OTP Crew – Bomb NYC Subways

Barcelona graffiti crew OTP has recently been getting up on the holy grail of graffiti, New York City subway trains. The crew has been using the snowstorms and horrible weather conditions to live out the dreams of many graffiti writers who thought that this sort of painting was dead.

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Hot Tea – Children Of The Grave

“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

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Janol Apin – Metro Stations

French photographer, Janol Apin, created a brilliant photography series in the Paris metro stations but setting up scenes relevant to each subway stations name. In other words, the stations name directly correlates to what the subject or subjects are acting out in the photograph. It may not make perfect sense if you do not speak French, but you can always use an online translator.

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Jonathan Hertzberg – Dirty Old New York Subway

“A mix of clips of the New York City subway system on film, mostly from the ’70s and early ’80s, when graffiti was a mainstay on train cars and everything underground was, for the most part, grittier and more worn than it is today. The exact date range is 1966 to 1984…in other words, Lindsay to Koch.” – Jonathan Hertzberg

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Writers Madrid – “Cities On Film” Chapter 5 [Milan]

Writers Madrid is back with the fifth instalment of their online graffiti series, “Cities on Film”. The Spanish writers take us to Milan, Italy for pizza, pasta, and destruction. Chapter 5 of the graffiti diary includes a whole lot of subway system action such as back jumps, tunnels, and metro runners.