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Hello My Name Is: Crome

Name: Crome
Crew: RT
City/Country: London, england
When did you start writing? 1996

What’s graffiti for you?
Bit of fun and trying to challenge myself.


Tell us about your city, how is life and graffiti there?
London UK is ok for graffiti but there’s cameras on every corner so it’s tricky. Most London graffiti is pretty shitty but there’s still some good graffiti about…. just not anywhere near as much as when I was young.

What keeps you still writing?
I still write because I want to be creative and escape from my normal life. I really enjoy planning pieces and places to paint. I love having a photo of a piece rather than a shitty come down and an STD.

What first made you interested in graffiti and how did you end up on that track?
I got interested in graffiti growing up in London in the 90’s when graffiti was everywhere here. The scene wasn’t particularly friendly but it was alive across the city. The unfriendliness was part of the attraction I think.

What trends are you seeing now in the graffiti world that you don’t like?
There are no particular current trends that I don’t like in graffiti. What I do like is seeing original ideas. I hate seeing a piece and thinking ‘that’s wicked’… and then realising that they’ve bitten a Rime MSK ‘r’ or they’ve stolen some technique of a famous writer. That stuffs too easy.

What do you do when you’re not painting?
I run a pornography publishers and race helicopters.

How would you describe your style?
Letters and colours. I actually don’t like my own graffiti. I constantly feel like I need huge improvement. Every time I think I’ve gotten better I see someone else’s work and think ‘shit, Im rubbish at this.’

Can you remember the first piece you did?
The first piece I ever did was with a paintbrush on a trackside. I wasn’t expecting the level of application required and I didn’t finish it. It was awful. Fuelled me to want to be better though.

Future plans?

Do you adapt your pieces and tags to the spot/surface?
I do adopt my pieces depending on the surface, yes. Raw concrete, for example, usually requires bright popping fill colours, in my opinion.

What do you think about the new generation of writers in your city?
The new generation of writers in my city are not particularly memorable for me, sorry. Couple of good writers i’ve noticed but to be fair I don’t go on the tube much anymore so I don’t see the track sides…

What are the best and worst aspects of graffiti?
Best thing: fun
Worst thing: egos

Who do you paint for?
I paint for Montana. They just don’t know it.

What writers have inspired you?
I don’t really want to name writers who inspired me. I’ve done that in the past about famous London writers and then I’ve met them and they’ve turned out to be complete wankers. Towns and Vibes taught me how to use spray paint so thanks to them. Nowadays I’m inspired by the best writers in the graffiti world and I hope one day I might be able to be good like them although I probably won’t.

Can you ever feel tired of graffiti?
Haven’t got tired of graff yet. Not until I’ve painted at least one piece I actually like.

What do you hope people will think and feel when they see your stuff?
Hopefully they don’t think i’m a complete donut but i’m not really bothered

Spray Paint: Golds, 94s
City: London
Surface: Raw concrete
Cap: The old 94 stock caps

Instagram: @Mrcrome1

Hello My Name Is: Mind


Name: Mind
Crew: VLOK, ­FIA, ­RT & ­FY
City/Country: Milano/Italy
When did you start writing? Around 1991

What’s graffiti for you? it’s the funniest part of my life, graffiti made me travel around the world, meeting new people and keeping my mind open.

Influences? the NYC old school gave me a lot of inputs but I could tell you that every friend in the graffiti game left me something good and gave me the right attitude to keep on.

Tell us about your city, how is life and graffiti there? Milano is a small city with a strong graffiti tradition. Competition has always been on top cause hundreds of writers had to share the few yards and spots…it was genuine, everybody wanted to push his own style. The situation now is different, it’s pretty wack sometimes. Young people started to snitch and vandal squad grew up so fast. We never had a vandal squad here but now half of the city is under investigation.

What keeps you still writing? I love to play with letters! Stretching, twisting and cutting my name.

What first made you interested in graffiti and how did you end up on that track? I grew up in a small town near Milano, where a guy older than me painted some pieces from ’86 to ’89. Graffiti was a strange new thing for me, I was excited and so curious, I really wanted to decode that new language and make the first step in that mysterious world.

What trends are you seeing now in the graffiti world that you don’t like? Talking about styles I use to hate trends because they flatten out all the game and make graffiti looks all the same shit. A lot of writers is melting letters and it’s ok, I like it, but sometimes it works sometimes not… The result is a lot of bad pieces. People has to understand that there is nothing good without a proper study behind it. Talking about folks it’s funny when those street/urban/contemporary/postmodern/whatever artist use their presumed “graffiti past” as a credential for their work today ..it’s not the same game dude, if you really did something in your graffiti career, people will remember it for sure, otherwise you’re just dumb.

What do you do when you’re not painting? Working in my studio to push handmade jewelry. I’m a goldsmith and my work is mainly based on carving graffiti lettering and different fonts to make rings and pendants, then I cast with lost wax technique. I’ have found a new dimension but I’m still writing.

How would you describe your style? My style is changing everyday a little bit, I used to paint lot of wildstyles in the past but I don’t know if I can still call it this way now. Sometimes I prefer simple letters but anyway is always a race between me and me.

Can you remember the first piece you did? Yes it was a small piece, white fill in and black outline, i wrote “one” i don’t remember why!

Future plans? Paint and travel as much as I can.

Do you adapt your pieces and tags to the spot/surface? Yes, I think that surface and time are aspects you should consider every time you paint.

What do you think about the new generation of writers in your city? I don’t know. Some are good and dedicated, some other are fake. The new generation reflects the modern way of life. NO school is the new school.

What are the best and worst aspects of graffiti? The best part of graffiti is made by friendship, action, competition and good feelings but graffiti sometimes could become a big boring soap opera.

Who do you paint for? Only me. Every graffiti writer got an ego to feed.

What writers have inspired you? Too many to name, I love the NYC golden era and I always considered Dondi as the real master but I prefer to get inspired from good people instead of good artists.

Can you ever feel tired of graffiti? Hell NO! it’s the only thing in my life that never disappointed me.

What do you hope people will think and feel when they see your stuff? i don’t know honestly..I hope they feel good while saying “omg that’s the shit!” hehehe.

Website: Mindoner.com (only jewels)
Instagram: @Mindoner

Hello My Name Is: Alone [RT, INS, BH’s]


Name: Alone
Crew: RT, BH’s, INS (insane)
City/Country: Europe is the place.

When did you start writing: ’96 / ’97

What’s graffiti for you: Life, fun, troubles, culture, friends.

Influences: I’ve been strongly influenced by all the people and all the friends that I’ve painted with and by all the pioneers of the movement. Americans and Europeans both through the different eras.

Quantity vs quality: Quantity is fundamental but without quality I personally don’t consider it proper Graffiti.

What keeps you still writing: Competition with other handstyles and the endless war against the repression of Graffiti by the system.

Future plans: Smash more!

Interview – Alone [RT, INS]

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Who introduced you to the world of graffiti, and how was it?
Was ‘96/’97 and a guy (disappeared few years later) was smashing my polite hometown with tags, outlines and silver pieces everywhere. I got fascinated from him so I opened the vocabulary and I picked up a name to started to write around. Than 90s Hip Hop, the fanzines and the local train scene have done the rest.

Who would you think is the most influent graffiti writer at the moment?
By my point some of the kings out there are crews like BST, HM, CTO and some of the classic masters like KEGR, SABE, FAME crew, CP crew, plus some american handstyles. There is a lot more but it’s hard to say everyone.
Read the rest of the interview here


Copenhagen runners, December 2013


Finally! Our monthly report from Copenhagens train scene. Here is a bunch of the panels and wholecars that was running last month in Copenhagen. Most photos was supported by Jens-Peter Brask (www.braskart.com), the rest where shot during our our mini tour in the end of last year.

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