Under Pressure – 20 Years Later

Graffiti writing has always been a criminal activity, looked upon as vandalism. When the Under Pressure Festival was founded in 1996, many people also associated it with gang activity; the desire to alter this misconception is part of what inspired Under Pressure’s creation. As a small, community-funded festival organized by volunteers, Under Pressure’s goal is to emphasize not only the artists, but also to foster a sense of community. More info and video after the jump!

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Os Gemeos – Whole Train in Rio de Janeiro

To celebrate the 450th anniversary of the vibrant of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. The infamous graffiti twins Os Gemeos organized a gigantic whole train painting with a number of street artists and graffiti writers.

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Feature Interview – Norman Wong

In anticipation of Norman Wong‘s exhibition for Arts & Crafts 10 year anniversary that will open Thursday, May 23 [tomorrow] and run until Saturday, June 15 at 1093 Queen St. W. (Unit 2), and will also show at Field Trip Music & Arts Festival and the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival. We got a chance to talk to Norman about a variety of topics from his humble beginnings to working with some of the biggest names in Canadian indie rock.

COLD SPECKS

 

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Contact Photography Festival – Arts & Crafts x Norman Wong

Toronto, ON – Arts & Crafts has announced a brand new photography exhibit with Toronto-based celebrity and fashion photographer Norman Wong, chronicling label artists over the past 10 years. The original black-and-white portrait series features iconic favourite and never-before-seen shots of artists such as Kevin Drew, Leslie Feist, Dan Mangan and numerous other A&C talents, as well as a special archival collection of personal, candid shots taken by Wong during A&C tours, concerts and photography sessions. The exhibit will open Thursday, May 23 and run until Saturday, June 15 at 1093 Queen St. W. (Unit 2), and will also show at Field Trip Music & Arts Festival and the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival.

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Redux Graphic Series #2 – 123 Klan The 20th Anniversary

Check out video from 123 Klan’s 20th Anniversary presented by the limited edition paper magazine Redux. 30 world renown heavy hitters came for the jam outside the Morgan L station in Brooklyn to get down nearly around an entire block. The event was organized secretly by Scien as a surprise for Klor and with an unbelievable stacked line up to boot.

More coverage by infamous Martha Cooper HERE.

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