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SteelSmash 1.0

SteelSmash 1.0 is now available in Germany, Danish Crews like SSH, MHD, THE, MOA, BSQ from Copenhagen.

Zoo York Graffiti Series Decks

Here we have a new set of decks by Zoo York. Their ‘Graffiti Series’ decks were inspired by Zoo York’s roots, and were designed by French graffiti artist, Gorey. Zoo York is also holding a contest. To win one of the decks, follow their Twitter, and over the next three weeks pay attention to their trivia questions. First one to answer correctly will win a ‘Graffiti Series’ deck.

Subway Swings

Some urban pranksters out in San Francisco recently installed swings on a few BART train cars. The resulting photos are awesome.

The Vader Project, Pittsburgh

The Vader Project is curated by Dov Kelemer & Sarah Jo Marks of DKE Toys who gathered 100 contemporary artists. Each of them was given a 1:1 scale authentic prop replica of the actual Darth Vader helmet used in the STAR WARS™ films.

All City Jam, Dublin

Fresh video from the All City Jam in Dublin, Easter 2009.

Graffiti Box, Kids Game!

Ravensburger dares to new terrain: the line "GraffitiBox" brings the games manufacturers four sets for kids from seven years on the French market.

How To: Stomp the rest out of your spraycan

Just seen Bates’ protip for getting the last drops of paint out of your can and he credits Loomit for teaching him that.

Iam “Ink and Movement” NYC

IAM have one primary goal, the world with their project to conquer and exclusive exhibitions all over the globe to show. Here is the video of their exhibition in New York.

Parra ‘The Disco of Italo’

Parra is getting ready to open his first ever solo exhibit in Italy at Milan’s Galleria Patricia Armocida. For the exhibit, the Dutch artist will present canvases, original drawings, new prints, posters, and a site-specific installation. The title, ‘The Disco of Italo’, is an amusing homage to the phenomenon of “Italo Disco”, a term coined in 1983 by a German named Bernhard Mikulski, which later became famous worldwide as the synonym for dance music made in Italy. The exhibit runs for a month from May 19th to June 19th.

Molotow "Use Cans For Art Not For Vandalism!"

Molotow "Use Cans For Art Not For Vandalism!" Advertisement in the first issue of the italian Magazine Egowar from Salerno which documents Graffiti Writing on international Subways only. Photo taken by german photographer Nils Müller. Egowar is available now.

Exile Live At Fat Beats

Exile Live At Fat Beats Video

Eastpak “Tag My Bag” SICH

Artist name: Sich Age: 29 years Occupation: Artist humorist Location: Paris Website: sich-tributes.com Read more after the jump!

Halbstark Issue 1

Halbstark Magazine #01 features on 35 pages international Walls and Interviews from Cities like Berlin, Hamburg, Kiel, Erfurt, Barcelona, Kapstadt and New York '78.

Kidrobot x SGT-Robot

Kidrobot worked with artist Dave White on the Sgt. Robot. The toy comes in two colorways - army green and black. Limited to 600 pieces in each colorway, the toy will be released on June 4th and will go for 50 USD. The artist will also attend the release of the toy on June 4th in New York and on June 5th in Miami.

Pose Using Montana Alien, Graffiti Video

Here’s an interesting video of the graffiti writer, Pose painting a wall using Montana Alien paint. The video was shot as a time lapse to show the progress Pose makes as he paints the wall.

Invasian Issue 3

The Invasian Magazine #3 is available. 112 full color pages in English with Japanese and Chinese translation. That issue feature Rime and Persue interview/ Chek from Taiwan/ Tilt’s Bubble Girl/ Lush’s travel journal/ Jing the Singapore photographer/ Asia police car/ Kims of Indonesia/ The Notorious MSG/ D-coy/ Asian Tattoo/ Shop Guide/ Graf tools/ Events and Shows/ Fashion/ Asia graf spots/ Sketches/ Illustrations/ Designs/ Movies/ Music/ Games/ Street wear/ Toys/ Plus In depth graffiti works from all over Asia. See the preview on their website.

Yard5 x One4All

Nice little video done by Yard5 Berlin due their One4All Showcase as we posted already. Featuring canvas and airbrush performance by a few Berlin local artists.

Auction in Marseille, France

Duster, Seen, Crash, Quik, Cap and more artists on canvas are taking place in an auction in Marseille (France)

Criminal Minded 2 Trailer

Criminal Minded 2 Trailer

New York Street Advertising Takeover

Tons of documentation is coming in from last month’s incredible New York Street Advertising Takeover, where hoards of artists and every day people came together to reclaim the streets by covering over 120 of New York’s illegal billboards with art. The project was organized by the Public Ad Campaign. Check out these three videos from the project.

Coming From The Subway

Coming From The Subway - Early 90's exhibiton of NYC writers in Groningen, Netherlands shown on MTV.

Reverse Graffiti Project

Reverse graffiti artist Moose makes a big statement about clean in San Francisco's Broadway Tunnel. Shot by documentarian Doug Pray. For most information visit www.reversegraffitiproject.com

Fafi vs. Adidas

Later this year the third collaborative collection between adidas Originals and French artist Fafi will be released. Today we can already give you an early look at a sneaker from the collection - the Honey Mid. The mid top sneaker comes in a white leather colorway with metallic accents and Fafi graphics across all side-panels.

Vans: Off the Wall, Stories of Sole From Vans Originals

Documenting their 40+ year history, Vans will be releasing their first book, Vans: Off the Wall, Stories of Sole from Vans Originals.

Crack and Shine, Graffiti Book

Word reaches us there’s another London graffiti book coming out in July. Wait ages for a London graffiti book and like our own transport system two come along at once!

Super7 Zombie

mishkanyc.com have the newest release of the Super7 Zombie Escaregot Vinyl Figure! This version refers to the colors of the Bandai Frankenruge. Frankenruge was a villain from the 1970’s Japanese Television show, Barom-1.

Girl Graffiti Movie

Get you nailpolish, lipstick, marker and spraycans out.

Montana Balltip Marker Test

Montanta reviewing there new product the Balltip marker - "a very simple and rugged refillable empty marker with a duroplastic body."

Omin, Foes Crew

Check out a really fresh video featuring Omin from Foes Crew, Ireland.

KRINK vs. Carhartt

"As part of their Spring/Summer 2009 Collection, Carhartt got together with Krink. The collaboration consists of an exclusive set of three K-71 permanent markers, that includes a customized version of the infamous Carhartt Dearborn Canvas brown. As an add-on they also produced a t-shirt series, limited to 250 pieces, as well as 250 limited edition silkscreen posters. Both the markers and the t-shirts come in re-usable canvas bags in the distinctive colors of the market set. A release is set some time in the near future."

FEEL MODE 2 OUT NOW

The long awaited Feel Mode 2 DVD has finally dropped.

Iam “ink and movemet”

After its successful opening in New York arrives in Madrid.

Installation 5 Scion Art Tour NYC

NYC stop of the Installation 5 Scion Art Tour

No Name, No Fame Book Review

New book coming from Finland in June 2009. 200 pages and 650 photos of graffiti from Finland and world wide, check the preview video here.

Subway Art: 25th Anniversary Edition, Book Review

Last Friday I finally brought a copy of this special edition of the Subway Art, from here I can only say that it is incredible larger than before, with a great format and size and much material never before seen so far, I do recommend that you at least see.

Seen Painting For Louis Vuitton

The New York subway graffiti legend, Seen is doing some of his graffiti for Louis Vuitton. This is a video clip of him producing his work on the walls at Louis Vuitton.

Interview Dalek

Dalek Interview in Conjunction for Parisian Show with Mike Giant, Dalek and Mike Giant have a show currently on display at Parisian Gallery Galerie Magda Danysz. As one of our favorite vector-based artistic creators, we're more than hyped on this great video interview with Dalek. Watch. Learn. Enjoy.

Host18

Nice Host18 video from an old abandoned theater

Montana Easter Yellow

The Daddies Nasty Sons Crew (DNS) from Holland have a short post on there blog about the season color "Montana Easter Yellow".

Smart Crew, Graffiti Video

Smart Crew Time Lapse - Wild Style Graffiti Tribute from smart crew on Vimeo.