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Published on April 09, 2012

Collectively known as the Rong Crew, or RC, these young artists pose for a photo in the Bar None alley in St. John's, off Duckworth Street. –Photo by Tobias Romaniuk/The Telegram.

Published on April 09, 2012

The wall on Carter's Hill beneath Livingstone Street is the only legal wall in St. John's, according to graffiti artists. It's a good place to see some of the better work by current artists. – Photo by Tobias Romaniuk/The Telegram

Published on April 09, 2012

The wall on Carter's Hill beneath Livingstone Street is the only legal wall in St. John's, according to graffiti artists. It's a good place to see some of the better work by current artists. – Photo by Tobias Romaniuk/The Telegram

Published on April 09, 2012

Pieces by Game and Semy on a legal wall on Carter's Hill at Livingstone Street in St. John's. -Photo by Tobias Romaniuk/The Telegram

Published on April 09, 2012

This wall in an alley off Water Street was done by members of the AVC crew. It is a a commissioned piece on private property. THis wall has pieces by Rome, Revert, and other artists. –Photo by Tobias Romaniuk/The Telegram.

Published on April 09, 2012

A closer look at a commissioned graffiti piece on an alley wall off Water Street in downtown St. John's. –Photo by Tobias Romaniuk/The Telegram.

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This portrait on a downtown St. John's wall has been up so long the paint is starting to peel. -Photo by Tobias Romaniuk/The Telegram.

Published on April 09, 2012

SEone and Bird tagged this blank wall during a tour of downtown graffiti in St. John's. –Photo by Tobias Romaniuk/The Telegram.

Published on April 09, 2012

Graffiti artist Bird shows off a Rong Crew t-shirt he screen-printed. –Photo by Tobias Romaniuk/The Telegram

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Bird stands on a fire escape in a downtown St. John's back alley overlooking Water Street and the harbour. Semy, Bird and other graffiti artist's work can be seen on the rooftops. –Photo by Tobias Romaniuk/The Telegram

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SEone holds up a sketch that he may soon paint on a wall. –Photo by Tobias Romaniuk/The Telegram.

Published on April 09, 2012

This piece, on a wall in downtown St. John's, is regarded by the Rong Crew as being one of the better graffiti pieces in town. The trees stretch along most of the wall, and can be seen from Duckworth Street. –Photo by Tobias Romaniuk/The Telegram.

Graffiti in St. John's is a mixture of street art, intricate pieces, and quick tags. While those involved in its creation call it art, others feel it is nothing more than vandalism. This gallery shows a small portion of the graffiti that can be seen on downtown streets.

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  • doyle
    April 09, 2012 - 19:48

    i like graffiti! we should commission more artists!