Hello My Name Is: Vejam

Name: Vejam
Crew: CI
City/Country: Florianopolis, Brasil
When did you start writing? 2000.

What’s graffiti for you?
Is to write your name all over the city. Any where, whenever and the way you want, but always with personality.

Influences?
Horror movies, Count Dracula, Transylvania, lightning and thunder. And of course, the Hip-Hop culture.

Tell us about your city, how is life and graffiti there?
Coastal city in the south of Brazil that gives you an environment linked to nature and also an urban setting conducive to making graffiti art. There are only few writers, but with great pieces though.

What keeps you still writing?
The desire to improve my writing skills and get to know other scenes and graffiti writers.

What first made you interested in graffiti and how did you end up on that track?
The Hip Hop culture. The rare movies and magazines that could be achieved in Brazil.

What trends are you seeing now in the graffiti world that you do not like?
Fake internet writers copying shit.

What do you do when you’re not painting?
Working on my business and keeping myself active overnight.

How would you describe your style?
Switch over the day by the night just like a vampire who watches haunts through the city. Gothic, pointed, aggressive and organic.

Can you remember the first piece you did?
Yes, I do. Was in the neighborhood square, with some friends and I used only latex paint to do it.

Future plans?
Keep writing, getting to know the world and good graffiti writers.

Do you adapt your pieces and tags to the spot/surface?
For me this is part of the graffiti.

What do you think about the new generation of writers in your city?
I think it’s cool to see their search for evolution.

What are the best and worst aspects of graffiti?
The challenge, study and get to know other cultures and people. Suffer some sort of accident, get arrested or even die.

Who do you paint for?
For myself and the whole city.

What writers have inspired you?
My friends, the old school for keeping the culture alive and those who paint constantly seeking to evolve and be present on the streets.

Can you ever feel tired of graffiti?
Just physically.

What do you hope people will think and feel when they see your stuff?
The graffiti is free. Think and feel whatever they want to!

FIVE FAVORITES
Spray Paint: Loop Colors
City: Barcelona
Markers/pens: Squeezer (metal tip). Uni (oil base)
Surface: Concrete and metal
Cap: NY, fat and needle

Website: www.flickr.com/vejam
Instagram: @vejam_

GRAFF TV: ROICE

This episode of Graff TV we feature graffiti writer Roice! For more from him go here: Instagram.com/roice183

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FILMED & EDITED BY: Batack

GRAFF TV is a series of graffiti videos capturing the style and techniques of some of the best and most interesting writers around the world. From simple new school styles to futuristic 3D-burners or playful naive pieces. Follow the process from sketch to finished piece, all cut down and compressed to three minutes episodes.

Nothing Special – Full Graffiti Movie

Halifax, Nova Scotia, is one of Eastern Canada’s Maritime provinces on the Atlantic. The Bay of Fundy, with its famously extreme tides, is a whale-watching destination. These are a few quick facts about Halifax. None of which instantly draw you to conclude that it’s a “cool” or “lit” place to come up as an artist. Graffiti artist Aper — himself a Halifax native—describes it as a place for those who want to “get drunk and eat lobster reside.” But he’s since moved out and spread his name and tag across the globe.

Over the past few years, Aper has gained the respect of the graffiti community by traveling and constantly pushing limits—he’s now one of Canada’s most prominent graffiti figures. Some artists stray away from confrontation, hefty fines, and possible jail time (depending where on the globe you’re residing.) Aper and the TRG (Tunnel Runner Gang) crew are the total opposite. It’s this need for an above normal adrenaline rush that has APER dedicating his life—sometimes even health—to tagging more and more obscure/prohibited locations.

A number of crazy encounters while in Eastern Europe led him to start capturing his experiences on a Go Pro and chest camera. All his footage spans North and South America, being captured and tortured, chases on foot, the United Kingdom, and some of the most notorious locations in Eastern Europe.
He decided to sum it all up into an hour-long film that he’s had professionally edited and narrated called “Nothing Special.”

NCC Crew – Mechanical Romantics

We are always happy when people send us postcards from their travels, graffiti missions or wall writings. This time we got a short video from the NCC Crew members Seb, Wake, Sirek & Come who paints a fresh wall in Rome, Italy.

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Spray Daily is a publisher committed to documenting the graffiti culture world wide. We do not condone, promote or encourage vandalism, the destruction of property or any kind of illegal activity whether it be public or private. All photos and/or videos published without a name and credited photographer were sent to us anonymously.