Street art is essentially visual art created in public locations, usually unsanctioned artwork executed outside of the context of traditional art venues. Artists who choose the streets as their gallery are often doing so from a preference to communicate directly with the public at large, free from perceived confines of the formal art world. They often travel between countries to spread their designs. Some artists, like OakOak (above), have gained cult-followings, media and art world attention, and have gone on to work commercially in the styles which made their work known on the streets. Continue reading for more.