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Rehlhatna in Dubai – World’s Longest Graffiti Scroll

In November 2014, as the people of the United Arab Emirates were gearing up to celebrate their 43rd year as a country, the Ironlak Family set off towards the Middle East from their respective corners of the globe. In Dubai the Lak Fam joined over 100 artists from around the world in an ambitious attempt to set a new world record for the “World’s Longest Graffiti Scroll”.

Titled ‘Rehlhatna’, meaning ‘Our Journey’, the main feature of the event was a ridiculously long canvas on Jumeirah Beach which was stretched into the shape of the country. The artists were asked to create work which reflected the past, present and future achievements of the UAE.
On the final day, an official judge from Guinness World Records measured out the scroll at 2245.4 metres and declared the new world record set.

Sugar Artists’ Acrylic – Healthy spraypaint

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A revolutionary health conscious formula, with high performance capabilities. Sugar is unlike any aerosol product you’ve ever used. The world’s first hybrid water and alcohol based acrylic aerosol paint. Sugar is harvested specifically to deliver the highest quality results for artists, with the lowest possible impact on your health and our environment.
Our innovations in aerosol technology have lead to a unique formulation, which combines water with alcohol made from sugarcane to replace petroleum-based solvents. As a result, Sugar contains fewer Volatile Organic Compounds, meaning less toxins absorbed into the user’s body and less environmental impact, while still delivering a superior product that is designed to meet the modern needs of today’s artists. Vibrant color. Highly opaque. Matt finish. Soft pressure. UV resistant pigments. Extremely low smell. Clean, crisp control.

Limitless – Behind the scenes

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“Infinite” had some success; it was really well received within the graffiti community but didn’t go much further. Sofles and I wanted to make another video, with bigger and better artwork and higher production value. We brought some more artists on board, Fintan Magee who is making quite a name for himself both as a gallery artist and a street artist, and Treas and Quench from a more traditional graffiti background.
Our aim was simply to showcase the artists’ work. I have been documenting graffiti for several years now and when we discovered the hyper lapse technique it really clicked with the content, we found it communicated the magic of graffiti so much more effectively than traditional video. I think it’s one thing to watch paint being applied to a surface, but this allowed us to show people the complex process of layering that goes into the work. I was very surprised to see some people baffled as to how I achieved the smooth camera motion, there’s so many amazing hyperlapse videos around and we weren’t the first to use this technique. It’s incredibly simple technically, and is more of a physical challenge of endurance than anything. Read the whole interview on fstoppers.com and watch the Limitless video over here