Diego Bergia aka LEPOS @whereislepos graffiti 90s arcade-style game heads to the Manhattans Lower East Side to the famed Arlene’s Grocery . In this edition Bronx graffit king CES faces off against REVOK of graffiti crew MSk check out as Revok previously faced Giant here
Curbed revisits the Freedom Tunnel’s on Manhattan’s Upper West Side for Spring 2013 with its series of photo essays by Nathan Kensinger. Kensinger heads down to the Amtrak Tunnels located in Riverside Park with urban exploration author Moses Gates the tunnels which were named after artist Chris “Freedom” Pape who was also from the Upper West Side. The new photos unearth surprisingly a new mural pictured below dedicated to former Mayor Ed Koch who campaigned against graffiti.
The birthday celebration tribute mural for street photographer Martha Cooper will be short lived as the Bowery Mural exchanges cans yet again. Next up on the Bowery Mural is a new piece from Bronx graffiti artist CRASH aka John Matos. The new piece seems to feature the classic cartoon Popeye The Sailor Man punching into Crash’s name, we will see as the piece is expected to be done by Friday.
Yesterday was famed graffiti photographer’s Martha Cooper’s birthday. A tribute Martha Cooper Mural was in the works for her at the Bowery Mural by some well known graffiti artist from LADY PINK, HOW, NOSM, FREE5, TERROR161, CRASH, DAZE, BIO, FREEDOM and other graffiti writers.
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A while back we had a post about Gimme the Loot a film about teenage graffiti-writers in NYC now it seems the film is making it was officially to movie theaters.Take a look at theofficial the theatrical trailer below and expect the film in theaters on 3/22.
Malcolm and Sofia and the most determined teenage graffiti-writers in the Bronx. But when a rival gang buffs their latest masterpiece, they hatch a plan to get their revenge by planning the ultimate graffiti tag — to “bomb” the Mets’ home run apple. The only hitch is that they need to raise $500 to pull off their spectacular scheme. Over the course of two whirlwind, sun-soaked summer days, Malcolm and Sofia travel on an epic urban adventure involving black market spray cans, illicit bodegas, stolen sneakers, a high stakes heist, and a beautiful, stoned girl whose necklace is literally their key to fame. “A uniquely fresh, affectionate and downright huggable debut feature,” (Mark Olsen, LA Weekly) GIMME THE LOOT is the charming, funny, daring story of two taggers that will do anything to become the biggest writers in the city.
Bestselling author Adam Mansbach who is known for the Go the Fuck to Sleep, best seller had 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.
The book which is about a graffiti writer and his son, so the “font” is somewhat graffiti-esque, more so than the scribbles and bleeding text on the Massive Attack and Lou Reed album covers that were banned by the TfL in London. And yet, Mansbach makes some good points at the Awl.
Mayor John Lindsay first declared war in 1972, and over the next 17 years, the city would spend three hundred million dollars attempting to run graffiti-free trains—this, during a period when the subway barely functioned and the city teetered on the brink of insolvency.
What exactly is the rubric by which the MTA judges a letter’s graffiti-ness? At what stylistic tipping point does a word becomes impermissible to the same entity that has approved liquor adverts depicting naked women in dog collars, and bus placards featuring rhetoric widely condemned as hate speech against Palestinians? And if the NYPD defines graffiti as “etching, painting, covering or otherwise placing a mark upon public or private property, with the intent to damage,” isn’t a graffiti-style letter kind of like a robbery-style purchase?
The Underbelly Project consist of artist who in 2009 found a long-forgotten and unfinished NYC subway station and decided to make it an underground gallery and creative space. The artist made numerous trips to the station through out a Year leaving a underground tunnel exhibition of work, which will now never see the light since the original entrance has since been removed.
MOCAtv had captured this footage and has for display below.
A Graffiti tagged B Train subway Cart was spotted at the West 4th Street Station located in downtown Manhattan. The photo above was shot by Jocelyn Goldstein the photo was taken as it was heading down to Coney Island Yard to be cleaned.
If you did’nt know Mf Doom was into graffiti before he became a rapper/producer.Now Adidas Originals shows MF DOOM’s skills as he breaks down his history in the art of graffiti, and shares some of his thoughts on the hip hop influenced artistic movement. The MadVillain also walks us through his whole process of putting together a graffiti piece, from looking out for the cops , sizing up the wall, to what goes through his brain while creating a masterpiece.
Saber of famed LA graffiti crew The Seventh Letter, Defends the Art in New York City skies in response to Mitt Romney, who stated that he would eliminate funding for The National Endowment for the Arts, PBS, and NPR if elected. The graffiti artist hired five skywriting planes to take to the skies of New York City take a look at the pictures over the Brooklyn Bridge Below.
New Era’s presents its latest flagbearer Manhattan New York City graffiti artist Eric Haze who decribes fashion as a new canvas. Haze will now bring his legendary New York City graffiti style to New Era while in the past he has done logos for musicians and companies such The Beastie Boys, Delicious Vinyl, Cold Chillin, Stussy, LL Cool J, EPMD, and Headbangers Ball.