After an entire week of work, German artist Stohead finished his latest huge mural on the streets of Linz, Austria. Covering 550 m2 the large image is showing his most recognisable elements – a blown up tag writing with some abstract elements, which blown up on such huge scale looks seriously impressive.
Fork4 from Budapest, Hungary, was the latest to enter the Just Writing My Name meets… series. He had a fun day in Exbox adventure park, Budapest. Press play and enjoy the video recap. More about the artists here: https://www.facebook.com/fork4
The international electronic music festival Electric Daisy Carnival Mexico, celebrated its first edition in Mexico City the March 15 and 16. As part of the attractions, the artists Spaik and Libre HEM made a collaborative wall on the main stage area. This proyect was produced by Arto – Art Beyond Museums and Mamutt Creatividad for Electric Daisy Carnival Mexico. More about the artists here: https://www.facebook.com/spaik45
Andreas von Chranowski alias CASE is an urban artist living in Frankfurt, Germany. Together with the MA’CLAIM graffiti-crew CASE deemes to be the pioneer of photorealism in the graffiti scene as he is one of the best known artists in his field worldwide. In his studio in the Naxos Halls in Frankfurt the qualified restorer talks about his personal challenges of his life and about the decision of making his passion his job and about prooving himself as a freelance artist. In the series “Mach das einzig Wahre” or „Do the one and only real deal“ WARSTEINER presents people, who represent and live by the attitude, that one should do what one loves with passion and devotion. For “Do the one and only real deal” refers as much to the passionate brewing of the most perfect beer as to the man who spendes his time lovingly restoring clocks to increase the collection on his living room wall. It doesn’t matter where your passion leads you, one thing stays the same: What ever you do: “Do the one and only real deal”
See more at http://warsteiner.de/machdaseinzigwahre
The guys around the famous HACK & LACK events dropped an imposing video from the last event in 2013 and give also a view in the future. As every year there were a large meeting of well-known and talented national and international graffiti artists, a spicy BBQ and fresh music. A relaxing day with a golden-era attitude and of course lots of colour and art. The organizers are looking forward to the next round on June 7th 2014 in Minden, Germany. For more information visit Hack & Lack facebook page.
The Estria Foundation’s latest project was recently completed in Waimea, on the island of Hawai’i. The youth from Kanu o ka ‘Aina New Century Public Charter School participated in a week of workshops focused on the basics of art, the importance of meditation and the history of mele (song). A community paint party kicked off the second week with more than 350 people of all ages contributing to the first Mele Mural in the state of Hawai’i. From mele selection, to image concept and the planning of a public unveiling, the youth became storytellers for their people. Excursions to culturally significant sites in and around Waimea were taken; input was received from community leaders, cultural practitioners, kupuna and those in performing arts to maintain the integrity of Waimea in the Mele Mural. Three walls spanning over 1,635 sq. ft. on the Kahilu Theatre became the canvases for three mele: “Malana Mai Ka‘u,” “Hole Waimea” and “Na Puu Kaulana o Waimea” – mele the youth felt well represented their home of Waimea. More here: http://www.estria.org/melemurals/
As the Argentinian street-artist and muralist Nicolas Romero aka “Ever” visited Canada for the first time; He dropped a powerful and colorful piece in Montreal. The Argentinian muralist painted this 1000m² wall with a mix of mediums and by using hyper realistic characters and abstract details style. This Venture was made possible with the collaboration of local organization: LNDMRK and Speakeasy. Nicolas romero website: http://www.eversiempre.com/
Andreas von Chrzanowski alias CASE (MaClaim Crew) invited us to check out his new studio in Frankfurt. The project he was working on at the time is a very interesting one. These canvases are a part of an exhibition CASE is working toward. He chose the theme “hands” because of the universal symbolism of hands, specifically here: the fist and the victory sign. CASE uses Montana GOLD for his studio projects in addition to the Montana ACRYLIC Markers for fine detailed work. Even the TECH sprays, especially Varnish and the Repositionable Adhesive spray come in handy for his artwork. And in his new studio he has all the tools he needs at the tip of his fingers.
Grafitti Artist and Muralist Sever is a staple of the Atlanta artistic community — whose works can be seen all over the world, and most famously in his hometown. His bold lettering and palette are a staple in downtown in Atlanta, and as part of the Wall to Wall series, he contributed a piece on the corner of Euclid and Colquitt in Little Five points that needs to be seen to be believed.
This time we teamed up with our friends from Hektik Streetwear and the Stylefile Mailorder to celebrate the release of the Hektik Artist Collection 2014. Part of the Artist Collection is a T-Shirt designed by GoldenGreen with whom we did a Montana BLACK Artist Edition can recently. So what better idea than to combine the shirt and the can: be one of the first 30 people to order the GoldenGreen shirt here and get a free Montana BLACK Artist Edition can with your order. You better hurry up! See more after the jump.
A familiar name ’round these parts as catalyzed with our excursion to Portland last year, designer Antonio Brasko has continued on to host his own exhibition at The Seventh Letter Gallery in Los Angeles. The show, cleverly dubbed “BRANDALISM,” is an extension of the branded spray can project we’ve seen from Brasko in the past. The exhibit is the sum of oversized prints and can designs, all meant as a creative study on the parallels between graffiti and corporate branding. “BRANDALISM,” which opened on March 8, attracted a diverse crowd of attendees – perfectly fitting with the wide-ranging overtones of the show itself. Enjoy a brief recap above, and if in the Los Angeles area before March 22, be sure to stop by The Seventh Letter to experience the show in person.