I Love Graffiti DE http://ilovegraffiti.de Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:53:27 +0000 de-DE hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.18 PARADOX – KEYS TO HEAVEN – BERLIN KIDZ http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/12/12/paradox-keys-to-heaven-berlin-kidz/ http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/12/12/paradox-keys-to-heaven-berlin-kidz/#comments Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:53:27 +0000 http://ilovegraffiti.de/?p=28470 [more]]]> Here is another Paradox video featuring the BERLIN KIDZ to promote the upcoming movie „Fuck the System“ (Trailer, Paradox Video Promo), the second DVD by and about the Berlin Graffiti and Parkour crew „Berlin Kidz“. 4 years after the first DVD, „Fuck the System“ comes as a collector edition of 1000 copies, with a 70-minute full action DVD, a 28-page special photographic booklet, a poster and a sticker.

You can Pre-order it through Urban Spree Berlin. The DVD will be shipped from December 15th, 2017 on. The Berlin Premiere event of the movie is scheduled for December 17th and 20th. (17.12.2017 19 uhr BABYLON KINO, 22.12.2017, 20 uhr BABYLON KINO)

Berlin Kidz: Fuck the System
70-minute DVD
Limited Edition of 1000 copies
28-page booklet, poster, sticker.

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LEAVE NO FINGERPRINTZ – ZGM CREW BERLIN #WEILWIREUCHLIEBEN http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/12/12/leave-no-fingerprintz-zgm-crew-berlin-weilwireuchlieben/ http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/12/12/leave-no-fingerprintz-zgm-crew-berlin-weilwireuchlieben/#comments Tue, 12 Dec 2017 10:23:15 +0000 http://ilovegraffiti.de/?p=28467 [more]]]> Here is a new video from Berlin featuring the ZGM Crew titled „Leave No Fingerprintz“.5 minutes subways and s-train graffiti! #weilwirdichlieben #weilwireuchlieben

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RIME of MSK VS UTAH&ETHER – A Battle in the Streets of Paris http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/12/11/rime-of-msk-vs-utahether-a-battle-in-the-streets-of-paris/ http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/12/11/rime-of-msk-vs-utahether-a-battle-in-the-streets-of-paris/#comments Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:52:54 +0000 http://ilovegraffiti.de/?p=28463 [more]]]> This is how it looks when RIME of MSK Crew battles the duo UTAH&ETHER in the streets of Paris, France! And the winner is….


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DEVILS NEVER SLEEP – THE MOVIE – Final Trailer http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/12/02/devils-never-sleep-the-movie-final-trailer/ http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/12/02/devils-never-sleep-the-movie-final-trailer/#comments Sat, 02 Dec 2017 13:09:01 +0000 http://ilovegraffiti.de/?p=28458 [more]]]> After the first trailer of the DEVILS NEVER SLEEP movie and this second trailer here is the last trailer to announce the release on december 03rd, 2017. The movie with a running time of 110 minutes and directed by the DNS Crew from Berlin shows footage from the Berlin underground with subways and s-trains painted plus international transport systems covered such as Rome or Naples.

Featuring the Crews BAD GFA TCK DUA TC5 MRN OBS DRM MGS and many more.Interviews with POET, TOWN, SKAR, SKIM, QUER, KUBE, TRUS and CHILL. Music by DJ Dister, DJ Mesia and Samy Deluxe.

„Bald hat das Warten ein Ende, denn die Devils Never Sleep DVD steht in Ihren Startlöchern.. Über 90 Minuten Action aus Berlin mit der DNS Crew und Ihren Freunden erwarten euch auf dem guten Stück. Jede Menge satte U- & S-Bahn Aktionen, Hall of Fames und einige Specials lassen das Herz von jedem Writer höher schlagen. Ein kleines Special zum Release haben wir auch noch in petto, aber dazu später mehr auf unseren Social Media Kanälen.. Der Release der DVD findet am Sonntag, den 03. Dezember 2017 feierlich ab 13Uhr im Graffitiboxshop statt. Jetzt lassen wir erst einmal den Trailer für sich sprechen.“

Title: ‚Devils Never Sleep‘
Format, Length: DVD, 90min + Bonus
Film: Deep In Your Ass Productions
Genre: Trainwriting
Content: DYNAMICS/DNS Crew & Friends – Graffiti in Berlin since 1992
Release: December 2017, Graffitiboxshop.de

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THE RISE OF GRAFFITI WRITING – FROM NEW YORK TO EUROPE – EPISODES 07-10 http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/11/25/the-rise-of-graffiti-writing-from-new-york-to-europe-episodes-07-10/ http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/11/25/the-rise-of-graffiti-writing-from-new-york-to-europe-episodes-07-10/#comments Sat, 25 Nov 2017 13:12:21 +0000 http://ilovegraffiti.de/?p=28450 [more]]]> Following up on the first six episodes (EPISODES 01-02, EPISODES 03-04, EPISODES 05-06) of THE RISE OF GRAFFITI WRITING – FROM NEW YORK TO EUROPE, it´s time to take a closer look into the beginnings of the UK graffiti scene talking to pioneers like PRIDE, 3D, MODE2, INKIE and a few more. The movie WILD STYLE and the book SUBWAY ART as well as MTV Music videos like BUFFALO GALS has been the first real influences on the very small Bristol and London scene back then in 1982 and 1983.

WILD STYLEW, which featured Grandmaster Caz and The Cold Crush Brothers, among many others. Collaborating with Fab5Freddy, who did a little bit of everything on the film, including producing and acting, and Lee Quiñones, who starred as the protagonist Zoro, Charlie Ahearn’s movie was shown 1982 and 1983 in Germany on TV. “We had gotten funding from a German television station, so they aired it first,” Freddy says in Episode 02. “We had also sold the foreign rights to Channel Four in England, so there were later a lot of pirate VHS tapes floating around the UK which eventually found themselves all over Europe.”


In 1983 in Bristol, England, a crew of multiracial teenagers that included artist Banksy, future members of Portishead (Geoff Barrow), Massive Attack (Daddy G, Mushroom and 3D), DJ Milo, Tricky and Soul II Soul’s Nellee Hooper saw Wild Style at a local theater and lost their collective minds. A few of them united under the name The Wild Bunch, a band of renegades that set their sights on the sounds and culture of the underground.

With dub beats, sampled sounds and surreal lyrics, Massive Attack’s brilliant debut Blue Lines became the blueprint of a new generation. The dreamy, sample-heavy music they made was called trip hop. As 3D said in 1998, “We were blown away by the entire New York scene. At that time my entire life was writing graffiti and hanging at The Dug Out.” (The Dug Out was Bristol’s equivalent to Wild Style’s Dixie Club.)

Another important place of the London Scene was COVENT GARDEN, a old market place where young kids met and were able to paint legally. A meeting point that played an important role for the first graffiti writers there. In this episode you can learn how the small group of young UK writers finally came together to build a scene.

In episode 08 the series follows MODE2 from London to Paris and how he met with BANDO and later on with SHOE. The three and a few others formed the first european graffiti crew called CRIME TIME KINGS. Paris was the central gathering spot at the time, precisely groups met at 110 Rue du Bac. The reason behind the seemingly ordinary address was the house of BANDO’s mother Aki, where Crime Time Headquarters settled.

The trio started out in the streets of Paris and soon all over Europe. They provided the perfect foundation for a group of agitated youths to gather and unite under the name of CTK, under which they began their international journey scattering graffiti all over. Especially BANDO´s and SHOE´s style travelled that way to Germany or Denmark.


In Episode 09 and 10 the series goes to Germany talking to a few pioneers from Hamburg, Kiel, Dortmund, Berlin and Munich, such as STONE, LOOMIT, CANTWO, DAIM, HESH, JBK, NEON, POET and some more. The german graffiti writing movement has its roots in the early ´80s. With the first pieces popping up in Hamburg and Munich it took some time to call it a scene. Also in Germany the Movie WILD STYL E had a huge impact, when it was screened on german TV ZDF. STONE and NEON also name the release of the SUBWAY ART Book in 1984, or gallery shows with works on display by NY Subway Artists, like the one in 1984 at Gallery Thomas in Munich and of course the german medias. The episode 09 also following up on the CRIME TIME KINGS (Episode 08) and when they travelled Munich in 1986 with a complete new kind of strategy and style. This and some more events influenced the small but already very powerful graffiti movement in Germany.


All those episodes telling more or less the same story: Small groups of kids became amazed and interested in Graffiti Writing after seeing movies, books, gallery shows, music videos, record sleeves or through networking with some of the New York Graffiti Artist. But the big explosion of Graffiti Writing in Germany and Europe starts later in 1987 to 1989. A period of time that will be featured in SEASON 02 of THE RISE OF GRAFFITI WRITING – FROM NEW YORK TO EUROPE. The focus of Episodes 11 to 15 will be on PARIS, BERLIN, SCANDINAVIA and SOUTH EUROPE before the series travels further east.

With Episode 10 the first season of THE RISE OF GRAFFITI WRITING – FROM NEW YORK TO EUROPE is completed and according to RED TOWER FILMS and ARTE CREATIVE it will be continued in February 2018! Still, there is so many history to tell, like how the BERLIN Graffiti Scene exploded and became SPRAYCITY. Or how important the PARIS scene has been back then. If you want to watch all 10 episodes of Season 01 again check out this page on ARTE CREATIVE!


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STYLEFILE MAGAZINE Issue #50 – PREVIEW http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/11/24/stylefile-magazine-issue-50-preview/ http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/11/24/stylefile-magazine-issue-50-preview/#comments Fri, 24 Nov 2017 16:41:37 +0000 http://ilovegraffiti.de/?p=28438 [more]]]> Time flies! The STYLEFILE MAGAZINE is about to release issue 50 (!). This one is titled MIRRORFILE, according to the editors this anniversary issue is dedicated to „geometric and futuristic designs…“ So there is a DEMS special who also designed the cover style, focus on RAGE DSF from Hamburg plus a feature with Berlin´s DEJOE as well as the traditional pages with walls, trains and many more. Checkout the preview below, get it soon here and happy birthday STYLEFILERS!!








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RAGE TO RICHES – A Documentary Film about JEAN -MICHEL BASQUIAT http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/11/24/rage-to-riches-a-documentary-film-about-jean-michel-basquiat/ http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/11/24/rage-to-riches-a-documentary-film-about-jean-michel-basquiat/#comments Fri, 24 Nov 2017 16:13:18 +0000 http://ilovegraffiti.de/?p=28435 [more]]]> The recent Sotheby’s auction of a Jean-Michel Basquiat Skull painting for over a hundred million dollars has catapulted this Brooklyn-born artist into the top tier of the international art market, joining the ranks of Picasso, de Kooning and Francis Bacon. This film tells Jean-Michel’s story through exclusive interviews with his two sisters Lisane and Jeanine, who have never before agreed to be interviewed for a TV documentary. With striking candour, Basquiat’s art dealers – including Larry Gagosian, Mary Boone and Bruno Bischofberger – as well as his most intimate friends, lovers and fellow artists, expose the cash, the drugs and the pernicious racism which Basquiat confronted on a daily basis. As historical tableaux, visual diaries of defiance or surfaces covered with hidden meanings, Basquiat’s art remains the beating heart of this story.

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„Fuck the System“ BERLIN KIDZ DVD drops December 2017 – PARADOX 2 VIDEO PROMO http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/11/24/fuck-the-system-berlin-kidz-dvd-drops-december-2017-paradox-2-video-promo/ http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/11/24/fuck-the-system-berlin-kidz-dvd-drops-december-2017-paradox-2-video-promo/#comments Fri, 24 Nov 2017 12:30:09 +0000 http://ilovegraffiti.de/?p=28431 [more]]]> With this video titled PARADOX 2 – TUNNফᏞ ♥ GظITCᎻ the Team Paradox just announced new infos on „Fuck the System“ (Trailer), the second DVD by and about the Berlin Graffiti and Parkour crew „Berlin Kidz“. 4 years after the first DVD, „Fuck the System“ comes as a collector edition of 1000 copies, with a 70-minute full action DVD, a 28-page special photographic booklet, a poster and a sticker.

You can Pre-order it through Urban Spree Berlin. The DVD will be shipped from December 15th, 2017 on. The Berlin Premiere event of the movie is scheduled for December 17th and 20th. (17.12.2017 19 uhr BABYLON KINO, 22.12.2017, 20 uhr BABYLON KINO)

Berlin Kidz: Fuck the System
70-minute DVD
Limited Edition of 1000 copies
28-page booklet, poster, sticker.

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THE RISE OF GRAFFITI WRITING – FROM NEW YORK TO EUROPE – EPISODES 05-06 http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/11/21/the-rise-of-graffiti-writing-from-new-york-to-europe-episodes-05-06/ http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/11/21/the-rise-of-graffiti-writing-from-new-york-to-europe-episodes-05-06/#comments Tue, 21 Nov 2017 13:12:07 +0000 http://ilovegraffiti.de/?p=28425 [more]]]> Following up on the first four episodes (EPISODE 01-02, EPISODES 03-04) of THE RISE OF GRAFFITI WRITING – FROM NEW YORK TO EUROPE, Lars now talks to the Gallerist YAKI KORNBLIT about how his very early exhibitions with DONDI, FUTURA2000 or RAMMELLZEE influenced the „Pre New York“ Graffiti scene in Amsterdam. Besides YAKI KORNBLIT Graffiti pioneers like SHOE and DELTA commenting on the very early years of Graffiti in Amsterdam (1983-1985)

The episode 06 is dedicated to 1982 and 1983, when the film WILD STYLE was screened even before it was screened in NY city theatres, in 1982/1983 on german TV (ZDF) and british CHANNEL4. Graffiti pioneers like CANTWO, PRIDE, BANDO and LOOMIT talking.


THE RISE OF GRAFFITI WRITING – FROM NEW YORK TO EUROPE tells the story of the New York origins and the rise of modern graffiti in Europe from 1981 and beyond. LEE, FUTURA2000, CHARLIE AHEARN, FAB5FREDDY, SKEME, the TATS CRU, YAKI KORNBLIT and a very limited group of European graffiti pioneers like SHOE (Amsterdam), BANDO (Paris), MODE2 (London), 3D (Bristol), DELTA (Amsterdam), STONE (Munich), LOOMIT (Munich), HESH (Hamburg), CANTWO (Mainz), MICKEY (Amsterdam) and a few more protagonists will be featured in the series.

The series takes a very first look into the european origins by going to Amsterdam, London, Bristol, Paris and Germany. The next episodes will be online in a few days!



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360º Graffiti Video following RAGE of DSF Crew http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/11/19/360o-graffiti-video-following-rage-of-dsf-crew/ http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/11/19/360o-graffiti-video-following-rage-of-dsf-crew/#comments Sun, 19 Nov 2017 19:30:07 +0000 http://ilovegraffiti.de/?p=28421 [more]]]> This is a 360º Graffiti Video following RAGE of DSF Crew leaving his mark on Hamburg subways. The video was uploaded by THE GRIFTERS on YouTube with some more informations on the RAGE Book hitting the streets November, 23rd, 2017 at the same day the GOLDEN HANDS GALLERY opens the exhbition „THE ART OF RAGE“ in Hamburg.

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The RAZOR – COLORS ON STEEL Book Preview http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/11/19/the-razor-colors-on-steel-book-preview/ http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/11/19/the-razor-colors-on-steel-book-preview/#comments Sun, 19 Nov 2017 17:06:19 +0000 http://ilovegraffiti.de/?p=28407 [more]]]> The time has come. After more than 25 years of graffiti one of Germany´s finest on steel opens his blackbook. In the mid of december 2017 the book „RAZOR – Colors On Steel“ hits the streets and features his work from the early beginnings in the late 80s up to his recent works in 2017. The reader gets an insight in his artwork, his thoughts and adventures.

From the press release:

„His approach is as follows: ´From the street. For the streetª. Photos from the early days were rarely perfect, but they have all this special flavour we all love. The texts, rough and raw, reflecting the attitude of RAZOR in both respects, contentually and textualy. The layout is kept like a big magazine, stuffed with photos, sketches and stories. All the work was done by RAZOR himself, with just two helping hands of a friend, who took care for the texts. RAZOR did the concept, the layout and the financing all by himself, so every purchased book goes directly to the artist as a support.“

The book wil be available at www.razor-graffiti.com from mid-December 2017 on. Below check out an exclusive preview into a book, everyone interested in german graffiti history should have this one on their shelves. We will post news as soon „RAZOR – Colors On Steel“ will be avaiable!

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1UP & ÜF – BERLIN HERMANNPLATZ BALCONY http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/11/19/1up-uef-berlin-hermannplatz-balcony/ http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/11/19/1up-uef-berlin-hermannplatz-balcony/#comments Sun, 19 Nov 2017 10:30:04 +0000 http://ilovegraffiti.de/?p=28404 Here is a new video from Berlin featuring the 1UP and ÜF Crews bombing a balcony rooftop at at Hermannplatz!

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THE RISE OF GRAFFITI WRITING – FROM NEW YORK TO EUROPE – EPISODES 03-04 http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/11/16/the-rise-of-graffiti-writing-from-new-york-to-europe-episodes-03-04/ http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/11/16/the-rise-of-graffiti-writing-from-new-york-to-europe-episodes-03-04/#comments Thu, 16 Nov 2017 10:36:53 +0000 http://ilovegraffiti.de/?p=28399 [more]]]> THE RISE OF GRAFFITI WRITING – FROM NY TO EUROPE | EPISODE 03 | FROM DOWNTOWN NY TO EUROPE

Following up on the first two episodes of THE RISE OF GRAFFITI WRITING – FROM NEW YORK TO EUROPE (The Origins, Wild Style Coms To Life) and a quick insight to the ´70s and ´early ´80s by talking to members of the TATS CRU, LEE, FUTURA2000, SKEME, CHARLIE AHEARN, FAB5FREDDY and some more, here is episode 03 and 04. American art critic CARLO McCORMICK explains the New York Downtown Scene in 1980 and 1981, the birth of Street Art, how the Punk movement, the Street Art scene and the Subway graffiti movement met there. At that time FUTURA2000 worked with the punkband THE CLASH which led to the first graffiti piece in Europe. A very limited group of around 20 subway graffiti artists like DAZE, CRASH and DONDI started to work on canvas was very important. This is how YAKI KORNBLIT, a Dutch gallerist from Amsterdam became aware of the new movement and visited New York in 1980. This and many more stories are told in these two episodes, explained by the protagonists and LARS, who is the one taking the tour through the history of graffiti writing and how it made its way over the Atlantic ocean.


THE RISE OF GRAFFITI WRITING – FROM NEW YORK TO EUROPE tells the story of the New York origins and the rise of modern graffiti in Europe from 1981 and beyond. LEE, FUTURA2000, CHARLIE AHEARN, FAB5FREDDY, SKEME, the TATS CRU, YAKI KORNBLIT and a very limited group of European graffiti pioneers like SHOE (Amsterdam), BANDO (Paris), MODE2 (London), 3D (Bristol), DELTA (Amsterdam), STONE (Munich), LOOMIT (Munich), HESH (Hamburg), CANTWO (Mainz), MICKEY (Amsterdam) and a few more protagonists will be featured in the series.

The series takes a very first look into the european origins by going to Amsterdam, since the dutch capital city had a very vivid graffiti scene already, before it was influenced by New York later on.

The next episodes will be online in a few days!

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THE RISE OF GRAFFITI WRITING – FROM NEW YORK TO EUROPE – EPISODES 01-02 http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/11/14/the-rise-of-graffiti-writing-from-new-york-to-europe-episodes-01-02/ http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/11/14/the-rise-of-graffiti-writing-from-new-york-to-europe-episodes-01-02/#comments Tue, 14 Nov 2017 16:03:41 +0000 http://ilovegraffiti.de/?p=28395 [more]]]> The graffiti movement known today has existed for more than 5 decades, and it’s still going strong. Throughout history, graffiti was used by political activists to make statements, by street gangs to mark territory or by funny guys writing jokes in bathrooms. It wasn’t till the late 1960s that graffiti’s current identity and started to form. In Philadelphia during the mid to late ’60s people began to write their nicknames all over the city, gaining attention from the community and local press. A few years later the concept made its way to New York City. In the Washington Heights section of Manhattan graffiti writing caught on and in 1971 The New York Times published an article about TAKI 183, a kid from Washington Heights. TAKI wrote his name all over the city, it was a nickname for his given name Demetrius and 183 was the number of the street where he lived. More about TAKI and his generation of writers you can find out watching the new movie WALL WRITERS!


Through the 70’s graffiti writing caught on like wildfire in New York, kids all over the city started to write their names everywhere with markers and spray paint. The subway trains quickly became a rolling platform for the movement and carried their names all over the city. Techniques and methods on how to paint your name were developed and led to bigger and bolder paintings until they filled up entire subway cars. When the 80’s arrived, is where our story starts.

All the standards had been set and the most active generation was about to reap the benefits of the artistic foundations established by prior generations and a city in the middle of a financial crisis. New York City was broke and therefore the transit system was poorly maintained. By the early 80’s the city and especially the subway trains were covered in graffiti. At the same time graffiti artists from New York started to transfer work from the subways to canvas. The New York downtown scene played a very important role in the spread of graffiti to Europe in the early 80´s. The downtown scene was a culture clash of art galleries, the punkscene, the disco movement, filmmakers, street art and graffiti. Everyone met at that time in the downtown scene. FUTURA2000 met the punkband THE CLASH and started to work with them on backdrop paintings. The subway graffiti king LEE met the filmmaker CHARLIE AHEARN through FAB5FREDDY who had the very first vision to create a historical document.


THE RISE OF GRAFFITI WRITING – FROM NEW YORK TO EUROPE (TRAILER) tells the story of the New York origins and the rise of modern graffiti in Europe from 1981 and beyond. LEE, FUTURA2000, CHARLIE AHEARN, FAB5FREDDY, SKEME, the TATS CRU, YAKI KORNBLIT and a very limited group of European graffiti pioneers like SHOE (Amsterdam), BANDO (Paris), MODE2 (London), 3D (Bristol), DELTA (Amsterdam), STONE (Munich), LOOMIT (Munich), HESH (Hamburg), CANTWO (Mainz), MICKEY (Amsterdam) and a few more protagonists will be featured in the series.

The first season of the web-series (1973-1988) will be online in 10 Episodes to watch on ARTE.TV/CREATIVE, ILOVEGRAFFITI.DE and the world wide web from now on episode by episode. The first two episodes are now online to watch, starting with a quick insight to the ´70s and ´early ´80s by talking to members of the TATS CRU, LEE, FUTURA2000, SKEME, CHARLIE AHEARN, FAB5FREDDY and some more.

The next episodes will be online in a few days!


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WOW123 AND DAIM – DIALOGUE – LONG DISTANCE http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/11/13/wow123-and-daim-dialogue-long-distance/ http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/11/13/wow123-and-daim-dialogue-long-distance/#comments Mon, 13 Nov 2017 12:59:10 +0000 http://ilovegraffiti.de/?p=28377 [more]]]> DIALOG_Long Distance_Flyer-A_kl

The two german graffiti artists Markus Genesius and Mirko Reisser better knowns as WOW123 and DAIM recently collaborated on a group exhibition entitled DIALOGUE – LONG DISTANCE. The two are part of the same graffiti generation and started graffiti in the ´80s, painted numerous walls together in the past 20 years and know each other for a long time. This exhbition project was established in 2015 with its first edition to facilitate a direct exchange between the artist from Bremen, Germany (WOW123) and his international contact. Some of you might remember another collaboration project WOW123 was involved in, when working together with ATOM ONE on a canvas series titled SIMILARITIES. Here is what the Gallery explains about LONG DISTANCE:

„The idea is to support the international networks of the Bremen art scene by making existing relations visible and by encouraging an artistic dialogue in situ in an exhibition. Markus Genesius is an artist from Bremen who has been a protagonist of the international Urban Art scene for many years. He has worked in numerous cooperations with other artists. In recent times he transferred his urban graffiti art increasingly into institutions and media of the traditional visual arts. As his supraregional contact he has asked Mirko Reisser to participate in this DIALOGUE to work together in the spaces of the Städtische Galerie Bremen. Both artists are in close contact for many years, did public projects together, and took a similar development as to their changing relation towards art institutions. For the Städtische Galerie Bremen they will deal with the huge exhibition spaces that architecturally were determined by their former industrial use. As representatives of an art medium that has gained importance and visibility Mark us Genesius and Mirko Reisser will adapt the special qualities of their public art form for the institutional frame of an exhibition space. Just like in the first DIALOGUE by Mia Unverzagt (Bremen) and Anna Gaskell (New York) the exhibition will enable a close cooperation between the artists, which will result in joint art works that exceed the basic idea of making visible the references between two artistic positions. A publication is planned to capture the results of this DIALOGUE and the specific achie vements within the spaces of the Städtische Galerie.“

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A publication is planned to capture the results of this DIALOGUE and the specific achievements within the spaces of the Städtische Galerie.

Long Distance | Markus Genesius (Wow123) & Mirko Reisser (DAIM)
Städtische Galerie Bremen (Municipal Gallery) Buntentorsteinweg 112, 28201 Bremen
November 5th, 2017 till January 7th,2018

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BENCHING – „Die Geschichten gehen weiter #04″ – Rhein-Ruhr & Belgium – VIDEO http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/11/10/benching-die-geschichten-gehen-weiter-04-rhein-ruhr-belgium-video/ http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/11/10/benching-die-geschichten-gehen-weiter-04-rhein-ruhr-belgium-video/#comments Fri, 10 Nov 2017 16:32:00 +0000 http://ilovegraffiti.de/?p=28374 [more]]]> After those two here and the third episode here is one more BENCHING Video by the spotter team behind DIE GESCHICHTEN GEHEN WEITER with trains running in the Rhein-Ruhr Area (Germany) and Belgium. Watch more here

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ROSYONE & AZUR – „Stop that train!“ – BIEL http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/11/10/rosyone-azur-stop-that-train-biel/ http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/11/10/rosyone-azur-stop-that-train-biel/#comments Fri, 10 Nov 2017 10:46:54 +0000 http://ilovegraffiti.de/?p=28367 Here is a fresh new wall recently painted by AZUR and ROSY ONE in Biel, CH titled „Stop that train!“






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SPRÜHSPORT MAGAZIN 03 http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/11/10/spruehsport-magazin-03/ http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/11/10/spruehsport-magazin-03/#comments Fri, 10 Nov 2017 10:02:28 +0000 http://ilovegraffiti.de/?p=28362 [more]]]> Today is the release day of SPRÜHSPORT MAGAZINE´s Issue number 03. One of several specials in the german magazine with focus on trainwriting is the FAST DRIPS ON TOUR report (Trailer)

# SPECIAL: 11 Buden – chik
# SPECIAL: Die Mannschaft – fast drips on tour
# TEAMS: Germany, Italy, Belgium, METRO Hunter and much more

Language: german & english
Pages: 132 DIN A4
Available here (9,95 Euro)

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„RITUAL“ BY HUR – An experimental graffiti film from Bergen, Norway http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/11/10/ritual-by-hur-an-experimental-graffiti-film-from-bergen-norway/ http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/11/10/ritual-by-hur-an-experimental-graffiti-film-from-bergen-norway/#comments Fri, 10 Nov 2017 09:48:44 +0000 http://ilovegraffiti.de/?p=28359 [more]]]> Norwegian Graffiti gets a darker more conceptual makeover in this moody new film by HUR. The film pushes the boundaries of what graffiti is, while still focusing on graffiti on trains, metros and street bombing, HUR says aboutt he fulm titled „Ritual“:

„I have just released the first full length graffiti film to come from Bergen, Norway. It’s an experimental graffiti film that focuses on trains, metros and street bombing, but in a new and more performative way that i would claim haven’t been done before. Contains footage from Norway, Denmark, Belgium and Portugal. The film has a gloomy atmosphere and music you wouldn’t usually hear in a hardcore graffiti film.“

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BOMBING WITH ESHAE – HAMBURG http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/11/10/bombing-with-eshae-hamburg/ http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/11/10/bombing-with-eshae-hamburg/#comments Fri, 10 Nov 2017 09:39:04 +0000 http://ilovegraffiti.de/?p=28356 [more]]]> After the GOFEY episode TagsAndThrows follows ESHAE out in the streets and tunnels of Hamburg, Germany as he’s getting his name up.

I’ve always wanted to make bombing videos in Germany and this spring it finally turned into reality. This is Bombing With Eshae – the second out of two Spring in Hamburg episodes.

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„THE ART OF RAGE“ – GOLDEN HANDS GALLERY HAMBURG http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/11/09/the-art-of-rage-golden-hands-gallery-hamburg/ http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/11/09/the-art-of-rage-golden-hands-gallery-hamburg/#comments Thu, 09 Nov 2017 16:12:23 +0000 http://ilovegraffiti.de/?p=28347 [more]]]> Bildschirmfoto 2017-11-09 um 16.42.42

The Golden Hands Gallery (Kaiser- Wilhelm- Str. 87, Hamburg, Germany) just announced the next exhbition, a show with works by Hamburg based trainwriter RAGE of DSF Crew. The exhibition titled „The Art Of Rage“ starts on a thursday, November, 23rd, 2017 (Opening 7-10 pm) and runs until February, 09th, 2018. The same day a publication by THE GRIFTERS is gonna be released, a first monograph of RAGE, they say. Looking forward to the show and the book! Below check out a short teaser by THE GRIFTERS, A few photos with recent works by RAGE and the german press text (german) by curator Dr. Christoph Tornow.

Vernissage The Art Of Rage, Golden Hands Gallery
Kaiser- Wilhelm- Str. 87, 20355 Hamburg
Thursday, November, 23rd, 2017, 7 . 10pm, Facebook Event

From the Gallery´s press release (german):

Immer wenn ich einen Künstlertext schreiben soll, habe ich drei Tage schlechte Laune. Ist das wirklich der Grund warum ich eine Galerie betreibe? Soll ich jetzt etwas wie all die anderen Galeristen, Kuratoren und `Studierte`, wie ich neulich genüsslich zur Kenntnis genommen hatte, schreiben? Vielleicht einen Erguss auf `meinen Künstler` halten, indem alle Heldentaten und das Außergewöhnliche seines Werkes, seine Bedeutung für die Kunst, den Stil, die Welt, was auch immer herausarbeiten? Wie, verdammt nochmal, soll das gehen ohne sich in einem von Lobhudelei triefenden Text auf Abiturientenniveau (bestenfalls!) wiederzufinden!? Ich lese diese Texte doch auch schon seit Jahren nicht mehr weil sie alle gleich sind. Wenn man dann auch noch, wie in diesem Falle, den Textbaustein jedes vergleichbaren Künstlers benutzen muss:

´Hat mit 4 Jahren angefangen illegal zu sprühen. Gelangte schnell zu Weltruhm und möchte jetzt der etablierten Kunstszene diesen Stil näherbringen.´

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Kommt man augenscheinlich zu dem Schluss, dass man sich die Mühe eigentlich gar nicht machen müsste und dann hat man ein ECHTES Problem. Denn anscheinend muss es so sein. Man braucht diesen Text. Den Künstlertext. Den Ausstellungstext. Das erwarten die Kunden von einem Galeristen. Das erwarten die Künstler von einem Galeristen. Er soll den Künstler so darstellen wie dieser sich gerne sehen würde. Nicht zu schleimig und nicht zu ehrlich. Schmeichelnd, aber nicht anbiedernd. Anpreisend, aber ohne den Eindruck zu erwecken, dass die Not unter den Fingernägeln brennt und man schreien möchte: KAUFEN! Das verkannte Genie, das scheue Reh, das eigentlich nur damit angefangen hat zu malen, weil es sonst seiner Seele keinen Ausdruck verleihen konnte!

Aber nein, nicht mit mir! Zumindest heute nicht. Ja, es ist wahr, RACHE ist ein alter Kollege von mir. Wir kennen uns seit Ewigkeiten. Ich bin sein Freund. Sein Protegé und mit Sicherheit nicht neutral. Trotzdem bin ich sein größter Fan. Ich weiß, wie gut er ist. Ich weiß wie ernst er seine Kunst nimmt. Ich weiß, welchen Preis er bereit ist für seine Kunst zu zahlen und bereits gezahlt hat, darin sind wir uns ähnlich. Ich habe ihn in die `kommerzielle Kunst` hineingelockt und werde, zumindest für die Dauer der in diesem Zusammenhang geplanten Zusammenarbeit meinen Kopf hinhalten. Hinhalten, wenn wir nichts verkaufen. Hinhalten, falls seine über mehr als zwei Jahrzehnte mühevoll aufgebaute Kredibilität von den Kritikern aus Szene und Internet zu Staub pulverisiert wird. Hinhalten, wenn er zu dem Schluss kommt, dass es in seiner Comfort Zone auch ganz gemütlich war und er das Trainyard besser niemals gegen die Galerie eingetauscht hätte. Ebenso werde ich mich jedoch auch feiern lassen, wenn die meisten begreifen, dass mir hier wirklich mal ein großer Coup gelungen ist.


Dass ich das enorme Talent, das mir seit mehr als 20 Jahren vor meiner Nase auf- und ab läuft endlich dazu gebracht habe, die viel zu kleine Leiter und das Tapeband irgendwo anders als in einem Zugdepot zum Einsatz zu bringen.

Denn ich meine, dass es schwer wird, nicht zu erkennen, dass die beste Kunst häufig tatsächlich nicht von der Hochschule stammt. Dass es nicht nur die Meisterschüler sind, die heute gefeiert und morgen erinnert werden. Nein, es sind die Könige der Yards und der Straßen, die Künstler, die längst alle Publikumspreise eingesammelt hatten. Diejenigen die tausende Fans haben, aber aus kommerzieller Sicht einfach die Falschen. Diesmal ist es ganz einfach für mich-hier haben wir einen ganz Großen gefunden. Er wird seinen Weg gehen. Hier oder woanders. Jetzt oder in Zukunft.


Dr. Christoph Tornow

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NOT JUST LETTERS – ARTISTZ MAGAZINE ISSUE 08 http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/11/04/not-just-letters-artistz-magazine-issue-08/ http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/11/04/not-just-letters-artistz-magazine-issue-08/#comments Sat, 04 Nov 2017 13:11:54 +0000 http://ilovegraffiti.de/?p=28330 [more]]]> ARTISTZ from Berlin comes with Issue 08 after 10 years of publishing the magazine regulary it was about time to release a special edition, they say. And it looks like a really good one, the preview of the NOT JUST LETTERS issue tells us about a RIP Skey Special, write ups by Poki69, Johanna, Bored Kidz, TM87 and Special Features with Susie, Techr, Buzzers, Hacf in Moscow, „Unser Haus“ and „Überstunden“. The Magazine comes in DIN A4 format, 148 pages, Softcover and is available at the ARTISTZ online shop, the Writers Corner Onlineshop, Graffitiboxshop and your favourite graffiti store.


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THE NAMEDROPPING PROJECT BY AMIT 2.0 http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/11/04/the-namedropping-project-by-amit-2-0/ http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/11/04/the-namedropping-project-by-amit-2-0/#comments Sat, 04 Nov 2017 11:21:09 +0000 http://ilovegraffiti.de/?p=28298 [more]]]> Switching names is a familiar thing to most of the graffiti writers out there: Painting a friends name and the other way. There are several reasons to do that, the challenge to paint something else than repeating the own name over and over again. Different letters and look, or simply the fact that you can develop your own style when drawing something else. Hamburg based graffiti artist AMIT 2.0 made its own little project out of this and invited graffiti artists to paint his name so he will do the same. The project titled NAMEDROPPING was started a while ago so lets take a closer look on what has been painted so far. Most of the walls were painted in Hamburg, since the artist is based there. A few selected exchanges with STOK, AREES, TWIK, PAS1, DESK7, SOFLY and some more checkout below, regular updates on the project you can see here on Instagram, Facebook and MOLOTOW.COM.

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DESK7 paints AMIT | AMIT paints DESK7
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SAOL paints AMIT | AMIT paints SAOL
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AREES paints AMIT | AMIT paints AREES
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TWIK paints AMIT | AMIT paints TWIK
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PAS1 paints AMIT | AMIT paints PAS1
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LORD SCAN paints AMIT | AMIT paints SCAN
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SFLY paints AMIT | AMIT paints SFLY
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SOFLY paints AMIT | AMIT paints SOFLY
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YUGO paints AMIT | AMIT paints YUGO
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„STYLE ANIMALS“ CALENDAR 2018 BY ROSY ONE http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/11/04/style-animals-calendar-2018-by-rosy-one/ http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/11/04/style-animals-calendar-2018-by-rosy-one/#comments Sat, 04 Nov 2017 10:02:54 +0000 http://ilovegraffiti.de/?p=28295 [more]]]> November is Calendar release time, so let´s start with this one illustrated and released by graffiti artist ROSY ONE from Switzerland. The „Style Animals“ Calendar 2018 comes with 13pages and 4 color print and is available for 14,50 Euro at the artist´s onlineshop rosyone.com. While visiting her shop make sure to check out numerous fresh shirt designs and prints!


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MR.CENZ FROM LONDON – SPRAYING BRICKS http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/11/03/mr-cenz-from-london-spraying-bricks/ http://ilovegraffiti.de/blog/2017/11/03/mr-cenz-from-london-spraying-bricks/#comments Fri, 03 Nov 2017 16:28:55 +0000 http://ilovegraffiti.de/?p=28286 [more]]]> The SPRAYING BRICKS Team spent some time of their Summer with UK graffiti artist MR.CENZ on what has turned out to be a rather busy year for the South London based artist!

„Mr Cenz has been scribbling on surfaces since 1988 when he first discovered hip-hop culture and graffiti art. He soon became obsessed with this new and exciting art form and after a few brushes with the law he decided to find ways of developing his skills legally. Since his first commissioned mural at 11yrs old he has continued progressing and experimenting with his art through college and University. This has led to a career as a professional graffiti artist, several solo shows in London and high profile commissions internationally.

His distinctive work can currently be seen all over the streets of the world, especially in his hometown of London. It features layers of intricate and flowing letterforms, shapes and line work, which are abstracted in a unique and aesthetically pleasing way. His style is full of funk and movement and fuses different skills together such as photorealism, illustration and graffiti letterforms. His work is open to individual interpretation and has been described as “surrealist graffiti art for the soul”. He works hard to make sure each piece he creates is very individual and distinctive in its quality. His influences range from the old school graffiti artists that inspired him as a kid such as Dondi and Mode 2 to abstract expressionist painters like Paul Klee and Roger Hilton.
His new work focuses on female faces, which he distorts in his trademark style. He works from portrait and fashion photographs to create unique interpretations, which are abstracted in a spontaneous and freestyle way to create interesting and mysterious compositions.“

More by Spraying Bricks here on YouTube!


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