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."
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?
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.
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.
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.
I Went Bombing with Hong Kong's Biggest Graffiti Writers
Our graffiti columnist linked up with XEME and YUMOH, who, by all accounts, are considered the most active and well-connected writers in the city.
Photos of Seoul's Raw, Emerging Graffiti Scene
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...
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Rank Your Records: Björn Yttling Rates Peter Bjorn and John’s Six Albums
Ahead of their new album, 'Breakin' Point,' Yttling ranks his catalog and talks about having Kanye and Drake cover his songs.
What Happens When a Legendary Graffiti Writer Grows Up
SKUF YKK, who achieved fame for his style and the ubiquity of his work in New York City, has transcended the beefs of his youth to become an elder statesman of sorts.
Painting the Iron Triangle, Queens’ Toxic Graffiti Paradise
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...
A Graffiti Extremist’s Winter Diary of Spraypaint and Isolation
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.
[Exclusive] Visualizing 36 Years of Iranian Literary Censorship
Talking to Small Media about their interactive visualization of Iran's literary censorship from the 1979 revolution through to today.