“I’m more this house-perched-in-the-tree guy than a creative-studio-agency employee or a factory-space-sharing squatter! When I need to share a moment with some other artists I go in a bar and talk with a glass of wine.”—Honet  - Honet Studio visit
“To me graffiti is a discipline, it’s like a sport. There is a field with lines that set the rules. Each line is a rule for doing a tag, a piece or a throwup. Graffiti to me never was the end goal, it always was a way of experiencing personal growth. Of course you can play the game on a personal way but it is kind of clear and obvious what to care about and how to play. I always thought this was a big contradiction in the graffiti game; endless freedom in public space on one side, but very clear limitations, strict codes on the other side. Everybody knows when the ball is in or the ball is out.”—Erosie interview on drawaline.de [2013-eng]
- Interior design by Grems. [photos+vid] - 3 Minutes visuals and quotes from The Grifters ft. Boris, Pal, Utah & Ether… - Nuart 2013, the final video ft. Martha Cooper, M-City, Roa, c215, Vhils… …and more videos, or more from Grems.
Daily photos:Fra-Biancoshock interpretation of the concept of globalization, which spares nothing and no one, not even those who have nothing in Prague + Nelio in Portugal + a zombie attack + new portraits from Sixo in Paris + a billboard from OX + naked Kuma.
New SpY intervention in Madrid with the collaboration of a homeless person. After spending several hours with the sign, there was a significant increase in public attention and donations. More explanations here.
- Very good text from C215 in Rue89 (unfortunately in french) about professional muralism and why it is killing real street-art & graffiti. EDIT 20th Nov: The article has been translated to english. - New issue of pdf magazine: Robopimp3. Special issue about Hungarian subculture mostly on streets and tracksides. - Jens Besser about Street Art Karrieren book by Heike Derwanz.
Won ABC has just released Zombie Love a new book published by Publikat. I took advantage of the book to ask to Won -a true european graffiti pioneer and zombie fan- a few questions.
Can you present yourself? What initially brought you to graffiti? When did you get down with ABC crew?
Hi, my name is WON from ABC crew Munich Germany. I started graf in 1984 like most europeans by the legendary film Wildstyle. I founded the abc crew in 1987 together with Cowboy 69 from Munich.
What does inspire you, and who’s work are you into?
Most inspiration comes by travelling around the world and life itself. Visual artists i like are: Hieronymus Bosch, Caravaggio, Robert Williams, Mucha, Michelangelo, Goya, HR Giger, Robin Page, Dürer, Leonardo Da Vinci, Simon Bisley, Bode, Milo Manara ….and some more.
You’ve been painting for such a long time. How did the way you see graffiti change over the years?
It became large over the world over the years, but it still does not get the respect it should earn.. but time will come soon.
I do remember when I saw for the 1st time on a magazine your famous dragon end-to-end. It has been a real shock for many of us. Can you tell us a bit about this piece?
Illegal Squad is a Mexican graffiti magazine. They are launching their online magazine. You can already check their 1st digital issue [eng+spa]. It contains interviews with Alex Fakso,Said Dokins, a graffiti/street-art retrospective of the last 10 years…
Here is a selection of hot pieces from RTUE from Sevastopol in Ukraine, and also a few old one. I often receive e-mails from people asking me to remove their early work from ekosystem.org. I can understand that someone can’t stand his 1st experiments anymore, but I think it’s important to show that dedication and hard work are one of the keys to success. It’s often more important than innate talent, luck, or marketing.