Select photos from 1980s New York by Steven Siegel
Anthony Lister in Miami.
Film by Colin M. Day
Mike Giant’s penmanship gets the spotlight in this new Major Lazer video featuring Pharrell. Nice one!
There was a Puma shoe that was very popular with graffiti writers in DC in the early 90s. It was worn by those who didn’t wear gazelles or had moved on from gazelles, and came in an assortment of colors. I think our friend Roger Gastman had purple? From the look of this Icra Trainer model, Puma might be bringing that shoe back. Or maybe this is that shoe? 20+ years of footwear leaves holes in the memory.
French street artist Thierry Noir was one of the first artists to paint the Berlin Wall, way back in 1984. In this video, he reflects on how street art changed his life.
A new print from Roger Gastman’s Tools of Criminal Mischief series.
Some idiot scrubbed out two Banksy pieces in LA, filmed himself doing it, and is now being charged with Felony vandalism. Even more shameful, the 35-year-old was picked up by police at his mom’s house in Modesto, CA.
NEON presents a history lesson with great archival flicks.
Community’s Anti-Graffiti G.I. Joe PSA
A print based off of the centerpiece of VIZIE’s recent show is now available for sale online
In an effort to reduce widespread foreign name scratching on the Great Wall, Chinese authorities are establishing designated ‘graffiti’ zones in towers close to popular stretches of the famous monument. As far as how an “electronic graffiti board” would be helpful… who the hell knows? Those screens can be etched too.
“Nothing Stops Detroit” is Riley Blakeway’s wonderfully shot profile of artist Evan Rossell on a painting trip in Detroit.
To this man and many others like him, a Banksy piece is just money on the street. Luckily for New Orleans, neighborhood vigilantes got in the way of this attempt to remove another piece of public art.