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Casual Conversation with Graffiti Minded

Milan based collective Graffiti Minded has just released their print debut during the Unlock Fair, despite all challenges of the recent times. Enough of a reason for a brief chat to highlight their approach.

What does Graffiti Minded stand for?


In the big picture of the Graffiti Movement, Graffiti Minded is a definition that identifies those writers who carry a deep knowledge of Graff-history, a big stash of Graff-experience and basically genuinity and spontaneity enough that you can detect in every gesture or Graffiti production they drop. No matter what surface, which tool, or the overall psychophysical conditions. The result will always be fresh and unique, even more, if the piece is not perfectly balanced and technically sharp.
The people who we feature all have at least one thing in common – they are Graffiti Minded. They do what they do for the fun of doing it, with the consciousness of the whole Graffiti heritage on their shoulders. L’ art pour L’ art – in that sense, but translated to a streetlevel, haha. Once we realized that underlying unifying property, our project had a name to go by and Graffiti Minded was born.
Luckily, we know the guys behind the Usual clothing brand. Their whole entourage shares the same values and mindset as we do, so they quickly agreed to support and actively participated to design this first issue.


Since you tend to almost take an anachronistic step into the print market in these digital times, can you name any influences of printed matter that shaped your understanding of magazines and books?


We grew up smelling uncoated pages of Graffiti zines and books while pointing our noses towards the binding. Digital is nice, it is fast and it is worldwide but nothing is more honest than a printed piece of paper.
There are a few good projects out there who don’t give a s**t and still trust the print market. We have been inspired since day one by Incognito Magazine with their dry layout and essential selection of sprayers. More recently, we have been amused by the disruptive approach of Team Flight Mode, who helped and inspired the GM project to take place on the right wave. We appreciate to be featured on Spray Daily, as they are the number one Graffiti content digital platform in our perception.

Will you pursue any further projects or issues with Graffiti Minded?

For sure, Graffiti Minded will be printing more but also more digital projects will be released within the next months, so stay tuned!

Graffiti Minded issue #1 was released physically during the Unlock Fair in Modena. Online, there is a slim chance to cop the gem here, exclusively on Usual, a milan based upcoming underground clothing line, which we adore. Better be quick! All pictures shot by Toni Brugnoli.


Unlock Book Fair – Modena

In case you are in the northern region of Italy this weekend, consider visiting Modena for the Unlock Book Fair! A true feast of Graffiti books and zines! Check out their website for further information – some adjustments to the original agenda have been made, to keep everyone involved safe and sound. Initially the concept involved a more global outlook. Now, the fair concentrates on the italian publishing scene. Lots of promising projects will be launched and presented during the event. We strongly suggest to check out their content! On the bright side, most of the talks and presentations wil be made available digitally.

INCOGNITO MAGAZINE 26 (OUT NOW)

Never getting out of fashion, Incognito Magazine is back for a new slice of the best unpublished styles from all around the globe, carefully selected in 84 jam-packed pages.

Buy the new issue here: Incognito magazine 26

New feature is a very special “blast from the past” of previously unpublished goodies. For this new edition, Swedish legend Aman put together an amazing selection of pictures accompanied with his own collage-design. Furthermore, in the special features Danish writer LSO going all out with a ruff take on wildstyle graffiti, Bauza flexing some rugged styles on all types of steel and the Italian stallion Aster coming correct with funky styles in the streets of Italy. Of course, there is also a wide range of the finest styles from all around the world in the sections of mixed walls, trains and bombing. Highly recommended. Don’t sleep!

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Graffiti Avantgarde – Moses & Taps, PREVIEW

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Nine years after their legendary book ”International Topsprayer, which is out of print long-since and traded for hundreds of euros by now, Moses & Taps release a brick twice as thick: Graffiti Avantgarde is a heavyweight! With 544 pages, more than 2000 photos in ten chapters as well as a variety of exciting and subtle texts, it gives a deep insight into Moses & Taps broad work as graffiti artist since 2011. The book shows how they managed the balancing act between bombing trains and being accepted artists and explains why these two worlds are not mutually exclusive.

Blixten Magazine 1, PREVIEW

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Blixten is a Swedish graffiti magazine focusing on both quality and quantity. Not just Swedish stuff – anything good enough that we can get our hands on gets a spot in Blixten. 60 pages packed with walls, trains and bombing as well as special features with Sad (Sweden), Edit (Sweden), Japhy (Finland), Sfaer (Russia), Creme (Germany), Haker (Italy), OAS Crew (Italy) and Swedish photographer Per Englund.