Graffiti

Culture

the secret history of new york’s hardcore punk graffiti writers

Hip hop was the exclusive soundtrack to graffiti in the 1980s, right? Wrong. On the other side of the tracks, Sabbath-listening, CBGB-frequenting punks of NYC’s hardcore scene were developing an inimitable style of their own.
Matthew Whitehouse
8.22.17
News

we spoke to the graffiti artist behind the defaced kim kardashian mural

i-D talked to Lush Sux about his latest work, his role in its defacement and plans for a follow up.
Wendy Syfret
3.16.16
News

an iconic feminist mural has been defaced and removed in melbourne

After the Bomboniere to Barbed Wire mural in Melbourne's Northcote was defaced, we spoke to the local council about why they painted over the feminist messages left on the vandalised piece.
Wendy Syfret
3.3.16
Music

justin bieber needs to say 'sorry' for his graffiti, warns san francisco

A San Fran lawyer sent a letter to the singer's camp, calling its Purpose marketing campaign 'vandalism.'
Emily Manning
12.30.15
Art

the changing face of graffiti with jonone

We meet the iconic NYC-born, Paris-based graffiti artist as Lacoste L!ve brings his work to life with a new collection.
Lynette Nylander
10.30.15
Music

​watch sia’s graffitied new video for alive

A gang of lyric-loving graffiti artists run riot in the urban wilds.
Charlotte Gush
10.21.15
Culture

why drone graffiti artist katsu vandalised a kendall jenner billboard

A month after his graffiti drone painted a Calvin Klein billboard, we caught up with KATSU to explore technology’s impact on the future of art.
Emily Manning
6.9.15
Art

london exhibition, night on my mind says: end custodial sentences for graffiti writers

Exhibitions on graffiti typically cater towards an audience big on street art, whether it’s lavish dubs on white walls, a stencil in a frame or a spray can in a display case. London’s Night On My Mind is an exhibition that approaches the subject matter...
Fin Murphy
11.24.14
Art

big up to kaws, the man behind the cartoons

As KAWS prepares to open his new exhibition Permanent Vacation, at Galerie Perrotin on 26th November, we look back to our interview with the artist in our KAWS special, The Stepping Stone Issue, July 2008, where he tells us how to not get caught doing...
Jeremy Abbott
11.24.14