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This Adorable Graffiti Will Make You Fall In Love With Street Art

by Laura Caseley
Laura is a writer, illustrator, and artist living in New York City.

Street art comes in many forms. Some artists create their art in public places to make a statement about society or politics, and some do it just to make the world a little more colorful.

Today, we’re looking at some of the cutest pieces of street art we’ve found from the corners of the internet.

Street art can be gorgeous, striking, and even startling, but these? They’re just super cute, and they’re sure to brighten your day whether you see them in person or from far away via the web.

You’ll see everything from traditional paintings to inventive, sculptural additions to everyday buildings and objects, but all of them will make you smile.

These talented artists are bringing a little bit of joy not only to their own cities, but, thanks to the internet, to the entire world, kind of like the one man who wanted to spread good news in his hometown.

Take a look below at what we’ve found and let us know your favorite piece, or tell us about some cute and clever street art you’ve seen in your area!

Sometimes, the very surface provides the best inspiration, and it’s surprisingly sweet!

Other artists take something not especially pleasant, like this cracked asphalt, and turn it into something adorable.

A public space is also a great place to make a statement about art.

But you don’t have to be snarky to say something. This more traditional piece is a beautiful statement about love.

And these boxes show that it helps to have a friend.

And some artists don’t even go in for paint. “Yarn-bombing” sees knitters gone wild.

Let loose, their yarn creations adorn the city.

And if you can find a face in something, you can turn it into a great character.

Sometimes all you need is a pair of googly eyes!

Then there are moments when you can’t help but be reminded of some treasured childhood toys…

…or beloved characters.

There are all kinds of options just waiting — if you know how to look for them.

The beauty of nature is often inspiring, too!

And puns always make everything better.

And sometimes, street art is so specific that it only works during a certain time of day!

Some street art isn’t painting at all, but sculpture!

And as always, sometimes a sweet, direct message is the best way to reach people.

Every now and then the messages are hidden, but look closely, and you’ll find it!

And sometimes they’re just what we need to hear when we’re feeling a little down.

But the best works sometimes remind us of what’s really important in life.

Let us know which of these adorable displays of art was your favorite, or send us a picture of some cute street art from your area.

And don’t forget to SHARE with your art-loving friends who are looking to find some out-of-the-ordinary art!