Who came first: The Artist or the spraycan?

In the first years of 70’s, a few kids from NYC started writing their name around the neighborhood and a couple of decades later, graffiti has become the biggest art movement this world has ever seen. Never has there been a subculture of this magnitude competing on an international scale with most of the work […]

Blade – Icon of the New York City and a Hero-Figure

Steven D. Ogburn, better known as Blade or Steve, a famed New York-based street artist and a proud owner of the title King of Graffiti since he painted over five thousand trains with his striking characters. Famous for his whole cars, he became an icon of the New York City and a hero-figure for the […]

TATS CRU – Brim, Bio, BG183, Nicer, HOW, NOSM, Totem

TATS CRU is a group of Bronx-based graffiti artists turned professional muralists. The current members of TATS CRU are Bio, BG183, Nicer, HOW, NOSM and Totem. TATS CRU were founded by Brim, Bio, BG183 and Nicer, TATS CRU is also a major producer of New York City-style memorial murals, and have created artwork for many […]

Chino BYI – Historian Of Classic New York Hip-Hop culture

David “Chino” Villorente aka Chino BYI is the old-school graffiti artist and subsequent historian of classic New York graffiti culture  was among those who rose to the top with his determination and style. Chino bombing career subsequently helped pave the way for a successful run in music, writing, and publishing and he continued to paint […]

Kaws – From Graffiti To The Sculpture

Brian Donnelly is currently best known as the artist KAWS, was born in 1974 in Jersey City, New Jersey. He graduated from the School of Visual Arts in New York with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in illustration in 1996, KAWS  just started painting as much as possible,wherever he could and started getting into bombing […]

T-KID 170 -The Nasty Terrible T-KID 170

Julius Cavero AKA T-KID or Terrible T-KID 170 is graffiti artist from the Bronx, New York, he started in the 1980s, tagging the name “King 13” every time he’d win a challenge, performing daredevil tricks on swings in local parks. He was a short lived member of a gang called the Bronx Enchanters and The […]

Sane Smith – The Most Persistent Taggers in New York

Sane Smith were originally two brothers from Manhattan,composed of David Smith (“Sane“) and his brother Roger Smith (“Smith“), active during the 1990s. Sane & Smith were among the most persistent taggers in New York during the 1990s who made a conscious effort to get up in the most obscure spots in New York, as well […]

Noc 167 – The Greatest Stylemaster

Melvin Samuels, Jr. AKA Noc 167 AKA Boy Five was born in Manhattan in 1961 and grew up in the Bronx throughout the 60’s and 70’s. His mother was an administrator in the Lindsay Administration. Melvin went to John F. Kennedy High School on 225th Street in the North Bronx. While in high school, he […]

SALSA Crew – SCHICK – WASP ONE – KROME 100 – FDT 56 – OZ 109 – WHIZ 3 – PAX – SHADOW – HOY 56 – BOC – AT aka SAVE THE WORKER – RISK I – MAX 1 – MITCH 77 – LEFTY – COCO 174 – BLUE BEARD 183 – LUIS 176 – BIN aka ED 167 – GAME 5

-SALSA Crew- Salsa crew started around 1976, with members FDT-56, KROME 100, OZ 109, BLUEBREAD 183, LUIS 176, WHIZ 3, MITCH 77, GAME 5, WASP ONE and PAX. The Crew was called SALSA because Schick belive that the original members wanted a name that represented their latin culture. The crew was most active during the […]

Duster UA – In The Scene That He Helped To Shape Decades Before

Duster or Dusty or Dust born in USA in the city of New York and comes from the Castle Hill section of the Bronx, his name was drugs (Angel Dust) seemed liked a cool thing combined with the car duster (Plymouth Duster), legendary graffiti writer Duster UA gained world-wide recognition as Seen’s protege in the seminal […]