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“When you first walk in, it was dark as fuck,” says 2ESAE. “And then when we finally found the lights, that’s when the whole place opened up,” SKI finishes. They are describing the abandoned Loew’s Canal Theatre, which they snuck into under the cover of darkness one night in February. Built in the the early […]

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On a snowy night in February, two graffiti writers used the cloak of winter to gain access into the Loew’s Canal Theatre — not to bomb it with aerosol — but to restore its former glory. Rather than desecrating the monument, they paid respects to it. “The project was just a random idea that came […]

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After taking out all the ads on a New York City subway car and putting up their work instead, graffiti artists SKI and 2ESAE hosted a legal reception in Soho for “Product of UR Environment,” their latest exhibit. The duo presented a massive series of multi-media art that combined graffiti with graphic design, silk-screening and photography. (Check […]

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“Advertisers have been stealing graffiti tactics for years,” says long-time graffiti writer 2ESAE. SKI adds, “We’re not allowed to paint trains anymore. Who knew that years later… fucking Target could have a full car?” SKI is referring to the time when the MTA first let a brand wrap an ad entirely around a subway car in […]

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You will never be as cool as Valentin Delluc, the Frenchman who grinds a ski lift cable while flying down a slope with a paraglider in the video above. Delluc writes that it took “thousands and thousands of hours” of practice. […]

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To mark the upcoming release of his new album-cum-viral-marketing-stunt, Magna Carta Holy Grail, Jay-Z created some shiny, mostly contentless promotional books, then sent fans on a scavenger hunt to find them. Inside was the album’s tracklist accompanied by black bars that look like censored lyrics–I’d call it some kind of comment on NSA surveillance, but even that […]

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In all fairness, Tommy REBEL was the first to create toy replicas of box trucks he actually painted, but I’m not angry at TYO Toys’ continuing series that basically does the same. NYC graffiti duo 2ESAE and SKI are the latest vandals to be immortalized on the mini trucks. They’re being released as an edition […]

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With virtually every member of their crew getting arrested at some point or another in the past two years, it makes sense that Destroy & Rebuild would continue to find some legal ways to parlay their love of graffiti, so the notorious group of vandals created another print with BLDG. It features artful recreations of […]

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