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January 31, 2013 Julia Dawidowicz

What do The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, The 400 Blows, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Mystic River, and Blade 2 all have in common? No, smart ass, not the fact that they are all fictional works filmed in live-action. Well, fine, besides that. The answer: graffiti. Thanks to this awesome Tumblr, you can […]

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January 28, 2013 Eugene Reznik

The Daily News published a series of photographs documenting racist, sexist and otherwise hateful scribblings on the temporary bathroom walls of the men’s rooms used by construction workers at One World Trade Center, which recently saw the first piece of its spire set in place. In all caps, with exclamation points and the utmost exasperation, the […]

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January 23, 2013 Marina Galperina

The Russian graffiti blog VIVACITY has released a trailer for Moscow Subway Chronicles, a docu-short featuring some of the proudest work of BUNT, UTOP, MDT and TERROR from over the past five years. Watch graffiti writers unhinge brick walls, crawl around subterranean tunnels and bomb entire train cars in hard-hat ‘n’ vest disguise like pros. Just in case you thought Russian subways were for performance art only. […]

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January 21, 2013 Bucky Turco

For its latest art sale, online gallery Dirty Pilot has curated a show featuring black book pages from some of graffiti’s most legendary pioneers and train painters. With work from the likes of STAY HIGH 149 (RIP), SEEN, CES, QUIK, REVOLT, BLADE, GHOST, COPE2, and others, no introductions are really necessary. The pages range in […]

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January 17, 2013 Marina Galperina

Adam Mansbach, the bestselling cool dad author of Go the Fuck to Sleep, recently approached the MTA with the ads for his new book Rage Is Back. CBS Outdoor promptly shut down his request to put that on the exterior of subway trains. They don’t want anything that looks like graffiti. To be fair, the book is about a graffiti writer […]

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January 16, 2013 Marina Galperina

So, this is a bit conflicting. Here’s a recently released book from photographer Scott Hocking: BAD GRAFFITI.  Ahem ahem. BAD GRAFFITI is a current photography series focusing on the vulgar, juvenile, poorly scrawled, often misspelled, ignorant, ridiculous, hilarious, bad-ass, so-bad-its-good, under-the-radar, and generally dismissed as shitty graffiti that I love throughout Detroit. For one thing, there’s a […]

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January 14, 2013 Marina Galperina

ANIMAL’s feature Artist’s Notebook asks artists to show us their original idea sketch next to a finished piece. This week, NYC graffiti-bombing legend COPE2 shows us what a quick sketch of his wall piece looks like. I did this sketch pretty quick once I knew I was putting a wall together with several graffiti artists. If I’m just […]

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