Yearly Archives: 2017
In forty years, graffiti has grown from a local New York subculture into a worldwide phenomenon with its own heroes and business models. Embraced as urban decoration or buffed by all means, graffiti has escaped a slow death, mainly thanks to the internet. Actions in the real world are increasingly carried out and documented with their digital distribution in mind, leading to refreshing self-reflection and an emphasis on the performative nature of writing.
Don’t tell the taggers, but graffiti has evolved into a mature, varied artform that doesn’t shy away from difficult themes and that combines resistance against repression with a contagious hacker mentality. Meanwhile, the kick of illegality continues to be an important motivation, inextricably linked to kudos and street credibility.??
With #ViralVandals MU presents an exhibition about the second life of graffiti. Going virtually viral will replace the street in the quest for even greater visibility. New forms of expression emerge and the DNA of the scene changes irreversibly. A monument to the international, online graffiti community—young creators and global icons—in Eindhoven.
4608 & Fabian Sigurd, Boyscout, Brad Downey, Eewan, Good Guy Boris, Loiq, Mobstr, MOSES&TAPS™, MVIN, Nawas, Nug & Pike, Rage, Sauli Sirviö, TOY Crew, Utah & Ether, Veli & Amos, Zelle Asphaltkultur
Co-curators: Jasper van Es & Good Guy Boris
- via Independent
Agent X and Agent Full Stop.
To fix illegible and grammatically incorrect graffiti everywhere… starting with Quito, Ecuador. Collectively known as Acción Ortográfica Quito, these two grammar vigilantes have started a movement to make the world a better place, one punctuation mark at a time.
In Graffiti Time you can sneak through the city by night and paint on cars without getting detected by the police. As soon you are finished you can pick up a golden key and enter the spray can rocket to the next level.
Jet Set Radio lets players join the GGs, an up-and-coming street gang in the futuristic city of Tokyo-to, fighting for the right to self-expression against an overbearing, corporate-controlled police force. Rolling and leaping through crowded urban environments on magnetically driven inline skates, players take control of gang leader Beat and his growing posse of deviant artists as they steal turf from the local gangs by covering the city with colorful graffiti.
AIR-INK by Graviky Labs is made out of air pollution particulate matter – namely the unburned carbon soot you see coming out of the exhaust pipe of cars, chimneys, generators and more. By using 30ml of AIR-INK, you can negate 45 minutes worth of pollution.
AIR-INK is currently available as 2mm, 15mm, 30mm and 50mm markers, and a 150ml screen printing ink set. If this campaign is a success, we will be able to work towards releasing oil based paints, fabric paints, outdoor paints, and more.
AIR-INK on Kickstarter.
Collage and Stencil artist, Mathieu Bories alias Mateo questions the perception of the world which surrounds us. His humanistic approach emphasizes a nostalgia of childhood as well as a romanticism erased in our contemporary society.
Forgotten images, photography, travel documents accumulated in search of timeless knowledge are the raw material of a personal composition, a monologue of the soul.
Check out more of Mateo works on his Website / Facebook / Instagram.
Tellas is a highly talented contemporary artist best known for his amazing murals representing abstract nature. Tellas research is based on a non-urban aesthetics, his oeuvre illustrates the most organic, personal and intimate visions of the elements of natural landscapes. The artist’s large body of work is characterized by a meditative process that mixes space and shape.
You can check out more awesome works from Tellas on his Website / Facebook / Instagram.