Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Bread and games for the people

On the 11th and 12th of September there will be over 60 graffiti gladiators from home and abroad in the street-art arena of Europe: the Berenkuil Eindhoven. There they will show their skills. On this first edition of Step In The Arena, hosted by Dynamo Eindhoven , the following gladiators will come out and play:

Belin (Spain), New2 (Australia), ML’S Crew (Italy), Dead (England), Toaster (England), Musa (Spain), Supe (France), Flai (Spain), Bue (Belgium) Riot, Tikky, Odes, Moron, Don, Jake, Mickey, Dr Chess, Zenk One, Mister, Clone, Gek, Sel, Ces, Ox-Alien, Thor, Cosh , Mega, Romeo, Fetish, Rum, Kantweau, Babe, Damn, Duel, Stain, Nice, Druid, Lempke, Hedof, Hertcore, Marc1, Tape, Rocs, Spuk1, Beast, CHUCKone, NEAR! & SEHR (WKC), Dosisone...

Beside the invitees there is room for writers who want to come on their own. This way young artists and established names can jam together in the weekend of 11th and 12th of September.

Location: De Berenkuil / Insulindeplein
Date: 11th / 12th September
Time: from 12.00 to 22.00
Entrance: Free
More info:

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Going way back: 1991

Famous short documentary about the writing scene in Amsterdam around 1991. The start of this youtube edition is the amphitheater in Groningen, once used as a writer's hang out.

This clip looks like it's a digitalized version of a VHStape, with all kinds of graffiti- footage taped/pause-recorded.

Graffiti Coloring book pt.2

I'm copycattin' this article from my friends at HellYeah magazine's blog.

Graffiti Coloring Book 2 -Characters

Our homegirls ROSY ONE, MICKEY andKARMA have some of their dope, characters featured in the latest book from the Swedish legends that publish Underground Productions- the incredible Swedish graf mag that’s been around for over 20 years. The Graffiti Coloring Book is the perfect present for our generation’s spawn!

Also featuring: T-Kid TNB, Wane COD, Tack FBA, Revolt RTW, Nic 707 OTB, Part One TDS, Ezo CUKILLS, TooFly and Zimad TD4 (NYC); Gore DPT/ZNC, Gauge CAS, Puppet, 8:bit, Ikaroz NG, Karma, Gone UMA, Dwane VIM (Sweden), CMP One and Great AIO (Denmark), Shiro TDS/SUG (Japan), Mickey TFP (The Netherlands) Balrog 40HK (South Africa/UK), Kid Acne (UK), Honet SDKWUFC (France) Toastone and RosyOne (Switzerland), BASE23 (Germany) Jhet (Australia), Hesoe (Chile), Sign Totals/OTB/156/IBM/TDS (Finland)

“Characters are the most popular and easily accessible side of graffiti. They are the figures that stand beside the writer’s name and attract attention to it. They are brought to the fore in Graffiti Coloring Book 2: Characters. The book features themes by the world’s foremost graffiti writers. Well-built b-boys and b-girls with spray cans, boom boxes and attitude, comic figures with cartoon features and realistic portraits. All are waiting to be rendered in glorious color. In graffiti culture, the black-and-white drawing serves both as a model for a graffiti piece and as a work of art in its own right. Similarly, this book is both a toy and an art history document. “


You can purchase it at

Yiddische rap and a interview met Mick La Rock

Sometimes I agree to do a fast interview when I'm in another country.
It's always funny to find it on internet months and months later and hear it for the first time.

Especially in combination with yiddische rap and old school rap.

Enjoy the interview with me. Beware: it's in German.