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NYC Graffiti Pioneer NIC 707 OTB Dies From Coronavirus

The entire graffiti world is mourning the loss of one of its great pioneers who lost his life this morning to complications from the novel coronavirus. NIC 707 OTB, one of the original writers to bomb the NYC subways in the early 70s, passed away today(April 13) after contracting the COVID-19 virus. Born Fernando Pabllo […]

Happy 50th Birthday to Graffiti Living Legend CES!

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On this date a half-century ago, Bronx graff legend CES was born. Born Robert Michael Provenzano in 1970 in NYC, CES(FC, FX, FBA) is a pioneering artist of the “Wild Style” formation of letters seen in graffiti art around the world. CES began his career on the subway cars and streets of NYC, innovating new […]

NYC Graffiti Artist Matthew “ZEXOR” Rodriguez Dead At 29

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The New York City graff community and beyond is mourning the loss of Matthew “ZEXOR” Rodriguez, who passed away Thursday (Dec. 12) in New York. He was 29 years old. As the son of Brooklyn graffiti legend ASP WTO, Rodriguez was a second generation writer who continued in his father’s footsteps after his murder in […]

Touch The Sky: Nike’s Tie-Dye Sneaker Pack Is An Ode to Chicago

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Something so amazing that it gave Kanye West a Top 10 Rap hit just by penning some bars about it is now inspiring Nike’s upcoming Chicago-themed Air Force 1 and Air Max 97 colorways. Advertisement The eye-grabbing “Wind City” skyline of Chicago takes full cred for the inspiration behind this colorful set. The AF1 stands […]

EXCLUSIVE! The Legendary Cey Adams TheSource.com Interview

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n the world of Hip Hop, visual art, which is primarily rooted in the dynamic scene of graffiti, has taken a backseat to the music, according to graff king turned graphic arts pioneer Cey Adams. Aside from his artistic touch he has placed on some of the most notable Fortune 500 brands, CEY’s work is […]

Happy 50th Birthday To Graffiti Legend COPE2!

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One of the most infamous graffiti artists of the 20th century is celebrating his 50th born day today and he goes by the name of COPE2, founder of the world famous KINGS DESTROY crew. Born Fernando Carlo on this date in 1968 in the Bronx, New York, COPE2 began his illustrious graff career in 1985, […]

Vic Mensa Shares His Convo With Jay-Z About World Renowned Artist BANKSY

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Chi-Town slang spitter Vic Mensa has managed to put himself in a no-lose situation, being under the wing of Roc Nation head honcho Jay-Z, but Mensa says that his conversations with his boss are now becoming cross-cultural. During an interview with Ebro Darden for Apple Music’s Beats 1 Radio show, Mensa had a chance to […]

Aretha Franklin Honored in New York City Subway Graffiti

Aretha Franklin Honored in New York City Subway Graffiti

People worldwide are reacting to the sudden loss of Aretha Franklin. Many fans and musicians shared their heartfelt messages on social media. Other fans paid tribute by temporarily renaming the Franklin Street subway in honor of the Queen of Soul. “ARETHA” was scrawled in white marker above “Franklin Street” signs on the 1 train platform […]

Banksy Denies Any Involvement in Moscow Art Exhibition

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The reclusive British graffiti artist BANKSY has said in social media post he was not involved in a major exhibition of his works currently on display in Moscow. The artist wrote it on Wednesday in his Instagram account, uploading a screenshot in which he corresponds with a fan, who tells him about the exhibition. A […]

Ironlak Reign as Graffiti Kings Stems from Australia

Ironlak Reign as Graffiti Kings Stems from Australia

Australia as a country is isolated from the rest of the world. Because of this, the “Land Down Under” has always taken a little longer to catch on to whatever is the wave in pop culture. This is especially true  before household Internet was a thing and pre-smartphone. It was also a place where anything […]

San Diego School Orders Artist To Change Mural Of Trump’s Head On Spear

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Officials at a San Diego-area charter school have ordered an artist to make changes to a mural painted during a fundraiser, after receiving complaints about an image in the painting — President Trump’s head on a spear. MAAC Community Charter School Director Tommy Ramirez said in a statement that the artwork “does not align with […]

H&M Files Federal Lawsuit Against Graff Artist REVOK Over Copyright Dispute

Clothing retailer H&M has filed a complaint for declaratory judgment after being threatened with legal action over its use of graffiti art in a marketing campaign. The claim was filed on Friday, March 9 at the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Jason Williams, who goes under the moniker REVOK, threatened […]