Meet the Year Old Graffiti Artist Who’s Putting Delhi on Berlin’s Street Art Scene
Kajal Singh could be just another something Delhi girl, but one look at her CV and you'll know she's anything but ordinary. Kajal is a hip-hop. And at the time, we knew there weren't any other graffiti artists in India — we were the pioneers. In fact, spray paint cans weren't even available in India back. While graffiti is associated with vandalizing other people's property, it has slowly evolved into an art form. Meet other artists of your skill and of greater skill.
Graffiti, as an art form, has a rich and long-standing historyand while it came a long way in terms of being recognized as a legit method of expression, it still faces prejudices and is often branded as vandalism. With the arrival of new technologies, and particularly the Internet, we, the graffiti enthusiasts and aspiring graffiti creatives, got an amazing opportunity to be up-to-date with the latest news, events, pieces and exhibitions worldwide, through the hard work of people behind graffiti websites.
There are many of them out there, providing inspiration through pictures of graffiti fresh-from-the-streetshow-to manuals, exhibition reviews and introducing you to new and established artists.
For some, the graffiti websites became a great way to share talent, find useful information and interact with other members of the graffiti community from every corner of the planet.
With this in mind, we chose the latest 10 best graffiti websites out there, and we invite you to scroll down and check them out! Graffiti World Updated Edition: Street Art from Five Continents Considered the most comprehensive and bestselling survey of graffiti art ever published, Graffiti World got an updated edition, with even more content.
Graffiti has long been a ubiquitous aspect of the urban landscape, since anonymous, largely unsung spray-can art first hit city walls in New York and Philadelphia in the late s.
10 Graffiti Websites - Best Street Art News and More, Whether You're an Artist or a Fan
As hip-hop culture spread from America, graffiti became a worldwide phenomenon, emerging in the s as the symbolic artistic language of young people everywhere. FatCap Around sinceFatCap is one of those legendary graffiti websites that preceded what we now know as blogs, social networks, forums and online shops. Today, FatCap is one of the most, if not the most, comprehensive websites which promotes artists, graffiti products, has an impressive coverage of graffiti pieces around the world and is very much up-to-date, even after all these years.
Through their website, you can promote your own works or arts graffiti-related products, find artists interviews, videos, heaps of pictures, discover different methods of doing graffiti, get style inspiration and even hire a graffiti or a street artist and join their editorial team.
FatCap editorial team definitely made one of the best blogs on the web, with a fast growing family of artists. Art Crimes A simple blogspot blog, but a very resourceful one, Art Crimes is a place where you can find graffiti news and events, festival announcements, graffiti merchandise, call-to-artist initiatives, book presentations, and much more.
The website has been around for 20 years and is currently getting a new look and website, but you can still check out the blog, which is quite up-to-date. We are looking forward to seeing what the new look of one of the oldest graffiti websites in the world will be like! Pure Graffiti Another veteran among graffiti websites is Pure Graffiti, having been established in On there, you will find their blog with graffiti news, a graffiti gallery as part of their forum you can also upload your own photosand their shop, where you can gear up with some spray paint, t-shirts, backpacks and designer toys, among other things.
Pure Graffiti also features a number of creatives, videos and a coverage page of urban events, as well as the Flashback archive, where you can check out some murals and graffiti made back in the day, heavily inspired by the hip-hop culture.
Comment required August 11, It was planned out. Everyday they gathered at the East Street subway station to watch the trains, sketch the graffiti by older writers and develop ideas. The pair would go on to become two of the most prolific graffiti writers of the time, working their way into the alternative New York art scene of the s and then international acclaim. Armed with cans of Red Devil or Rustoleum spray paint, the teenaged Ellis and Matos would explore train yards and tunnels all over the Bronx.
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A talent for observation and stealth allowed them to memorize when certain trains were at their disposal. They worked in pairs or in groups of no more than six or eight guys.
When he was 14, Ellis did his first subway car in the th St. I ended up getting chased out. Ellis tore up a bubble parka trying to drag himself through a hole in the fence at the th St. Underdressed for the degree weather in a sweater and thermal jacket, Matos, along with Kel and two other boys, headed north to the Baychester Avenue train yard, near the terminus of the No. It was worth the long ride from the South Bronx.
They flipped open the seats where the heaters were to keep their cans of paint warm while they worked outside in the cold.