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World’s Largest Graffiti
Graffiti / July 6, 2015

Sheikh Hamad bin Hamdan Al Nahyan aka “The Rainbow Sheikh” may have just created the world’s largest tag by having his name dug into the sand in Abu Dhabi. While I think it’s really stupid looking I just wanted to point out that it is one letter short of being epic. It can actually be seen from space (actual Google Earth image)! via:

Jos Parl
Graffiti / June 8, 2015

I hope to one day meet Jos Parl. There are a lot of similarities between his work and the work of SheOne. Abstracted letterforms, quite poetic. Perhaps similar to the way Thom Yorke sings, repeating words, making sounds the way an instrument would.

Community Colour Mural by Artist Luke Ramsey
Graffiti / March 20, 2015

Our friend Luke Ramsey’s latest mural is part of the Create Community Colour Mural Program, a project that aims to beautify 6 graffiti hotspots around Victoria, British Columbia as well as provide mentorship between established artists and the city’s youth. With the help of aspiring artists Jocelyn Zhao and Sarah Jim, Luke created a piece that isn’t just about painting over things we deem ugly and imposing our ideas of what is beautiful. The finished product not only incorporates pre-existing tags but actually includes “invited taggers” — artists Shawn O’Keefe and Erik Volet — challenging graffiti’s tradition of tagging and territory by offering a different kind of representation and space for inclusion. Check out more images below!                                

Graffiti just like Grandma used to make
Graffiti / March 14, 2015

LATA 65 is introducing older citizens of Lisbon to graffiti. With the help of established street artists, attendees of the workshop learn the history of street art, create their own stencils/tags, and are taken out into the city to make their mark. The project aims to create a sense of solidarity and dispel the assumptions that tend to surround street art and graffiti culture. More images of the participants and their work below.  

Crew Against People
Graffiti / March 6, 2015

If I could join a graf crew it would be CAP. Crew Against People. Possibly the best name for anything ever.

Artist Profile: Mike Giant
Graffiti / January 27, 2015

Enjoyed this thorough profile on legendary graffiti, tattoo, and fine artist Mike Giant. I’m sure he cringed when he saw the titles in this video though, they’re so bad! Watch it below.