Illegal billboards serve as giant canvases for Southern California’s graffiti artists. Too Tall Jahmal, founder of 50mmlosangeles.com, a website dedicated to promoting global graffiti culture, says graffiti art can be a political statement. Augor, an artist profiled in the video, calls himself a “billboard liberation artist,” because much of his work involves painting over giant, pop culture billboards. But Augor’s creations are illegal and he’s forced to conceal his identity.
Check out the video to see why graffiti writers like Augor will climb to death defying heights, in the dark, and break the law in the name of artistic expression.