ADNATE & MANGEN | WARPAINT. War has many connotations in todays world. We are reminded daily that there is a war going on somewhere. The word war is cleverly used to convince us of many things. Whether it be fear, consumption or contempt. But what happens if the warrior colours of the past are combined with the contemporary art making tools of today? Combined with the right space with the right imagery, a whole new meaning occurs.



We‘re proud to share with you the latest URBAN NATION Project M/5 supported by MONTANA-CANS. The enitre Project was curated by Roland Henry and VNA Magazine and it ended up being quite the lineup: Mark Lyken, Ben Frost, Pam Glew, Will Barras, Eine, Steff Plaetz, Nick Walker, O. Two, Sickboy, Xenz, Sheone. URBAN NATION is a foundation based in Berlin that concentrates on supporting international urban and contemporary art… Thanks to Brian Mier for the Photography!



Tags, Throw Up´s and Quicks are the basic elements in Graffiti Writing. KICK AND THROW GRAFFITI SHOW is focused on this elements. Regardless of the ongoing boom to “Streetart”, Graffiti Writers worldwide work further for their outlines, their so called “Handstyle”. Away from the discussion about Illegal or Legal, KICK AND THROW GRAFFITI SHOW shows works from SWEETUNO, born in Basel, Switzerland, residing in Heidelberg, Germany and FORM76 from Hamburg, Germany, ILK and KENO from Paris as well as IKAROZ from Sweden. All five look back on a more than 20 years graffiti carreer and impress with its distinctive, individual style… images of the show here: and here: or

StreetFire Graffiti Battle #1St. Petersburg

As part of the STREET FIRE Battle, uniting battles of underground cultures, leading St. Petersburg graffiti writers, including such names as Retro, Wert 159, Jayer, Trun and Roof 169 prepared response to street art community.

Petro – Abstraction

Petro new work “Abstraction” for #Lookteam project. Check the video.

DUBL TRUBL >> Ich bin in Berlin


Urban Spree proudly presents its September 2014 group show entitled DUBL TRUBL >> Ich bin in Berlin.
For this massive group show, the collective DUBL TRUBL selected more than 80 artists from all over the globe to take part in this opportunity to collaborate with one another. The result will be an exclusive collection of collaborative works from a group of acclaimed urban artists of our time. The concept is as simple yet challenging – artists are paired up to work on collaborative pieces. During the creative process, the artists are expected to get out of their comfort zone and adapt to one another without compromising their own styles. While they don’t have to change their individual style to suit their partner, they do have to be considerate of the materials and canvas the other person wants to use.

DUBL TRUBL >> Ich bin in Berlin
Opening | September 18th 2014 | 19:00
Exhibition | September 19th – October 26th 2014
Tuesday – Sunday | 12:00 – 19:00 | Free Entrance

Review: IBUg 2014 – Festival for urban art and culture in Crimmitschau, Germany


At the 31st of August, the 9th IBUg 2014 in Crimmitschau, Germany came to an end. Despite a rainy sunday almost 6200 visitors made it to the urban art festival during the weekend. Going down at two different places, the area around Schützenplatz and the former Brothers Pfau clothmill, this unique festival had a lot to offer: Around 100 Artists from 10 different countries such as Germany, France, Greece, Poland, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Thailand and South Korea transformed those two relicts of saxonian textile industry into a synthesis oft he arts by graffitis, murals, paintings, video projections, illustrations, installations and performances within a week-long creative phase. The line up of the festival included artists like. See more images after jump.


New Montana BLACK Artist Edition Out Now!


New Montana BLACK Artist Edition Out Now! The next Montana BLACK Artist Edition is ready… designed by NYCHOS – Chosen color shade is Kidney BLK 4230. In stores now!

M.A.C.Meeting San Francisco 2014

M.A.C.Meeting San Francisco 2014. In august the MONTANA ARTIST COLLECTIVE made their yearly gathering in San Francisco to discuss projects for the rest of the year. After a day of meeting and brainstorming project ideas, the Collective hit the city to paint. Wane, Steel, Risk, Dmote, Atom, and Sever spent the following day painting a wall in San Francisco’s Mission District. A lot of fun and laughs were had. Keep an eye out for more actions made by the Montana Artist Collective in the near future… More images can be found here: or

Kick and Throw – Graffiti Show | Impressions 2014


Kick and Throw – Graffiti Show | Impressions of the opening last friday. 2014. Tags, Throw Up´s and Quicks are the basic elements in Graffiti Writing. The 6 artists Sweetuno, Form76, Ilk and Keno from Paris as well as Ikaroz from Sweden focused on these elements for their “KICK AND THROW GRAFFITI SHOW” at Alte Feuerwache in Mannheim. The show started on saturday 05th of September. See more images after the jump.


Herakut: ‘Flaw Circus’ | Ruttkowski;68

Herakut’s exhibition “Flaw Circus” at Ruttkowski;68 presents their most conscious outlooks on the world based on the experiences they have accumulated. The works challenge the audience and offer viewers a new perspective. Earlier this year, Siddiqui and Lehman completed a project in Syria and north Jordan. While the pair has always strived to explore social injustice, their work in these two countries once again showed quite plainly just how much influence street art can have in nations torn apart by war and other miseries. Because it’s in places like this where a splash of colour can have the largest impact. And it’s this energy that they try to harness with their work. Herakut: ‘Flaw Circus’ | Ruttkowski;68 | Exhibition dates: 29.8 – 28.9.2014

JWMN Bridge Jam Drogheda, Ireland- 20 years strong..


This year the Drogheda Bridge Jam in Ireland celebrated it’s 20th consequtive year running. Since 1994, Rask of the TDA Klann in Ireland has been organising this event which has hosted a large array of local and international talent. To support the locals in the 20th birthday celebrations, this year Tiws (DK), Gent (UK), Pure (USA) and Love Pusher (UK) came from abroad to help complete the two main wall productions. In honor of Rask the organiser, a series of Rask dedication pieces were also done as a tribute to what this event has done for Irish and world graffiti, as the longest running graffiti event in the world. Check out more pictures after the jump: