Bye Bye Banksy

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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.

Bay Area Graffiti: The Early Years

NEON presents a history lesson with great archival flicks.

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Today in Wholecars…

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TEXER ALB

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Lunchtime Laughter

Community’s Anti-Graffiti G.I. Joe PSA

‘Massimo’

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A print based off of the centerpiece of VIZIE’s recent show is now available for sale online

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From Videograf 1

Picture of the Day

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Bill Cunningham

An electronic graffiti board is also being considered in the future

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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.

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The BANDO Archives

Crime Time

Bummer It’s Not Summer

“Nothing Stops Detroit” is Riley Blakeway’s wonderfully shot profile of artist Evan Rossell on a painting trip in Detroit.

Caught in The Act

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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.

Photo: Charlie Varley/varleypix.com

Iz The Wiz, King of New York

An upcoming documentary about Michael “Iz The Wiz” Martin.

Lessons in Graffiti

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Beginning this month, KEO is teaching a pair of “Graffiti Master Classes” in Brooklyn for students ages 8 thru 80. Learning everything from the basics of hand lettering to the history, theory, and philosophy of New York City Subway Style Writing, students in the classes will develop their own signature style and acquire the basic tools and knowledge for a successful career in graffiti.

 

A Love Letter to The City

The definitive guide to Stephen Powers and ICY signs’ global public art project.

Available in a hardcover through First & Fifteenth or in a soft cover through Amazon

For more images of the Love Letter project in Philadelphia, click here

The OLD NSA Listening Station on top of Devil’s Mountain in Berlin

Now essentially 5Pointz East.

Barry Socks

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from RVCA

Highlights from City As Canvas: Graffiti Art from the Martin Wong Collection

On view at the Museum of the City of New York through August 24th, 2014. Go see this in person.

Tiny Shits

A collaborative zine between Giant and Persue, published on Mike Giant’s Skullz Press back in 2003.

For those out in SF, Mike has a show opening this Friday (2/7) at FFDG.

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The Joy of (Mural) Art

The First Graffiti Artist is a 1976 student documentary by Ian Potts featuring artist Walter Kershaw. In between catching a tag and riding his motorcycle around town, Walter talks about the necessity for colorful murals in the ‘muted’ industrial surroundings of North West England, and how his main goal is to cheer commuters up as they pass by in the distance.

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