REVIEW | Wall Writers | A documentary by Roger Gastman

The origins of graffiti writing, come in a number of shapes, sizes and urban languages, as most reference the time presented at the release of Style Wars and Subway Art, when graffiti found its colourful expressive nature.

ZINE | SYDIZM by Czna

There has always been animosity between two of Australia’s Eastern major forefronts, Melbourne and Sydney. Whether it is through sport, the arts, culture, lifestyle, beaches and, of course, graffiti – nobody can decide who’s metropolis reigns supreme.

VIDEO | The Grifters Code 6: Uber Freaks

ALWAYS CHOOSE LIFE. Loud, obnoxious, disrespectful, unnecessary, lawless, illegal. These are just some of the words, usually associated with the term: graffiti. A culture that is the under circumstances of an ocean of reasoning, supported by an ecosystem of individuals who live and breathe it’s unquenchable lore.

REVIEW | ‘A – Z’ Book by Amuse One

The DNA of graffiti can be summarized in a few key particles: style, exposure and knowledge. Style in what you do, exposure in how you do it and knowledge in the way you go about it. While the first two demons can be conquered with each layer of paint you lay (although I’ve never met a writer who is…

REVIEW | Ghettograffik Magazine – Issue 2

It’s been nearly 6 months since Ghettograffik Magazine introduced itself to the local graffiti scene, providing yet another quality selection of panels, pieces and precision painting from the East Coast’s most dedicated writers.

REVIEW | ‘The Australian UFO Mystery’ by R.B. Briers & Martin Bell

The best type of art, is one that can be deconstructed from multiple viewpoints. Take films like Under The Skin, one type of audience views it as a simple A to B structured story, while another can ponder on the questions presented for days, weeks, months or even years to come. The scientific unknown tends to ask…

REVIEW | Ghettograffik Magazine – Issue 1

Launching a magazine into the world of graffiti, is no easy feat, most printed matter isn’t. Putting together the right layout (at the right price) helps matters, but all in all, the most important factor relates to the content featured between the covers. Thanks to the internet, staying up to date with the happenings in…

End of The Line | Crunch Time Vol. 6

Magazines are a cornerstone of any local and international graffiti scene. Independently published and distributed, these thin lined collection of stapled pages are more affordable to produce then most books, while usually granted a longer lifespan then the cheaper alternative, the zine. With the currant state of printed matter dying by the day, seeing a newly printed…

ZINE | Over Time Part 2 | Melburban featuring Pasif & Lazy

What is the greatest sequel of all time? Godfather 2? Paul’s Boutique? What about Low End Theory? I’m not to sure, but one of the hardest things to do, when producing work, is backing it up for the second coming. The creative field, rarely allows the same energy to carry on and flow long enough…

TOP 10: PIECES | MELBOURNE 2015

Graffiti is not a sport, but it also kind of is. It’s competitive nature makes it seem that way sometimes, but it’s individualistic spirit keeps it away from over analyzation and a ton of pretentiousness. I’ve been wanting to compile lists like this every year, since starting Arty Graffarti, but have found the whole idea… a bit silly…

TOP 10: GROUP WALLS | MELBOURNE 2015

Every piece of graffiti you see on this site contain a lifetimes worth of influence, containing in itself, a past, present and future from it’s creator. While the internet has become the resource for most graffiti writers, the most fundamental of learning experiences come from shared ones. Every practitioner has their own consistent learning curve…

TOP 10: STREET ART | MELBOURNE 2015

Street art continues to be at awkward standstill in Melbourne for 2015. It’s a topic I have expressed confusion and disappointment in for the last couple years, with little change towards the positive. That’s not to suggest that any change should be made, due to yours truly, but the wave we’re currently stuck in hasn’t been pushing us, to…

TOP 10: BEST OF THE BOMB REPORT | MELBOURNE 2015

Graffiti is a culture that wears many hats, but to the average Joe Blow it’s usually sits firmly under vandalism. Drawn away from the thousands of colour combinations, tiresome hours spent on sketches and precise execution, bombing is like the cool cousin that got you into graffiti in the first place. This scaled back element of graffiti is…