Graffiti

Culture

the secret history of new york’s punk graffiti artists

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

frances bean cobain tagged her own marc jacobs billboard

Two decades after her mom Courtney Love burnt a pile of the designer’s grunge designs.
Wendy Syfret
3.28.17
Art

why the estate of dash snow is suing mcdonald’s

Having discovered the late artist’s graffiti tags displayed inside hundreds of European and Asian fast food restaurants, members of the his family are taking legal action against the Golden Arches.
Emily Manning
10.4.16
Culture

why local nyc artists are fighting ‘artwashing’

Gentrification in New York City is more complex than it looks.
Annie Armstrong
Grace Pickering
8.9.16
think piece

graffiti is still fighting gentrification with destruction

What does the graff world do when the once subversive act of painting a piece becomes little different from arranging wedding flowers? You amp up the damage.
Sam West
3.22.16
News

sydney has got its own kim kardashian naked selfie mural

After his original Kim Kardashian piece was destroyed Melbourne based graffiti artist Lush Sux ventured to Sydney to attempt a sequel.
i-D Staff
3.18.16
News

we asked lush sux if he grafittied ‘slut’ on his own kim kardashian instagram piece

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

the strange and frustrating case of the destroyed northcote women’s mural

We asked the council why they painted over the feminist messages left on the vandalised piece.
Wendy Syfret
3.3.16
Culture

the australian artist at the epicenter of bowie grief

James Cochran’s Brixton mural has become the world’s shrine to David Bowie.
Maddison Connaughton
i-D Staff
1.14.16
Music

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

A city attorney sent a letter to the singer's camp, calling its 'Purpose' marketing campaign 'vandalism.'
Emily Manning
12.29.15
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
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