However, when it comes to deciding whether something is vandalism or street art, there’s no clear-cut answer. You have to look at each case individually. “In my opinion, graffiti, tagging, and stencil art can be seen as an act of vandalism when the purpose of this act is not to spread the message but just to mark the place, for example, to damage a new building,” Kristina shared how she approaches this. “If you are caught doing this, you get a fine.”
Bored Panda was also interested in getting the street art blogger’s opinion about spreading humor in public spaces through street art. Kristina told us that this reminded her of artist Clet Abraham, who uses road signs as his canvas. (We’ve featured his work on Bored Panda before.)
“Clet uses customized stickers to make humorous alternative versions of traffic signs,” Kristina said. She drew our attention to the fact that, in one of his interviews, Clet discussed how street signs “use a very simple, almost universal language.”
“As it was research on a language common to all. It’s a visual language. I found this idea very interesting. The question is: how to communicate to a vast number of people in the most direct way possible? For me, it was like going back to the very origin of visual communication. So, I started to draw playing with this language,” artist Clet said.