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A ‘Mooiemuur’ Mural in Beirut

Dutch Graffiti artist Roy Valk a.k.a. KARSKI hasn't been properly introduced to yet (even though I have an elaborate interview that needs to be transcribed lying around, any volunteers?) but I couldn't pass up showing you the results of one of his latest projects. As we've collaborated with Roy in the past (CFYE at the Revelry, Graffiti Keuken video) we know that Roy works with a professionalism that is hard to match. It wouldn't...

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  •  09.07.2013
  •  Arden

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Unek Francis – Fashion photographer

In 2009 we came across the sexy body art / graffiti on girls pictures created by Unek Francis, aka Mr.Unek. As both his graffiti/ body art work and his photography was stunning we had more than enough reasons for an interview with Unek. In that interview we learned about his native American roots and that he grew up doing graffiti which led him to a career as illustrator / graphic designer and finally sparked him to pick up his camera...

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  •  22.06.2013
  •  Arden

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George Raggett

George Raggett, what can I tell you about this kid? Really..I don’t know! What I do know is that he’s been an avid CFYE supporter from the get-go, I know he moved from the UK to Germany to live with a gorgeous redhead named Donna. I know he’s one of the funniest people I’ve never met (and I can tell you, there’s a lot of funny people I’ve never met!) and I know he has a very bright future as an illustrator, cartoonist or...

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  •  12.05.2013
  •  Arden

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Life Framer – Photography competition

Let's face it, (almost) everyone can pick up a camera and shoot some decent photographs with it. But it's not until you get out of your shell to let your work be judged by someone else than by the always positive Facebook crowd when you start pushing boundaries. Life Framer is an organisation aiming to push artists to such boundaries with an international award and exhibition for any photographer that is interested. The award is by...

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  •  02.05.2013
  •  Arden

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Lloyd Stubber – Colourblind

For the series 'Colourblind', Melbourne-based and Perth native photographer Lloyd Stubber has documented his three month solo trip through San Francisco, Nevada, New York, Scotland, Belgrade, Luthuania and Moscow. This makes for an eclectic mix of pictures which still comes across like a series that could've been made in the same state. We were intrigued and wanted to know a little bit more about Mr. Stubber! "I am prone at getting...

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  •  04.04.2013
  •  Arden

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Laser 3.14

An in-depth interview with the most illusive Street artist of Amsterdam

Born and raised in Amsterdam, it is with right we call artist Laser 3.14 our home-grown hero. The mysterious Laser 3.14 is best known for his poetic graffiti texts that can be found all around Amsterdam. "Fasten your seatbelts, we're going nowhere" or "Orwell dreamed up 1984, we did the rest" are some of Laser's texts that can be read on wooden boards, construction trailers and other less permanent materials on the streets of...

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  •  03.01.2013
  •  Arden

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2012 Recap

Booya! It’s almost over! Even though the world didn't come to an end we will still present you with an inescapable part for the end of the year: Lists! We made a smashing list in 2011 in which we totally predicted the second coming of Jezus Lush and did all kind of other revelations that definitely happened this year. Unfortunately that list seems to be misplaced so you'll just have to take my word for it. As 'best of 20xx' lists...

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  •  22.12.2012
  •  Arden

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The Global Street Art Book

"this isn't just about pretty pictures, its also about why the art is so good. "

There's no doubt about it, Lee Bokfin must be one of the most energetic people I've had the honour of getting acquainted with. Last year Lee and I had a quick talk in which he explained his gigantic ambitions to create 'Globalstreetart', the biggest street / art graffiti archive up to date. I'll be the first to admit I was a bit sceptic about the viability of his plans as I know how much dedication something like that would take....

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  •  19.12.2012
  •  Arden

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Matthew Knight – Closet Eccentric

" I think it can be a little confusing for someone looking at the show and trying to make sense of it, which is al right as that's what it was like for me growing up."

Irish artist Matthew Knight is one of the people I've been in contact with for quite a while through CFYE. So when I heard Matthew had a solo exhibition in the Go Gallery, Amsterdam I decided to finally get out of my sweatpants and drag myself towards the Gallery on a rainy Saturday evening, to meet the kind man and have an up-close and personal look at his art. I am absolutely glad I did as it was great to meet Matthew, and maybe even...

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  •  13.12.2012
  •  Arden

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Dilom

Graffiti artist and graphic designer Dilom comes from the beautiful city of Burgas in Bulgaria. Dilom has been creating graffiti since 2001 and has been part of numerous events, festivals, exhibitions and commission jobs around Europe. He is an artist that doesn't mind getting paid for his work: " I actually enjoy painting for money because it combines art and a way of living. But still I must confess that my best works are these done...

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  •  10.12.2012
  •  Arden