Street art is a form of artwork that is displayed on surrounding buildings, streets, and other publicly viewed surfaces. Many instances come in the form of what we would call «guerrilla art». This type of art is composed
to make public statements about the society that the artist lives within. The work has moved from the beginnings of graffiti and vandalism to new modes where artists work to bring messages, or simply the beauty of art, to the viewers which is us.
Banksy is an anonymous street artist. He is a political activist, vandal and film director. His satirical street art combine dark humour with graffiti. Banksy uses a distinctive stenciling technique, and His works of political and social commentary have been featured on streets, walls, and bridges of cities throughout the world.
Frank Shepard Fairey is an American street artist, graphic designer, activist, illustrator and founder of OBEY Clothing. What he first became known for was «Andre the Giant Has a Posse» sticker campaign while attending the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), which appropriated images from the comedic supermarket tabloid Weekly World News.
He became widely known during the 2008 U.S. presidential election for the Barack Obama «HOPE» poster that he designed. He is described by The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston as one of the best known and most influential street artists.