Graffiti and Street Art

Great design doesn’t just happen on paper. The history of street art stretches back to Pompeii, and it continues to have a prominent role in the political upheaval of the 21st century. Print is dedicated to finding amazing street art and graffiti art from New York City to Cairo. Covering the history of street art, we also look at stencils, posters, and more great DIY design.

Back to the Underground

On the copyright page of We Own the Night: The Art of the Underbelly Project, curators Workhorse and PAC include on their thank you list “all the people who know how to keep a secret and keep their mouths shut!” I’m one of these people, having been shown an early proposal for the book...

Chugging Along on The Italia Graffiti Train

The other day I took a train from Siena to Badass, Italy (well, actually it is Badesse, Italia). If you miss the graffiti on trains in the U.S. there is plenty to fill the gap on the Italian rails. Here is my visual diary. And here are more on Beautiful Decay.  

Lunch Break Video: Courting the Creative Class @TEDx Boston

Thought you might enjoy seeing the video of a talk I did in June for TedxBoston. ; From the website: What is TEDxBoston? What happens when a group of people rally around a radical idea and set in motion unlimited possibilities for a brighter future? A Revolution. More than two centuries ago, ordinary citizens...

Getting Upper: Graffiti Meets Graphic Design

Can repetitive exposure to something—no matter how good it is—drive us crazy?  How about listening to our favorite song over and over, eating our top dessert every single night, or even reading the good old ABC’s every day of our lives? Will we eventually get sick of it all? From the time we’re born...

It Was All As Ephemeral As A Rainbow

By Faun Chapin, Head of Creative Development Since this is Fahrenheit 212’s first post with Imprint, we thought we’d share two innovations that made more than just an impression. They made us smile. The first is a project from a series titled ‘Instruments of Mass Destruction.’ This complicated technical solution to aid in simple acts...

A T (Heart) A in a Teapot?

As a rule I don’t scan TMZ’s website, but this item about Theodora Richards, Keef’s daughter, caught my eye: Keith Richards‘ 25-year-old daughter was arrested last night — after the famous fashion model allegedly defaced public property … while in possession of marijuana and a controlled substance … TMZ has learned. As this is...

The History of American Graffiti

It was back in 2006 that Roger Gastman and I began working formally on our forthcoming book, The History of American Graffiti, but of course we really began working on it as teenagers when we got our first peeks into the world of graffiti. After five years, this has been a long time coming....

Yes2 Show at Dirtypilot.com Opens

Graffiti blackbook drawings are an art and a craft all their own, and are emblematic of a moment in time when they, more than photos of finished pieces, were how styles were slowed down and spread from writer to writer. Unlike graffiti art transferred onto canvas (which always feels like a forced transition), blackbook...

Tools of Criminal Mischief

My friend and frequent collaborator Roger Gastman just released a fun new book, Tools of Criminal Mischief. It’s a collection of graffiti ephemera: just the kind of oddball book you’d put together if you’d just spent the past four years rifling through more than a quarter million images of American graffiti in compiling a...