I Love Graffiti DE http://ilovegraffiti.de Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:57:40 +0000 de-DE hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.13 VISION QUEST – A collaborative video series by graffiti artist KEMS and photographer KINGSTON http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/03/24/vision-quest-a-collaborative-video-series-by-graffiti-artist-kems-and-photographer-kingston/ http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/03/24/vision-quest-a-collaborative-video-series-by-graffiti-artist-kems-and-photographer-kingston/#comments Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:44:40 +0000 http://ilovegraffiti.de/?p=27464 [more]]]> Vision Quest is the first instalment of an ongoing collaborative video series by American graffiti writer KEMS of 3A Crew and Los Angeles based photographer Kingston.

„The series documents the search and activation of wasted spaces. In the search for abandoned spots to explore and paint, KEMS discovered abandoned lines of trains out in the desert. Loading up with a stack of Lak Chrome spray paint and a large a-frame ladder, he trekked through the arid landscape to find a discontinued double-decker passenger train – potentially from the 60s or 70s. While the dates are uncertain, in tracing the history of the cars, they were used to convey people from Mexico to San Diego – at one point, this model was used in Chicago.

These adventures brought back the sense of discovery that graffiti originally gave him. In reflection, KEMS says that it seems people were at these locations one day and gone the next. Leaving him to question – “why did people abandon this place?”

Photos from these lurks will be featured in an upcoming zine and accompanied by a special edition Reload by Ironlak spray can. More details to be announced.“

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THE CONVOY STORIES – DTS & FAME in MADRID, PARIS & MARSEILLE http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/03/24/the-convoy-stories-dts-fame-in-madrid-paris-marseille/ http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/03/24/the-convoy-stories-dts-fame-in-madrid-paris-marseille/#comments Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:38:58 +0000 http://ilovegraffiti.de/?p=27461 [more]]]> NC FORMULA presents a new video title „THE CONVOY STORIES“ featuring the DTS and FAME Crews painting metros in Madrid, Paris and Marseille.

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5MINUTES WITH: GBR CREW | CHAPTER 01 http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/03/23/5minutes-with-gbr-crew-chapter-01/ http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/03/23/5minutes-with-gbr-crew-chapter-01/#comments Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:57:28 +0000 http://ilovegraffiti.de/?p=27440 [more]]]> 5 years ago ILOVEGRAFFITI.DE and ARTE CREATIVE featured the Hamburg based GBR Crew aka the GHETTOBLASTERS with one great 5MINUTES episode painting trains in Belgium and the Netherlands. 2017 it´s time for another load coming with a double episode and footage of actions and painted trains in Germany and elsewhere. Plus a nice silver wall in the making little by little. 5MINUTES WITH:GBR CREW 2017 CHAPTER ONE there you go…

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Legends Thursday – Graffiti podcasts featuring ETHER, BATES, KWEST and many more http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/03/23/legends-thursday-graffiti-podcasts-featuring-ether-bates-kwest-and-many-more/ http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/03/23/legends-thursday-graffiti-podcasts-featuring-ether-bates-kwest-and-many-more/#comments Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:42:00 +0000 http://ilovegraffiti.de/?p=27434 [more]]]> lt-ether
Legends Thursday is a graffiti podcast from America with 126 shows online so far. You can easily listen to interviews with artist like Ether, Kwest, Bates, Doc TC5, Ewok, Giant, German Montana, Gkae, Kane, MUL, Part One, Risk, Totem 2, Virus, Wane and many more.

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You can find the shows listed alphabetical by artist here.
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‚On Track‘ – TRAILER http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/03/21/on-track-trailer/ http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/03/21/on-track-trailer/#comments Mon, 20 Mar 2017 22:46:39 +0000 http://ilovegraffiti.de/?p=27430 [more]]]> Pretty keen to watch this movie in full length soon: check the short teaser for ‚On Track‘ from Holland. More infos soon.

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„If you put love into what you do, people will see it!“ – Interview with LOVEPUSHER http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/03/20/if-you-put-love-into-what-you-do-people-will-see-it-interview-with-lovepusher/ http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/03/20/if-you-put-love-into-what-you-do-people-will-see-it-interview-with-lovepusher/#comments Mon, 20 Mar 2017 14:18:41 +0000 http://ilovegraffiti.de/?p=27409 [more]]]> Lovepusher stands out from the crowded painting world, with his unique style, his message and his many words when you talk to him. Here at ILG we got the chance to catch up with the busy man in between his shift from 2016 to 2017 and this is what he had to say:

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ILG: Please introduce yourself?

Lovepusher: My name is Lovepusher. I’m from London, England. My artistic work is based on 3D typography. I started painting graffiti in 1995 after being greatly inspired by an old New York wild style mural situated in close proximity to my school. The beauty and elegance of the wild style piece was so captivating that I desperately wanted to emulate it on paper. I remember during a class, maybe a day or two later, I wrote the name of my then Church, ‘St Boniface’, in a rudimentary version of what I had seen on the wall. Surprisingly, after that one sketch I was instantly hooked.
I later moved to another school located in Wimbledon, South West London. This was perfect for two reasons, the first being my classmate and true friend was a graffiti writer. He knew other writers, educated me on graffiti and took me out on my first missions. Secondly, Wimbledon not only had a favourable B&Q (hardware store) and train yard, it also had great tube and train connections to get around the city. It was a great writers bench where you were always guaranteed to meet writers night and day.
From 1995 to 2003 I changed my tag once but I always maintained a classic London style. It was my personal belief that a good London style was the foundation of the London graffiti scene and in part would help make the scene stronger. I was in no way a prolific writer like many of my good friends but I’ve always been content and happy with my contribution to South London graffiti.
In the year 2003 there was a major change in my personal life, which had a radical impact on the type of graffiti I was painting. As a result of what I can only describe as a spiritual awakening, I literally went from painting what purists would describe as ‘real graffiti’ to more legal orientated walls. My style also went though a metamorphosis, changing from classic London ‘style writing’ to modern day three-dimensional typography.
Looking back at the early days with more mature eyes, I should have known just how powerful and addictive graffiti really was but I suppose I was young and obviously had no idea of how seductive the ‘graffiti culture’ could be.

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ILG: It’s 2017, what have you been up to for the past year and what are your plans for the future?

Lovepusher: Every year, life, health and opportunities just seem to go from strength to strength… 2016 was no exception. I started 2016 off in Paris as the city has the perfect energetic qualities that I like to take advantage of. I love using Paris as a hub to make plans for the year. Everything I set out to accomplish in 2016 came to fruition. This included personal health goals, as good health, both mental and physical are the seeds of achievement and success. One of the great highlights of the year was joining SBB crew from Berlin. I have a unique fascination with German people and culture, so to be initiated into this crew seemed quite fitting. It’s a wonderful crew made up of good people with a broad spectrum of creativity.
For 2016, I also set out major productivity goals relating to how many pieces I would paint, as well as a sustained level of ‘hyper creativity’, in other words never doing the same painting twice and striving to make constant change and visual diversity a strong element in my oeuvre.
During the year of 2016, I also placed more attention and focus on hand drawn illustrations. The digital format, of course would always be more practical and less time consuming but there’s something I honestly love about working with mixed media on paper. Obviously, there is the tactile, kinesthetic element, but also observing how grains and textures from inks, felts and paints work together in unison to create a beautiful image is very rewarding. In relation to this, I created a beautiful line of 13 illustrations based on the Celestial bodies. I was exceptionally happy with how they came out and feel I may produce a second set of illustrations continuing where I left off.
2016 was also another strong year of travel. I think I visited something like 10 International cities officially, with highlights obviously being Berlin, New York, Hong Kong and Miami. A side note was visiting the small town called Perusic in Croatia. The initial reason for visiting Perusic was to paint a mural with the talented Slaven Lunar in memory of the visionary and my personal inspiration Nikola Tesla. I remember it being a wonderful place with culture, good food, history and great people.
I once again started this year (2017) off in Paris and made a specific number of plans to cover the year. To find out what they are you’ll have to stay tuned…

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ILG: There has been a shift in your art lately, from painting the word Jesus previously, it seems like you are now painting all sorts of words, tell us about this shift?

Lovepusher: Yes, there has definitely been an amazing shift in my paintings and this has been extremely good and positive. I began writing Jesus in 2003 as a result of my spiritual enlightenment. It was an amazing time of personal transformation and one that I definitely needed to go through. The spiritual awakening in 2003 really opened my eyes to introspection, education and a greater awareness of the causes and effects of my daily choices and actions. It made me a better person for which I’m very grateful. When I began writing this message, I set myself a goal to paint this message around the world. I suppose it could be classed as modern day evangelism, using graffiti as the vessel. As time went on, the strength of my graffiti allowed me to travel the world, never once imposing my then thoughts or beliefs on any individual, as I totally abhor this action but rather allowing the quality of my artwork to do the talking.
For thirteen years, I travelled the world painting this message, touching places like America, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Asia and Europe. All of these travels, coupled with the global reach of social media, helped me to finally realize that I had actually achieved my 2003 goal. This left me at a crossroads… having achieved what I set out to do, do I continue trudging along writing the same message or do I explore other avenues? For me, there was no question that I would have to explore other avenues in order to grow and evolve as an artist.
I felt that writing the same five letters for thirteen years, personally called into question my creativity and diversity. As I knew each of the five letters intimately, there were no hidden variables and although in some cases this proved to be really advantageous, deep down I always knew there was only so much I could do with the same five letters before it would become extremely monotonous for someone who is ‘hyper creative’. The reality of painting continuously new words in the form of new, never duplicated designs just seemed logical from a creative standpoint.
Words can never be dismissed as something simple as they are the foundation of all languages on Earth. Each word I select, design and present to the world is not randomly plucked from the ether but rather carefully selected based on semantic properties and letter composition.

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ILG: What sort of reactions do you get from people with your artwork and message?

Lovepusher: I’ll split this answer into two parts. The first being the artwork and then the message.
I’ve had nothing but positivity regarding my artwork and I mean that from the general layman on the street with no prior knowledge of graffiti, to the fine art collector. I don’t thrive off compliments or flattery but I suppose it is nice when someone appreciates your take on reality through the artwork you create. I’m extremely passionate about my graffiti-art and pour so much love and enthusiasm into every line, fade, marking or brush stroke. This passion is really evident when you see my works in person. I strongly believe that if you put love into what you do, people will see it and even if they don’t like or support you, they can on an intrinsic level appreciate someone who deeply cares about what they’re doing.
Regarding reactions to the message, again it’s been so overwhelmingly positive and in many instances it’s actually been quite moving. To think that a simple message that I was writing would have the ability to the reach out to so many people on so many levels, is quite a lot to take on board. I have received personal messages from people all over the world showing gratitude for me expressing myself so boldly and inspiring others. There is also so much more that has to remain confidential in respect of the many strong and bold people who decided to confide in me with their personal problems. For me, this is powerful stuff, it shows that art can truly build a bridge to every man, woman and child around the world; empower them, enrich them and provide hope for us all, especially in our darkest times.

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ILG: Travelling, it seems like you are on the move constantly, tell us what your motivation is, and the different experiences in different locations?

Lovepusher: It doesn’t really feel like I’m constantly on the move but I suppose it’s all a matter of perspective. The motivation to travel really stems from my youth, however as time has progressed, my reasons for traveling have changed. When I was young, my father travelled a lot to New York because of his job. When he’d return, he would bring back amazing stories of the Big Apple that where so captivating, you could use them for a 1980s Pan Am commercial and be assured to generate an increase in flight sales. The wonderful stories from a traveling father coupled with being enthralled as a child watching the fictional adventures of action heroes like Indiana Jones and James Bond helped instill a desire to explore the world. So, I suppose the initial motivations to travel were adolescent in nature; simply looking for new experiences and adventures but with maturity, my reasons for traveling changed as I became more interested in the human condition. I wanted to know what it truly meant to be ‘human’ and I figured the only way to understand this would literally be to travel the world, meeting people from all walks of life. Books and the internet will always be a great way to learn about the world and the nature of man but nothing beats the hands-on experience of directly engaging and learning about different cultures, practices, religions, languages and so on.
There are strong misconceptions and stereotypes about so many places and people around the world, in part due to a few backwards media agents who spread redundant, xenophobic ideas throughout the world. These agents only seem to be concerned with scaremongering to ensure that we all remain divided, living in fear of our friendly global brothers and sisters. There have been several places that I have visited around the world, where I was initially warned by inexperienced people not to visit. Bearing in mind that all of these people had never visited any of these places I’m referring to, it just seemed surreal that they felt qualified to inform me on whether visiting these countries was the right or wrong thing to do…obviously these people believe everything they see and read in the media.
Today, when you turn on the television and watch the news, you’re bombarded with a tsunami of negative stories regarding countries from all over the world. It’s more than enough to put even the most ardent traveller off, let alone those who are merely considering traveling. In my experience, it is in no way as bad as the media depicts…yes, there are a few countries that are going through war and radical changes but on the whole, the world is a beautiful place made up of wonderful countries and good people; you just have to travel to see this.

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ILG: Sketching and painting, can you describe your artistic process and how you go about things?

Lovepusher: I start by thinking about what it is exactly I am trying to communicate to the audience. This would normally be in the form of a story or an important aspect of design. Once I have this to mind, I begin jotting down rough ideas on paper of how best to depict this story visually, using only letters. After several sketches, a final rough draft is fashioned. Using this final rough draft, I create a fully rendered version, which is then transferred to my IPhone.
When approaching a wall painting, I like to sketch the first lines, then prime around the sketch using a high opacity emulsion. Then very much like the old renaissance masters, I like to work from the background to the foreground. The nature of my style is three-dimensional. This requires utilizing the knowledge of light, shadow and perspective to create the illusion of depth and volume on a two-dimensional plane. I select specific tones ranging from light to dark and paint using a technique pioneered by Leonardo DaVinci known as ‘Chiaroscuro’.

ILG: Where is your inspiration coming from these days?

Lovepusher: Everywhere. To sum up my inspiration as being down to one or a few specific things would be to sell myself short. I draw inspiration from every single aspect of life. I simply connect the dots by bringing ideas together in an eclectic juxtaposition, which I filter, refine and later present to the audience as a coherent story or composition of letters.

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ILG: Social media, what’s your personal philosophy and how do they affect the painting movement?

Lovepusher: Social media is a highly subjective matter. As with anything there are always the pros and cons of using a service, technology or whatever it is that you utilize in the attainment of your personal goals. There are multiple reasons to advocate and support the use, development and evolution of social media but one must also be mindful of the potential of there being a subversive element ever present within these online platforms. To ignore this stealth element is really to our own detriment. The mass unawareness of the deeper workings and effects of online platforms is easily achieved, as many social media companies nicely dress up their applications and present them as a great way to augment and add value to our normal lives, while at the same time failing to highlight the psychological aberrations closely linked to the prolonged use of these online platforms.
Social media on the other hand, has proven to be extremely viable for artists and creatives alike. The global reach of social media is unparalleled, eclipsing radio, newspapers and even television, with its power obviously coming from its shear versatility. For example, an artist can paint a picture, write a text, present a short video and can do all of this globally in real time. There are endless possibilities opened up by the effective use of social media.

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ILG: Future goals, what’s on your bucket list?

Lovepusher: To visit Antarctica.

ILG: Describe a great day for you, what did you do?

Lovepusher: I woke up, went for a 5k run, came home and had a shower, jumped in a cab to Heathrow Airport, boarded an Etihad flight, landed in Dubai, enjoyed the food, culture and great people.

ILG: Any last words?

Lovepusher: While painting, try to protect your health by wearing the correct protective gear to limit the body’s absorption of harmful chemicals.
In life, love yourself, stay young, happy and never stop exploring…

ILG: Do you love graffiti?

Lovepusher: Imagine a hierarchical pyramid with all of the positive emotions and affirmations linked to graffiti steadily rising to an apex point with love resting at the top, my relationship with graffiti would be above that!

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Instagram: www.instagram.com/lovepusher
Facebook: www.facebook.com/LovepusherArt

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WRITING HESSISCH Magazine comes with Issue 04! http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/03/18/writing-hessisch-magazine-comes-with-issue-04/ http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/03/18/writing-hessisch-magazine-comes-with-issue-04/#comments Sat, 18 Mar 2017 11:08:20 +0000 http://ilovegraffiti.de/?p=27403 [more]]]> The WRITING HESSISCH Magazine from Frankfurt/Main, Germany comes with issue 04 and a Rhein/Main Train Section on 120 pages.

„Ebbe langts! WRITING HESSISCH geht in die vierte und letzte Runde. Zum kleinen Abschied wird nochmal groß aufgefahren: Rhein-Main-Balla-Balla auf 120 Seiten ohne Werbungsquatsch oder Hall-Gedudel. Im Zentrum der Ausgabe steht die Geschichte des vielleicht ersten Frankfurter Writers überhaupt. Über 25 Jahre nach seinem Tod haben wir unzählige ungesehene Fotos, Skizzen – und auch seine beiden Blackbooks aufgetan. Geschichte! Dazu gibts zwei Reiseberichte der anderen Art: Einen von FAB aus… ja woher eigentlich? Wo die Jungs und Mädels waren, wissen sie selbst wohl nicht mehr ganz genau. Scheint aber ganz lustig gewesen zu sein. Im zweiten berichtet ein wohlbekannter Sprühsprayer über Urlaub ohne Graffiti am anderen Ende der Welt. Und natürlich hat ihn so Manches ganz schnell eingeholt… wenn auch anders als erwartet. Release am 31. März von 18 bis 22 Uhr im CANPIRE Montana Store Frankfurt mit Musik, guder Laune und vielen Specials. Limitiert auf 500 nummerierte Exemplare.“

Below check out a first preview, issue 04 of WRITING HESSISCH will be available on March 31st, 2017! There is a videotrailer coming soon too, so we will post another release info later!

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„Street Art à la Française“ – New Web Series by ARTE CREATIVE http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/03/17/street-art-a-la-francaise-new-web-series-by-arte-creative/ http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/03/17/street-art-a-la-francaise-new-web-series-by-arte-creative/#comments Fri, 17 Mar 2017 14:11:54 +0000 http://ilovegraffiti.de/?p=27397 [more]]]> ARTE Creative is about to release a new Webseries titled „Street Art à la Française“ with focus on Street Art with french roots and also discuss the Street Art / Graffiti conflict. The complete series is online from Monday, March 20th, 2017 here! Below you can checkout two episodes from Berlin and one featuring Street Artist JEF AEROSOL.

„Von den Pariser Katakomben in die Auktionshäuser, vom Marketinginstrument zum Objekt von Finanzspekulationen: Vormals als Vandalismus abgetan, scheint sich die ursprünglich subversive Street Art immer mehr im System aufzulösen. Die Doku Street Art à la Française geht den Entwicklungen dieses längst arrivierten Kunstgenres auf den Grund. In zehn Folgen kehrt Street Art à la Française zu den Wurzeln der französischen Street Art zurück und wirft einen Blick auf die Widersprüche und Herausforderungen der heutigen Zeit. Während der Aufstieg der Street Art zum Marketinginstrument und Spekulationsobjekt für manche eine gute und wichtige Entwicklung ist, sehen andere in den Beziehungen, die immer mehr Street-Art-Künstler zur Wirtschaft, zur Politik und zu den Galerien pflegen, eine gefährliche Vereinnahmung. Mit dabei: JonOne, VLP (Vive La Peinture), Miss.Tic, Kahsink, Speedy Graphito, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac …“

VLP, Miss.Tic und Jef Aerosol machten Paris einst zum Hotspot, doch die Street-Art-Hauptstadt Europas ist Berlin. Bloß: wie lange noch?

Im „Urban Spree“ treffen wir verschiedene Künstler und Kuratoren, um mehr über den Street-Art-Standort Berlin und die dortige Szene zu erfahren. Wie wild ist sie denn nun? Wie unabhängig von monetären Zwängen? Dass die Szene im Wandel ist, scheint klar. Nur: zum Guten oder zum Schlechten?

„Wenn ich weg bin, bin ich eben weg.“ Einer der ersten französischen Street Artists Jef Aerosol über die Vergänglichkeit seiner Kunst.

Street Art ist per se kein zeitloses Phänomen. Ehe man sich versieht, sind Pieces, Tags und Collagen aus dem öffentlichen Raum wieder verschwunden.Diese Vergänglichkeit macht für viele Urban Artists den besonderen Reiz aus. Doch wer sich nicht wie Jef Aerosol mit der kurzen Halbwertzeit abfinden kann, sucht in langlebigeren Trägerstoffen wie Leinwand sein Heil. Oder sichert sich ein Plätzchen im staatlichen Kunsttempel, wie Jon One …

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BERLIN – Metrofeuerwehr – TOY CREW – VIDEO http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/03/17/berlin-metrofeuerwehr-toy-crew-video/ http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/03/17/berlin-metrofeuerwehr-toy-crew-video/#comments Fri, 17 Mar 2017 07:41:44 +0000 http://ilovegraffiti.de/?p=27375 The Berlin based TOY Crew did it again. This time they transformed a Metro Station into a gallery . Great!

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The GHETTO FEVER Magazine VOL.2 http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/03/17/print-news-ghetto-fever-magazine-vol-2/ http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/03/17/print-news-ghetto-fever-magazine-vol-2/#comments Fri, 17 Mar 2017 07:40:53 +0000 http://ilovegraffiti.de/?p=27379 [more]]]> GHETTO FEVER Magazine 2 – The Return of the Mag.

Nearly one year after the release of GHETTO FEVER VOL.1, the second issue is ready to crash the game again.

Ghetto Fever Vol.2 got 82 pages full of underground flava straight from the concrete jungles and it´s limited to 1.000 pieces.
Beside lots of Trains, Boom Boom Bombings, drippy Singlehits and beautiful T-ups from whole europe, the main features are this time:

BOOGIE DOWN BELGRADE
HAMBURG VICE BOYS (Rams & Teck9)
DEATH ROW EAST
TARTA
BIG BLACK MAMBA
KEVIN S & GRIZZLEE
BARCELONA & ATHENS

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SHADE & TOUR on Berlin Subway http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/03/14/shade-tour-on-berlin-subway/ http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/03/14/shade-tour-on-berlin-subway/#comments Tue, 14 Mar 2017 07:55:45 +0000 http://ilovegraffiti.de/?p=27372 This video by Graffitibox TV follows Graffiti Writers SHADE and TOUR painting end to end on a Berlin Subway.

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THE REAL DEAL – A few graffiti pieces by ATOM ONE http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/03/11/the-real-deal-a-few-graffiti-pieces-by-atom-one/ http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/03/11/the-real-deal-a-few-graffiti-pieces-by-atom-one/#comments Sat, 11 Mar 2017 20:54:15 +0000 http://ilovegraffiti.de/?p=27353 [more]]]> It´s time again for some fresh styles by german graffiti legend ATOM ONE. For those who don´t know: ATOM ONE started graffiti by the end of 1986 and painted his first real piece in 1987. Next to graffiti, ATOM started dedicating himself to rapping and became known on stage as “Der Lange” as part of TOO STRONG. Today he is part of many renowned crews –Stick Up Kids, The Real Deal, Ghetto Stars and MOAS. He has painted walls and trains for almost 30 years and played a key role in shaping and developing graffiti as an art form in Germany. Within the years ATOM ONE changed his style from the typical so called DORTMUND style to more dynamic and wild lettering. Here are a few examples of recently (or not that recently) painted burners by THE LANGE aka ATOM ONE!

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Trainspotting in BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA [VIDEOS] http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/03/11/trainspotting-in-bratislava-slovakia-videos/ http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/03/11/trainspotting-in-bratislava-slovakia-videos/#comments Sat, 11 Mar 2017 09:35:59 +0000 http://ilovegraffiti.de/?p=27350 The bencher behind GRAFFITI BRATISLAVA (Instagram) present six trainspotting videos from good old Bratislava, Slovakia with painted trains running!

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LOCAL HUSTLERS – The ADHS CREW STUTTGART [VIDEO] http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/03/11/local-hustlers-the-adhs-crew-stuttgart-video/ http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/03/11/local-hustlers-the-adhs-crew-stuttgart-video/#comments Sat, 11 Mar 2017 09:21:32 +0000 http://ilovegraffiti.de/?p=27346 The ADHS Crew painting trains and the streets of Stuttgart, Germany in this video titled „Local Hustlers“ by Human Trash.

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STREET ATELIER visits graffiti artist AÉLÉ http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/03/09/street-atelier-visits-graffiti-artist-aele/ http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/03/09/street-atelier-visits-graffiti-artist-aele/#comments Thu, 09 Mar 2017 15:56:52 +0000 http://ilovegraffiti.de/?p=27330 [more]]]> Here is a new STREET ATELIER episode by ARTE Creative and ILOVEGRAFFITI.DE featuring the french graffiti artist AÉLÉ (Website, Facebook) based in PAU in the south west of France. He started painting in 1996 and works with different kind of techniques on his art on walls and canvas. The episode is in french and has german subtitles:

„Depuis plus de 20 ans, le graffeur français est actif – loin des milieux culturels de la capitale. Nous lui avons rendu visite dans son atelier dans le Sud-Ouest de la France.

Aélé (alpha ailé) a fait ses premiers pas dans le monde du graffiti en 1996 à Pau, dans le Sud-Ouest de la France. Aujourd’hui installé dans les Pyrénées-Atlantiques en vallée d’Ossau, son parcours l’a mené à ce professionnaliser dans divers métiers de la peinture (publicité, bâtiment, aéronautique), tout en poursuivant ses recherches et son développement dans le monde du graffiti. Le film suit Aélé depuis son atelier en Vallée d’Ossau, jusqu’à la ville de Barcelone où il part réaliser une œuvre.“

„Graffiti und Provinz: zwei Welten, die nichts verbindet? Wer Rapschrift nur im (groß-)städtischen Raum verortet, kennt AELE („Alpha ailé“) noch nicht. Seit über 20 Jahren ist der französische Writer aktiv – fernab des kulturellen Hotspots Paris. Wir besuchen ihn in seinem Atelier im Südwesten Frankreichs.

In der Stadt Pau im Südwesten Frankreichs fing er 1996 an zu malen, heute lebt und arbeitet AELE im beschaulichen wie schönen Ossau-Tal in der Nähe der Pyrenäen. Seine Leidenschaft für Farben und Buchstaben hat es ihm ermöglicht, auch seine Brötchen durch Auftragsarbeiten zu verdienen. In dieser Ausgabe von STREET ATELIER schauen wir AELE in seinem Atelier über die Schulter und begleiten ihn auf der Fahrt ins nahegelegene Barcelona, wo er ein Bild malt – auf Aphex Twin.“

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DOWNBYLAW Graffiti Magazine Issue #18 http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/03/08/downbylaw-graffiti-magazine-issue-18/ http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/03/08/downbylaw-graffiti-magazine-issue-18/#comments Wed, 08 Mar 2017 14:46:49 +0000 http://ilovegraffiti.de/?p=27316 [more]]]> The Downbylaw Graffiti Art Magazine from northern germany is out with Issue #18. Specials with HEIS of Jukebox Cowboys, HOPARE – Urban Art from France, MOBAR, EARL MF 637, ITCHIE79 of CRU, TASSO MACLAIM on tour, TEMP of IFC Crew and a feature on HEIKO ZAHLMANN aka DADDY COOL from Hamburg. The magazine also features the Streetart in Tschernobyl (Ukraine) project by BANE & PEST, we soon go to report more on this including a documentary movie here on ILOVEGRAFFITI.DE!

Besides that DOWNBYLAW offers painted Walls and Trainz, DIN A6 Sticker and a poster again, this with a piece painted ROYAL TS and OMSK167. The video of the piece you can watch here bytheway.

DOWNBYLAW 18 is available in every well sorted graffiti store and online over their website´s shop

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Street Artist RONE Creates Exhibition in Abandoned Building – THE ALPHA PROJECT http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/03/08/street-artist-rone-creates-exhibition-in-abandoned-building-the-alpha-project/ http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/03/08/street-artist-rone-creates-exhibition-in-abandoned-building-the-alpha-project/#comments Wed, 08 Mar 2017 14:20:10 +0000 http://ilovegraffiti.de/?p=27311 [more]]]> Bildschirmfoto 2017-03-08 um 15.09.53

A few days ago in an unidentified and soon-to-be-demolished building in Melbourne, Australia, a secret street art exhibition titled “The Alpha Project” was held by renowned street artist RONE to a lucky few.

„Over the last few months I’ve been working in secret on a series of works in an old paper mill. This was a dream project, a giant abandoned site where I could paint whatever I saw fit. These latest works at Yarra Bend have been completed inside the iconic brutalist brick buildings of the old Alphington Paper Mills on Heidelberg Road. As a continuation the idea from the Empty Exhibtion the intention with the project is to create a new series of photographic works. More people see my work in a documented form than will ever see it in person. Knowing this has changed the way I think about the life of my work. Nothing last forever. As long as it’s there long enough to be documented, I know that it will live on in another form.

This makes the work more significant once it is gone. It shifts the value on to the documentation of the work rather than the work itself. This idea has opened up a whole new chapter for me but it also brings me back to what makes street art & graffiti special, you can see it one day and it’s gone the next.

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All good things have a catch – the works have already been destroyed. The demolition of the site starts this week and my arrangement with the demolition company was that I had to destroy the works as a way to reduce the number of people jumping the fence to see them.

It is my hope that this concept of documenting my works prior to its imminent destruction takes me to a new level. This significant evolution has been recognised by the arts community via the addition of my “Empty” series to the NGV’s permanent collection.“

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VIDEO – ‚Fast Drips on Tour‘ – Episode 08 – VAL SYSTEMS http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/03/08/video-fast-drips-on-tour-episode-08-val-systems/ http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/03/08/video-fast-drips-on-tour-episode-08-val-systems/#comments Wed, 08 Mar 2017 14:01:45 +0000 http://ilovegraffiti.de/?p=27307 [more]]]> After episode 01, episode 02, 03 and 04 plus the fifth part, the sixth and 7th (UK/SWEDEN) here is of episode 08 of FAST DRIPS´s videoseries entitled ON TOUR with focus on VAL System Models only. VAL is a fully automated driverless mass-transit railcar.

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VIDEO – Graff TV – XENA & OVAS http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/03/08/video-graff-tv-xena-ovas/ http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/03/08/video-graff-tv-xena-ovas/#comments Wed, 08 Mar 2017 13:52:31 +0000 http://ilovegraffiti.de/?p=27304 [more]]]> In this new episode of Graff TV by Spraydaily the graffiti writers Ovas & Xena from Spain are featured. GRAFF TV is a series of graffiti videos capturing the style and techniques of some of the best and most interesting writers around the world. From simple new school styles to futuristic 3D-burners or playful naive pieces. Follow the process from sketch to finished piece, all cut down and compressed to three minutes episodes.


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NEW YORK GRAFFITI EXPERIENCE 1976 – Lawless Productions http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/03/07/new-york-graffiti-experience-1976-lawless-productions/ http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/03/07/new-york-graffiti-experience-1976-lawless-productions/#comments Tue, 07 Mar 2017 13:38:34 +0000 http://ilovegraffiti.de/?p=27300 [more]]]> „New York Graffiti Experience“ was edited and shot by Fenton Lawless, Justine DiIanni and Andrew Aaron of Lawless Productions in 1976 and renewed in 2014. The movie shows rare footage of the very early beginnings of the so called modern graffiti in New York City back then in the mid ´70s. Some amazing footage of New York City when the twin towers still were under construction.

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BANKSY’s first major project since DISMALAND – The WALLED OFF HOTEL in Bethlehem http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/03/03/banksys-first-major-project-since-dismaland-the-walled-off-hotel-in-bethlehem/ http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/03/03/banksys-first-major-project-since-dismaland-the-walled-off-hotel-in-bethlehem/#comments Fri, 03 Mar 2017 12:35:40 +0000 http://ilovegraffiti.de/?p=27289 [more]]]> walledoff2

Street artist BANKSY has opened a hotel in the Palestinian city of Bethlehem. The British artist resently painted several murals on the wall built to separate Israeli and Palestinian territory in the West Bank. The hotel is Banksy’s first major project since Dismaland (ONE DAY IN DISMALAND), a temporary exhibition in Weston-super-Mare that offered a sinister take on theme parks.

His Walled Off Hotel is in Bethlehem, revered by Christians as the birthplace of Jesus, a few metres from a stretch of the controversial West Bank barrier which has been heavily decorated by artists. The nine-room hotel is staffed by local people – none of whom knew the identity of the owner until today.

„There is unlikely to be much room for last-minute travellers at Bethlehem’s latest inn. The Walled Off Hotel might sound utilitarian, even bleak: 10 rooms nestled against the controversial barrier wall separating Israel from the Palestinian territories. But it offers travellers something much more elusive than the latest toiletries or a fancy spa. The lodging in the historic city is hotel, protest and art in one. It is the latest work of the British street artist Banksy. The hotel, which was opened to the media on Friday, aims to bring jobs and tourists to a town whose pilgrim and sightseeing-based economy has been ravaged by ever tighter Israeli controls on travel between Israeli and Palestinian territories. The artist, who fiercely guards his anonymity, also wants to spark dialogue, with his biggest target market not his legions of international fans, but young Israelis who might normally spend their weekends clubbing in Tel Aviv. His support team insists the hotel is a real business venture, not an art stunt. Its nine rooms and one suite will be open for bookings on its website later this month.“

There have been few reasons for Israelis to visit Bethlehem in recent years, because they are banned by law from visiting the town and all its main tourist sites.

It contains dozens of Banksy works, a themed bar and interactive exhibits. One depicts the signing of the Balfour Declaration which set the conditions for the establishment of Israel 100 years ago this year. The hotel has been “decorated to resemble an English gentlemen’s club from colonial times” in recognition of the historical role Britain played in the region.

Banksy says people from all sides of the Middle East conflict are welcome to stay, and he is not affiliated to any political party or pressure group.

„Banksy generally avoids commenting on his work, saying he prefers to let the images speak for themselves, but the video ends with the camera lingering on an overtly political message, also spray-painted on to a wall: “If we wash our hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless we side with the powerful – we don’t remain neutral.” For all the fierce critique of Israeli policies, Banksy has focused on bringing Israelis and Palestinians together. In the dystopian “bemusement” park Dismaland that he created in 2015, he displayed works by three Palestinian and three Israeli artists side by side. That angered Shadi Alzaqzouq, one of the Palestinian artists, so much that he covered his work with a sheet on which he had written “RIP Gaza” before lying down for a “die-in” in front of the message. The sheet stayed up for the duration of the exhibition, with a notice explaining the protest.“

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LIGISD and XENO out on the streets of Oslo – TAGSANDTHROWS http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/03/02/ligisd-and-xeno-out-on-the-streets-of-oslo-tagsandthrows/ http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/03/02/ligisd-and-xeno-out-on-the-streets-of-oslo-tagsandthrows/#comments Thu, 02 Mar 2017 09:07:01 +0000 http://ilovegraffiti.de/?p=27286 [more]]]> TagsAndThrows again following Swedish graffiti bomber Ligisd out on the streets of Oslo, as he’s getting his name up. Backed up by FY Crew member Xeno filmed during one night. If you can´t get enough of this here you can watch more videos and the first one featuring Ligisd.

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EPOXY – The Festival ROSE BETON Toulouse – AFTERMOVIE http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/03/02/epoxy-the-festival-rose-beton-toulouse-aftermovie/ http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/03/02/epoxy-the-festival-rose-beton-toulouse-aftermovie/#comments Thu, 02 Mar 2017 08:46:22 +0000 http://ilovegraffiti.de/?p=27283 [more]]]> One of the most ambitious urban art events in Europe finally comes with a recap movie. The second edition of the Rose Beton Festival Toulouse! It´s BIG ADDICT (Live,Love,Beirut) again who shot and edit one great film with artist portraits and footage of the murals painted during the months of June, July, and August, 2016. Artists participating are Futura2000 (US), Craig Costello (US), Boris Tellegen (NL), Honet (FR), Hendrik Beikirch (DE), Aryz (ES), Reso (FR), Tilt (FR), Martha Cooper (US), Henry Chalfant (US), Sylvain Largot (FR), Remio (US), Mist (FR), and Ben Eine (UK).

„Part of the 2016 Rose Beton 2016 festival, cofounded by the City of Toulouse and the 50cinq, the Epoxy exhibition showcased many Urban Contemporary Art talents. On buildings as well as in galleries, the visitors discovered the works of Honet, Aryz, Sylvain Largot, Martha Cooper, Miss Van, Henry Chalfant, Futura, Mist, Delta, Reso, Hendrik Beikirch (ECB), Ben Eine, Tilt and Remio. The video, directed by Big Addict, unveils the hidden part of the exhibition and gives a very special access to the artists. Their process is brought to light alongside their moments of rest and the public’s reaction to their art.“

See how the whole project and the exhibition EPOXY came to life!

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20 Places To Shop For Graffiti Tools Online in Europe And Overseas http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/03/01/20-places-to-shop-for-graffiti-tools-online-in-europe-and-overseas/ http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/03/01/20-places-to-shop-for-graffiti-tools-online-in-europe-and-overseas/#comments Wed, 01 Mar 2017 18:19:19 +0000 http://ilovegraffiti.de/?p=27245 [more]]]> Online shopping is becoming more and more popular, but the way duties and shipping costs are applied to purchases from international retailers can leave even the most seasoned shopper with an unexpected bill. So where to shop graffiti tools online in your country? To us a frequently asked question from many artists not living in big cities like Berlin, London or Paris. So we recently asked friends from Holland, the UK, Scandinavia, Poland, Hungary, Greece, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, France, the USA, Canada, Mexico, Australia, Russia and Japan to tell us their favorite places to shop for graffiti tools online. We decided to list some online stores from Europe (one shop/country) and overseas here so you can find out yourself. Most of them offer a large range of Spraypaint and Marker products and do fair shipping rates. Click on image to visit the online shop of your choice.



WRITERS CORNER BERLIN | GERMANY
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LAYUP SWITZERLAND

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URBAN PAINTERS FRANCE
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GRAFF CITY UK
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SUITUP HOLLAND

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FRESH CONNECTION DENMARK
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GEEZERS FINLAND
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WRONGSIDE SHOP POLAND
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ROOFTOP SLOVAKIA
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BAZIS STORE HUNGARY

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EXTREME GREECE
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GRAFFITISHOP ITALY
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WRITERS SPAIN
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GRAFFITI MARKET RUSSIA

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THE BUTCHERS AUSTRALIA
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BOMBINGSCIENCE CANADA / USA

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ART PRIMO USA

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KICHINK MEXICO

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If you are from Europe and your country is not on the list check out Stylefile.com or AllCity.fr, these places offer great shipping rates over the border.

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*we know that in some of the countries listed are more than one graffiti store in business to shop online, we simply don´t have the space here to name and link them all

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ABM CREW painting trains in SICILY, ITALY http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/03/01/abm-crew-painting-trains-in-sicily-italy/ http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/03/01/abm-crew-painting-trains-in-sicily-italy/#comments Wed, 01 Mar 2017 16:38:46 +0000 http://ilovegraffiti.de/?p=27242 Here is a new video by the ABM Crew from Osnabrück (Germany), this time painting trains in Sicily, Italy.

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