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Dmote – I’m Over Here [Book]

Dmote - Im over here_Product_11


The graffiti writing subculture isn’t easily digested by the mainstream. The actions and movements of those involved are internal and directed only at our peers and our shared ethos and intentions are very rarely discussed outside this tight group. Our lifestyle is diverse and undefined; we are ageless, without specific race or gender and not determined by economic backgrounds, nationality or geography. We are unconventional travelers. The one thing that levels and unites us is the love to write our names again and again both locally and internationally.
This project is a glimpse of my travels, friendships, style and shows a momentary escape from my daily life.
Get it here: www.spraydaily.com/product/dmote-im-over-here

MONOCHROME 006 – Shank

Monochrome 006 – Shank
Monochrome is a series of graffiti videos, all with a black-and-chrome feeling, by Spraydaily.com. Simple short videos featuring one writer and three cans in each episode. One chrome piece on one clean wall by one selected graffiti writer for each episode. 

This episode is sponsored by: Montana Cans, check out their new BLACK-OUT and WHITE-OUT cans.
Music by: Pistol Pete.

Hello My Name Is: Dmote

Name: Dmote a.k.a Syd Steelo
Crew: PS
City / Country: Living in New York, USA
When did you start writing: 1985

What’s graffiti for you: I love the act of spraying, that feeling. I’m forever trying to make something cool/something that I’m happy with. Chasing that to me is the never ending drive that keeps me going, and at this point free-styling pieces is the key to eliminate the static caused by a piece of paper between you and the wall is important to gain maximum flow.

Influences: Thats forever changing but i talk to a few like minded people that make you realise your on the right path. Exchanging ideas, history and feedback is growing us all. I’m also aware of the young writers from all over, these are the dudes that are making most of the new moves, ideas and keeping this interesting. I see a lot of older writers that just don’t see or get that, I think that inhibits them and keeps their style in the past.

Quantity vs quality: A combo of both is the pinnacle but I’m definitely trying to make quality and make everything I do count, from tags to burners everything matters.

What keeps you still writing: Competition and that I still love the art form and energy of making graffiti.

Future plans: Living each day as it comes right now, wanna make more of a solid body of work in my studio and stay painting graffiti.

Website: dmote.net and dmote1.wordpress.com
Instagram: @dmoterola