“As an ex-graffiti writer of 12+ years there is no denying the influence of 80′s NYC subway graffiti had on me. I still remember the first time watching Style Wars and how much of an impact it had on me and my work. Dondi’s work stood out to me amongst them all. The way he spoke about his work, the colors and the style in which he wrote his letters were very inspiring. I no longer practice writing graffiti and have taken on yarn as my new medium of choice. I wanted to create a piece about one of my biggest influences non-destructively. The result was a performance piece with Dondi’s “Children of the Grave” series split up into small rectangles. Each rectangle was built up using individual strands of yarn in a grey color scheme to mimic the color of the subway. I then took Dondi’s iconic subway whole cars and created stencils of them. I broke up the stencil into sections and created what you see. Every time a subway passes through the station, it is as if Dondi’s work is back on the trains, just like they were back in the 80′s. Rest peacefully Donald. You are missed by so many. April 7, 1961 — October 2, 1998″ – Hot Tea
This Saturday night, The Seventh Letter launch their new flagship store in Fairfax with a show of epic proportions. Artists include the likes of artsits from the MSK, TMD and various other crews. If you’re around the neighbourhood definitely pop by.
Nearly a half a year later Fresh Paint MTL presents some really solid documentation of the Under Pressure festival that took place in Montreal this past August. The video has got some fantastic crane shots of some of the best writers, breakers and DJs in Montreal.
The Broken Fingaz crew has just released a really tight video of some stop-motion street art story telling. The work which was created in an abandoned factory in Mexico features what seems to be the evolution of a number of characters.
This video might be one of the most innovative and all around cool videos graffiti has ever produced. Presented by Ironlak and shot/edited by Selina Miles and art painted by the infamous Sofles and other Australian heavy hitters; Fintan Magee, Treas & Quench. Definitely take a minute to soak in this video after the jump.