Writer's Block is a regular column that explores the current graffiti narrative taking place worldwide.
More often than not, a vandal will claim he took up graffiti as a means of escaping a more grievous criminal life and its inevitable consequences. For Los Angeles writer Fuct, that's certainly the case.
Trudging is tradition in Frisco, especially for the vandal lot. The city itself is barely 50 square miles, so naturally any graffiti writer worth his weight in Rust-Oleum flat has effortlessly loitered on every block.
We talked about the time he shattered both his ankles by jumping off a three-story building in DC, when he and Kaze bombed the Bowery Mural during the 2012 New York blackout, and how he got shot with an assault rifle over a writing beef.
Pixote is a graffiti writer based in New York City who employs pixação, a style that was birthed in Brazil's sprawling dilapidated metropolises and characterized by a simple typography that looks like a mixture of windings, nordic runes, and cave painting…
It's hard to ignore Trap's incessant graffiti efforts over the past couple decades. We sat down with Trap for his first-ever interview, which contains several historical highlights and details that have never been publicly addressed.