Writer's Block is a regular column that explores the current graffiti narrative taking place worldwide.
While graffiti is still a very young concept in Seoul, the country has a fervent core of emerging writers and has also become a destination for members of an international circuit of high-profile vandals. Our graffiti columnist photographed the city's up-…
Just behind Citi Field sits an industrial wasteland of abandoned garages and festering garbage. This is Willets Point, a.k.a. the "Iron Triangle," and it's become a playground for some of the most talented graffiti writers in NYC over the last few years.
Photographer Ray Mock offers a rare glimpse into the world of ATAK, one of the graffiti underworld's young kings whose limited-edition zine 'Northern Boundary' depicts graffiti action in sub-zero temperatures and white-out conditions.
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…