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.

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...

Say Yes To The Dress

I remember the professor in Art History 102 at UCLA pointing to the slide in the darkened lecture hall, telling the students that the painting was satire. She pointed out the relatively huge sizes of the dog and the dwarfs—the five-year-old Infanta Margarita’s playmates—compared to tiny King Philip IV of Spain, and his wife,...

The On the Run Artists Series, Reviewed

Before graffiti found its way onto the Internet, it made its way around the global community via fanzines and old-fashioned pen-pal photo swaps, and On the Run was one of the first. It was based in Germany but always had an international bent; by the 1990s, the publication had shifted focus to create single-artist...