I was shocked when I drove through Detroit earlier this year: the best graffiti had been covered in blotchy grey and white paint. What happened to the one-time graf mecca?
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.
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.