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VIDEO | “A NEW PLACE 2 DROWN” BY WILL ROBSON-SCOTT

The book is now available to buy from http://www.anewplace2drown.com and features unseen artwork, photography and poetry from the brothers. Film Will Robson-Scott http://willrobsonscott.co.uk Poetry & Music Archy Marshall http://kingkrule.co.uk Edit Luca Campanale http://www.lucacampanale.com Artwork J G Marshall  http://j-g-marshall.tumblr.com Production TOPSAFE http://topsafe.london TOPSAFE LONDON WILL ROBSON-SCOTT  Click here for more work from TopSafe via Arty Graffarti Click here for more work from Will Robson-Scott via Arty Graffarti

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BOOK // Horfée’s Imaginarium – Ain’t No Doodles

The rise of Parisian graffiti writer, sometimes artist, Horfée culminated at a show in London, in the first half of 2013, firmly establishing him as one of the biggest images makers in the scene for some time. Displaying on a variety of mediums, which included tattoo flash sheets, hand draw small & large scale pieces and classic animation presentations, the PAL Crew alumni showed those in attendance, and the world, that he certainly wasn’t a one trick pony, firmly establishing himself as an artistic force to be reckoned with. And while us fanboys salivated over the images we saw being broadcast across the information super highway, there was word of a art book being released to coincide with that show, being only available at the show. But due to some higher graffito power, we are seeing the left over copies being available to purchase, deliver and into the hands of yours truly, to which I can happily say has been worth the wait. Whether you like them or not, the influence Horfée and PAL Crew …

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BOOK // The Art of D*Face: A Man and His Dog

It goes without saying that D*Face is one of the worlds leading figures in the street art scene, consistently bridging the, always difficult, line between the illegal arts and contemporary gallery world. But along with his always-daring escapades, the visual flair, meaning and social significance behind his work puts him at the forefront of a movement that evolves everyday. With a body of work that has lasted over a decade, D*Face has finally complied a collection of his indoor and outdoor works into this 330+ page monster of a book, One Man and His Dog. Designed for fans new and old to the D*Dog master, this book is a terrific example of why this UK bred, globe trotting artist is one of the most significant representatives of street art today.    Limited to just 5,000 copies, One Man and His Dog, follows D*Face’s last 10 years of work of beginning in England to the far reaches of South America, Australia, America and anywhere else with a love for his art. It’s an interesting visual biography …

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BOOK // Crack On, Shine On

As far as publications go, the Crack and Shine series has been one of the best the global culture of graffiti has seen over the last 5 years. Headed by the team over at TopSafe London and the super talented snapper Will Robson-Scott, the books have given its viewers an in depth look into the graffiti culture like no other. Coinciding with the rise of current European graffiti heavyweights in Horfe, Roid, Gorey, Utah, Ether and many more, I’ve always considered the series as a modern day version of Subway Art, a claim I’m all too aware of in its scale. But while Subway Art is the definitive bible of graffiti, times have certainly changed since 1984 and the graffiti lifestyle has taken to new forms, media’s and documentation, for which I believe, the Crack & Shine Series leads the pack. The latest and final chapter in the series is Crack On, Shine On, a full colour, perfectly bound book featuring 74 photographs from throughout the collection. A relatively smaller book then its predecessors, this …

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VIDEO // Horfe on ‘Imaginarium’

Those lucky lucky people in England were recently treated to a very special solo show by none other then the global street art communities biggest name at the moment, Horfe. While he doesn’t like to be pined down by the culture, his influence and body of work on the streets cannot be ignored with this video giving us all an inside look into the artists process and thoughts on his work. Please come to Australia again soon Mr. Horfe!!! Topsafe Horfe

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MAGAZINE // Hurt You Bad: Concealed Intentions #1

Anyone who mildly follows this blog knows that I am a big fan of the team up at Topsafe in London, whether its the Crack & Shine video or book series, I’ve seen and bought them all, included a fantastic Horfe print. So when it was announced that they were collaborating with the great Hurt You Bad blog to release a magazine about graffiti, I was instantly onboard. These guys have been a constant and consistant inspiration for me and this blog, with this latest installment being another must read cover to cover. One of the things I love about Topsafe is that, they’re the go to guys for some of the worlds most sought after writers at the moment in Horfe and Roids, making their jobs easier then some. But while they include these two in most of their work, they always seem to find more stories about more writers and artists around the world, collaborating with the Hurt You Bad team has only made it even more interesting. The tagline for this first issue states, …

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ZINE // NoFussJustPhotos Disposable Zine By 45RPM

I first caught wind of this great little zine, by Bristol writer 45rpm, on Revok’s blog a few weeks ago and had to pick it up as I thought it looked pretty damn good for the price. It was no surprise that I wasn’t disappointed when it was in my hands, 42 full colour photos bounded nicely in a quant little pocket zine, with an extra separate colour photo from the zine for your wall and a disposable camera to boot. A very unique ensemble, but there’s more to it then a couple of little extra bits and pieces. Through this small package there is a ton of charm and reminder of graffiti is all about. The charm of this zine comes from its photography, if you browse 45RPM’s blog, its full of some fantastic images, all of high quality, along with just as much interest. The zine on the other hand, doesn’t have the same quality, it is compiled of images taken with a disposable camera, very unique in its own right, but… this is how it used to …

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BOOK // Crack and Shine: London

You know, at times I feel that graffiti books are a dime a dozen, there are some real ordinary ones out there and I’m particularly very picky when purchasing, usually a bit of a read in store is what I need to put the money forward. But there are a few that really needed no introduction, the Kaws book for example [yes, its actually really good], King’s Way [need I say more?] and probably a dozen others which now that I’m typing this thinking, man I should really review those, people need to know about these books and buy them too! Crack and Shine: London is one of those books, a lot has probably already been said about these “series” and yes, I will be doing a review of the other fantastic addition next, but I definately need to let you guys know, why you need this book in your lives first. First of all, let me say this, no, [clearly] my camera skills haven’t gotten any better, the images throughout this book is so …