May 9, 2011

BOMBERS from failedathlete on Vimeo.

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April 1, 2011


Artist: elperdon

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January 12, 2011



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November 22, 2010


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November 19, 2010

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August 31, 2010


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August 23, 2010



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June 16, 2010


"Been looking at variations on this piece by Jerry since arriving here in early February. They're all over the city and have started popping up in other areas of Haiti as well. Most of the graffiti in Haiti is gang related or political but Jerry and 1 other artist have been putting up pieces of how people feel." - Dan

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June 10, 2010

To celebrate the Wooster Special Edition of the 35th Anniversary Edition of the Faith of Graffiti we recently sat down with legendary graffii artist Snake I to learn more about the stories behind Jon Naar's seminal photographs.

Redbird In The Bronx
Limited Edition Print of 300
8 1/2" by 11"
Archival paper
Signed and Numbered by Jon Naar - 2010

Faith of Graffiti
Words by Norman Mailer. Photos by Jon Naar
128 pages

$75 USD
Shipping US: $12 USD
Shipping EUR $25 USD

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May 12, 2010


Artists: Sueworks & Belin

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April 28, 2010

Bounce show..puppet part

- I was asked to make a graffiti in "electric boogie puppet classic 1984 style" 2010
for the streetdance group Bounce last show!
i guess i was the right man for that;)
Westarose in the house;)

The show was amazing.. really crazy big success
50.000 sold ticket with 5 shows sold out at GLOBEN arena Stockholm..

it was un honour for me to take part of this show.
the Bounce crew is my homeboys from my hometown Westarose
20 years ago they used to be them small kids sitting and watch us back in the days when I was breaking in the streets!

Now! They also asked me if i still can make a move..?

watch the film and you see..

Bounce always RESPECT..
damn they are really Cool Kids
13 years of sold out shows..what can you say..
the show will also be shown on National Tv later.

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April 26, 2010

Roots And Drive

Legal vs. Illegal

Broom and Brush

Os Gemeos

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April 25, 2010

Graffiti For Israel from Jared Levy on Vimeo.

COPE2, SUEWORKS, Claire Reid and other New York artists come together at Tuff City Styles to create a mural in support of Israel’s 62nd Independence Day celebration.

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April 20, 2010

| COLLECTIVE | Elsewhere Factory from databhi on Vimeo.

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More from Mr.Dheo here.

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April 15, 2010

Fake, but still fun to watch.

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April 7, 2010



More about Sail here.

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March 9, 2010


Artist: El Mac

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March 7, 2010



The Real King has left the building.
Rest In Peace Dare TWS 1968 - 2010

Sigi von Koeding or Dare as he was better known was an artist that inspired countless people over his 23 year painting career. Myself included. He was a true graffiti artist yet still managed to be experimental and left of field. I remember Mare 139 telling me how incredible Dare's new paintings were once, and coming from someone like Mare, that's high praise indeed! He was a true master of letters, the way he shaped and twisted them was truly magical and he had a talent for style that few others will ever come close to! Dare was a legend whilst he was alive and traveling the world painting his pieces with expert precision and his status as a graffiti will no doubt rise to new heights following his death.

Dare lost his battle with cancer and died in hospital in his hometown of Basel, Switzerland on the evening of March 6th 2010. He will always be remembered by his fans and friends alike and his status as the Swiss graffiti Master is now truly cemented in our culture.

Dare and I were planning on painting together this year. So I'll be doing that wall in his honor now.

As Swet wrote on his most recent painting - THE REAL KING HAS LEFT THE BUILDING"...

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March 4, 2010


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February 10, 2010

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December 6, 2009

VEUCH @ Dune from kitsuney on Vimeo.

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November 11, 2009

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September 25, 2009

Chor Boogie and Cope 2 are in Los Angeles this Saturday for the “BEAUTY and the BEAST” exhibition. You can find our more here.

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September 18, 2009

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September 17, 2009

Graffiti on the Thalys from Raphael on Vimeo.

SEAK (Cologne), Jonone (Paris), Sozyone (Brussels), and Zedz (Amsterdam) painted four cars of the European king train today at “Gare du Nord” in Paris. They had 3 hours and 15 minutes to finish the painting - the same time it now takes the new Thalys train to travel from Paris to Cologne.

More photos here.

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August 19, 2009

After the Modart show in Los Angeles, , Nomad headed out to La Vegas and after a night in the casinos hit the rooftop of Planet Hollywood...



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August 14, 2009

While putting together a new Wooster Collective video channel on Youtube, we came across a series of short videos demonstrating the handstyle lettering of a group of well-known graf artists - Os Gemeos (shown above), Mare 139, Earsnot, KR, Stay High, and many others. You can check out the channel here.

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July 19, 2009





From Faith47:

"these images are part of a collection of images i have.... documenting the art that you find under bridges in harbor ports in south africa. there are many stowaways that travel from north and central africa into south africa and then on to europe. its a very dangerous journey and also largely undocumented. there is a also a specific style of painting and the short poems that are written reflect the life stories that these men endure."

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July 15, 2009

VIMBY - Vulcan

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July 13, 2009

Evan Roth's latest graffiti taxonomy project is now on display at Fondation Cartier’s Born In The Streets - Graffiti exhibition in Paris. It's a study of the stylistic diversity found in Parisian graffiti tags. Evan photographed over 2,400 graffiti tags from April 24 to April 28, 2009 found in each of Paris’s 20 districts. Photographs were then archived, tagged and sorted by letter. The ten most commonly used letters by Paris graffiti writers were identified for further study (A,E,I,K,N,O,R,S,T and U). From each letter grouping, eighteen tags were isolated to represent the diversity and range of that specific character. Evan explains that the sets are not intended to display the “best” graffiti tags in Paris, but rather aim to highlight the diversity of forms ranging from upper case to lowercase, simple to complex and legible to cryptic.

Here's a video, but be sure to also check out Fondation Cartier’s website for more info.

Graffiti Taxonomy: Paris, 2009 from Evan Roth on Vimeo.

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June 23, 2009

If you've ever seen Charles and Ray Eames' now classic "Powers of 10" (made in 1977) then you're going to love Nick Poe and Alex Kalman's short film for Red Bucket Filmmakersteam, "Powers Of Katsu":

(We're having some problems embedding the video. Click on the "full screen" icon to watch)

Here's the original film for those who have never seen it:

powers of ten :: charles and ray eames from bacteriasleep on Vimeo.

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May 23, 2009


One of the first graffiti artists to "accept" Sara and I back in 2000 when we started the Wooster Collective was Zephyr. This week Upper Playground posted a terrific interview with Zephyr filmed a few years ago for their Dithers DVD.

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May 15, 2009

The video above is actually quite amazing. The entire lyrics to The Verve's Bittersweet Symphony is spelled out on trains and on tags.

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May 5, 2009

Last week we mentioned that the Kings of the City Graffiti Film Festival would be taking place all this month at the Maysles Institute in Harlem.

Check out this terrific video which highlights what went down over the weekend. We agree that this an event that should not to be missed.

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April 29, 2009

Sometimes we open our email box and we're quite stunned. This is one of those times...


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February 1, 2009


(From Vandalist on Torontoist)

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June 24, 2008


Artists: the Lastplak Collective.
From left to right: Ox-Alien (Holland), Tomek (Poland) and Vigo (England)

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June 20, 2008
Photo by JoeM500

As some of you may have heard, last Saturday night, on June 14th, the Chicago based street artist SOLVE was brutally - and senselessly - murdered in the city’s Logan Square neighborhood.

Brendon Scanlon (SOLVE) was much beloved and admired by the Chicago street art and graf community, and his loss leaves a deep whole in all of our hearts.

SOLVE had an incredible influence on the Chicago scene and helped a lot of young artists get their start.

Our hearts and thoughts are with Brendon's family and loved ones.

Chicago won't be the same without him.

Discussions and wishes can be found here.

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May 19, 2008


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April 26, 2008

Early last year NPR's "This American Life" did an episode called "Cat and Mouse." It includes interviews with Earsnot, NYPD vandal squad DT Mona, and a mention of Revs tunnel paintings...

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March 2, 2008


Too funny.

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February 22, 2008



Artist: Gen

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February 20, 2008


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February 5, 2008


From the LA Weekly comes this terrific anecdote.

Last December, a massive billboard went up on Melrose Avenue to promote the Murakami exhibition at LA's Museum of Contemporary Art. Not long after it went up it was tagged by Augor and Revok of MSK and Seventh Letter Crew. Less than 72 hours later the entire tagged billboard was gone.

It turns out that, after seeing a photo of it on the internet, Murakami himself liked the tagged billboard so much that he had it removed and shipped back to his Kaikai Kiki studio in Tokyo.

(via our friend Greg Allen)

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January 28, 2008




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January 21, 2008

From Nate: "Inspired by some experimenting with lasers and glow paint this summer, invisible narrative is a response to a world increasingly filled with nonplaces — places such as grocery stores or strip malls, where shared connections and experiences are seldom made. This project aims to bring to light an unwritten history and narrative in the spaces that are inhabited daily by nameless and faceless people. The idea is that you [everyone] would carry an ultraviolet pen, writing your thoughts, interactions, and stories wherever you go. If pervasive enough, anyone could throw a black light on any wall and find an account of a life or history that is unspoken and unknown. The ultimate goal of the project is to give the ever multiplying, lifeless and sterile spaces of today a bit of humanity."

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January 16, 2008


The rest are here.

(Thanks, Wyatt)

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January 4, 2008


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December 17, 2007


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You can see more of Cycle's work on his website here.

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September 7, 2007



Artist: Dalata

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"I recently went back to my home country, Chile with my film NEXT. I screened it at the Santiago International Film Festival SANFIC and it got a great home crowd response. I met some of the writers and painters that work on street there and I can tell you that Chile has a very strong and vibrant street art/graffiti scene. I would even say that there is a distinct Chilean style coming out with traces of the political muralism from the 70's (Brigada Ramona Parra style), wildstyle, pixacao influence and latin american muralism in general. You have people working in all the styles and techniques from traditional NY style lettering to postering, stenciling, stickering its all there. The other thing that had a great impact on me is that you feel the strong socio/political connection there with making work on the street since its anchored in a reality were there is poverty beside a lot of wealth.

I had the chance to spend 2 days in Valparaiso the jewel of Chilean cities. This wonderful port city with its 48 hills is covered in murals, pieces and tags. It has a great cultural life, it is really like the Barcelona of Chile. I got the insider tour from Charquipunk a local street artist and great DJ. I fell in love with Valparaiso and will return there in late December to soak up its vibe some more."... Pablo Aravena

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August 28, 2007



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August 23, 2007


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August 20, 2007


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August 6, 2007


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July 16, 2007



More from Bastardilla here

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July 3, 2007

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June 22, 2007


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June 13, 2007

Photos by Kewlio

(Story is that it's a commissioned piece for an RVCA store that will be opening soon)

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June 1, 2007


Artists: Ringar72 (B2M) junior et 5 (OKS)

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May 23, 2007


From TCK:

"I was recently back in my home town of Atlanta for an art show. While back home, I went to a spot I started painting at 12 years ago, underneath the Freedom Parkway Bridge, next to the Carter Center. Amazingly, this spot that was freshly poured concrete back in the day has become a subterranean gallery and proving grounds for a generation of ATL street artists. The layered work and haphazard gestalt formed the most inviting dadaesque canvas one could imagine. 21st Century collage at its best, Hanna Hoch would be proud."

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May 14, 2007


More on the project here.

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May 4, 2007


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April 25, 2007


"sometimes you see a spot in the street that is so good you wake up at 4AM and just go "I GOTTA DO IT"

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April 20, 2007


And we thought 11 Spring was ambitious. Beginning May 10th, for 30 days, OS GEMEOS, NINA and NUNCA will be painting the massive walls of not another abandoned factory or rooftop, but of a thirteenth century castle in the countryside of North Ayrshire, Scotland.

You can learn more about the project here.

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April 16, 2007


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"On Saturday, April 6th Joseph ‘SEMZ’ McCarthy passed away suddenly in his home on Staten Island. SEMZ –VGL-GFC-IRAK was a legendary surface killer who left his mark just about everywhere in his time. Most importantly he left his mark on all those he encountered, he was much loved for his honest and gentle soul. All over the web and the walls of NYC tributes are popping up, keep your eyes open for many more in the days to come. Please take a moment to reflect on the loss of a great believer."

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April 13, 2007


Artists: Incubus Project

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April 11, 2007

After more than two years of traveling the world interviewing hundreds of artists and people connected to the scene, Jon Reiss and Tracy Wares' documentary, BOMB IT, will be having it's world premier at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 27th at 7:00pm @ AMC 34th Street 12 W. 34th Street, NYC.

Not only does the film feature people like Chaz from London Police, Shepard Fairey, Ron English, etc... but also some of the living legends of the graff world that few have seen yet: Taki 183, Cornbread, and Revs are in it too.

From Tracy - "We are focusing on issues of public space and the right of individuals to interfere with our visual landscape as much as corporations and advertising. We hope to send a strong message in support of street art and the freedom of expression especially in these post 9/11 draconian times."

You can check out their MySpace page on the project here.

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April 9, 2007


Recently, Ignacio from Lost.Art in Brazil ventured into the Sao Paulo undergroud with the artist Zezão. The result is a terrific flash presentation that can be seen here.

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April 3, 2007


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Over 200 artists came together to paint this factory. You can see what went down here.

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March 27, 2007


Artist: quill

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March 20, 2007



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March 19, 2007


Tired: Train Yards
Wired: Private Airports

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March 16, 2007


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March 14, 2007


More here.

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March 7, 2007


"Two Colombian girls... One from Cali, another living in Bogota. Both sharing extreme emotions... Puroamor and Bastardilla."

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March 5, 2007


More here.

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February 27, 2007



More from Sam here.

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February 20, 2007


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February 15, 2007



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February 11, 2007


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Artist: Deuce 7

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January 23, 2007


For the last year or so we've had an ongoing email dialog with a graffiti artists named A1one who paints on the street of Tehran, Iran. Pingmag recently posted a terrific interview with A1one and we encourage you to read it here.

Since we're quite aware that the Wooster site has been banned from time to time in places like China and Iran, we were pleased to receive a translation of Iranian New official Islamic Internet policies and law that A1one sent out today to his mailing list. Here it is:

In a session , dating 29/5/1385 following the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Education's14808/1 proposal, dating 29/5/1385 and according to the 138th resolution of Islamic Republic of Iran's constitution and considering the enactments of (482)till(486) and (488) Senior Cultural revolutionary council's sessions due to regulating the affairs and informative activities and expanding access service to internet through out the country, along with organizing (registration, back-up and supervision) Iranian websites and considering the principles mentioned below, Board of Ministers enacted a statute book, aiming at organizing Iranian websites (to be discussed in the following part)

Principles to be traced:

A- The free and Moral access to information and knowledge

B- Supporting legal websites

C-Respecting social rights and defending country's Islamic, national, cultural and social values

D- The Civil , juridical and penal responsibilities of Individuals toward their own activities

Offenses and the way they are handled

Amendment 7- Release or storing any sort of data like articles, audios , photos, pictures,animations, cartoons, figures, caricatures, films,etc containing the following themes and as well as the cases mentioned in D and E articles, appearing in the First Amendment of this statute book are strongly banned on the websites.

A- Paganistic materials or Denial of Islamic principles and values or offending Islam and Islamic Sanctities or insulting the lated Emam or the sureme leader
B- Disgracing the Holy religions,Holy Book(Quran),Prophets, The Holy Innocents and Saints
C- Encouraging and provoking actions against the safety, reputation and frofits of the Islamic Republic of Iran's Government
D- Garbling Lte Emam Khomeini's or Iranian Islamic Supreme Leader's words or distorting Islamic Revolution of Iranian Nation and insulting its values
E- Any action against Constitution or arousing hostility and blemishing national unity , unanimity, autonomy , territorial integrity or infusing cynicism(suspicion) and despair into people toward The legitimacy and efficiency of the Government
F- Insulting Ethnic Minorities and other Nations
G- Revealing classified documents and secrets,like Military , safety (policies), political , official and confidential documents
H- Disseminating illegalities and fostering wrong doing , immortality and materials against public honour and morality
I- Insulting true and legal individuals
J- Polishing personal and private information without the individuals' prior written permission
K- Involving any illegal Economic affairs like laundering, pyramidal trade,etc
L- Advertising or teaching illegal websites
M- Teaching or presenting any kinds of methods to tackle with the illegal websites' blockage
N- Publishing falsity and slander
O- Logging to any websites promoting and advertising all the afore-mentioned materials
P- Any action against the law or against regulations and rules

Publishing any sort of forbidden data ( Articles D and E Amendment 1 and 7 in this statute book and its Articles) on the websites leads to report given by Ministry of Culture and Islamic Education to a council , comfirming the illegal websites (consisting of Minister of Culture and Islamic Education , Information minister , Infomation and Technology Minister and Judiciary Minister) to block the website

Proceeding the registered illegal website according to the kind of offense and its devastating effects, in any of the following methods:

A- Official warning to the website administrator to remove the forbidden data and compensate the damage and apologize.
The kind and extent of official warning is designated by the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Education

B- Sending report to the Council (above-mentioned),asking them to block the illegal website temporarily or permanently

C- The administrators of the registered websites , blocked for violation, can hand their rehearing appeal to the Minister of Culture and Islamic Education.

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January 12, 2007

From Sean: "Last night at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston councilmember Sue Lovell pledged the entire city budget for graffiti removal- $2 million- to purchase property for graffiti writers to use prosecution free if they will, quote, "stop"

In conversation with Houston graffiti writer ARTICLE, Lovell compared graffiti writers to dogs pissing on walls and also admitted to spray painting SILENCE = DEATH stencils during the 1980s AIDS campaign. Her attempt to negotiate directly with ARTICLE for the compliance of all local writers was quickly killed by Director of the Community Artists´ Collective Michelle Barnes who reminded the Councilmember that ARTICLE "only speaks for himself".

Despite heckling from the crowd, Lovell persisted in reinerating property values rights over the theoretical arguments of Contemporary Arts Museum Houston curator Valerie Cassel Oliver and Spectrum Dance Theater Artistic Director Donald Byrd that graffiti is a cultural symptom rather than a direct function of a lack of free wall space.

While no member of the panel directly confronted Lovell on her plan, the hope of negotiating with hundreds of teenagers and several fractious political groups of writers to stop graffiti in Houston is an impossible task representing a lack of understanding of the problem coupled with the insinuation that she could convince the other City Council members to shell out $2 million to purchase property for artists to use for mural painting.

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January 5, 2007



While he's been paiting on the streets of São Paulo Brasil since 1999, it was only this week that we discovered, and subsequently fell in love with, the artwork of cena7.

Asking him to tell us a little about himself and his work, here's what he told us:

"The bedding of my work with painting is an appropriation of some usual materials in the language of graffiti: latex, spray and synthetic enamel. I choose as thematic of my work we, men, and the current emptiness where we live, portraying our anguish in search to be successful and financially more beautiful physically, thus giving up living our dreams as it determines the capitalist society where we live, changing the human values to love and to coexist. How much to the formal aspects of my workmanships I use symbols of the personal universe exploring the existing expressiva force in the colors."

with the graffiti and the streets i have a connection very personal, for me is something very complex... there is a linking with the process and everything that in the streets exists, invisible things, things that I only could see when I am painting… things that the streets of São Paulo only have… at last, the "day to day inevitability" in partnership with the illegal painting.

You can see more work from Cena7 here.

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January 3, 2007


From the always excellent comes this link to an amazing Flickr collection of vintage photos taken of gang graffiti in East Los Angeles during the early 1970's.

Kid Duece writes...

"When these photographs of Chicano "placas" (wall writing) were made in the early 1970s gangs and their graffiti were a mysterious presence that few understood -- if they were aware of them at all. In the thirty plus years since the popular media and entertainment industry have repeatedly spotlighted the subject to the point that the gangsta culture has become a pervasive part of our society."

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December 5, 2006


Artist: TCK

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December 2, 2006

While we're can't put our finger on exactly what it is, there's something about the style and the illustrations of Escif that we absolutely love. Here's a couple of snaps from his recent trip to Cuba.




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November 25, 2006


Wooster mourns the passing of Andrea Cecilia Bernal, aka ACB who lost her struggle with cancer last Sunday, November 19, 2006 at precisely 9:10 AM. She was buried the following day in the Valparaiso region of Chile in a place called "el Parque del Mar".

Andrea was only 25 years old.

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November 22, 2006


Other has finally settled in Berlin and started hitting the streets. The piece above is his first in his new city.

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From Skul in Ghent Belgium:

"as a child i played a lot in a old house in my street. the house is empty for as long as i now. the rumors were that the guy that was living there alone killed himself. sometimes when we where playing there, and still now we here sounds, a door is opening something falling... now these day's whenever i go to the house i take 2 can's one black and one white and i paint a ghost. i like to paint there because almost nobody dares to come in the house anymore."

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November 6, 2006


Emily points us to an excellent interview with Buffmonster that ran recently on the terrific website, archinect. She writes....

"I think there could be an interesting dialogue about the dependence/defiance of street art on the buildings and infrastructure of the urban context that gives life and canvas to street art. speaking as an architect, the spaces and surfaces that are attractive to and even generative for artists are fascinating to me. and i guess the alternate perspective of the artist in the city is what your site seeks to give voice to. and of course there is the third party/omni-party viewer relationship to consider. i feel there is alot for me to learn from this conversation"

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November 3, 2006


Watch this space - literally.

If you're an artist who we've featured on the Wooster website in the last 5 years and you're coming through Manhattan in the next six week, drop us a note.

And if you're in New York, don't make any plans for the second week in December ;)

More information coming soon....

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October 31, 2006


From Puke cjs:

Barry Mcgee and Josh Amaze came to Detroit this past week to be included in the first show at the the Museum of Contemporary Arts Detroit, which opened on Thursday. Barry and Josh did huge pieces spanning the front and side of the Museum, a converted old warehouse on Woodward avenue in the heart of Detroit. The Museum is just what Detroit needs in these dark yet passionate days. As the boys painted so many locals stopped by with warm comments on the graffiti. In any other gallery location in other cities, the graffiti would look out of place, but on Detroit's decapitated streets, it fits beautifully in. Detroit is so happy and thankful the boys came to town.

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Artist: Escif

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October 19, 2006


Artist: OWM

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September 29, 2006



To check out more art from Bulgaria, click here.

(Thanks, Pavel)

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September 26, 2006


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September 15, 2006


Artists: Only and Escif

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September 11, 2006



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August 29, 2006




From Isoe:

Greetings the Woosterers! Just left Slovenia, which was great. friendly people, and some good skate spots. I found some interesting vents and drains in an old bicycle factory, they looked to me like eyes in the walls, and so i painted them. When it rains, they leak rusty water. I ate a few horse burgers, and then lurked off to Croatia. Stashed a bag of paint there, will pop back in and do a few more paintings on my way back north. A big thanks to Nina and Polona from the skate shop there, they helped us so much! take care woosties, iso

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Graffiti TV has posted a terrific video of the Ong Crew in Barcelona painting an entire street in the middle of the night

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August 24, 2006


From Katrien: "Our daughter Fia Loves the work of 'ABOVE"

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August 11, 2006





".thailand was amazing... managed to do some walls in chiang mai, put up some stickers in bangkok.... dunno what the penalties are like slovenia now, heading down the coast of croatia soon, into montenegro, serbia and bosnia, maybe ukraine.. found some good paint here... good places to skate too, more photos soon, hope you are both well..."

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July 31, 2006




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July 27, 2006


Artist: excusado printsystem

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July 24, 2006



Oles,Boortorrie and P.Bloem playing around @ the Junk yard in Rotterdam (holland)

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July 19, 2006


From Sam3 - a "grifo alado" my first "rodillostyle"

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From Matty comes the photos above, taken in the Mission District of San Francisco in March that addresses some of the same issues we wrote about the other night in our "A Few Thoughts From the Woost..." post.

The small text on the black arrow above reads:

"According to SF Public Works Code Article 23 SEC.1301 graffiti results in visual pollution and is hereby deemed a public nuisance. There's just one thing they forgot to mention...ADVERTISING IS "VISUAL POLLUTION"."

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"hi there from sunny san francisco... i liked the whole discussion about the anti graffiti ads.. on the day they launched the whole anti graffiti war the mayor came to lower Haight and they started a 'public buffing' of a piece I had painted about 2 weeks ago.. the owner of the property came out and told them to stop... he told them that since the whole wall had gone up tagging had stopped and so they stopped buffing the piece with their unsightly poo brown paint and then they left.. I went back and I cleaned up the mess they'd made and here's the finished wall....the chimp is by nate van dyke. I can see why they are doing what they are doing, they want to be seen to be CLEANING UP THE STREETS but San Francisco should feed and shelter the homeless people living on the streets before they waste money stamping out graffiti... which is a hopeless enterprise doomed to fail....While San Francisco sleeps, taggers are out there RIGHT NOW..."

xx p.e.

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Remember a few weeks ago when we posted that the city of Bristol was considering keeping a Banksy piece that appeared one weekend on the side of a sex clinic? Well the BBC is reporting today that due to the overwhelming support of the public on the internet, the piece is going to stay up.

Here's the full article:

Naked man' mural allowed to stay
'Guerrilla artist' Banksy's graffiti
The mural is near Bristol City Council's offices
A piece of graffiti by Bristol artist Banksy has been allowed to stay after what the city council described as "overwhelming support" from the public.

The stencilled image shows a woman in her underwear standing behind a suited man leaning out of a window, and a naked man hanging onto the ledge.

The public was invited to decide whether it should stay on the side of a building on Park Street or be removed.

An internet discussion forum showed 97% of submitters supported the work.

Many people who logged on highlighted the fact that Banksy is a Bristolian, and that his work "brightened up" the urban environment.

However, the council warned the support of the Banksy piece is not support of graffiti in general, and an extra council team has recently been created to tackle graffiti.

The decision to keep this Banksy image is not a green light for more graffiti in the city Councillor Gary Hopkins

Only six people on the AskBristol forum wanted to see Banksy's latest contribution removed.

Three of these argued the work might encourage imitators and other graffiti that was less desirable; the others said graffiti of any sort made the city look scruffy.

"It is fantastic that Bristol's residents have felt so strongly about it as a work of art that they have been encouraged to register their views," said councillor Gary Hopkins.

"I have seen it bring a smile to people's faces as they stop to appraise it, so I personally am pleased that Bristol wants it to stay.

"I stress that the decision to keep this Banksy image is not a green light for more graffiti in the city."

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July 5, 2006


Artist: TCK. Location: FDR skatepark in Philly.

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June 27, 2006



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June 22, 2006


Banksy returned to his home town of Bristol this week and hit up a local sexual health clinic with a terrific new work depicting a naked lover hanging from a window.

The most interesting thing for us is that, according to the BBC, the Bristol City Council, whose offices overlook the piece, are now reaching out to the public to decide whether or not to buff the piece or keep it. A city official is quoted as saying "We are encouraging debate amongst residents and would like to hear people's views and comments... We have to decide if it is public art or graffiti. If enough locals like it then it will stay."

For us, this is the first time we've heard of a city actually using a piece of uncommissioned art to spark debate. Very interesting, and smart, of them to tap into the power and popularity of Banksy's work at a time where most people's opinions of "what is art" and what isn't is being redefined by artists like Banksy and others.

You can participate in the debate on the Bristol City Council's website here. is also encouraging people to post their opinions their website on whether or not the city should keep the piece. You can comment on the debate here.

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(Thanks, Escif)

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June 19, 2006



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Artist: Stinkfi2h from the Excusado Printsystem Crew

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More from the artist here.

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June 16, 2006


Recently David Quiles Guilló asked ovni, Kode & Keno, to paint the ROJO studio door in Plaza Del Sol, one of the hot spots in Barcelona's Gracia neighborhood. We loved the results.

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June 15, 2006



From our friend Eltono in Spain: "Union is strength, a new crew has just born ;) “EL EQUIPO PLASTICO” The members are: Eltono – Nano4814 – Nuria – Sixe. Check our brand new web site: with new unpublished works!

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June 13, 2006


The second issue of the French fanzine FRAGGLE ROLLS UNITED is being put together. If you want to submit snaps of your roller pieces send them to FRAGGLEROLLS@HOTMAIL.COM (10x15cm 300dpi jpeg)!

The piece above was made by the Poetic Roller crew in and around Rennes city.

You can check out the the first issue of zine here.

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June 5, 2006


Artist: Herbert Baglione

(Thanks, Matt)

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June 1, 2006


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(via funkypancake)

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May 31, 2006



(Thanks, Vincent)

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May 30, 2006

The absolutely amazing Italian artist Blu has updated his website. The scale of his work is absolutely breathtaking. If you haven't become familiar with Blu, check out his site here.




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May 19, 2006


Artist: Baptiste Ibar

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May 15, 2006


"sometimes when i travel to different cities i find myself without anywhere to sleep. this is partley because i can be really unorganized and not tell anyone that i am coming to town, and sometimes its just because i like to test my resourcefulness by putting myself in compromising and challenging situations. on this circumstance i found myself in Sydney sleeping in a partly abandoned building that just so happened to be the studio space of Ben Frost. this is a painting i did in the stairwell of that very building after consuming a bottle of gin with mr. frost.


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May 8, 2006


Ever wondered what your roof tags look like from space?

You now can via Google Earth

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May 2, 2006

Based on comments we read from time to time on the Wooster site, it's clear that Marc Ecko is a fairly polarizing figure in the graffiti scene.

But for us, he's got our support.

It was Ecko, and Ecko alone, who backed seven high school and college kids and sued the city of New York over the recent ban on possessing spray paint and fat tipped markers if you are under 21 years old.

The results?

Yesterday a federal judge ruled in favor of Ecko's seven kids and overturned the city ruling, forcing the city to stop enforcing the ban.

Congratulations and respect to Marc Ecko and the seven kids who took on the city. Nice one indeed.

Here's the article from today's New York Times:

Judge Rules Against New York City Ban on 'Graffiti Instruments'

In a setback to the city's efforts to curtail graffiti, a federal judge ordered the city yesterday to stop enforcing its ban on the possession of spray paint and broad-tipped markers, saying the law unfairly singled out a narrow age group.

Judge George B. Daniels of Federal District Court in Manhattan, who issued his ruling over the objections of a city attorney, issued a preliminary injunction, to take effect at 5 p.m. on Thursday, against a law banning the possession of what the city calls "graffiti instruments" by people 18, 19 and 20. The judge left in place a ban on possession of etching acid, a substance used to indelibly deface subway windows and other surfaces, by people under 21.

Gabriel Taussig, the chief of the administrative law division of the city's Law Department, said the city would appeal the decision before the Thursday deadline imposed by Judge Daniels.

The ban on tools used to create graffiti "imposes reasonable conditions on a limited class of individuals," Mr. Taussig said in an interview late yesterday. He said that 70 percent of the city's graffiti had been found to be the work of people under age 21.

In finding that the city had improperly singled out a narrow age group in its ban, Judge Daniels ruled in favor of a group of seven high school and college students who sued the city last week with financial backing from Marc Ecko, a Manhattan fashion designer who has championed graffiti as an established art form.

Mr. Ecko said yesterday that the group did not intend to defend anyone's right to vandalize property. But he said that many property owners in the city had allowed, and in some cases paid for, graffiti on their buildings.

"It is a visual dialect practiced around the world," Mr. Ecko said.

The plaintiffs had not asked Judge Daniels to lift the city's ban on etching acid, a particularly destructive material that in recent months has been used to mar thousands of subway car windows.

The city ban, which was written by Councilman Peter F. Vallone Jr. and took effect on Jan. 1, strengthened a prohibition that had already been in place on the sale of graffiti tools to those 18 and under.

The new rules broaden the ban to include possession and sale of the tools, and extend it to people up to 21.

Virginia Waters, a city attorney who appeared before Judge Daniels yesterday, said that the judge had not sufficiently weighed written arguments submitted by the city only hours before his ruling yesterday afternoon.

The preliminary injunction prevents the city from enforcing its ban on spray paint and broad-tipped markers while Judge Daniels hears more arguments and issues a ruling on the broader lawsuit, which seeks to permanently strike down the ban.

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May 1, 2006


Artist: It

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April 28, 2006



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April 18, 2006


From Relaxmax comes a link to a terrific Flickr photo set of graffiti walls in Japan

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April 13, 2006

One of the things that has frustrated us since starting the Wooster site a few years ago is that, while we receive emails and art from all over the world, very rarely to we hear from people in Japan. Every time we go to Tokyo we get inspired by the street art there, but rarely do we have the opportunity to feaure new work on the site. Perhaps it's because of the language barrier, but in truth we only get a handful of emails from artists living in Japan.

So this week we were excited to hear about a Japanese portal called CBCNET:TANK which is a photolog that archives tokyo graffit walls. We'll be checking it out on an ongoing basis.

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April 11, 2006


Artist: Solotalent from Germany

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April 10, 2006



Artist: Dogma

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April 9, 2006


Artist: Lister
Photo by JAMIN

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April 3, 2006


(Thanks, Spencer)

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March 23, 2006




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March 15, 2006


Artist: Tsunami

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March 7, 2006


discovers the last page revs wrote before he was caught


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February 24, 2006


While in Los Angeles earlier this week, Jake Dobkin spotted some sweet Banksy pieces on Melrose. You can see more here on LAist.

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February 23, 2006



From biou comes these images from Athens. You can find more on the paralirima blog

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February 22, 2006




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February 21, 2006



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February 20, 2006


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February 8, 2006



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February 5, 2006


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February 2, 2006





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January 27, 2006

One of the things we love most about BE's work is his ability to create an almost watercolor like effect.


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January 24, 2006

Adam Neate and Waleska just got back from Brasil where Waleska and Adam had their first show together at the the Grafiteria gallery titled "Spreading the love and expanding the mind". We loved this wall that they did together...


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January 17, 2006




Artists bugs and krah from Athens Greece

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January 16, 2006








Polaroids by Ricardo Devecz from Brazil

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January 13, 2006



Seen as you come across the Manhattan Bridge in New York.

Who's Vallone?

(Thanks, Will!)

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January 10, 2006




Artist: viktoryranma

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January 7, 2006



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January 6, 2006


From Ig & Louise at Lost Art in Sao Paulo Brazil comes word that an entire train (Train 124) has been painted in Brazil by by os Gemeos, Nina, Ise, Coio, Nunca, and Trampo.

The train was painted in late november and is being used daily by thousands of passengers going from the city of Porto Alegre to São Leopoldo (Rio Grande do Sul state, in the south of Brazil).

You can see more pictures here

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January 3, 2006


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January 2, 2006


Artist: Midzt

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December 22, 2005


If you're interested in learning more about the graf scene in Taiwan, a terrific resource is the artist Reach's MSN "Space" You can check it out here

One of the recent photos that caught our eye, was a shot to Mr. Andre hittin' the streets of Taipei


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December 21, 2005


"There is a building here in Detroit that is owned by Mike Illitch (the guy who ows the Red Wings and the Tigers). Even though that rich bastard owns the place it has remained untouched and abandoned. Sometime last year an artist (artists?) painted almost every single window in the place. Most designs are based on the ancient Myan calander that ends in 2012 (supposed doomsday if you believe that stuff). With all of the work the city is doing to prepare for the Super Bowl they have decided that one of the top priorties is to remove the paintings from every window and instead leave them blank to make it that much more obvious that the place is empty. They have already begun to take down the paintings but I grabbed some shots today of what remains."... Spencer

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Artist: DZIA-DZIA,

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December 17, 2005

Artist: Sam3

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"This a photo i took of the best place in 2005..the chrome wall. it was an abandon aircraft hanger in the city of exeter UK that has now been destoyed for houseing. it has been a hall of fame for exeter writers for a long time. and for us it was for sure the best place of 2005. have a happy crimbo and a happier new year!"


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