Category Archives: Graffiti

Watch: SubSurface 2012 Graffiti Jam Trailer

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SubSurface Graffiti Jam & Hip Hop Expo is entering it’s 10th year. The annual Indianapolis Jam is being held August 31st to September 2nd. The above trailer showcases some of the work and discusses what the jam is about. For more info click here.

For Flicks of Every Year’s Jam Click Here.


Higher Level Art’s Talk @ TEDxCincy About Transforming Spaces

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Ohio based art collective Higher Level Art spoke to TEDxCincy  earlier this month about transforming sometimes sterile spaces like classrooms and corporate offices into vibrant and engaging creative zones via technics learned from their graffiti experience.

Graffiti: Bencher’s Union 2012 Erie, Pa

Bencher’s Union is an annual Hip Hop Showcase in Erie, Pa. Higher Level Art helped organize a graffiti mural that stretches from Peach Street to Sassafrass St and the Bridges at the event. Looks like IOK, PBJ, RA, NSF, MUL, ESE  and a few others participated.

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Video: Andrew Kern – Ray Ray’s Hog Pit Food Truck Time Lapse

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Here is a cool little time-lapse of Andrew Kern painting the Ray Ray’s Hog Pit Food Truck set to a Lil B/Clams Casino instrumental that Josiah Weinhold put together. People in Columbus are pretty happy that Ray Ray’s Hog Pit moved to the parking lot of Ace of Cups. Obviously, I’m vegan so my only interest in the place to say what’s up to Envelope and his cousin. But whatever,  this is an enjoyable watch.

Graffiti: Rime MSK, Wands TM7, Yes 2 TM7, Keb TM7

Columbus ex-pat Wands gets busy with Rime, Yes 2, and Keb. Please click on that picture.
TM7-MSK like whoah.

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Germain/Polaris Amphitheater property sold for $5.5M

Pretty soon the former Germain Amphitheater — a concert venue that’s become a haven for graffiti writers — will be redeveloped. From the Dispatch:

The long-vacant and graffiti-covered Germain Amphitheater and surrounding acreage has been purchased for $5.5 million by Polaris-area developer NP Limited.

The developer has long had its eye on the 90-acre property, which went on the market in 2006, about a year before the final concert at the Far North Side amphitheater that once drew big crowds to see country music and rock ’n’ roll’s biggest stars.

“We looked at it several times in the past, but could never get comfortable with the price,” said Franz Geiger, managing director of NP Limited, developer of the area known as the Polaris Centers of Commerce. “Then, the opportunity was right to buy it at what we thought was a fair price.”

In addition to the $5.5 million sale price, Geiger said there were about $1 million in additional costs for taxes and other fees owed by the owner of the property, Live Nation, a California-based entertainment company. (full story

Abandoned music amphitheater photos: Polaris Amphitheater post-mortem, part II

Back in July, we showed you some pics shot by photographer Cary Whitt after hopping the barricade at the now-vacant Polaris/Germain Amphitheater here in Columbus. Well, Cary went back over the weekend to see how much things have changed in the past six months. Turns out it’s changed quite a bit: much more graffiti, piles of uprooted seats, some charred remains from fires, etc. Check it out.

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Daymon Day 2011 Memorial Wall

At this year’s Daymon Day people painted a mural that honored deceased local icons and members of the community Daymon Dodson,  DJ Przm, “E”Camu Tao, Todd Minton and Andyman on the back of a handball court at Tuttle Park in Columbus, Ohio.

Check the mural out after the jump.

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MP3: Chozin Beats (Feat P.Blackk and Lxe For The Uncool) “Ohio Classic”

“Classic” burner by AREL

MP3: Ohio Classic

Chozin Beatz (ft P. Blackk & Lxe For the Uncool)

Dope beat. Two elite Columbus Emcee’s? What could be better?

Abandoned music amphitheater photos: Polaris Amphitheater, post-mortem

Polaris/Germain Amphitheater played host to a whole bunch of big names before closing in 2007. Nobody has bought the land, so the shell is still there. Cary Whitt took some shots over the weekend:

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