Bombing Science recently released their latest research article that looks intensively into which cities are most popular for Graffiti art.
By researching within the social media platform of Instagram platform, the article shows which are the most instagrammable cities in the world. The study was made taking in consideration the hashtag #graffiti and in which cities it was used during the past summer.According to the article, illustarted in graffics, the most instagrammable city (with the hashtag #graffiti) was the Big Apple – New York City:
”In North America, we grouped US cities and Canadian cities together. There weren’t any surprises with New York City talking the top spot on the list in 2017. Followed up by Los Angeles (6), Miami (10), San Francisco (14th), Chicago (21) and sneaking into the last spot in the top 25 was Austin. In Canada, Toronto took the top spot and found itself 12th overall on the list. Followed up by Montreal (13) and no other Canadian cities in the top 25.”
Can you find your city on the list?
Is not surprising to see the city that never sleeps in first place, with iconic places like Bushwick Connection and with some monumental works by Os Gémeos, JR or even Vhils, making NYC the most tagged city in the world.
”Reviewing the European cities showed us that Europe dominated the Top 25 this summer. England, Germany, Italy and Spain all had 2 cities. London took the top spot and 2nd overall on the list. Paris (3), Berlin (5), Barcelona (8), Reykjavik (9), Dusseldorf (11), Moscow (15), Madrid (16), Lisbon (17), Rome (18), Milan (19) and rounding out the European cities was Amsterdam (22).”
South America and Mexico
”Reviewing the South American Cities revealed that San Paulo (4) had top honours and was part of the top 10 cities. Next was Bogotá (7) and Rio de Janeiro (20) with Mexico City coming in (23) and Buenos Aires (24th) rounding out the list.”
Another focus of this article are the festivals, and in this case they show which are the more tagged festivals in the world. And in no particular order they are:
”Along with the cities that have the most posts for #grafitti, we also wanted to highlight the festivals that make it happen for a lot of these artists. More and more festivals are popping up around the world and each bring their own distinct take on graffiti or street art. In no particular order some of the top festivals in our mind include Upfest (Bristol), City Leaks (Cologne), The Crystal Ship (Ostend), Bloop (Ibiza) , Santurce es Ley (San Juan), Mural Project (Richmond, USA), Mural Festival and Under Pressure in Montréal, Mural Festival Vancouver, Art Basel Miami (off-events), Nuart festival (Stavanger), Shine festival (St-Petersburg FL) and and WonderWalls (Adelaide). They represent 1 million+ fans and 100s of graffiti artists with the top group of festivals having substantial indirect and direct financial benefits topping $5 million+ and counting.”
Nice work Bombing Science!!
Tomás Cardoso//ISSA Team