Monday, November 17, 2014

New book: DAIM - his first 25 years of work now in print

Mirko Reisser (DAIM) [book]: 1989 – 2014

DAIM's new book is a retrospective covering this graffiti master's first 25 years of work. Daim's 3D graffiti styles continue to amaze viewers worldwide.

320 pages! And just in time for the holidays.

English and German text and full-color artwork.

Read more about this book, and find out where to buy it, on Daim's website.

Also, if you'll be traveling to Bern, Switzerland soon, check out his Monomania exhibition there -- up until January 10, 2015.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Call for artists: THE ART OF THE BLACKBOOK (pop-up show in California)


pop-up group art show


(You don't have to be in California, but your artwork does.)

Art Crimes is under construction, but in a good way

It may be a few months before I can update Art Crimes again with new photos. I'm waiting for some good news from the software wizards who are working hard to build some new features and infrastructure for the website.

I'll announce whatever news here and on Twitter as things develop.


Related: it looks like Art Crimes will need to do some fundraising in 2015, so I would sure appreciate your help with that when the time comes.

Art Crimes is one of the very few 20-year-old websites still standing, so this is a good time to consider its future. The goal is to put the website on more solid footing in several ways, to try to futureproof it so people can enjoy Art Crimes and learn about worldwide graffiti art and history for many years to come.

As many of you know, the website has always struggled to stay online, despite a considerable amount of cash contributed by yours truly from time to time, because popularity is expensive. Serving up any kind of visual media is a financial balancing act.

I'll post more over the coming months about how you can support, if you're down to help.

Mostly I'll need help getting the word out.

Also if you represent a brand who might want to work with us on a fundraiser, please get in touch with some ideas.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Ukraine: 5, 6, 7 September c.Kamenets Podolsky international festival of street art

Re$publica Festival

Re$publica Festival <>

This year they did not provide English information, but you can use Google Translate on their website. Ukrainian press release:

На стріт-арт фестивалі «Республіка» збирають кошти на створення величезного графіті про Майдан

Цього року під час фестивалю «Республіка», що відбудеться у Кам’янці-Подільському 5-7 вересня, художники планують створити великий малюнок на 5-типоверховому будинку у пам’ять про події на Майдані.

Організатори вирішили зібрати гроші через платформу спільнокошт. До цієї справи можуть долучитися усі охочі. Ідею підтримали майже 50 благодійників й на малюнок зібрали 55% необхідних коштів. Аби проект втілили у життя, залишається менше 20-ти днів. Долучитися можна тут
Кожен учасник отримає подяку від фестивалю «Республіка» (квитки, футболки, екскурсії, проживання у готелі).

Новий малюнок («Запальний танок») створять на фасаді 5-типоверхового будинку. Це експозиція художників з арт-групи DRUGYJ FRONT, які створювали свої картини під час подій на Майдані.
Також організатори планують презентувати проект «Листівки з Майдану» під час фестивалю.

Куди підуть гроші
Зібрані кошти будуть витрачені на фарбу, на гідравлічний підйомник, на оренду приміщень для виставки, на організацію приїзду художників.
Фестиваль «Республіка» – це автономний проект який не співпрацює з політичними партіями, без джерел фінансування, окрім коштів з продажу квитків.
“Нам дуже важлива ваша підтримка в цьому проекті, завдяки нашим спільним зусиллям в спальному районі міста з’явиться ще один арт-об’єкт, а люди, які приїдуть на фестиваль «Республіка» з різних регіонів України та інших країн світу, зможуть  переглянути, ознайомитись або пригадати революційні події, які відбувалися на Майдані”, – пишуть організатори.

English Google Translation:

On the Street Art Festival "The Republic" gather funds for the creation of a huge graffiti on the Square

This year, during the festival "Republic" to be held in Kamenetz-Podolsk 5-7 September, the artists plan to create a major figure 5-storey building in the memory of the events on the Square.

The organizers decided to raise money through the platform spilnokosht. This case can engage all comers. The idea was supported by almost 50 philanthropists and collected by drawing 55% of the necessary funds. To design embodied in life is less than 20 days. Join here

Each participant will receive the gratitude of the festival "Republic" (tickets, t-shirts, tours, accommodation).

New picture ("Hot Dance") to create the facade of 5-storey building. This exhibition of artists from the art group DRUGYJ FRONT, who created his paintings during the events on the Square.
Organizers also plan to present the project "Postcards with Square" during the festival.

Where will the money
The collected money will be used to paint on a hydraulic lift, the rent for the exhibition, the organization coming artists.

Festival "Republic" - a stand-alone project that does not cooperate with political parties, without funding, in addition to funds from ticket sales.

"We really appreciate your support in this project, thanks to our joint efforts in the residential area of the city will have another art object, and the people who come to the festival" Republic "from Ukraine and other countries of the world can see , learn or remember the revolutionary events that took place on the Square "- written by the organizers.

Magazine: InterRail - Utah & Ether


World-renowned graffiti writers UTAH & ETHER take to the road and the rails in Finish InterRail, the premier release from Trespass Press.

The couple is internationally known for being two of the most prolific and cutting-edge artists within the graffiti genre. They have gained global notoriety for their signature vandalistic styles, which can be viewed on the streets, trains and metro systems of over 40 countries, spanning 4 continents.

Each of the 120 full-color pages in this zine document the adventure and spontaneity of their European holiday gone awry. Shot fully on 35mm film in the form of stolen disposable cameras, the images in this publication emanates a rawness and honesty that draws the viewer in to the world of UTAH & ETHER.

This edition is limited to 300 copies and will not be reprinted.

120 Full-Color Pages
120g Woodfree Paper
5A Size (148mm x 210mm / 5.83" x 8.27")
Full Bleed
Heavy Card Stock Cover
Edition of 300

Germany, Crimmitschau: Aug 29 - 31 - 80 artists at IBUg

IBUg 2014: 
Festival for urban art and culture in Crimmitschau, Germany

This weekend the IBUg is going to the next round! For the 9th time this unique festival transforms an industrial wasteland into a synthesis of the arts. Started 2006 by Tasso (Maclaim Crew) as a small and unofficial graffiti meeting in Meerane the project became a festival of international renown over the years, featuring artists from all over the world, fascinating art pieces, a colorful program and an unique atmosphere. In 2014 IBUg festival is taking place in Crimmitschau, the “city of a hundred chimneys”, for the first time – and this simultaneously in two locations: the former brothers Pfau cloth mill and the nearby area around Schützenplatz!

Since last Friday more than 80 artists - creative folks of the steady growing IBUg-family - will transform both locations into a total artwork by graffiti, paste ups, impressive murals, detailed illustrations, spectacular installations and multimedia projections within a one-week creative phase. There will be Zone56 (Glauchau), Flamat (Leipzig), Threehouse (Leipzig), HiFi (Dortmund), Quintessenz (Berlin) or Loomit (München)  and international guests like Faunagraphic and Rocket (Great Britain), Amin (France), Duncan Passmore (Ireland), Pinche (Spain), Key Detail (Belarus), Akuma und Digo (Brasil), Alaniz (Argentina) or Benuz (Mexico), to just name a few.

The results of their work is gonna be displayed from Friday the 29th till Sunday the 31st of August as part of a festival called "IBUg fabric + leather“. The extensive program furthermore includes guided tours of the IBUg area and the historical production facilities of the west saxonian textile industry that not just shows multifaceted, high-standard art, but also let the visitors explore more than 130 years of industrial history. On Saturday numerous lectures about „street culture and creative industries" are given by taking the example of tree creative enterprises. The following Sunday experts discuss the question of „How do we want to live and work?“. Besides that the festival-weekend comes up with the exhibition "IBArt" of various artist´s artworks, movies, an art market, chillout area and a silkscreen printing workshop. Of course there´ll be the traditional IBUg-party – which is going down twice this year!  Acts like DJ Marc Hype (Dusty Donuts, MPM Rec, Berlin), Franz! (Muna, Paracou, Thurania), Iknaz and Bear With Me (Das Konglomerat, Weimar), Beppo S. & Peter B. (Staubsound, Leipzig), Jahmica & die Obskuriosen (Zwangsvulgaristen, Leipzig) or  DJ Sir Mole (Dresden) gonna be live on stage and will certainly inflame the mood to the boiling point.

Further information about IBUg:
[The English site does not work for some reason, but it might auto-redirect you.]

IBUg 2014 teaser:

Selected artists of IBUg 2014:
Akuma (Brazil), Alaniz (Argentina), Amin (France), Andy K, Arijmoka, Atem, Beastiestylez, Bender, Benjamin Frischbier, Benuz (Mexico), Bond, Bonk, Chemis (Czech Republic), Christian Rug, Dial, Duncan Passmore (Ireland), El Bocho, Elmar Karla, Farbgefühl, Flamat, Fogel Junge, Gebrüder Onkel, Guido Zimmermann, HiFi, Innerfields, Jolly Fellow, juliaH, Kera, Key Detail (Belarus), Konglomerat, lagqaffe, Loomit, Mad Flava, Marx, Maximiliane Beck, Miez Wars, Mimicry, Momo, Monarch, MXZEHN, Okle, Orble, Patu, Pinche (Spain), Quintessenz, Raffael Jesche, Rebelzer, Rico Gruner, Royal TS, Shortee, Simo, Threehouse, Wästegäng, Won, Zone56, Faungraphic (Great Britain), Rocket (Great Britain), Jan Thau, Woodland, Digo (Brazil)

The schedule:

Friday, 29th of August 2014
15.00 - Schützenplatz & brothers Pfau cloth mill (Leipziger Straße 125) - 08451 Crimmitschau

"IBUg fabric + leather" - Festival for urban art and culture with guided tours of the transformed festival area, exhibition "IBArt", cinema and chillout...

Friday, 29th of August 2014
20.00 – Schützenplatz - 08451 Crimmitschau

"Electric eclectic IBUgig" - Party with Marc Hype (Dusty Donuts, MPM Records Berlin -, Franz! (Muna, Paracou, Thurania -, monotype & flomotion (Mopedgang Records), Iknaz and Bear with me (Das Konglomerat, Weimar - Deco: IBUg & Lonesome Riders (


Saturday, 30th of August 2014
10.00 - Schützenplatz & brothers Pfau cloth mill (Leipziger Straße 125) - 08451 Crimmitschau

"IBUg fabric + leather" - Festival for urban art and culture with guided tours of the transformed festival area, exhibition "IBArt", cinema, discussions and lectures, art market, silkscreen printing workshop and chillout...

Saturday, 30th of August 2014
20.00 – Schützenplatz - 08451 Crimmitschau

"IBUg Night Fever" - Party with the PAINT CLUB Marker Battle and Monkeyman (7Schläfer), DJ Sir Mole (Dresden), Beppo S. & Peter B. (Staubsound, Leipzig -, Jahmica & die Obskuriosen (Zwangsvulgaristen, Leipzig -, DJ Free-Kee (Impfbass, Leipzig - Deco: IBUg & Lonesome Riders ( Sound: Ultraschall PA (


Sunday, 31st of August 2014
10.00 - Schützenplatz & brothers Pfau cloth mill (Leipziger Straße 125) - 08451 Crimmitschau

"IBUg fabric + leather" - Festival for urban art and culture with guided tours of the transformed festival area, exhibition "IBArt", cinema, discussions and lectures, art market, silkscreen printing workshop and chillout...


picture credits:

Impressions of the IBUg 2014 creative phase in Crimmitschau, Germany (® Thomas Dietze)

MO, St. Louis: Aug 29 - Sept 1 - PAINT LOUIS

Paint Louis

"This year will mark the 10th annual PAINT LOUIS event since its establishment in 1998.  Paint Louis is a graffiti art/HipHop music and dance event that is dedicated to showcasing the country's best HipHop artists in approved public spaces.  Paint Louis is an all-ages event lasting 4 days, featuring 300 artists and over 1,000 attendees that come to appreciate the art."

DATES:    Friday, August 29, 2014 to Monday, September 1, 2014

TIME:    8:00am-8:00pm  (and times vary for nightly after parties)

LOCATION:    The Flood Wall, located at Chouteau Ave. at S. Wharf St., 63102.  The Flood Wall is 1.9 miles in length.  

Susan says: This event is amazing. It's probably the biggest painting event in the USA. You should go. Some extra things you might want to take (see website for more info):

* water
* sunscreen
* hats
* bandanas
* ice 
* hand cleaner
* towels (ice water->head and shoulders)
* ladders
* rollers and extensions
* snacks/picnic
* camera supplies
* sketchbooks
* stickers
* folding chairs you can easily carry
* umbrellas

What not to bring: giant SUVs. It's super hot and dusty and the road is narrow. 

Tip: Hotels with pools will be just the thing. 

Please pass this info to your social networks!

Call for artists: Sticker Phiends Vol. 6: Phoenix Arizona - Deadline October 4, 2014

"Sticker Phiends" Vol. 6!

Phoenix, Arizona (October 2014) - Street/Gallery artist "Mad One" will team up with cartel lab to host and curate the annual "Sticker Phiends", a showcase of local and international adhesive, street and graff artists for yet another round. The show will feature adhesive art and other interactive activities, plenty of sticker giveaways, limited edition prints and other mixed medium works produced by showcasing artists. 

There have been several Graffiti/Urban art themed shows throughout the valley over the past decade. This is one of a kind for sure; its name explains itself “Sticker Phiends” an array of street/gallery artists throughout the world have come together year after year to make this a must see show.

 Mad One, a former based Arizona street/gallery artist, had the opportunity to lock down local and international artists both established and up and coming. “In the past shows we have had artists ranging from Arizona, New York to Brazil, Spain and beyond". Sticker Phiends is about the adhesive art movement and bringing awareness of stickers and how they have gone from the streets to a modern medium of art being displayed in today’s galleries.

-Please send in posters/stickers for our installation piece (no larger than 24x36in.)

-Artwork you would like to display please have the following included:

(Ready to hang, artist info and price) Reminder: the gallery will be taking 50% of sales so please price accordingly.

We would also like to request items to be donated so they could be given out over the course of the opening night like Tee-shirts, sticker packs etc.. If you would like to contribute anything specifically for the merch/sales area please indicate in package and or via communication (e-mail preferred)

If you have any questions regarding submissions/sponsoring the event or shipping please contact


Delta does concrete

Asphalte; Biennale d'art urbain - Charleroi Belgium

10k kg concrete and metal piece by Delta

Asphalte #1 - Le Teaser
from BPS22 on Vimeo.

CA, Los Angeles: Jun 8 - Sep 21, 2014: Scratch

Experience 11: Scratch

Many events, check the link. Zine fair and calligraphy course are next.

SCRATCH Artists   AiseBorn | Alex “Defer” Kizu | Arbe | Atlas | Augustine Kofie | Axis | Big Sleeps | Bob Roberts | Charlie Roberts | Cryptik | David Cowan (Miner) | Demer One | Design 9 | Devin Flynn (Relm) | Dr.Eye | Earn One | Eder | Enkone | Eric “Cre8” Walker | Eyeone | Fearo | Fishe | Gajin Fujita | Gorgs | Heaven | Hert | Jeffrey Saunders(Dye5) | Jose “Prime” Reza | Kasl | Keo One | Kopey | Korea | Kozem | Krush | Kyle Kyote | Lokus | Mark 7 | Patrick Martinez | Nuke | Pedro Balugo (PJ) | Plek | Pyer | Raymond “Gramps ”Green | Roder 169 | Saber | Sano | Steven Tishkoff (Mist) | Swank | Tanner | Tempt | Thanks | The Phantom Street Artist | Versus 269 | Vyal | Wram One

Call for artists: Washington, DC: Sept 14th - October 4th, 2014 - G40 Art Summit


G40 Art Summit is a yearly group art show that brings together world renown artists for a month long exhibit with a different theme every year. This year’s show focuses on artwork that goes beyond the traditional two dimensional canvas. Artists are challenged to approach their work in a multi dimensional format which will expand boundaries and grow possibilities. Artwork will include layered canvases, art on found objects, free standing pieces, and many more creative approaches to the challenge at hand. The exhibit will take place at Blind Whino for the second year running. The building’s many nooks and ample spaces provide the ideal backdrop for installations that will transform the space into living art.

This festival is still accepting artists, vendors and performers. More info:

Mirrored alphabet

Regrettably, I can't find the origin of this, but it's lovely and I wanted to share it.

New comic book: TEEL ONE - Chicago: Modern Urban Legends
Modern Urban Legends

Momentum Art Tech brings the gritty passion and often misunderstood graffiti world to life comic-book-style with Modern Urban Legends, the first comic book series visualizing the realities and harshness of graffiti-writing culture.  This story, written by artist TEEL ONE, is artistically created to open your eyes on this overshadowed society. 

Hundreds of books and magazines have told the story and documented graffiti culture, but this is the first comic book series based on real life stories from one of Chicago's most well-known graffiti writers. The series portrays the challenges its main character, RAZE faces in school, with his peers and living this underground lifestyle. Creatively designed visuals support the story with background tags and subtle references to past and current writers and artists.

Modern Urban Legends is the first edition in this series and was designed for both the graffiti writers and those looking for more insight into this world. The ten-page story can be purchased for $3 at the store or ordered by contacting Momentum Art Tech at 1-773-441-4842 or via email at

CA, Los Angeles: Aug 30, 2014: Blade - King of Graffiti book signing & Freedom show opens (through Sep. 13)

BLADE is considered “The King of Graffiti” because by 1980, after painting 5,000 wildly creative trains, he stopped counting. Known and loved by the graffiti community, BLADE is not a myth but a crowned head visionary who has painted a rich collection of artwork on the street and on canvas.

BLADE’s first solo show in Los Angeles, this exhibit features new large-scale spray paint and paint marker artworks on canvas and NYC subway maps. Inspired by his own characters, letters, colors, and abstract imagery from some of his own subway train masterpieces from the 1970’s, the collection of artwork is a throwback to his innovative style that influenced generations of contemporary artists all over the world. Titles like “METALLIC MADNESS” and “METEROIC RAINBOW ” are reminiscent of the silver spray paint and metal trains that BLADE painted fiercely. His gifted perception for color and letter style are not just nostalgic but defining for the golden era of subway art. In “JOINT MAN ,” BLADE paints a character he originally created in 1976, at age 19, on an IRT Train. These new paintings are a look at the past fused with BLADE’s ever-future imagination of today.

BLADE: KING OF GRAFFITI is a colorful hardbound collectible book about BLADE, the prolific and legendary graffiti artist from the Bronx. BLADE’s career has spanned over forty years and writer/NY graffiti artist Chris Pape, aka FREEDOM , sits down with him to recount his high’s and low’s in this 250 page book, packed with vintage photos of his life and artwork. This book parallels the New York graffiti movement almost from its inception, moving through its glory years in the mid-1970s, when BLADE earned his title, and ending in the global art scene, where he remains a major presence. BLADE helped New York graffiti become internationally famous by making it look fun, and, for reasons of quantity, quality, and, perhaps above all, for sheer spirit, BLADE may very well be the most popular graffiti artist with his peers. This recently released book is available for sale at THE SEVENTH LETTER STORE for $39.99.



FREEDOM grew up on the Upper West side of Manhattan and his name became cemented in graffiti history when he painted what became known as the Freedom Tunnel from 1980 - 1996. The tunnel underneath NYC was once FREEDOM ’s personal hall of fame, featuring many of his silver and black spray paint masterpieces, which included recreations of great artworks from history to specifically homage the importance and influence they have on graffiti art.

The city of New York and Amtrak have since buffed much of the Freedom Tunnel unfortunately but FREEDOM has found another a tunnel to paint in Rochester, upstate New York.

Inspired by his new work in that tunnel, THE ROCHESTER SERIES is a collection of 12” x 16” paintings on wooden panels, larger works on canvas, and traditional NYC wild style piece book drawings reinvented with added collage. Exploring pop objects from his youth, FREEDOM is mining vintage imagery as if he is sifting through subway grating looking for urban archaeology.

Using color in ways he never could in the 1980’s, these works are bright with exciting hues. FREEDOM paints iconic comic book heroes and classic products with graphic cartoony logos incorporating distressed backgrounds to bring into the gallery walls his musings from his current tunnel spray paint installations. In “THE THING ,” FREEDOM tags up historical NYC graffiti writers FLINT , MIKE 171, TAKI 183, and many others, again referencing the impact and gravity of his graffiti community, the writing idols of the walls.

Sunday, August 10, 2014


King Robbo, who has died aged 44, was one of the founding fathers of London’s graffiti scene. The Telegraph honored him with a great obituary.

He will be greatly missed. Condolences to his family and friends.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Documentary on Iranian street artists

Mutiny Of Colours (Trailer) from Zeinab Tabrizy on Vimeo.

Susan says: They plan a Kickstarter later on, so follow them on Facebook or send them a message to stay in the loop.

NYC Blade signing: Fri. Aug. 8, 2014 // New books: BLADE King of Graffiti and 100 European Graffiti Artists

Book Signing for BLADE: Friday, August 8, 2014, 6:30 PM at The Museum of the City of New York

Museum event details:

Two new books just published:

Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. is pleased to announce the release of two new graffiti art titles: Blade: King of Graffiti and 100 European Graffiti Artists:

BLADE has already told his life story through graffiti. Now, more than forty years into his career and armed with an incredible memory, BLADE sits down with Chris Pape to reflect on growing up in the Bronx in the turbulent 1970s, and recounts the highs and lows of his storied career, holding nothing back.

BLADE is considered “The King of Graffiti” because, by 1980, after painting 5,000 wildly creative trains, he stopped counting. This book parallels the New York graffiti movement almost from its inception, moving through its glory years in the mid-1970s, when BLADE earned his title, and ending in the global art scene, where he remains a major presence.

BLADE helped New York graffiti become internationally famous by making it look fun, and, for reasons of quantity, quality, and, perhaps above all, for sheer spirit, BLADE may very well be the most popular graffiti artist with his peers.

Size: 8 1/2″ x 11″ | 653 images | 256 pp
ISBN13: 9780764346613 | Binding: hard cover | $39.99

One hundred extraordinary artists representing many European cities, each with its own and often uniquely inspiring graffiti scene, including London, Amsterdam, Paris, and more. 

This dense, sprawling portfolio is the product of “modern day documenter” Steam 156′s undisputed knowledge of European graffiti, and includes artist profiles, most written by the artists themselves, crew affiliations, locations, the year they started, details about style, influences, and characteristic strokes, contours, and angles, with hundreds of photos in all. 

A medium of powerful, youthful, artistic expression, graffiti spread rampantly across Europe in the early 1980s–and has never ceased. Cities across the continent are now hosts to halls of fame, abandoned spaces, and streets full of incredible work by artists, featured in this book, who are carrying the art form boldly into the future and expanding its influence even further.

Size: 12″ x 9″ | 889 images | 224 pp
ISBN13: 9780764346583 | Binding: hard cover | $50.00

Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. is a family-owned, independent publisher of high-quality books. Since 1974, Schiffer has published thousands of titles on the diverse subjects that fuel our readers' passions.  Visit to explore our backlist of 5,000+ titles.

Meeting of Styles Update - 2014

International Meeting Of Styles - "Cause And Effect"
Official schedule:

Catch this worldwide festival in a country near you!

Canada, Montreal: Aug. 9 & 10 - Under Pressure 2014

Under Pressure 2014

Under Pressure is the largest and longest running event of its kind all across North America. Under Pressure is a graffiti festival which focuses on community development, artist empowerment as well as positive youth development through ownership and responsibility of a shared space. Currently heading into its nineteenth year this festival is the longest running graffiti and hip hop festival in existence. The main reason it has been able to be sustained for so long is because it is an event done by the community for the community, everyone who works on keeping it alive does so on a volunteer basis.

The festival takes place over two days, during the first full-week weekend in August. Throughout the two days stages are given over to performers from across the country to keep the crowd lively and the bboy and bgirl battle which always goes down on Sunday afternoon. There is a kid’s area for the little ones to get creative and a skate ramp set up over the course of the two days for open jams and a competition as well.

Susan says: Please tell everyone. This is a world-class event.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Greece, Lesbos, Mytilene: Aug. 1-3, 2014 - Beach Street Festival

Around 100 writers from all over Greece, Europe and Turkey, 3 Music stages (HipHop-Trap, Reggae-Dubstep, House-Techno).

Liquidteks Magazine releases 2:2
New issue, solid mag., digital or print.

Friday, May 16, 2014

iPad app: 2Many2Name by KEL1ST - Graffiti Wild Style History

When I first made Art Crimes, in 1994, KEL1ST (pronounced "Kel First") and his brother, MARE139, already had a slick, beautiful website, called (now long gone). Since then, they've both been off doing great interactive projects, paintings, sculptures, blogs, you name it.

This new interactive book from KEL1ST is an effort from the heart (and from his personal photo collection). For history. For you. The good stuff.

(The app's website —— Tip: You might want to view this multimedia website on a computer or iPad.)

iOS 6 and above
app made for iPad viewing

On wild style, train history, New York City —— from someone who was there.
Randy "KEL1ST" Rodriguez presents "2Many2Name," the first in-depth view of Graffiti Wild Style. 2Many2Name is a historical review of the use of the number 2 by different Grand Masters of Graffiti. KEL1ST's narrative takes you on a ride.

Available now at

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Gear: The Grifters present urban masks and more


"The upcoming collection of the Parisian based troublemakers The GriftersTM is rooted in the deeper underground scene and turns their everyday tools like ski mask and bolt cutters into high fashion. With jungle inspired geometric pattern they fit out the urban warrior for the modern concrete jungle. The collection contains t-shirts, polos and sweats made of high quality cotton improved by unique embroidery, artisan patchworks and fine screen prints."

"Coming from the necessity of anonymity in a world which prohibits freedom, we have crafted four original ski masks, which will differentiate you at any riot, subway tunnel or ski slope. They have been produced from high quality 100% Merino wool and Merino wool mixed with acrylic. For the rest of the collection, which contains sweatshirts, t-shirts and a bucket hats, we have used 100% cotton materials, 100% Merino wool and suede. Most of them have custom embroideries and handmade patchworks."

The collection drops at 15 April at The Grifters.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Video: Teel One

NYC: April 17, 2014: Graffiti history talk at City As Canvas exhibit

OLD’S KOOL: The Roots of New York Graffiti
Thursday, April 17 at 6:30 pm

Blazing a trail for graffiti art back in the 1970s, New York City teens claimed the city’s walls and mass transit system for their canvases—and in the process invented a new art form.

Jay J.SON Edlin, veteran graffiti artist, historian, and author of Graffiti 365 (Harry N. Abrams, 2011), discusses graffiti and street art with revolutionary but unsung writers of the ‘70s: icons COCO 144, JESTER ONE, LSD OM, and Al Diaz, a.k.a. BOMB ONE and later SAMO (in collaboration with Jean Michel Basquiat).

Presented in conjunction with City as Canvas. Free for Museum members; $12 students/seniors; $16 general public.

Use the code 5BDC6 for 40% off tickets!

Order tickets online at
or call 917.492.3395.

Museum of the city of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue, NY, NY 10029 212.534.1672

City As Canvas

Tuesday, February 4 to Sunday, August 24, 2014

The first-ever exhibition of graffiti art from the Martin Wong Collection.

Call for participation: Online gallery

Call for Artist Participation / all artists accepted!

No limit on number of art work submitted, files are to be digital images representing the type of  your work, for on line gallery exhibition. A list of images submitted with medium and sizes, titles, bio and prices of each art work submitted. Please include name, address phone number and email address.

Exhibition begins late May 2014

E-mail all images to

EXHIBIT YOUR ART FOR SALE is a curated online art gallery for the nation’s top, mid-career, and emerging artists. Present your original artwork to art enthusiasts around the world.

In addition to showing art online, we showcase artist’s paintings, and prints.
It is free to display your original fine art for sale, the artist is responsible for arranging the packaging and shipping of their artwork once it is sold. will contact the artist about the sale of their product by email.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

New Book: Zombie Love, by WonABC

Zombie Love

Release: 11.2013 | Size: 21,0 × 27,4 cm | Pages: 160 | Retail: 24,90 EUR | ISBN: 978-3-939566-12-0 | English | Hardcover
Buy it at

Zombies are everywhere – they threaten the existence of mankind in movies, novels, music and games and reflect the growing fears of the people for diseases, epidemics, nuclear war and death. The interest in the undead heroes of the pop culture is growing since the first popular zombie films in the 60s. These creatures also fascinated WON ABC from Munich at very early stage and inspired him to his own unique zombie characters. Thanks to him, zombies were also introduced in urban art. His debut Colour Kamikaze from 1991 impressed with its affinity for undead beings and with its filigree and impressive attention for detail, which even H.R. Giger paid tribute to. Zombielove is the long-awaited follow-up to that first book by WON.

Publikat Verlags-und Handels GmbH & Co. KG Hauptstraße 204 D-63814 Mainaschaff Germany

[Won's first book was the most work I've ever seen in one art book. Won's art is so detailed it rewards the careful viewer every time you look at one of his pieces. Each illustration, every canvas and train is an amazing masterpiece. It's exciting that he's got another one out! Don't miss it. - Susan]

NYC: Feb 4 - Aug 24, 2014: City as Canvas

City As Canvas

Martin Wong, an East Village artist and collector of graffiti art, amassed a treasure trove of hundreds of works on paper and canvas—in aerosol, ink, and other mediums.

“City as Canvas” focuses on the 1970s and ’80s, featuring the work of Mr. Goodstone (Sharp), Lee Quiñones (LEE), Christopher Ellis (Daze), Andrew Witten (Zephyr), Donald White (Dondi), Sandra Fabara (Lady Pink), Rammellzee, and Keith Haring. They are among the pioneers who laid the foundation for the New York graffiti art movement.

The artists are seminal figures in an artistic movement that spawned a worldwide phenomenon, altering music, fashion, and popular visual culture. The exhibition City as Canvas: Graffiti Art from the Martin Wong Collection begins with photographs of graffiti writing long erased from subways and buildings.

NYC: Feb 22 - Mar 1, 2014: Outdoor Gallery: new book

Outdoor Gallery, New York City - Book Launch
17 Frost St, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
reception: Feb 22, 6-10pm
 Outdoor Gallery – New York City documents the vibrant and diverse outdoor art of New York City, a global epicenter for street art and graffiti. The book features works created by 46 of the most prolific artists working on the streets of New York City. The beautifully photographed artworks are accompanied by illuminating interviews, consisting of the artists’ thoughts on New York, the current state of street art, the future of this dynamic medium, and their own work and processes. As outdoor art is ephemeral and constantly changing, it is necessarily current and relevant, Outdoor Gallery captures the zeitgeist of this dynamic countercultural art form in the context of the global movement. A complete list of artists featured in the exhibition follows.
About the author
Yoav Litvin is a photographer and writer and well-published scientist living in New York City. In Outdoor Gallery – New York city, he applies his scientific rigor and methodology to form a unique, contemporary and unbiased survey of the art on the streets of New York City. Yoav Litvin contributes to popular blogs that cover New York City-based and global street culture.

About the book
Publication Date: February 22nd, 2014
Specifications: 240 Pages, Jacketed hardcover, 9.5” x 11.5”
ISBN: 978-1-58423-553-8, Retail Price - $39.95
Published by: Gingko Press / 1321 Fifth Street  / Berkeley, CA 94710
PH: 510-898-1195

Artists Featured in the exhibition


Germany, Weil am Rhein: December 2013 - April 2014: German, Swiss, and French writers

Rule Of Three

Colab Gallery
Schusterinsel 9
79576 Weil am Rhein (D)

Opening Hours:
Tuesday – Friday: 14.00 – 18.00 h
Saturday: 12.00 – 18.00 h

Alexander Becherer (DE)

Chifumi + Julien Croyal (FR)

David Monllor (CH)

Formula 76 (DE)

Serge Lowrider (CH)

Lukas Oberer + Raphaël Borer (CH)

STF Moscato (FR)

Swiz (FR)


Public Provocations V Catalog is now available at the gallery.
Full exhibition overview, limited edition of 300, 150 pages, A5.

NYC: Feb 5 - Mar 15, 2014: BG 183

BG 183 Solo Show!

CA, Chula Vista: Jan. 30 - Feb. 25, 2014: Mr Maxx Moses

Good Morning America

Good Morning America is a collection of paintings by Mr. Maxx Moses designed to shine light on the red white and Blues of the “American Dream”. This collection of paintings will be a departure from his dreamy palatable abstract expressions. they will disturb your emotions and evoke the taboo. This historical interpretation “Good Morning America” revisits slavery, religion, political ideology and of course sex.

The goal of this exhibition is to create an installation of large- scale paintings along with conceptual products and music, all infused with an eerie twist of satire inciting us to reflect upon the symbolism, and spiritual dogma we have been conditioned to live with and ingest as the truth.