Last time on Uncommissioned we covered the basics of stencils. In the legally-questionable world of street art, brevity is the key word, so being able to create your beautiful image beforehand is a big advantage. But stencils aren't the only option.
Wheatpasting is my favorite form of public art. It's also one of the permanent, but that comes with its own pros and cons. A few posts back I did separate posts about Banksy and Obey, each well known for their respective styles of uncommissioned art; Banksy with stencils, and Obey with wheatpasting. Check it:
Street poster art is a kind of graffiti, more specifically categorized as "street art". Posters are usually hand-made or printed graphics on thin paper. It can be understood as an art piece that is installed on the streets as opposed to in a gallery or museum, but by some it is not comprehended as a form of contemporary art.
To display these posters, the adhesive "wheatpaste" is most often used (due to it being cost-effective and very simple to make). Generally posters are found in suburban or urban areas and are posted on smooth surfaces. Poster art is considered a discipline or subcategory of street art, notably distinct from vandalism and graffiti although it can address with political issues. Street art can be referred to as Post-Graffiti or Post-Modern Graffiti. Poster art is seen all over the world.
Check back tomorrow when Uncommissioned teaches you how to make your very own wheatpaste poster masterpieces.