The history of Graffiti in Greece 1984-1994

by Charitonas Tsamanakis

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A book about the evolution of Greek graffiti, including interviews with the first artists and a rare image archive.

images by Paris Tavitian/LIFO

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El Seed – Perception

El Seed

In my new project ‘Perception’ I am questioning the level of judgment and misconception society can unconsciously have upon a community based on their differences.

In the neighborhood of Manshiyat Nasr in Cairo, the Coptic community of Zaraeeb collects the trash of the city for decades and developed the most efficient and highly profitable recycling system on a global level. Still, the place is perceived as dirty, marginalized and segregated.

To bring light on this community, with my team and the help of the local community, I created an anamorphic piece that covers almost 50 buildings only visible from a certain point of the Moqattam Mountain. The piece of art uses the words of Saint Athanasius of Alexandria, a Coptic Bishop from the 3rd century, that said: ‘Anyone who wants to see the sunlight clearly needs to wipe his eye first.’
‘إن أراد أحد أن يبصر نور الشمس، فإن عليه أن يمسح عينيه’

The Zaraeeb community welcomed my team and I as we were family. It was one of the most amazing human experience I have ever had. They are generous, honest and strong people. They have been given the name of Zabaleen (the garbage people), but this is not how they call themselves. They don’t live in the garbage but from the garbage; and not their garbage, but the garbage of the whole city. They are the one who clean the city of Cairo.

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KCBR – Live Life Like

In Switzerland, the KCBR crew appears to be having all the fun. Are they filling eggs full of paint and throwing them at passenger trains in the daytime? Yep. Did they just paint a large chrome penis on the engine of a passenger train? For sure. What about riding the outside of the train in the daytime, getting off, painting the train and then confronting the conductor inside the car all while wearing GoPro cameras? The end is amazing and we suggest you take the time to watch. Plus, there’s a ridiculous soundtrack and plenty of humor sprinkled throughout.
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Nychos and FlyingFortress in Vienna Part 1

Cold winter in vienna but still not to cold to go big and detailed. Flying fortress had visit Vienna for a lil mission to see hes fans at the Toydesign World and of course there had to be time to hook up with Nychos. Together they made a propper and massive start into 2012. “The anatomy of mother bear giving Birth”
Apperently this is the first sweet taste of more they gonna produce together in 2012. Stay tuned!!
BIG UP to Lilo and Kathi from Sixxa Store

Artist: Nychos-FlyingFortress
Camera 1 : Ethem Cem(bone2ART)
Camera 2 : Bahadir Gokce
Edit : Dogu Akdeniz Sound and Video Studios