Have you ever been driving along and seen someone’s graffiti tag and said, “Hey, that’s pretty cool.” If you like the creative expression part of graffiti without the illegal defacing of property part, today’s game might be right up your alley.

If you want to see your name in paint (of the virtual kind), check out Graffiti Creator. It’s not really a game, per se, but an entertaining online graphic tool. You can choose between a couple of fonts and then type in your name or any other text string to see it displayed as graffiti. That’s just the beginning. You have total control of the colors and text embellishments like flames and bubbles as well as elements like shadows, outlines, and backgrounds. There are enough variables to create your own highly personalized look.

Saving or printing your creation is also easy do in the creator – or you can just screen grab your creation to use in your favorite image editing program where you can turn it into graphics for your Web page or whatever turns your crank.

We like this widget because it appeals both to our creativity and our narcissism. And it’s perfectly legal. What could be better than that?

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