A brilliant tribute video for graffiti king and legend, NEKST MSK D30. Some unseen footage of the king at work, narrated by infamous POSE MSK and new footage of some of the homies painting two massive tribute pieces on the Detroit Museum of Contemporary Art.
The photographer Gerard Fournier in a way of promoting of his book + DVD Bello Gesto, has published on the net 35 minutes of this, the “Interrail” section more specifically, in which we can see action on trains in countries like Poland, Portugal, Basque Country, France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland and Vienna, all in high-definition. Video presented by System Boys.
“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
Filmmaker Thomas Jullien created a brilliant short film comprising of random Instagram users’ pictures. The film is made up of 852 Instagram pictures, each from different users and tells a delightful story.
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.