Mention the Bronx in a few places around the globe and you’re likely to get one of two responses from those that know— intrigue or dismay. Both stem from the same source, the borough’s infamy. Infamy for the sheer poverty that has historically plagued it, and ironically, created the conditions that birthed one of the most revered pockets of early, bourgeoning hip hop culture. Ask Wane COD and he’ll probably tell you firsthand what his esteemed borough meant to him and his style in the early ’80s, when he dived headfirst into the language that’s taken him around the world— graffiti.
Check this video for some nice techniques!
Exit, who recently could be seen in a video where he made a piece with the MTN Mega Plata, is now about to confront our ‘Poison Green’ (Verde Veneno) of the Hardcore 2 range. A beautiful color brought along for some action inside one of the garages of the Eusko Train. Tension and tranquility are mixed together in this latest episode of Versus which ends with Exit fantastic creation rolling around in traffic.
Fresh back jump action on the ST Petersburg commuter, made by the LEGZ, OMUT & OSM Crews
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BLADE has already told his life story through graffiti. Now, more than forty years into his career and armed with an incredible memory, BLADE sits down with Chris Pape to reflect on growing up in the Bronx in the turbulent 1970s, and recounts the highs and lows of his storied career, holding nothing back. BLADE is considered “The King of Graffiti” because, by 1980, after painting 5,000 wildly creative trains, he stopped counting. This book parallels the New York graffiti movement almost from its inception, moving through its glory years in the mid-1970s, when BLADE earned his title, and ending in the global art scene, where he remains a major presence. BLADE helped New York graffiti become internationally famous by making it look fun, and, for reasons of quantity, quality, and, perhaps above all, for sheer spirit, BLADE may very well be the most popular graffiti artist with his peers.
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