It is not uncommon in cities around the world to see the over dramatic and unintelligible lettering and designs that decorate darkened back alleys and haunt abandoned buildings. However, a new type of art is on the rise that takes decorative painting and drawing on buildings to a whole new level. Stunning pieces are now found in cities around the world, displayed on buildings for the general public to see and admire. We’d like to discuss some of the finer points of street art, how it differs from graffiti, and how both of these art forms developed. Then we’ll take a look at some current street artists, and what it really means in today’s world.