Top Ten Forms of Street Art (part 3)

4. Moss Art

With the new trend of natural decoration, moss art is over plants and other decorative stuff. The best part about most of the mosses is that they don’t require any maintenance at all. Calligraphically elements, carious patterns are made on walls or vertical sheets. Moss art is either painted or blended in this art form. It is available at different stores and can be preserved at home by using various chemicals. Most of the mosses that are used for artistic purposes are harmless to humans. However, since some lichen and mosses forms can be poisonous, artists should always check the human compatibility before consuming it in order to prevent any harm to his and the viewers’ health. Therefore, it is a very calming and unique art form.

3. Sideway Chalk Art

You must have seen some fictional figures on pavements or sidewalk which look real shockingly. This kind of art is called sideway chalk art. This type of street art is to trick the viewers’ eyes. When viewed from the right angle, the painting seems real but it is not. One typical example of this art is utilizing fake potholes and speed breakers on roads to make people slow down their speed. Several developed countries have done this and noticed a significant improvement, but unluckily, it can cause accidents, too. As its name, this form of art uses sideways chalks, which are longer than blackboard chalks.

2. Flash Mob

Flash Mob is a new and popular type of street art. People suddenly assemble in a public place or mall, performing some acts such as dance, music, as well as other entertainment related things and disperse rapidly.  Entertainment and social media sectors organize flash mobs generally. This term came into existence in 2003, which is a little late for an art form. In most of the countries, organizing and participating in flash mobs is legal and makes people feel fun and exciting.

1. Yarn Bombing

Knitting is the art and craft form that people have been using since ages. Yarn bombing uses colorful displays of knitted, cross-hitched, latch-hooked or crocheted yarn/fiber rather than usual paints, colors, or chalks. It is one of the newest forms of street art since 2002 marked its first appearance. If the biodegradable yarn is used, it is harmless for trees. So most of the artists use natural and handmade fibers for it. This art form is legal if it is done with the permission of a hosting firm or property owner.