Japanese graffiti artist 281_Anti Nuke takes aim at Trump

Jan 28, 2017

Japanese graffiti artist 281_Anti Nuke takes aim at Trump

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Japanese graffiti artist 281_Anti Nuke says his politically charged placards plastered around central Tokyo are meant to serve as a warning to the dangers of new U.S. President Donald Trump. Amid the bustling night life of Shibuya, a major shopping and entertainment hub in ...

Nylon references a synthetic world

Apr 7, 2015

Nylon references a synthetic world

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The Wish Less gallery is so named for a reason. Located on a quiet backstreet of Tabata in Tokyo, it advocates “wishing less” and “acting more” by offering itself as a meeting place for visitors to discover and talk about new art. “We wanted ...

WWI graffiti in France reveals trench soldiers' experience

Apr 6, 2015

WWI graffiti in France reveals trench soldiers' experience

A headlamp cuts through the darkness of a rough-hewn passage 100 feet underground to reveal an inscription: “James Cockburn 8th Durham L.I.” It’s cut so clean it could have been left yesterday. Only the date next to it — April 1, 1917 — roots ...

Fighting for Hong Kong graffiti king's legacy

Apr 17, 2013

Fighting for Hong Kong graffiti king's legacy

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His graffiti once plastered Hong Kong, dense black-ink calligraphy applied with a brush to any public surface, telling the outlandish story of why he believed the territory belonged to him. The self-declared “King of Kowloon,” Tsang Tsou-choi, lived in poverty but became a local ...