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MTO in Saratosa, Florida – RUN SRQ

I'm a huge fan of Berlin based graffiti / streetartist MTO. Besides his amazing skills, he always knows how to come up with interesting series of pieces. A little while ago we showed you his wicked 'Berlin Street Fighters' series, a series of pieces depicting the different street art and graffiti legends from Berlin, in the streets of Berlin.This time MTO was invited to Saratoso, Florida to the 'Sarasota Chalk Festival 2011'. This was...

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  •  26.11.2011
  •  Arden

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Daniele Mattioli and Girolamo Marri – The Graft

The immigration issue is a very common and important subject nowadays. The more we globalize, the more we move. At the same time, this new life is not always the life we dreamt about. And that´s what the photographer Daniele Mattioli, in collaboration with the artist Girolamo Marri (both Italians based in Shanghai), shows us here. Daniele Mattioli - the Graft Daniele Mattioli - The Graft His personal project "The Graft"...

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  •  23.11.2011
  •  Ana

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New stuff by ICKS

You guys should already know about one of the kings of half-tone stencils: the artist ICKS (formerly known as X)! Personally, I found out about ICKS through Jessica's Stewart her amazing blog - Romephotoblog and the interview she did with him and '999, who is another street artist out of the small town of Termoli, Italy (Peep the interview here: 999' and X - Representing Termoli). The stencils of Icks' keep amazing me because every...

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  •  21.11.2011
  •  Arden

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Baghdad: A Model City by Josh Rushing

Josh Rushing is a former U.S. Marine captain with over 14 years of service who actively changed his weapon of choice. Rushing served as a spokesperson at Central Command in Doha, Qatar during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Unbeknownst to him, an independent film, Control Room, captured his efforts to communicate the American message on Al Jazeera Arabic. The documentary debuted at the sundance Film Festival in 2004. Now a days Josh is armed...

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  •  16.11.2011
  •  Kaymir

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Light Brushing Graffiti by Florian Krause

If you know us a little bit, you also know that we fell in love with light painting since we saw the amazing photography of  light painting pioneer Dana Maltby aka TCB. Since then we've added a light painting section to the site (cracklightdistrict) and we've done a lot with light painting, including our very own workshop event. We've also seen the combination of light painting and graffiti before, but it's rarely as awesome as this!...

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  •  15.11.2011
  •  Arden

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Out of sight – Jeremy Gibbs

Quality documentation is nothing new in the world of graffiti and street art. From the early days there were people intrigued by subway graffiti and other stuff out and about they saw as an art form. The most striking example is Martha Cooper of course, but there have been plenty of others, like Keith Baugh who just recently released a book containing ‘70’s subway graffiti pictures (review here)....

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  •  15.11.2011
  •  Arden

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Baloji ft. Konono Nº1 – Karibu Ya Bintou

Yesterday, Arden and myself were thinking about our 'music department' - Crackforyourears.  Before revamping the website, it had been offline for over an year. Our focus had always been on electronic music, at least that is what we thought. But looking back it actually was never like that. True, we posted loads of electronic based stuff. But that was probably a result of our main approach to everything concerning CFYE. We're always on...

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  •  15.11.2011
  •  Kaymir

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Evita Weed

It's an undeniable fact that we're lovers of analog photography. I don't want to get all high and mighty about it, but there's something about the grain, the imperfections and unforgivefullness of film that intrigues us. Spanish photographer Evita Weed (Eva González López) brings us just that: Perfect, imperfect mistery, presumably photographed in the Spanish Landscape....

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  •  03.10.2011
  •  Arden

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BNE Water

It was around 2005/2006 we started to notice the BNE stickers all around town. As soon as we started noticing we saw them everywhere we came, in every city we went. Where did they came from, why are they placed everywhere and most of all,  who put them there? Back then a google search didn't return a neat wikipedia page or any other answer. Just others with the same questions (like the mayor of San Francisco). Over the years we...

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  •  17.09.2011
  •  Arden

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Fabio Carneiro

Plus points for my buddy from Share Likes! She introduced me to the stunning works of Portuguese graffiti / street artist Fábio Carneiro. In the current climate we just know the EU is going down because of a country like Portugal, but as long as they bring forth cool artists like Fabio we could not care less. Who would like to work anyway if you can paint in the sun! When you flick through Fabio his portraits it is obvious he has...

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  •  18.08.2011
  •  Arden