The City Of L.A. won a huge battle in court last week, when members of notorious tagging crew MTA (Metro Transit Assassins) reached a settlement with the City Attorney where they are being ordered to pay thousands in restitution for past graffiti and participate in court-ordered community service. But … that’s just the tip of the [...]
Two Los Angeles-based brands, The Seventh Letter and The Hundreds, have come together for a special collaboration, which they tease to viewers with in this newly released clip by Bobby Hundreds. In it, legendary graff artist Saber talks a little about his history, such as first meeting fellow artist Gkae and who make up the [...]
Cali-based streetwear brand, The Seventh Letter, has just released a new, limited edition tee, dubbed “Nightlife.” Instead of being a reference to a party lifestyle, the company’s depiction of “Nightlife” is three legendary graffiti artist’s doing what they do best: paint walls. The front of the graphic tees features a photo of Seventh Letter family [...]
Legendary Los Angeles street artist Revok recently hit the road with a few friends for a little graffiti tour through Detroit. With photographer/videographer Willie T tagging along and documenting it (via video), Revok takes a tour of Motor City. The clip follows the artist as he cruises the city over several days. Beginning in the [...]
Long-running skate/lifestyle brand Zoo York recently teamed up with L.A.’s graff-inspired clothing company, The Seventh Letter, for a collaborative series of skateboards. The Seventh Letter crew’s artist RIME was the designer behind the series, creating a series of graff-styled designs boasting the Zoo York name. For the collabo, the veteran street artist (who grew up [...]
UK street artist ROID is just one artist from the impressive collective/clothing brand, known as The Seventh Letter. This video video documents the process of Roid painting a signature tee design for The Seventh Letter line on a recent trip to Detroit. The street artist uses a unique process of painting half the letters upside-down, [...]
EL MAC was at the Montana Colors factory in Barcelona doing a mural and the directors of Popcranc were there to capture the process.
CHOLO WRITING 1971 – 2008 by Francois Chastanet & Howard Gribble Vernissage 26th November, starting at 7pm. the exhibition ends on the 24th of December. Cholo writing, a Mexican American LA phenomenom, is the oldest form of name graffiti in the 20th century. It has its own aesthetic, evident long before the explosion of tags [...]
If you’re lucky enough to be in San Francisco this coming weekend, then get your ass on over to White Walls and have some Kofie.
A stop motion video of Mike Giant painting on Haight Street in 2011. Over the course of the video he talks about his career as a writer, from his initial inspiration to where he is today, 22 years later.
Public Art Films, the producers behind the iconic documentary “Styles Wars,” launched a campaign on Kickstarter this week in an attempt to retrieve the film’s outtakes “Style Wars” needs no introduction to those who know it. For those who haven’t had the experience, it is considered one of the seminal documentaries of the 20th century. [...]
Who wishes they could tag all over their work desk these days? You old Heshers could bring back the Slayer or Metallica scribbles with skulls and lightning. I’ll hit up the block letters of the hood or the cross with a ribbon above it. Some surfer cat can draw the Rusty logo or the old [...]
This a a glimpse of the rooftop at the New Design High School in the LES,Manhattan. Stunning, Inspiring and isolated to the general public. For the past four years, the NDHS has organized Rooftop Legends in order to further educate the students and general public about the history and five elements of hip0=hop. Special thanks [...]
Famed street artist Saber took to the skies above L.A.’s City Hall and Downtown to send a message on Monday (September 19), via sky-writing plans that zoomed around the skies and leaving names and messages throughout the day. This is the video of the feat, and Saber’s explanation below (via SaberOne.com): The reason I hired [...]
L.A. street artist/graff legend, Saber, knows how to get up. He became legendary for a monstrous L.A. River piece so big it took weeks go complete in the 1990s … and now, he took “getting up” to a whole new level. On Monday (September 19), he took to the skies above Los Angeles City Hall [...]
In Davidson’s own words, “I wanted to transform the subway from its dark, degrading, and impersonal reality into images that open up our experience again to the color, sensuality, and vitality of the individual souls that ride it each day.” In “Subway”, passengers of the city’s subterranean world are portrayed in detail, revealing the interplay [...]
L.A. City Councilman, Dennis Zine, is known for his strong stance against graffiti … and won’t stop at getting rid of it all together. His latest act was introduced in a motion, reports the LA Weekly. He touts it as a measure to “strengthen graffiti laws,” and it would require stores to obtain and file [...]
Los Angeles art show, “LA Vs. War II: Art for Peace in the Hope Era,” is set to return on Friday (September 9) for three days, commemorating the ten-year anniversary of the September 11 attacks with a massive group art exhibition in Downtown L.A.’s Vortex Philanthropic Space. Artists from LA and beyond will examine the [...]
This is a brand new piece done by The Seventh Letter Crew while in Chicago — including REVOK / RIME / ROIDS / POSE / OMENS. Spotted @ TheSeventhLetter.com.
Legendary New York graff arist, KASE 2, passed away in a Bronx hospital over the weekend, following a lengthy battle with cancer. Known for inventing the “camouflage sketching” technique, and also his appearance in 1983′s iconic “Style Wars,” the old school legend was a member of The Fantastic Partners (TFP), a Bronx-born graffiti crew that [...]