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Risk & Retna vs. The City of Santa Monica Controversy

ArtsComments ⋅ Sep 12, 2011
A four-story house covered in Graffiti by artists Risk & Retna is causing ire among residents in Santa Monica, California, and reigniting the now 30-year-old battle to legitimize graffiti as art. The multicolored mural was commissioned by the hom...

Collabo Arts: Poesia vs Kofie

ArtsComments ⋅ Sep 9, 2011
Here is a time-lapse video of some highly detailed and intricate graffiti art designed and executed by artists Poesia and Kofie. The piece, by Collabo Arts, highlights the vision and skill one needs to possess in order to pull of such an impressive p...

Style Wars 2 “Parody” Trailer

ArtsComments ⋅ Aug 31, 2011
The original Style Wars by Henry Chalfant has been a cornerstone of graffiti documentation since its official debut in 1984. Since the original, there has been much talk about a new updated release that modernizes some of the people and themes discus...

The Seventh Letter Crew Live Painting Session @ S.L.A.T.E.

ArtsComments ⋅ Aug 29, 2011
Last week’s S.L.A.T.E. trade show in Las Vegas featured an exclusive live painting session with a handful of artists including The Seventh Letter. Artists included in the session were Risk, Push, Roid and Norm who painted in front of trade...

Crack & Shine International Episode 2: Paris

ArtsComments ⋅ Aug 27, 2011
As a follow-up to London’s 2009 Crack & Shine graffiti book, Crack & Shine International creates an honest and revealing picture of graffiti subculture worldwide. A series of episodes follow the lives of some of the leading figures in...

Pose One x LRG x IronLak Limited Edition Spray Can

ArtsComments ⋅ Aug 17, 2011
Offered up is a limited edition collaboration between Australian paint company Ironlak, LRG design and Graffiti Artist Pose One. The idea was to create a retro American style spray can in LRG’s signature green, with classic Ironlak paint qualit...

KIDULT Tagging KENZO Store in Paris Video

ArtsComments ⋅ Aug 13, 2011
Graffiti artist KIDULT has struck again on the streets of Paris. In a newly released video, he runs frantically around the city center tagging up KENZO department stores with the word “tag.” The campaign is a reaction to a graffiti-inspired, newly ma...

REVOK “PERSEVERANCE” Video

ArtsComments ⋅ Aug 11, 2011
We take an intimate journey alongside REVOK in this short video titled “PERSEVERANCE.” The video features little dialog, instead focusing on the sights that REVOK encounters in anticipation of his upcoming show on August 20 at the Known G...

Street Tag iPhone App

ArtsComments ⋅ Aug 8, 2011
Channel 4 in the UK has been garnering a strongly positive response from its Street Summer season of programming and events, the latest of which features a new iPhone app called Street Tag. Allowing downloaders to virtually paint any wall or surface...

Vigilante Vigilante: The Battle for Expression Film Trailer

CultureComments ⋅ Aug 1, 2011
A new breed of crime fighters now stalks the urban landscape: the anti-graffiti vigilantes. These dedicated blight warriors stop at nothing to rid their neighborhoods and cities of street art, stickers, tags and posters. Yet several of these vigilant...

Gears of War 3: OG Slick “Getting Up” Video

CultureComments ⋅ Jul 28, 2011
Offered is a video with acclaimed LA street artist Slick as he talks about his involvement with Gears of War 3. Amongst other things, Slick chats about his beginnings as an artist and how he came about working with the Gears of War team. Addition...

Blu & Ericailcane ‘Octopus’ Mural

ArtsComments ⋅ Jul 26, 2011
Following up their Skating Team mural back in April, street artists Blu and Ericailcane come together for another large scale work, this time titled Octopus. Sticking with the animal meets human theme, this new piece once again holds a deeper mea...

The History of American Graffiti Book Signing @ The Hole Event Recap

EventsComments ⋅ Jul 26, 2011
July 21, 2011 marked the 40-year anniversary of Taki 183 in The New York Times as well as the The History of American Graffiti’s first NYC signing event, which took place at The Hole in NYC. The event featured a special appearance by TAKI 183 alo...

VNA: MEGGS x LISTER x KID-ZOOM Video

ArtsComments ⋅ Jul 26, 2011
Australian street artists MEGGS, LISTER and KID-ZOOM have teamed up to participate in the making of a wall mural in New York City. While each of them has their own distinct style and draws inspiration from various themes, the project is somehow h...

Saber: Plain and Simple Interview

CultureComments ⋅ Jul 26, 2011
The well-versed and outspoken graffiti artist Saber opened one of his biggest shows to date earlier this summer with “The American Graffiti Artist.” Upon his showing, paint makers Montana got together for an interview with the artist...