Saturday, 30 May 2009
Friday, 29 May 2009
Oldskool writers bench cancelled.
Sadly this event has now been cancelled, so we've been told... Apparently this was supposed to be through word of mouth, no flyers, nobody under the age of 30 AND wasn't involved with the people that originally arranged the event....
Maybe the organizers should inform the people they are inviting of their rules in the future, that way you won't have flyers appearing, info being emailed, and the event getting mentioned on various websites...
48hr Tube strike
RMT members on the Tube will walk out from 6.59pm on Tuesday June 9 until 6.58pm on Thursday June 11.
Thursday, 28 May 2009
Wednesday, 27 May 2009
Like lipstick traces shows the everyday life of 13 graffiti writers. Consciously, and therefore in contrast with usual graffiti publications, it uses the peculiar medium of Polaroid.
The idea was to send a Polaroid camera and about one hundred Polaroid photos to graffiti writers of different nationalities, with the task to shoot their everyday life, and to give them complete freedom in the choice of the motifs. It surely is this kind of freedom which makes this book so special, but also the fact that all these unpublished photos were taken especially for the book.
In the beginning of the 21st century, graffiti seems to be taking a line that is totally against its original motivation. On one hand, this might be caused by more severe penalties, on the other it is due to the increasing incorporation of the media and big business. Thus, we decided to present such artists who devote themselves to this art in a committed way. They do not succumb to commercial pressure and bring new life into this movement.
RELEASE 15 JUNE
Full info on http://www.tracederougealevres.com/
Monday, 25 May 2009
Also I am in TPG massive, the most famous crew in North London"
New Russian trailer
Zephyr speaks his mind
Big up all the crew that came down Friday. Flicks n that when I get hold of them.
Friday, 22 May 2009
- Music (We got this on lock...)
- Food from Jamaica to Japan
- Skateboarding/In-Line Skating (These guys are BUILDING a half pipe to put in the venue!)
- Fashion show (the garms are fresh)
- Cinema screenings
- Secret Wars graffiti battles
- AND, there will be a chill out area with massive beanbags!
- Plus loads more, check out the facebook page:
Thursday, 21 May 2009
A GANG of six Australian men have been remanded in jail for graffiti attacks on London's transport network.
The men, part of a gang known as AMF, allegedly caused more than $140,000 damage to trains and railways stations.
The group's "trophy pictures" sometimes covered whole carriages of trains, British news services reported.
******, 21, ******, 22, ******, 23, *******, 24, *****, 24, and ********, 22, appeared in Southwark Court in southeast London yesterday
All have pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit criminal damage between July 31 and December 27 last year.
Police on patrol had busted the gang near an east London railway in the early hours of Boxing Day after hearing the rattle of cans and smelling paint.
The officers called for back-up and gave chase, arresting *****, *******, ****** and the ***** brothers.
****** was arrested after police reviewed CCTV footage from the area. The gang was accused of causing more than $30,000 damage on Boxing Day alone.
Evidence linked the gang to other graffiti attacks including the vandalism of three Central Line tube trains ($20,000 damage), a Metropolitan Line tube ($2,800 damage) and two National Express trains covered ($30,000).
Photographs, videotapes, spray cans and graffiti books were discovered in property searches.
Prosecutor ******* said: "The total damage involved in this case was in excess of 70,000 for cleaning requirements to trains and carriages.
"The conspiracy as a whole caused that amount of damage at least over the period of time in the indictment."
The men were remanded in custody until sentencing on June 17.
Earthmine is unveiling a 3-D mapping application today that captures the real world and then lets artists draw graffiti all over it.
Wild Style City is a kind of 3-D recreation of the world that faithfully reproduces every street in cities such as San Francisco, much like Google’s StreetView application. But Earthmine’s twist is that it adds a virtual layer on the buildings upon which users can draw legal graffiti.
Wednesday, 20 May 2009
DEFIANT MICHAEL JACKSON is determined to make a full recovery after doctors assured him that his skin cancer is treatable.
The 50-year-old Beat It singer was diagnosed with the disease in recent weeks.
** I'm sure you've all read about this in recent days, but i couldn't help it with the line '50-year-old Beat it singer'
Read the rest of this article at the ever reliable Sun website here
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GraffLondon Writers BenchPeople's Army @ HQ Brixton. Facebook event
Branson: Let me invest in railways
SIR RICHARD BRANSON is urging ministers to hand the private sector a greater role in the railways by giving entrepreneurs freedom to invest in new trains, stations and track.
Tuesday, 19 May 2009
What the fuck is this?
Been going on for a month or 2 now and slowly growing every other week. Bring your own drink. Free event with good music and good vibes.
Perfect for people passing through or going on to somewhere else after.
Starts at 6pm and goes on for a few hours, HQ will be open for sales afterwards.
14d Market Row
Cold Harbour lane
The easy way to find it....
Left out of Brixton Tube Station
Walk up to KFC
Left down Cold Harbour Lane
On the left hand side you'll see the shop Blacker Dread, take the left at Blacker Dread and you'll see HQ Hip Hop Supplies
If you are late you may have to walk around and find the side entrance through Brixton Village.
Monday, 18 May 2009
GraffLondon now on Facebook!
New trailer for the delayed CSF3. http://www.myspace.com/csfdvd
Sunday, 17 May 2009
Few of these photo's posted in the Legal thread by nightrunners.
Stockwell looking very nice indeed. I've been around alot of legals around London in the last few weeks including Stockwell and I'd say it tops the list right now.
Hounslow Council has teamed up with police, Network Rail and Virgin Media for a week of scrubbing the borough clean, starting on July 6.
Saturday, 16 May 2009
And amazing commentary here:
High-speed train 'migrant' found
A suspected illegal immigrant is being held in custody after entering the UK on the outside of a high-speed train.
The man was found at Ebbsfleet International train station in Kent on the outside of a Eurostar train.
A British Transport Police spokesperson said he was found between two carriages on Thursday and had travelled into the UK from France.
Eurostar trains travel through the Channel tunnel and have at speeds of up to 186mph (299km/h).
A UK Border Agency spokesperson said it had "one of the toughest border crossings in the world".
Friday, 15 May 2009
She was ordered to pay train operator First ScotRail £1,290 in compensation.
British Transport Police said the sum was half the estimated cost of cleaning the graffiti from the train.
Pc Stephen Hughes said such acts of vandalism cost the rail industry across Britain millions of pounds each year.
He said: "This sentence sends out the clear message that vandalism and criminality on the rail network in Scotland will not be tolerated."
RECLAIM THE BEACH!! First Beach party of 09
Join us down at the Festival Pier, South Bank
SATURDAY MAY 16th // Tide out: 10pm-4am
Shabba D's Birthday Bashment
Thursday, 14 May 2009
A 19-YEAR-OLD who caused £100,000 of damage by vandalising railway stations and trains has been jailed for nine months.
******** sprayed graffiti on railway property across the south east, including at stations in Buckinghamshire.
******, of ******, Caversham, Berkshire, was caught out after his fingerprints linked him to graffiti at Amersham station.
He was jailed at Reading Crown Court on Friday after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit criminal damage.
Officers from British Transport Police found a laptop containing “thousands” of photographs of graffiti damage when his home was searched as part of an investigation.
Forensic analysis linked ******** to the tag GNAT found at several of the sites and a graffiti crew called the Cheeky Boys.
As well as vandalising property at Amersham, ****** admitted committing offences at stations in Reading, Basingstoke, Farnham, Guildford, Weymouth, Woking, Redhill, Aylesbury and Clapham Junction between January 2006 and December 2007.
DS Pete Thrush from British Transport Police said after ******* sentencing: "Over a two-year period, he caused substantial damage to railway property and numerous trains were delayed or cancelled as carriages were kept in depots waiting to be cleaned from the damage he caused.
"The sentence today will hopefully serve as a warning to others that those who engage in defacing and damaging railway property can expect to be pursued by British Transport Police and bought before the courts for their crimes."