An Interview with Filmmaker Bob Bryan

After releasing five critically acclaimed installments of the Hip-Hop documentary series Graffiti Verite’, award winning filmmaker Bob Bryan is already hard at work putting the finishing touches on five new films that will further explore and interpret the often misrepresented realities of Hip-Hop culture. While earlier volumes of…

The Spanish 5ive – Burning Broadway

by Alex Shtaerman When it comes to New York City subway art, it is no coincidence that although the movement’s legacy has inspired countless graffiti writers and artists around the world while effectively redefining the prevailing paradigm of “modern art”, the actual sequence of events associated with the…

TOOFLY & A.M. – Women In Urban Art

by Alex Shtaerman For decades following its inception, graffiti and the general practice of street art was an almost exclusively male-dominated enterprise. Often perceived as a form of dangerous and illegal vandalism, it seemed as if few women were willing to take up the craft full time or…

MICO – Subway Art with a Message

by Alex Shtaerman A key figure in New York City’s subway art movement, MICO started hitting trains shortly after his family emigrated from Colombia and came to New York City in 1969. An “original school” first generation writer, MICO is regarded among a select group of subway art…

TERRIBLE T-KID 170 – Bombing Through The Eras

CHECK OUT THE BOMB IT TRAILER!! by Alex Shtaerman As one of graffiti art’s all time masters of style, TERRIBLE T-KID’s profound artistry, elaborate lettering schemes and trademark illustration techniques continue to inspire graffiti writers around the globe over three decades since the NYC legend first put marker…

Director Jon Reiss – Bomb It

CHECK OUT THE BOMB IT TRAILER!! by Alex Shtaerman No stranger to provocative filmmaking, acclaimed director Jon Reiss has done everything from directing music videos for the likes of Nine Inch Nails, Slayer and The Black Crowes to chronicling the west coast punk scene to releasing the seminal…

QUIK – Burning The World

by Alex Shtaerman Lin Felton, known to many as his graff artist alter ego QUIK, played an integral role in New York City’s subway art renaissance. Painting trains through the ’70’s and well into the ‘80’s, he would garner all-city acclaim by relentlessly attacking NYC’s famed rapid transit…

JOEY TPA – Back To Street Level

by Alex Shtaerman During the ‘70’s and early ’80, a revolution or perhaps an epidemic, depending on one’s personal perspective, swept through New York City’s subway system. Subway cars throughout the city’s vast maze of tunnels, elevated lines and train yards became afflicted by “vandals” who often struck…

Adam Bhala Lough – Bomb The System

by Alex Shtaerman For Adam Bhala Lough, what started as a class project at New York University’s film school in 2001 has in 2005 blossomed into one of the year’s most provocative and visually stunning independent feature films. The critics agree; Bomb The System has secured an incredible…

NOAH – Leaving A Mark

by Alex Shtaerman NOAH first started writing around 1985. A member of The Fantastic Partners, a Bronx based crew that first came together in the early ‘70’s, NOAH continues to build on what began nearly 20 years ago, both through graff as well as other more traditional mediums….

Dr. Tshombe Walker – Write Or Die

by Alex Shtaerman For Dr. Tshombe Walker, it was a journey that began in 1999 at the northwest comer of 106th Street and Park Avenue. A basketball park submerged roughly eight feet below street level offering ample wall space on which graffiti artists from around the world converge…