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Desus & Mero
Desus & Mero

Mero Explains Why 'Survival of the Fittest' Is His Favorite Prodigy Song

The VICELAND host recounts the time the late Mobb Deep rapper helped him avoid possible jail time.
Sarah Bellman
6.22.17
Creators: 50 States of Art
Creators: 50 States of Art

Hawaii Blossoms into a Paradise for Street Art

Hawaiian muralist and graffito John "Prime" Hina talks about how he lives by the spray can to preserve his Polynesian heritage.
John "Prime" Hina
2.22.17
Photo
Photo

Graffiti Writer Pixote Brings His Spiritual Paintings Indoors

We caught up with Pixote in advance of his solo debut, "State of Awareness," to talk about his approach to painting and the idea of art as an awakening.
Reuben Torres
12.16.16
Photo
Photo

Photos of a London You Rarely See

We spoke to one member of artist collective the Lurkers about their new book, made up of photos they've taken while graffitiing the walls of a gentrifying city.
Tom Usher
12.1.16
Stuff
Stuff

Graffiti Artist CASH4 Does Not Want You to Vote

As a graffiti writer, CASH4 has a history of butting heads with conventions of style and other writers. That always-on attitude of not giving a fuck has wound its way through his artwork, too, including at his upcoming exhibition "Mock the Vote."
Ray Mock
11.6.16
Stuff
Stuff

The Impossible Quest to Catalog a Decade of NYC Street Art

"I see next to no good street art anymore," says photographer Katherine Lorimer (a.k.a. Luna Park), the author of '(Un)Sanctioned,' a new book documenting the peak and decline of NYC street art, as well as the illegal graffiti that's as strong as ever.
Ray Mock
10.30.16
Writer's Block
Writer's Block

The Cleanup of Detroit Has Erased Graffiti History

I was shocked when I drove through Detroit earlier this year. Throughout much of the city, the buff had advanced like an unstoppable disease—the best graffiti had been covered in blotchy gray and white paint. What happened to the one-time graf mecca?
Ray Mock
10.9.16
Writer's Block
Writer's Block

How Tokyo Became Asia’s Graffiti Capital

In most of Asia, the practice of illegal bombing has been around for less than a decade. Tokyo, however, is an exception. I went out with one of the city's longest-active and most prominent vandals to get an inside look at Japanese graff.
Ray Mock
8.28.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now
The VICE Guide to Right Now

A Guy Texted a Number on a Bathroom Wall and Found True Love

Apparently this is what happens when you text one of those "for a good time, call..." numbers written on a stall.
Spencer Fox
8.15.16
Writer's Block
Writer's Block

Taiwan's Graffiti Scene Is Outgrowing Its Foreign Influences

Graffiti in Taipei used to be dominated by expats, but that's changing thanks to a new generation of dedicated and talented writers.
Ray Mock
8.14.16
Writer's Block
Writer's Block

Bangkok Graffiti Matures Amid Beef and Growing Pains

What if you could paint graffiti on the side of a busy street in broad daylight without permission, and no one cared? In Bangkok, this is a reality, even if you get caught in the act by police.
Ray Mock
7.31.16
Stuff
Stuff

How to Lie: Pro Tips from an Undercover Cop, a Lawyer, and a Dominatrix

To get some insight into the world of deceit, we talked to people who have to lie like it's their job.
Zach Sokol
7.17.16