UP Magazine's 10 Most Read Articles Of 2020

Written by UP Mag Staff

From New York to Dallas, Cleveland, and California, UP Magazine’s 2020 coverage spanned street art’s most memorable moments in the United States and beyond. Even amidst a global pandemic, our contributors continued to chase the stories that mattered most to our community, investigating how street art can serve as inspiration, a distraction, or a catalyst for change.

We’ve published a lot of great pieces this year, but some stood out among the crowd for our readers. Listed in order of views, here are UP Magazine’s 10 most-read articles of 2020!

Rankings are based on page-views and internal analytics. 

10. The Revolutionary Power Of Street Art: Dallas BLM Protests

By Trace Miller // Published July 20th, 2020

Texas-based writer Trace Miller explores how Dallas street artists are speaking truth, sparking dialogue, bringing healing, and advancing the revolution.


9. Keeping UP With OG Millie: 2020 Vision

By T.K. Mills // Published January 9th, 2020

T.K. Mills speaks with OG Millie on her role as a curator in 2019, and her ambitions for 2020.


8. Going All-City: An Interview With Cisco

By Dania Burrell // Published September 21st, 2020

Dania interviews Stefano Bloch, aka CISCO, about his unflinching memoir Going All-City: Struggle & Survival in LA’s Graffiti Subculture


7. Bushwick Art Club: Isabelle Ewing

By Travis American // Published October 26th, 2020

Travis interviews Isabelle Ewing in the first in the Bushwick Art Club Series 1 – a collaborative project between UP Magazine & the Bushwick Daily. 


6. Before The Gauntlet: An Interview With Ree and Rebel Knowledge

By Noah Daly // Published February 6th, 2020

In the run-up to the 2nd Golden Gauntlet Graffiti Battle, Noah speaks with organizer Rebel Knowledge and defending champion, REE to discuss the upcoming battle.


5. Down In Deep Ellum: Streets, Music, and Art in the Soul of Dallas

By Trace Miller // Published July 20th, 2020

Trace explores Deep Ellum, a historically Black community-turned-haven of hardcore punk-turned-hub of bourgeois peccadillo – a locus of the local art scene.


4. “A Train’s Coming…” -Parallel Rails

By Erika Muth // Published February 3rd, 2020

Erika discusses the dynamics of freight train graffiti and her own Texas-based zine, Parallel Rails.


3. Against All Odds: Tanner Goldbeck

By Dania Burrell // Published January 13th, 2020

Dania interviews L.A.-based artist Tanner Goldbeck to learn more about his “street people” and other mixed-media work.


2. Malcolm Moorer: From Vandalism To Victory

By Jordyn DiMaso // Published May 11th, 2020

Jordyn DiMaso sits down with Cleveland graffiti writer Malcolm Moorer to discuss his shift from vandal to creative clay sculptor.


1. Color Theory: An Analysis of Van Gogh’s Sunflowers 

By Chun Park // Published March 5th, 2020

Chun uses color theory to analyze Vincent van Gogh’s Sunflowers.