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01.27.15 Rhett Jones

Somewhere in Cardross, Scotland there’s an abandoned seminary that rivals 5 Pointz as a dream location for graffiti writers. St. Peter’s Seminary, a beautiful brutalist building, has been left to rot in the Scottish countryside for decades. In 2014, the necessary grant money to restore the building was awarded and soon it will undergo renovations. […]

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09.18.14 Bucky Turco

Today is a big deal in Scotland as millions of voters cast ballots for a referendum deciding whether their country will be independent from the United Kingdom or not. By most accounts, it’s going to be very close. Someone in Shoreditch, London’s street art mecca, had this to say about the historic vote. (Photos: photographer695) […]

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06.24.13 Julia Dawidowicz

This August, dozens of musicians will use a solar-powered FM transmitter to broadcast never-before-heard songs for 24 hours… in the middle of Scotland’s Galloway Forest. Songs from artists like Mogwai, Clint Mansell and Eccentric Research Counsel will be forever erased by a “government-strength deletion program” after they’ve played through the forest. There will be no […]

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07.23.10 Bucky Turco

A microbrewery in Scotland mastered the art of shock marketing for the release of their latest brand of beer: The End of History. At 55% alcohol, not only is it the most “alcoholic beer known to man,” but also the bottles come packaged in limited edition dead animal carcasses, which should pretty much enrage everyone […]

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03.25.10 Marina Galperina

  Opening next month: Matt Mignanelli exports vivid canvases from NYC to Glasgow’s Recoat Gallery, represent! Cross-breeding geometric and organic forms, Matt cultivates some precise painterly vibrancy, soon to be shed all over a mural-awaiting wall in Scotland. Check out Ballast’s studio visit with Mignanelli in case you’re curious about his choice of brushes or […]

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05.18.09 Will Sherman

Arrested last year for painting a whole car on British Transport, a German graffiti writer was scolded by the judge and only charged $2000. While it’s true that “this sentence sends out the clear message that vandalism and criminality on the rail network in Scotland will not be tolerated,” it seems remarkably light compared to […]

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