists like Banksy and Shepard Fairey hitting the scene, graffiti has become street art. It only seems natural then, that pop culture slogans would start popping up in graffiti pieces.

Like so many things that go main stream, a dilemma occurs. Does the popularization of graffiti defeat the very spirit behind this subversive act? Or does it strengthen the ideas behind the creation of art?

How do our Neatoramanauts feel about this? Leave us a comment in the comment section below!

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