The word graffiti conjures up images of urban decay, blight, and crime. But there are some artists who have taken the medium and have turned out masterpieces, worthy of acclaim. Their pieces have the potential to transform a once ugly, long-forgotten structure into a beautiful place that people flock to see and photograph. Here are some such examples that will change everything you thought you knew about street art.

These are some of the pieces that really inspire us. But we know these are the types of things that often go unnoticed unless you see them on a regular basis. Tell us, or SHOW us, some works of graffiti that really belong in a category of their own.

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