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WHAT IS URBAN, AND URBAN ART?

Urban: An urban area is characterized by higher population density and vast human features in comparison to areas surrounding it. Urban areas may be cities, towns or conurbations, but the term is not commonly extended to rural settlements such as villages and hamlets. Urban areas are created and further developed by the process of urbanization. Measuring the extent of an urban area helps in analyzing population density and urban sprawl, and in determining urban and rural populations (Cubillas 2007).


Urban art sometimes known as graffiti is a style of art that relates to cities and city life often done by artists who live in or have a passion for city life. The term urban means "from the city". Sometimes Urban art is called "street art". The style of this art is mostly cartoon based, and sometimes realistic. The art is sometimes viewed as vandalism and destruction of property. Even though sometimes this form of art leads to vandalism it can be useful. Another use is for ad campaigns promoting an unlimited number of products or services. One of the most successful viral ad campaigns using urban art was in 1989 by Obey. Creating  images of Andre the Giant to be used for promotion was called obey the giant and has even gained so much popularity.. The urban art style has an unlimited number of uses and its basic crowd focus is male teenagers.(Wikipedia)


 
 
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