Graffiti’s cultural position has long been a polarising topic – vandalism to some, a valid art movement to others. Fendi is clearly in the latter camp as street art forms the focus of The Ring of the Future, a circular artwork featuring the word ‘Future’ painted in six languages on the roof of the Italian fashion house’s HQ in Rome. ‘I see the rooftop as a blank canvas,’ says Cristiana Monfardini, Fendi’s vice president of communications and the project’s mastermind. Working in collaboration with London-based agency Global Street Art, Fendi commissioned a sextet of street artists to add their own typographic style to the piece. The artists come from the four corners of the globe: Cave, the London-based Iranian artist who mixes the Arabic and Farsi alphabets to create new typographic forms, and Seoul-based Korean Jodae, who mixes shamanism and oriental art in his intricate designs. English artist Gary Stranger creates bold and…Original sources