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February 14, 2014 Bucky Turco

Consistently dope graffiti writer FUTURA painted a bunch of basketballs for Sprite and will be auctioning them off for the Boy’s Club of America. To announce the project, the soda maker released a video, complete with highly dramatic editing and soundtrack, which is cool, except for the one shot of a strategically placed bottle of […]

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February 5, 2014 Marina Galperina

In 1978, when graffiti was still developing and demonized as a blight on the city, artist Martin Wong was already a fan. He’d just moved to New York and was working Pearl Paint supply store, befriending the teenage writers who were equipping their arsenal at the store. He started collecting their black books and later, […]

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April 23, 2013 Julia Dawidowicz

Back in its heyday, Paris’s famed Les Bains nightclub hosted the revelries of Kate Moss, Andy Warhol, David Bowie, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and everyone else you’ve ever dreamt of hanging out with. The party was crashed in 2010, when some haphazard renovations led to the club being declared unsafe, and then condemned. The iconic building will regain […]

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January 30, 2013 Marina Galperina

ANIMAL’s original series I Should Have Shot That! asks photographers about that one shot that got away. This week, Ian Cox recalls a perfect moment with FUTURA during the illegal, subterranean Underbelly Project in Paris. I was invited to document the second Underbelly Project, after New York. It’s an illegal project. It’s not sanctioned, so it’s all […]

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