Defo @ Le MUR Brussels

Costik ASBL vous invite à la rencontre du graffeur bruxellois Defo du samedi 25 au mardi 28 février inclus. Defo peindra à l’extérieur, rue Marché aux poulets (Métro Bourse, Bruxelles) dans le cadre du projet Le MUR Brussels. Vernissage mercredi 1 mars de 16h30 à 20 heures.

Vizion Magazine / Street art and graffiti of Belgium

I've got an idea for a magazine. The concept is making it yearly and making kind of "best of belgian graffitis in a year". The meaning is : to have a paper version to keep in our libraries instead of keeping them in a digital version where they will be forgotten. I need some help with it and I was wondering if I may use some of your pictures ? It will take a lot of time ... But I really want to do this ...

January 15, 2014

The Weber was a magazine. It was a youth magazine. And it published like graffiti. There was a graffiti magazine in one section. We saw these graffiti and we were like ‘wow this is so fucking beautiful’. And he [older friend of ours] said ‘oh I know this. It is called tagging.’ And we knew all the words from the magazine. Like what is tagging, what is piecing, what is a throw up. What is a whole car. It told us everything that we needed to know about graffiti. So, than we did it - Gear















December 25, 2013

Legal graffiti is not graffiti, everybody can do that. It’s about adventure, is not about how good I can draw. It’s about tagging everything whenever you want. I get more energy from a drinks with my guys and then ‘oh guys, let’s do a wall’. Every paint used in a legal wall is WASTE OF PAINT. […] You can be that good, that fucking creative, but if you cannot do this in an illegal environment you are not a graffiti writer to me. You are just one of the rest. You can be a creative designer of a web site. It is the same for me. It’s legal. But if you do it a night and you do it good you get a lot of respect - Gear



















November 13, 2013

CBS is the crew that started this shit. They cross us, but we know they build their shit to do their shit. […] We met them a couple of times, but most of the time it is not good. You can sense when they are there. They are not about the graffiti, they are about f ighting. If you are a graffiti writer you have a crew. They are older, they have a crew, more history, you can feel that shit if you enter their perimeter. You can feel their karma. Their presence. When they were younger they were taught. We respect that. If you are going to fuck with them, they are going to fuck you up. So, if they are there, we sense it and we leave - Gear



















October 30, 2013

I am living for the guys I meet. Drinking the beers, going out together and doing this fucking shit ! - Gear

train writing

train writing

train writing

train writing

train writing

train writing

train writing

train writing

train writing

train writing

September 11, 2013

And the beautiful thing is seeing it again. You put up your name and you see it AGAIN. Every time you pass you see your own name.[…] but it’s fun if other writers see it as well. So, the main thing I do this is for me and my crew, and for my crew to see this. But of course it’s fun if other people see this. Other writers give me recognition - Gear

Art on train

Art on train

Art on train

Art on train

Art on train

Art on train

Art on train

Art on train

Art on train

September 25, 2010

THESIS ABOUT EUROPEAN GRAFFITI WRITERS WITH RENOK, HERO, PHILO, RAW, EDGE, LUTHER, HIROCK, MIRICS, MARS, TWICE, GEAR, SOME, REVS AND ASO.

Some trains are kind of worth more. When writers meet they talk about different trains and different train yards where they’ve been. When you meet a new writer, you always have some places or trains to identify with and talk around. Local trains are generally more worth painting. For example the old Dutch banana train (the yellow one floor train called ‘doggie’), the Spanish ‘mirror trains’, Berlin’s yellow subway, Southern Sweden’s purple trains or Danish’s old red S-train. People used to go to Copenhagen just to paint that one. [Aso – 26, Stockholm]

Master Thesis :
Behind the tag : A journey with the graffiti writers of European walls (Pdf file)
Author : Silvia Pietrosanti
MSc European Communication Studies
Graduate School of Communication
Amsterdam, June 2010
Source : UvA Scripties Online