Texas and Gane, Sabek, and Tones Go Hard in the Paint

Texas and Gane, Sabek, and Tones Go Hard in the Paint

Stepping on an exposed, but luckily dead, third rail; crashing through a rusty metal overhang eight stories high; being inches from falling off a bridge; jumping in front of moving trains and cars in chases. Most writers probably have dozens of their own personal near death experiences to share. It’s a fact of life in writing, a risk that’s part of the appeal, until it becomes more than just a risk, but a reality. Lots of people have actual death experiences to share. And while it’s easy to laugh at your own close calls, it’s no fun watching it happen to your friends, even when it’s just a close call. Be careful out there. Don’t do anything just to say you did it, only do it because you feel like you have to, because the spot calls too loudly.


DISTO X GANE X TEXAS

disto, gane, texas graffiti

Some people call this area in New Jersey “The Oaks,” because the concrete pillars holding up the highway towering stories above fill the area like a stone tree forest. But Gane, Texas, and Disto take the scale of the place down to size with these gigantor roller pieces. Their huge, tag-style paintings–complete with highlights and shadowing–bring the space down closer to a human level. Flicked by Janye West. Click here for a high res pic.


SARME

sarme graffiti

Once again with the arty throwup we have Sarme. Always content to try out some unconventional stuff, the Croatian writer combines a fill in with a tag here.


ESTEBAN DEL VALLE

Esteban del Valle street art mural

A mural of a bluegrass band in Brooklyn isn’t really the type of thing we’d normally cover, but you can’t front on Esteban del Valle’s talent. The character style, line work, color scheme, and fill technique all combine for a piece that’s impossible to hate on.


CEON

ceon-purple

Ceon making his way into our feature with his techy stylings yet again. It’s fire how he’s able to make this pop so easily without your typical outline and 3D that’s the foundation of most graffiti. Peep the ‘E’ real closely and there’s mad little extra details too.


RIP 2BUCK

2buck-tombstone

2Buck’s name continues to live on after his passing, and now it’s been etched in to stone, literally. His family has put his trademark blockbuster style on his tombstone to be remembered forever. It’s a fitting tribute for someone who dedicated his life to graffiti. Seen on mistermines IG.


NEMOS

Nemos street art

Turning a hollowed out window into a gaping, broken-toothed mouth is exactly the type of thing we’ve come to expect from Italy’s Nemos, who’s always adapting his pieces to the surface. This building-sized character is a little old, but it’s new to the Gram.


SABEK

Sabek street art

This is one of Sabek’s more stripped-down pieces, but the simplicity adds a little extra to it and feels purposeful. As always, he finds the perfect spot.


TONES

Tones Roc took full advantage of his trip to India—you can tell he was floating in spot heaven out there. Rural outposts, old signage, and storefront wall space all become one with his classic letter styles. As he travels across the subcontinent, he puts up local characters, like Mumbai policemen and Ghandi; uses lots of bucket paint; and even hits some metro panels while there. Definitely a seven minutes well spent watching.


SKY DRIPS

rainbow-drip-barn-Leipzig

It’s not clear who painted these rainbow drips, but it’s really the full scene here that makes this so striking. The colorful paint just adds one more element to the beautiful setting of the tall, isolated barn in Germany, captured by Daniel Koehler, an Instgrammer taking photos of architecture and landscapes with his Galaxy S7.

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