THE BACKGROUND STORY
Kutmah was born in the UK to an Egyptian mother and Scottish father. He moved to the US with his mother when he was 12 years old.
They immediately applied for residency to keep them from being sent to Egypt. As a British citizen the court ruled that he would
be able to live in the UK which in their eyes wasn't such a bad place. They denied their applicatio...
Interview by: Lee Majors - 50MM Agent
Photos courtesy of EYOS
Translated by Lee Majors and Genio
An underrated, under-the-radar country in graffiti yet it has some of the
most talented most active graffiti writers I've ever seen. With a booming
scene that has been recently creating a global buzz, 50mm heads down
south again…to Mexico.
Last year, while eating tacos, I introduced Pequ...
Interview by Tommie Frazier and Gabe the Saint
50mm Staff Writers
Los Angeles today is saturated with hundreds of people that are attempting to make their Mark well known. It takes great effort, skill, and dedication to stand out from the pack. We sat down with a crew that after much adversity is definitely going above and beyond in the Graffiti scene. Their Graff can be spotted from Los Ange...
Earlier this year, Asylm, Eyeone, Mear, and
Yem flew overseas to Montpellier, France as participants in the
Battle of the Year France 2007 festival. Yem AM7 organized things
on the L.A. front for this trip, in coordination with Association Attitude
in France. The following is a somewhat memory-lapsed account by Eyeone.
May 19, 2007
The Metro was nearing the last stop, Mosson, in the Al...
Panic is one of the most recognized names in Los Angeles Graffiti. He is what I call a 5 point player…Hand- styles, throw-ups, background, pieces, and characters. He has done it all. Back in the early 1990’s it was difficult to travel around the city and not come across a Panic and Poize throw-up. Years after I was able to sit d...
As 125 and I cruise through downtown during rush hour, we stop directly behind a, Rapid Metro bus. On the back of this bus is a poster of a cartoon with the word T.AG. Scrawled in cheesy graffiti-like font. T.A.G stands for Totally Against Graffiti and is a campaign spearheaded by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. I look over ...
Interview by: Lee Majors - 50MM Agent
Photos courtesy of Peque-VRS and friends
Translated by Lee Majors
Graffiti has definitely become a massive global movement and cities often
brought to light with a thriving graff scene are cities such as: Los Angeles,
New York and even countries such as: Germany, Brazil, Spain, Europe and
so on. But seldom do we hear of the neighboring country loca...
Take a moment and consider the vast numbers of graffiti writers and crews that come and go in any major city over a period of years. Factor in law enforcement, gangs, politics of the streets and the time and effort needed to maintain a presence. Odds are that most crews alive today won't survive tomorrow let alone remain dominant through several generations o...
Interview and Photography By: Unit One 50mm Staff writer
Transcribed by: Jayleen
Moms always said It's the little things in life that count right? But who would have thought that statement could apply in the world of graffiti where it's the highest spot, the biggest letters, the wildest styles and the fattest fat-caps that get the recognition. Witness the so-called "lowly" slap-tag. Faded ...
by Devon G. Peña, Ph.D.
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Imagine a space where families gather everyday to work on the community
farm. Imagine they have made this special place into a sustainable source of
local food. They have created an edible landscape: a green mosaic with an
endless variety of food crops, medicinal plants, fruit trees, creepers,
crawlers, and cacti.
Imagine the peop...