Buzz Kill: The Knapper twins' favorite street artists

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Corey and Jesse Knapper, a pair of art-school students who were arrested for pasting massive posters on the sides of buildings, are the focus of "Buzz Kill," this week's cover story.

Some people call their work vandalism, some call it art, some call it both. Their graphic poster art is reminiscent of pieces by Shepard Fairey, so it's no surprise that the man who created Obama's iconic "Hope" poster makes the list of the the twins' fave street artists.

Here are the Knappers' top five:

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Flickr photo by Bruce Turner

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Flickr photo by Carl MiKoy

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Flickr photo by Henrick Chulu

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Flickr photo by istolethetv
5. Shepard Fairey
He created the Obama "Hope" poster now hanging in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. The street artist whose primary form is wheat-pasting (a Knappers favorite) has also been arrested on multiple occasions.

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Flickr photo by Lindsay Scott

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Flickr photo by Leeks

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Flickr photo by Lord Jim

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Flickr photo by Marie A-C
4. Banksy
The man behind the Academy Award-nominated documentary Exit Through the Gift Shop is an elusive street-art figure from Bristol, England. He mostly uses stencils to create his visual messages, which are usually political.

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All photos by Posterboy

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3. Posterboy
Most of his work plays off visuals and words found on posters. Sometimes it's funny, sometimes it's cutting and sometimes it borders on obscene.


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