Urban art sometimes known as graffiti is a style of art that relates to cities and city life often done by artists who live in or have a passion for city life. The term urban means "from the city". Sometimes Urban art is called "street art". The style of this art is mostly cartoon based, and sometimes realistic. The art is sometimes viewed as vandalism and destruction of property. In general urban art is expressed at the neighborhood level, sometimes called "hoods" or the "ghetto" where a lot of people of different cultures live together.
Another use is for ad campaigns promot an unlimited number of products or services. One of the most successful viral ad campaigns using urban art was in 1989 by Shepard Fairey. He created an image of Andre the Giant to be used by skaters and others. The promotion was called obey the giant and has even gained so much popularity to have a website created in the name of just the design. http://obeygiant.com. The urban art style has an unlimited number of uses and its basic crowd focus is male teenagers.