Flight Mode will release their fourth publication soon. Being even thicker than the previous volumes once more, they pursue to present their notion of international art on trains. Enough of a reason to invite them to briefly comment on some crucial subjects.
What is Flight Mode to you and what can we expect in the future?
Flight Mode is our outlet for an abstract feeling of wanderlust. Some people might know us from doing books, others maybe from instagram. However, our approach follows a holistic concept. We are not limited to any medium, neither virtual nor physical. We might even work on completely different projects in the future, like curating art shows or producing apparel.
Can you name any influences?
We draw influences from everywhere. Specifically speaking of Graffiti, Magazines such as Underground Productions and Xplicit Grafx are amongst our all-time favorites. When it comes to videos, Dirty Handz 3, Ten Minutes Issue 2, later on Wolume 2 and Lila had an impact on us. For sure there is a lot more dope stuff out there, but the publications mentioned here certainly are timeless classics!
What does the title „The Journey Home“ represent?
So far, every issue had its own moniker. From No.1 „Treasured Moments and Memorabilia“ and No.2 „Between Anticipation and Documentation“ to No.3 „Old Habits, New Habitats“, we went full circle now. While still dwelling on traveling, No.4 „The Journey Home“ finally examines the counterpart of being away. The grass always seems a little greener elsewhere, but being at home surely brings about several advantages. Thus, No.4 provides a new angle to our own formula.
If you are keen to do more research on your own, check out their selection on instagram, listen to their soundtrack on spotify, check their upcoming trailer and lastly, get their products here. Flight Mode No. 4 will release on 11th of June. Stay tuned!
Public service announcement by Graffitibloq! Their youtube channel presents insights and helpful tips about all aspects related to Graffiti – this time, portraying one of the upcoming service providers in that respective sector. Not much more to add, besides “Fresh, it’s up on our site!”
Arte Tracks follows Matthew Litwack down into New Yorks underworld, merging urban exploration and painting tracksides. While Matthew explains parts of his approach, the video sheds some light on his book project “Beneath the Streets” which he published with well known writer Jurne. The voice over is german, however the visuals alone are worthwhile watching. Classic NYC footage including some works by legends such as Revs and Smith.
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Svensk Old School Graffiti documents the first chapter of Swedish graffiti, 1984–1992. Some say it was a golden era. In the beginning, the paintings were happy, naive and charming – impossible to recreate today. Later on, they became brutal and technically advanced monsters.
The book is a 260 pages heavy piece showing material that has never been published before. Rare photos of pieces, writers and spots. More than twenty-five writers have looked back and shared their thoughts on graffiti, memories and reflections.