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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Real Street Art in Ljubljana

The real street art in Ljubljana (or any city for that matter) is not the cool graffiti and stickers (although there’s plenty of that) but the markings on the street rendered by the anonymous workers in the local departments of …

Street Sketchbook: Journeys, Reviewed

Bristol, England-based author and designer Tristan Manco is back with a followup to his 2007 original book Street Sketchbook, which opened up the sketchbooks of several international artists working most visibly in the street. This followup, Street Sketchbook: Journeys, does …