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New York Street Advertising Takeover

This past Saturday over 120 illegal billboards were white-washed and covered with art in New York City by a team of volunteers and artists. The guerrilla operation was organized by The Public Ad Campaign over the past four months.

Suicide Girls Fight Club

Dalek and Mike Giant Exhibition, Paris

Though they have very different styles they talk about the same culture, the same influences, the same world. Dalek is one of the artists who as Shepard Fairey, Dave Kinsey, and Twist (aka Barry McGee) is taking the old school styles of graffiti and while exposing the work towhole new audiences at the same time. Mike Giant has added the whole tattoo culture to his graffiti background.

Interview ABOVE, Stencil Artist

ABOVE, the prolific street artist best known for his wooden arrow mobiles, clever wordplay pieces and most recently, his social and political commentary stencils, has long been putting up work throughout the world that both brings huge smiles and invokes serious contemplation. As long time fans, AM was thrilled to gain further insight into ABOVE’s recent work, thoughts on the economic crisis and his whirlwind journey during his “South Central” tour.

Vizo Tribute, Graffiti Video

This has been on HurtYouBad for weeks now but i wanted to post it anyways, it’s the Audio Bullys tribute to the late London graffiti writer Vizo. To give you a bit of context, the lead singer from Audio Bullys was in GFS crew alongside Vizo.

JustWritingMyName Exhibition, Sweden

Just Writing My Name Malmö, Sweden takes place at 29th - 30th of may 2009 at International Urban Arts Manifestation.

Grillen und Lackieren, Graffiti Exhibition (de)

The "Grillen und Lackieren" event is taking place on the 2nd of may 2009 at the Anne Frank Haus at Salierstrasse 42 in 32423 Minden. It starts at 12 o'clock and artists like Poet, Desk7, Dr. Ink, Shaw and many others will be there.

Street Art Painting Video

Here a nice fresh video from the SAP exhibition in walldorf.

Eastpak Tag My Bag

A little teaser for you the best draft Eastpak Tag My Bag at the initiative of LAST Concept. Appointment every Tuesday until October, to discover a new custom bag per week. Thank you to all the artists, Eastpak and Molotow.

Mini Graffiti Video

Tats Crew Obama Won

Tats Crew Obama Won

Graffiti Skateboard Decks

More than 80 skateboards designed by 123Klan, Flying Fortress, Neckface, Tilt, Dave the Chimp and more here and here

Firetagging Graffiti Video

Check out NYC street artist Ellis G and see firetagging live.

Grog Squeezers Markers Video

Grog Buff Proof Ink is resistant to many chemical agents without bleaching, keeping its total black look.

Go On – issue #5 out now!

Special article about the graffiti scene of the Brasilian city Sao Paolo inside. This metropolis is, by intensity and quality of bombings and also legal pieces, without a doubt number one in Brasil and possibly of all Latin America. Check out some after the jump!

Alt Artist in Beirut

Alt artist is probably a series of 60 seconds documentaries about artists, well in this first episode from Beirut rather be an artist in conflict zones. Vimeo 1 minute from Lebanon and the full version available in the videos after the jump, more of the old artist's also here on Vimeo.

Alex Pardee Designs Artwork for Cage’s New Album

Above is the cover for Cage’s new album, entitled Depart from Me, which is set to release July 7th. The cover, including a 12-page booklet was designed by Alex Pardee. Over on Upper Playground’s blog, Pardee goes into detail about his friendship with Cage, and how the project came to fruition.

Stones Throw collaborate with Stussy

For Stones Throw’s 2009 tour, they got together with Stussy to design four tees. Two will be available on the US stops of the tour, while the other two will go on sale at Stussy stores.

Style Wars reviewed by NY Times

27 years after its release, here is the NY Times review of the documentary Style Wars...

Original Chuck Taylor Stickers For Free!

The Convers 'StreetTeam' Benelux sending free Chuck Taylor stickers to people. Mail them with your address and they will send them to you!

Graffiti Magazine Cover – isssue 7

MR.COCONUT has posted couple of pics taken from at the covershooting of the GM´s 7th issue.

Molotow Marker User Guide 2.0

The Molotow Marker User Guide is printed and in stores now. The pocket sized Guide showcase the complete Molotow Marker and Ink Range and give helpful informations on our new products like One4All, the Transformer System, the different seals and useful tips.

INTERVIEW LAHE

Fatcap.com publisched a interviewof a gifted female graffiti artist Lahe from Sevilla Spain.

Street Art Painting, Graffiti Exhibition

SAP / GROUP SHOW ARTISTS LINE-UP: CONOR HARRINGTON (IRELAND) CLAUDIO ETHOS (BRASIL) DOME (GERMANY) C215 (FRANCE) M-CITY (POLAND) YUSK IMAI ( BRASIL) L.E.T (GERMANY) ORTICANOODLES (ITALY) TVBOY (ITALY) LUCAMALEONTE (ITALY) BTOY - IILIA and Andrea (SPAIN) BSAS STENCIL (ARGENTINA) SPQR (UK) STEN&LEX (ITALY) JEF AEROSOL (FRANCE) MICHAEL DE FEO (USA) BISERAMA (GERMANY) OZMO (ITALY) BROS (ITALY)

DUB CNN 2, Graffiti Magazine

Free danish HipHop Magazine DUB CNN 2 hit the streets

Bringing art to the trains

ACTION PAINTING bringing art to the trains. A new graffiti book is coming out in May! Like Banksy's book "Wall and Piece" made it possible for readers to get into the Street Art material, "ACTION PAINTING" now opens the door for people to get a deeper look into the phenomenon of graffiti on trains.

HAMAZ 3 Trailer

HAMAZ 3 is comming soon! Hamaz is a graffiti video from Poland with the crews 7DC, KHS and OCK represent.

Banksy Exhibition, London

Andipa Gallery is proud to present a selling exhibition of rare works by the UK's leading urban artist, Banksy, including the largest canvas ever to come on the market. All of the works on display are from the gallery's collection, built up over the last three years.

Ewok Skins

http://www.music-skins.com/store/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=100_178_2705

Threesome, Graffiti Exhibition Berlin

Art Bastard presents Threesome an international group-show. The exhibition opens on saturday, april 18th at 7pm. Date: 18.04. - 03.06.09. with: 0717 (AT), 44flavours (D), Alex Diamond (US), Atle Ostrem (NO), Beastman (AUS), Biserama (D), CiahCiah (PL), Chin Keeler (UK), Das Mo (D), deerBLN (D), Diana Köhne (D), dust (D), Escif (ES), Eva Krusche (D), Evelyn Hahn (D), Felix Gephart (D), Formfieber (D), Helene Pe (FR), HotCheeseCrew (D), Joey Potts (US), Justin KThe Krah (GR), Timrobot (D), … (US), Karo Knitter (D), Kid Cash (D), Martin Whatson (NO), Matthewthehorse (UK), Matt Cipov (US), Mike Friedrich (D),Peachbeach (D), Philipp Zurmöhle (D), Sebastian Otto (D), Sean Lyman (US), Stefan Joch (AT), Steph (D, Flyermotiv).

POSE INTERVIEW

Shit man, all of it! To be honest there is way to much to get into specifics and I have already rambled way to much as all is all I can say is anything to do with TSL or Swindle, you know it was real good people and real good times!

The Art of Stencil Graffiti

Pochoirs - The Art of Stencil Graffiti Video

BOMBS AWAY! Part 2

The BOMBS AWAY! show opened last night at the Strychnin Gallery in Berlin. There is already photos up from the opening!

123Klan and MSK in Hollywood

Montreal based 123 Klan and Rime MSK in Hollywood California. Rime's work was recently showcased at Disney's Bloc 28 gallery.

RT Crew, London

Fresh new video from RT Crew in London, featuring Towns and Alfa rocking a nice wall.

Molotow Energy Drink

Yes its official, we´ve prepared a limited amount of Energy Drink´s to supply different summer events and equip a few shops. Make sure to grab a can (250ml/32 mg caffeine pr.100 ml) during the summer of 2009. Made in Austria.

30 Customs by 30 Friends

They have reached out to 30 friends and asked them to create a custom toy specifically for this auction. Every cent from the sale of these customs will go directly to help the children they have met in Cambodia. With the help of people that they have met in Cambodia, they will be delivering clothing, shoes, books, paper, pens, and bicycles to children of Siem Reap villages. It has been a passion and a dream of them to use art as a way of helping children and communities all over the World, and they are excited about this first step.

Subway Art 25th Anniversary Edition

Interview with Martha Cooper and Henry Chalfant about the old and new Subway Art book and a look at their favorite photospots in NYC.

POP Graffiti Markers

The POP Markers have been around for quite some time now. They are very popular in China, where they are manufactured. They are permanent paint markers, and have a huge 30mm calligraphy style tip and they come in the colors Black, Light Blue, Brown, Green, Orange, Pink, Purple, Red and Yellow.

Kidrobot ‘Rainy Day’ Dunny

Kidrobot have come out with a special edition 3? Dunny designed by Jon Burgerman. What makes it so special you ask? It will only be available at local Kidrobot stores on days when it has rained in that particular city. You can also purchase them through Kidrobot’s website on days when it’s ‘raining’ on their homepage.