Established by the Munich illustrator and graffiti writer Flying Förtress, who has been living and working in Hamburg since 2007 and has gained world renown for work including his “Teddy Troopers”, the Jukebox Cowboys (JBCB) combine classic graffiti on freight and passenger transportation with elaborate avant-gardist concept walls, as well as extravagant street bombings and tags. See more images after jump.
Hello my name is – German Graffiti. A 60 minutes documentary about the variety and quality of an art form which often manages to overcome the borders of legality. The documentary “Hello my name is – German Graffiti” gives an authentic exploration into the variety and quality of German Graffiti in all of it’s various disciplines. Through 15 short profiles, the viewer is introduced to some of the greatest and most outstanding artists in the German graffiti community who give insights into their work and speak in depth about their motivations and intentions. The film features looks through the magnifying glass at artist such as “Life”, the illegal tagger from Berlin whom uses climbing equipment to reach those otherwise unable to reach spots, Taps and Moses who gave up their names to revolutionise graffiti on trains, pioneers of German graffiti like Lomit and Can2 who helped bring German graffiti to the world. All the way through to realistic portrait painters like Hendrik “ECB“ Beikirch and Case of the Ma’Claim Crew who revolutionised realisim in graffiti. The film delves broadly into the breadth of classic stylewriting, murals, bombing, exhibitions and media activities of which these artists now find themselves navigating through.
The Moviel will be shown in German language at Karlstorkino in Heidelberg on May 5th, starting 7.30pm
DOURONE, Spanish artist currently based in Paris keeps on collaborating with DO ART FOUNDATION. This time on the West Side of Los Angeles, more precisely at Playa Vista. The main wall is over 15 meters high and spreads out about 30 meters long. A semi-opened cube on his forehead completes the work ” Extinción ” made in color and black and white throughout. The area will be launched very soon and will be open to the public. Pics by Phil Sanchez. See more images after jump.
Don’t the kids just grow up so fast. On the 11th of March, 2015 “New Peanuts Dortmund” was celebrating its first Birthday. On top of the usual Nightshopping, spiced up with sappy birthday discounts, we have had a very special surprise waiting for you. “New Peanuts Dortmund” is morphing into a Streetwear Design Gallery Shop. Behind all these words is a simple but catching idea. Theyre linking Streetwear with Culture, Fashion with Art, Interest with Passion and New Peanuts Dortmund with “Art is just a four Letter Word”. The Gallery will continue to regularly expose the work of changing Artists. Aspiring to live up to his name, “Rookie the weird” will be kicking things off. In his work he reflects his environment in a humorous almost mocking way. He emphasizes everyday situations while maintaining a smooth and unapparent stance. Rather than pointing a finger at someone, his critique is conveyed through Lowbrow Art and Popsurrealism.
Spraydaily just released the first episode in their MONOCHROME-series on Youtube. Clean and simple short graffiti videos featuring one writer and three cans in every episode. First out is SPORT from Copenhagen.
Secret Walls (formerly Secret Wars) is the World’s premier live art battle. Working in a similar way to Fight Club, Secret Walls battles are set up and promoted through word of mouth & social media. Battles take place between 2 individuals, or 2 teams of artists. Secret Walls began back in 2006 in a small bar in East London, it was small, and intimate yet had the potential to be so much more. Years of hard work, dedication and a strong following has meant Secret Walls has pushed the boundaries and raised the bar for artists and promoters alike on an international stage. Secret Walls offers young and aspiring artists a creative platform – allowing them a chance to showcase their work on a global scale, gaining the recognition they deserve. See more images after jump.
Announcing POW!WOWs newest endeavor into the city of Long Beach. Look for new murals in the city between June 21st to the 28th with a week of exhibitions, film screenings and talks. With a Long Beach Museum of Art exhibition opening on June 26th called “Verve and Vitality: Transforming the Urban Landscape” curated by Andrew Hosner of Thinkspace Gallery. Participating artists are Aaron De La Cruz, Cryptik, Fafi, Hannah Stouffer, Hueman, James Jean, Jeff McMillan, Jeff Soto, Low Bros, Madsteez and Nychos. We’ll keep you posted!
The Montana GOLD range now has 15 new transparent color shades to compliment the existing Transparent Black and Transparent White. The new shades enable users to achieve greater visual depth and tonal variation. Also perfect in combination with colors close to the transparent tone, to achieve simple or complex gradient shifts and give dimension. Apply thinly or in multiple layers for perfect fading or shadows. See more after the jump!
During the month of February in 2015, DFS and POW! WOW! collaborated on a unique pop up shop at the Waikiki T Galleria. It was aimed towards promoting locally based brands and educating tourists on the unique culture of Hawaii. This is the video documenting that journey. DFS and POW! WOW! Video
Last friday the German, Hamburg-based artist Moritz GOLDEN GREEN visited our hometown to open his soloshow “PHANTASMAGORIE” at the WOW pop up Gallery in Heidelberg. Of course we have been there, too! More after the jump! GOLDEN GREEN’s “PHANTASMAGORIE” Show | Opening Review
Film maker Angel Toren sent us this nice clip titled “SAME | Fulemptiness”. Press play!
Moritz – Golden Green is best known for his unique Graffiti aesthetic. The artist encrypts the typical stylistic elements into a language of its own – a retro futuristic universe full of surreal characters, refined constructed letters and flickering shapes in bright pastel colors. More after the jump! GOLDEN GREEN Solo Exhibition | 17th of April at WOW Gallery, Heidelberg