As you walk through New York City today, you may still see some remnants of graffiti but it’s not as prevalent as it was in the 70’s and 80’s. Although graffiti may have died down on the streets, it’s just getting started in cyberspace.
“Graffiti in the future will only get better,” says Lamboy. “The next generation of writers will have at their disposal, new tools to create their masterpieces.” Besides the advancement of traditional tools such as spray paints and inks, the newest and most important tool happens to be social media. “The help of the internet, [allows you] to see what is going on across the globe,” Lamboy said. “I never thought this was possible back in the day.” Marquez agrees. “You have Facebook, you have social media,” Marquez said. “Social media is going to help you more than it has in the past.”
With artists now able to post and share their work online for the entire world to admire and increase awareness, the art form is no longer bound by the concrete of the streets or metal of a subway car. And the pioneers welcome that with open arms.