War Of Words Zine September 2010

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WOW is a graffiti crew founded in Utrecht in 1989 who started spray-painting Dutch trains with their work. Their colorful, large and detailed pieces, the likes of which had never been seen before in The Netherlands, made an incredible visual impact. Having only ever previously been published in black and white  the latest issue of WOW is now printed in full color.

War Of Words collects 20 years of urban graffiti from this ground-breaking group in a full-color limited-edition book to celebrate their 21st anniversary. Just 1500 copies of War of Words have been printed. 325 copies will be available for sale at The American Book Center and a handful of other exclusive points around the world. After reserving a few copies for themselves, the group burned every single remaining copy of War of Words from their print run. You can see them go up in flames in the video above.

Check out some sneak peek photos below!

WOW can be purchased here

Photos courtesy of Hurt You Bad

Not Guilty Issue #3 OUT NOW!

UK based underground culture and graffiti zine Not Guilty has just released it 3rd issue for August 2010 along with this fresh new video, seen above.

This months issue focuses on the culture surrounding trains, subways, urban exploring, rioting and more across 56 full colour pages. You might also be interested to know that this issue includes specials with ROFD rcls and SIAR plus stories of London subway missions, sketches, action shots and much more.

Get your hands on a copy here

SEEN Book Signing In Paris

The “Godfather of Graffiti” SEEN is one of the most well respected writers alive today. Here’s a chance to meet him in person in a Parisian book signing event. SEEN will be present at the Beaubourg National Modern Arts Museum in Paris for the book signing of the book From Style Writing to Art, a Street Art Anthology at 6pm tonight, Friday May 28th. This collection talks about 40 years of creation in this movement.

Trains of Thought

Graffiti on trains has always been a controversial medium. It’s certainly one of the reasons why the movement became so popular with the train quickly becoming the medium of choice for the Graffiti Writer. It is something that has always been a vital part of the New York transit history and often spoken about by many of those who have had the experience to witness the works displayed on the subway system itself. It makes perfect sense, therefore, that Dirty Pilot’s current show, Trains of Thought, pays homage to those classic train cars NYC graffiti writers love.

It’s widely known that the vibrant New York City graffiti scene would not be what it is without the metropolis’ miles of train and subway tracks. The maze of pathways provided a moving billboard for writers to make themselves and their crews known. Trains of Thought has re- captured the true attitude of graffiti once again, by placing original art form on trains.

The project started when Dirty Pilot distributed an archival pigment print of a railcar out to some of their favorite and most infamous writers. Each artist then created an original artistic rendition of wherever their thoughts took them.

These train cars are beautifully adorned with mixed mediums and have been creatively hand embellished by the most talented New York Graffiti masters of yesterday and today.

See more at Dirty Pilot.com

Zezao In Action

Check out this classic video of Brazilian street artist Zezao creating a very intricate piece inside what appears to be an abandoned building. Zezao is best known for hitting up his symbolic like tags in some of the most unusual of places – infamously this includes the sewer systems in Brazil. It’s a shame that Zezao opts to smash down the wall right after having finished the piece, but I’m guessing that all part of it?!

RIP – Iz The Wiz

I Love Graffiti reports that Iz The Wiz, one of the legendary graffiti writers featured in both the film Style Wars and the book Subway Art, has passed away. Snort This says that Iz died on the 17th of June of a heart attack. You can’t help but admire this guy. He wrote until the day he died.


Iz The Wiz Train

IZ The Wiz