The word “graffiti” usually elicits imagery of giant bubble letters on brick walls and sides of trucks. There are a number of graffiti artists, however, who take inspiration from the 8-bit technology of years past. Using a grid style, they create works different from your typical graffiti artist. Their pieces often include media icons from videogames such as the Mario and Pokémon series, as well as movies.
Here are eight examples of great 8-bit graffiti street art:
Boo (Mario franchise) graffiti by Gameboyone.
Haunter (Pokémon franchise) graffiti by Gameboyone.
Mario graffiti (photo by Travis Volk on Flickr).
Warioland 3 graffiti (photo by Tobias Abel on Flickr).
Totoro chalk art by srfive3 on deviantART.
Air Man (Mega Man) graffiti by China-based artist Ano.
Hulk graffiti by China-based artist Ano.
Iron man graffiti by China-based artist Ano.