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NYPD told to carry spray paint to cover graffiti
    Wednesday, 21 May 2014 /// Written by Trippe

nyc_graffitiNYC --- A new graffiti abatement program put forth by the police commissioner has beat cops carrying cans of spray paint to fill in and cover graffiti artists work in an effort to clean up the city --> Many cops are thinking it's a waste of resources, but we're waiting to see someone make a project of it. Maybe instructions for the cops on where to fill-in?

The NYPD is arming its cops with cans of spray paint and giving them art-class-style lessons to tackle the scourge of urban graffiti, The Post has learned.

Shootings are on the rise across the city, but the directive from Police Headquarters is to hunt down street art and cover it with black, red and white spray paint, sources said... READ ON

 

Art or Vandalism? See the World’s First Graffiti Drone
    Saturday, 12 April 2014 /// Written by Trippe

I attached a cradle with a spray paint can and other hardware to the drone. I created a series of paintings that are larger, about maybe 3 feet by 3 feet all the way up to 25 feet by 15 feet … And basically, I achieved the perfect air pressure, the perfect weight of the paint and the perfect materials so that the drone didn’t freak out when I attached these mechanisms to it, Katsu said. --continue reading

Think how high those throw ups can be now.

 

Graffiti taggers could face a much bigger price tag
    Monday, 24 March 2014 /// Written by Trippe

SAN FRANCISCO --- the city is beginning a new system for collecting multiple examples of taggers and graffiti artists' work and showing them to a judge in hopes of collecting large sums of restitution money following the lead of cities like San Diego.

"The beauty of the system is we don't get the guy with one tag for $250," said Victor Barr, San Diego County deputy district attorney when I talked to him last fall. "We are able to build these cases up to $5,000 and up. When you can show 50 tags or 100 tags, suddenly the judge and the public defender take it a lot more seriously." ~continue reading

Property owner Laurance Mathews walks past graffiti defacing his building on Erie Alley and South Van Ness Avenue. "It cost me $15,000 to clean up my building last year", he said.

 

San Mateo residents cracking down on graffiti with help of new app
    Friday, 10 January 2014 /// Written by Trippe

The city of San Mateo recently unveiled a mobile app designed to make it easier for community members to report graffiti vandalism and for city contractors to respond to such cases. The app, called mySanMateo, is available for Apple and Android devices, and it allows users to attach photos and precise GPS coordinates to their service requests. --CONTINUE READING

 

Mike Giant @FFDG, Feb 7th
    Monday, 06 January 2014 /// Written by Trippe

We've done some schedule shifting as we open FFDG's 2014 program.

We kick off the new year with a solo show by Mike Giant opening Friday, Feb 7th. Details and more information coming shortly. In the meantime, enjoy this wall action Giant did in LA w/ his homie Jaber.

Photos from his '12 solo show "Confessions of a Dirty Old Skateboarder"

Mike Giant & Jaber recent wall in Los Angeles

Mike Giant working in his studio

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BROKEN FINGAZ (+video)
    Tuesday, 03 December 2013 /// Written by Trippe

MEXICO --- The Broken Fingaz crew spent quite a bit of time in an abandoned factory in Mexico to create this stop motion short as part of the CutOut Animation Festival.

 

Nychos (The Weird Crew), DXTR, and Gevaer in Copenhagen
    Thursday, 29 August 2013 /// Written by Trippe

Here's eight shots of a new funtimegraff piece by Nychos (The Weird Crew), DXTR (The Weird Crew) and Gevaer (Heavy Artillery) on a Copenhagen trackside in the outskirtis of the town. -Henrik Haven

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THE LEGEND OF COOL "DISCO" DAN
    Thursday, 08 August 2013 /// Written by Trippe

Hey, San Diego folks, you may want to check this out on Friday. Looks like a film worth seeing. ---> The film will be showing at YBCA here in San Francisco this September.

Amid the intense social struggles of 1980s Washington D.C., a symbol of hope and resilience emerged on the walls of Chocolate City in the form of a simple yet impactful tag: Cool “Disco” Dan. The true story of Dan Hogg is chronicled in a film by Roger Gastman and Joseph Pattisall that contextualizes the infamous graffiti writer's actions amid the larger cultural backdrop of go-go dance halls, street crews, punk rock, and the politics of Marion Barry. - details

 

Friends who witnessed Tasering of Beach teen offer disturbing details
    Thursday, 08 August 2013 /// Written by Trippe

MIAMI --- 17 year old graffiti artist/ skateboarder "Reefa" (Israel Hernandez-Llach), whom we're not familiar with but thought the story was interesting, was killed by a police's tazer after being spotted spray-painting a shuttered McDonald's early Tuesday morning and after a short chase. According to friend and "lookout", who was there during the ordeal, cops laughed and "high-5'd" each other after the tazzing which knocked Israel to the ground and later killed him.

We're not sure if the act of tazzing was neccessary, but it does sound like something went wrong as tasers are considered a nonlethal weapon. ~continue reading

 

Ken Sortais & Horfee in Denmark
    Tuesday, 25 June 2013 /// Written by Trippe

Last week we posted some photos of the Paris based graffiti duo, Ken Sortais & Horfee, participating in the Viborg International Billboard Painting Festival. Here is the rest of the coverage that Henrik emailed over of the two doing some work in a school yard there in Viborg, Denmark.

A load more images HERE

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Ken Sortais & Horfee in Denmark
    Wednesday, 19 June 2013 /// Written by Trippe

Paris based graffiti fellas, Ken Sortais & Horfee, were in Denmark participating in the Viborg International Billboard Painting Festival. Roving reporter, Henrik Haven, emailed over these images.

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Viborg International Billboard Painting Festival
    Thursday, 13 June 2013 /// Written by Trippe

Henrik Haven, who keeps us up to date in all that's Copenhagen and Denmark, emailed over some photos from the Viborg International Billboard Painting Festival that's running throughout June. In this short installment he introduces us to the work of urban/graffiti artist and illustrator NYCHOS.

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Deutsche Bahn plans to use drones to catch graffiti artists
    Tuesday, 04 June 2013 /// Written by Van Edwards

Germany's national railway is testing the use of mini-drones to curb damage to its trains from graffiti. Experts call the move pointless and excessive, saying that varnish for trains could solve the problem instead.
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In The Streets of Copenhagen (Part 3)
    Wednesday, 08 May 2013 /// Written by Trippe

Henrik Haven keeps us up to date on the art happenings from his native Copenhagen and sent us a three part series on some of his city's street art and graffiti. This part 3 concludes (for now) his city wide graffiti tour - Part 1 - Part 2.

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Kenny Scharf Arrested For Graffiti In Bushwick, Finds Cops Are Fans
    Monday, 22 April 2013 /// Written by Administrator

VIA GOTHEMIST - Famous graffiti artist Kenny Scharf was arrested early Saturday morning in Bushwick for plying his trade. According to an NYPD spokesman, officers found Scharf in front of 209 Morgan Avenue at 1:03 a.m. in possession of "two spraycans which he used to paint a snake on the wall of the establishment." ArtSucks reports that Scharf wrote on his Facebook page that his arresting officers weren't total Philistines: "Cops who arrested me were fans and wanted to talk about exit through the gift shop and even liked the tag." ~continue reading

 

In The Streets of Copenhagen (Part 2)
    Friday, 19 April 2013 /// Written by Trippe

Our buddy Henrik Haven, who brings us some goodies from his native Copenhagen, has been shooting some of his city's graffiti and street art. Last week we brought you part one of his camera's explorations. Today is Part 2, and in the near future will be Part 3.

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REVIEW: BARRY MCGEE @ ICA BOSTON
    Tuesday, 16 April 2013 /// Written by Van Edwards

Barry McGee reigns as one of the most legitimate artists of his genre and his time. While some of his "graffiti" peers have spent 20 years cashing in at every corner possible, he has quietly created an amazing body of work. He's an absurdly talented artist that assembles work and exhibitions that don’t just appeal to the eye; they’re a sensory overload. Entering a show by Barry is an immersive event that leaves you with a feeling of excitement and wonder. ~continue reading

 

Mike Giant's New Book, Eternal
    Tuesday, 16 April 2013 /// Written by Trippe

Mike Giant swung through FFDG to show off his new huge book Giant: Eternal out now through Ginkgo Books. We're happy to report that Mike Giant will be returning to FFDG for another solo show Feb 2014. Check photos & video from his last show.

International icon of black ink, artist Michael (GIANT) LeSage incorporates a broad swathe of influences and skills in the creation of a singular, unmistakable aesthetic. Mike's central practice, drawing, is informed by his training in architectural drafting, his illustrious career as a tattooist and worldwide exploits writing on walls. ~$27 at Amazon

Mike Giant with his new book, Eternal at FFDG

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In The Streets of Copenhagen
    Wednesday, 10 April 2013 /// Written by Trippe

Our buddy Henrik Haven, who brings us some goodies from his native Copenhagen, has been shooting some of his city's graffiti and street art. Much to offer, we've broken the posts into 3 and will be posting more in the coming days.

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REMIO and Tim Diet @Guerrero Gallery
    Tuesday, 12 February 2013 /// Written by Trippe

Some installation photos of Guerrero Gallery's current two solo shows featuring graffiti writers REMIO and Tim Diet.

Vancouver based REMIO started VTS crew (Vandal Team Supreme, Vandal Travel System, Vandalize Till Sunrise, Very Top Secret) in 2002 and is a current member of two other legendary collectives, Twists’ DFW/THR and Os Gemeos’ VLOK.

Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Tim Diet began painting in the 80s, sneaking out of his parents’ house at night to “tag” alongside his older brother. The graffiti lifestyle immediately drew him in and influenced not only his craft, but his persona and idea factory as well. Diet has traveled across the US, Europe and Japan, just to paint. His recognizable work can be found on streets across the globe, in numerous books & publications, and now in galleries as his unique style continues to develop. This is Me will be the first exhibition of Tim Diet’s full body of work.

The shows run through Feb 25, 2013.

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