ilovegraffiti shares some visuals from the beginning of 2020. After Hannover and Cologne, now Hamburg is highlighted with recent S-Train spotting. Underlined by smooth instrumentals, lots of quality panels can be seen.
For their third Podcast they spoke to Razor from the COS crew. The graffiti writer from Kiel made a name for himself in the nineties with well-thought-out pieces on trains and is still one of the most important minds in the North German graffiti movement. Not only because Razor has been highly active again in the past 10 years, but also because the way he does his trains is still remarkably striking today.
Tons of running trains in Germany with graffiti on them, check it out!
15 minute video showing tons of painted trains running in traffic in Hamburg, Germany.
Crew: COS (Colors On Steel) since 1992
City/Country: North Germany
When did you start writing? 1990
What’s graffiti for you? Fun, Creativity, Liberty, Friendship and Physical Fitness
Influences? My influences are changing from time to time. Now I just love Action Comics!
Tell us about your city, how is life and graffiti there? Here in North Germany Illegal Graffiti is a crime and you’ll pay an amount of money or get arrested if the police catch you.
What keeps you still writing? Graffiti is of course my Playground to express myself and sometimes the feeling I can put something new to the Graffiti Movement.
What first made you interested in graffiti and how did you end up on that track? Sorry I can’t remember is long time ago.
What trends are you seeing now in the graffiti world that you don’t like? Doing Letters like potatoes. What I mean is I don’t like to see ONLY throw-ups in my city.
What do you do when you’re not painting? Sorry that’s private.
How would you describe your style? Unique!
Can you remember the first piece you did? Yes, I can!
Future plans? No! I can only think till my next piece.
Do you adapt your pieces and tags to the spot/surface? Yes, I try!
What do you think about the new generation of writers in your city? I like the new Generation.
What are the best and worst aspects of graffiti? Best – the people like my stuff. worst – they don’t.
Who do you paint for? For me and sometime I show my pieces my aunt.
What writers have inspired you? Kase2, TPF R.I.P
Can you ever feel tired of graffiti? No!
What do you hope people will think and feel when they see your stuff? I hope they think I’m a creative one and they enjoy my stuff.