Graffiti is mostly seen as a pastime of misplaced youth and vandals or wrongly associated with violent gangs. But for many others graffiti is a form of art, an expression of creativity and a major inspiration driver in life. While most of the general public goes about their day-to-day life commuting to work in an often dull and meaningless manner, they often miss the beauty of art in the form of graffiti that surrounds them in their urban streets. If people were to take the time to stop and notice these works, it would become clear that there is actually a diverse range of styles and types of graffiti. From the quick and simple tags and throwies to the often remarkable and breathtaking larger pieces, graffiti has a lot to offer for both the viewers and the writers. More people are recognizing graffiti as a legitimate art form with many legal murals and art commissions taking on a heavily graffiti influenced style across cities all over the world. This articles looks at how graffiti art has developed and how the style becomes so unique to both writers and artists. Artists and writers develop their unique style through a progression of experimenting with different types and styles of graffiti. Wildstyle graffiti is a style that was developed and made popular by New York City writers. It's a complicated and overly elaborate style that can be difficult to read for the untrained eye. Wildstyle graffiti includes other elements like arrows, spikes and curves that non-graffiti artists may have a hard time understanding. It's one of the more hardcore graffiti styles that often delivers the most wow factor when done well and on a large scale. It's a difficult style to master and is often passed on by skilled writers mentoring newer writers.