Graffiti

VICE Specials

The Graffiti Godfathers of Miami

We met up with the Miami Style Gods, who have been making their mark on the city since the early 90s.
VICE Staff
9.19.18
Art

We Need More Artists Like This Street Performer-Turned Multimedia Wizard

How a formerly-undocumented kid from Queens went from performing on the subway to a solo art show in Manhattan.
Kara Weisenstein
7.24.18
Art

Rare Ephemera from New York's Storied Era of Renegade Artmaking

These vintage art advertisements were made by artists like Jean-Michel Basquiat, Cindy Sherman, Andy Warhol, and Nan Goldin.
Miss Rosen
7.10.18
ADVERTISING

Brand Collabs Aren't Always Bad for Graffiti

Windex's curious new #SparkleGraffiti campaign illustrates how writers can get a leg up when brands are footing the bill.
Kelsey Lannin
6.8.18
Art

Unearthed Art by Teenage Basquiat Inspired This Exciting New Documentary

A trove of early Basquiat works rescued from an East Village bank vault inspired a filmmaker to explore the artist's formative years.
Miss Rosen
5.18.18
Photography

Marco Mendia Spent Nearly Ten Years with Europe's Graffiti Youth

Marco Mendia shares his grainy snapshots of rebellious graffiti youth in metro tunnels and abandoned warehouses.
Beckett Mufson
4.12.18
tv

Artists Turned This Neighborhood into Springfield from 'The Simpsons'

"Sprayfield" seeks to reclaim public spaces and foster a greater sense of community in a low-income neighborhood in Mexico City.
José Luis Martínez Limón
4.10.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast

The $6.7M 5Pointz Lawsuit

We talk about the landmark court decision that represents a decisive victory for street artists on 'The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast.'
VICE Staff
2.20.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Landlord Who Destroyed 5Pointz Must Pay Graffiti Artists $6.7M

The building's owner trashed the country's "largest collection of exterior aerosol art" to build luxury condos.
Kara Weisenstein
2.13.18
Culture

A Hip-Hop Crew Rallies Youth with Peaceful Protest in One of Colombia's Most Dangerous Towns

A homegrown rap crew is fostering self-expression to give new life to the youth of the region.
Felipe Sánchez Villarreal
1.17.18
Graffiti

How London's Graffiti Writers Survived a Police Crackdown

After law enforcement announced it would go easier on low-level criminals, the city's graffiti artists are making a comeback.
Charles Graham-Dixon
12.8.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

'American Vandal' Is Getting a Second Season

Funny or Die just dropped a new teaser, suggesting teen investigative reporter Peter Maldonado might have bigger fish to fry than #WhoDrewTheDicks.
Beckett Mufson
10.26.17