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10.09.13 Bucky Turco

There’s all sorts of theories on why Banksy’s NYC-based Better Out Than In work is getting stomped out so quickly. According to one “graffiti historian,” writers don’t like Banksy’s art because he’s “pandering to the mainstream.” But that’s not it, graffiti has always attempted to poke its stick into the mainstream, even while its participants–for […]

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05.27.11 Bucky Turco

Graffiti author duo, Sacha Jenkins and David Villorente aka CHINO, are dropping their third volume featuring some of the artform’s most treasured work from writers’ blackbooks. The latest iteration, World Piecebook, showcases color-blasted pages dones by over 100 graffiti artists, as the title suggests, from around the world. The hardcover also comes with blank pages […]

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09.25.09 Will Sherman

Following up last year’s release, “Piecebook: The Secret Drawings of Graffiti Writers,” CHINO and Sacha Jenkins are publishing another collection of old school blackbook drawings. Titled “Piecebook Reloaded,” the new release picks up where they left off, featuring practice illustrations, sketches and outlines from 1985 to 2005 by notorious graffiti writers including COPE 2, CYCLE, […]

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05.12.09 Bucky Turco

Graffiti writer, author, and all around aerosol junkie, CHINO, gives some background on this piece that’s been running, miraculously, for almost three decades now: I first spotted this Dreams piece by Smiz NSA shortly after it was painted in 1982. For the past 27 years the wall has remained protected behind a locked gate in […]

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