Archive for the ‘Graffiti’ Category

The Genius of Osgemeos

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Two of the most famous street artists in the world happen to be twin brothers from Brazil known as Osgemeos or The Twins. Osgemeos are also first generation Brazilian bboys/writers and Hiphopers from the 80′s. The Twins art work can be seen across the world in huge buildings, bridges and canvases. Their work now sells in the tens of thousands if not hundreds of thousands of dollars. In Brazil, Osgemeos are so iconic they have been hired to paint Brazil’s… Read more

The BboySpot vs USUI KIKAKU: Graffiti Battle

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While in Japan this year for the Freestyle Session world finals, I had the pleasure of spending some time with some of the guys from Usui Kikaku. The memories I have from this trip are unforgettable and this video is just a tiny slice of it…haha. Enjoy!

End of an era. 5 Pointz NYC

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Back in 2000 I had a chance to visit 5 Pointz when it was known as “The Phun Factory”. Although a very long time ago, it is still one of the most fondest memories I have till this day. I had never seen so many pieces in one spot before and not just regular pieces GOOD pieces! Most of them were painted by well known writers and people that I looked up to. Fast forward… Read more

Twisted Elements Studio for Hip Hop Culture

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 Earlier this month, Tuff Tim Twist of the Rock Steady Crew shared pictures of his newly painted studio, Twisted Elements Studio, located in England. We’ve known about Tuff Tim Twist’s artwork for years, and have seen it on customized jackets, sneakers, canvases, jewelry, and more. The dope part about his artwork in the studio is that he included shout outs to various members of the community, both active and those who’ve passed, throughout the entire… Read more

SPENONE x KIDROBOT MIAMI

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In the beginning of this year I had the opportunity to display some of my works at the Kidrobot gallery in MIAMI. It was my first ever art show! At the time that I was doing the show I was also in the process of moving from one town to another so needless to say I was a nervous wreck. In the end the show was a success and sold all but 2 items during it’s 8 week… Read more

Dondi White: Style Master General

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 DONDI White is one of the most influential writers in graffiti history. Till this day many of the little bits, do-dads and extensions used in graffiti are often credited to him and his crew–Crazy Insides Artists (CIA). In 2001 the book “Dondi White: Style Master General” was released highlighting his career and life as one of graffiti’s legends. The book goes into great detail about how he started his graffiti career and eventually left it for the… Read more

WALL WRITERS (TRAILER)

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Graffiti is one of those rare cultures where we have the privilege of still having our forefathers around. Wall Writers is the tale of modern day graffiti (in its most infant stage) told by the people who started it all. In the trailer you’ll see TAKI 183, CORNBREAD and more…think about it…we’re talking OVER A DECADE BEFORE STYLE WARS. An era before even hiphop existed and the name of the game was just straight up vandalism and… Read more

Tuf Tim Twist

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Recently, our boy Lil Pablo, in the bboy community mainly known as a host of Outbreak Europe 2010 & 2011, had a dope custom jacket made. The creator of this master piece was Tuf Tim Twist representing Rock Steady and Universal Zulu Nation all the way from United Kingdom.  His artwork and especially custom jackets have been popular for many years among bboys & bgirls worldwide. Tim got down with the Hip Hop culture in… Read more

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