A Journey Through the Graffiti Fanzines of Europe
A guide to the graffiti fanzines of Europe, a key element of the culture and history. Learn about BGOM, Collage, Bomber, and the underground world of swapping magazines in this unique subculture.
Ish Muhammad’s The Astros & Me
UP managing editor Emma Riva came to Chicago to interview Gary, Indiana, graffiti writer Ish Muhammad about The Astros, a graffiti-inspired futuristic retelling of an ancient Egyptian romantic drama, and walked away finding herself in a near-mythical drama of her own.
Las Vegas Arts District, Photo Tour
A visual guide to Las Vegas’s street art district, as photographed by Alexandria Deters.
Ruttkowski;68 Arrives in New York City
How many legendary graffiti spots can you name? Some are a matter of taste, but others are undisputed—Basquiat’s one-time studio until recently, for instance, Freeman’s Alley in the LES hopefully forever, but also Cortland Alley in TriBeCa, one of the fine art world’s latest hotspots. Ruttkowski;68, a German gallery with graffiti roots and eyes beyond art history’s canon, marks TriBeCa’s latest addition—in Cortland Alley too, that illegal art destination dating back to 1817.
Building the Devil’s Mountain: Teufelsberg, Berlin
A history of Teufelsberg, the “Devil’s Mountain” of Berlin – a haven for creatives all around the city.
RedGuardian & The Making of CreativesCon
Learn about RedGuardian’s hustle & the making of the Inaugural CreativesCon. Join UP & 50+ vendors for the first convention of its kind next Saturday, December 10th from 11am-8pm at 110 W 19 St New York, NY 10011 in the Flatiron District.
City of Kings at Howl!: Renewing the Faith of Graffiti
City of Kings, the new show at Howl! Happening and Howl! Arts/Howl! Archive, is curated by first generation graffiti artist Al Diaz and highlights the history of graffiti from the earliest name tags to today.
Melissa Schainker: Hands as the Window to the Soul
Fine artist and street artists Melissa Schainker uses unconventional gestures and dreamlike colors to create a landscape for the darker sides of life that we as a society “suck at talking about.”
A Reflection on Lee Quiñones at Independent 20th Century Fair
Alexandria reflects on Lee Quiñones, one of the grandfathers of street art, who had his works on view from both his tagging past and his canvas present at this year’s Independent 20th Century Fair in September.