“It’s funny for me to tell people to go to the woods for seven days to sit in silence. Guess what? You’ll find out who you are… and it’s not who you think you are.”
A new print by Persue, available through 1XRun
I am Banksy by Colby Buzzell (Esquire, 2005)
A phantom with a stencil and a can of spray paint, maybe the premier “Guerrilla Street Artist” in the world, Banksy is almost impossible to find, but his work is everywhere. And he makes people very, very happy.
Bootleg Bart is one the best fan pages on Facebook, with tons of pirated tees to gawk at. But we’re also fans of their bootleg art album, which features 1990s renderings of The Simpsons character in pen and paint. See more here.
Yekra is a revolutionary new distribution network for feature films.
The Legend of Cool ‘Disco’ Dan" is the story of black Washington DC told from the perspective of Cool “Disco” Dan starting with his birth during the civil rights era and follows his life parallel with the rise of Go-Go music through the 1980s (which is the unheard but yet dominant urban music of DC) and also local DC politics with Marion Barry’s rise and fall. Despite ending up homeless Cool “Disco” Dan used graffiti to escape the social problems D.C. had in the 1980s when things turned violent and became known as the Murder Capital of the United States. Cool “Disco” Dan ends up as a cult character of DC and his name becomes a symbol of survival during DC’s most trying years.
You’ll have to pay for the stream, but how else are you going to watch it?
Exploring the history and impact of American graffiti on global culture
25 Grams is a feature that culls pictures from some of our favorite instagram feeds.
Luna Park is a Brooklyn-based photographer and co-founder of The Street Spot.
She can be followed on instagram at @lunapark
“All pictures painted inside, in the studio, will never be as good as those done outside.” – Paul Cezanne
A new mural by Os Gemeos dedicated to JADE, NEKST, and TIE. Look out for another mural by the twins in collaboration with Mark Bode that will go up this week and be ‘publicly’ unveiled during a reception at the Luggage Store on Saturday September 28th.
Bad Graffiti is a photography series by Scott Hocking that documents graffiti in Detroit. “Bad graffiti can be vulgar, juvenile, poorly scrawled, misspelled, ignorant, sexist, racist and ridiculous,” Scott writes in the prologue from the book. “Yet, it can also be… so bad, it’s good.” The book is available here.
In 2011, Chris Pape, aka FREEDOM revisited the tunnel for this short documentary.