SAM IS A MAGAZINE ABOUT STREET-ART, GRAFFITI, ILLUSTRATION, GRAPHIC ART AND EYE POPPING STUFF RELATED TO THESE. WE FEATURE ART FROM THE HEART!
Black cats, walking under ladders and other superstition; issue 13 should be loaded with bad luck. It's fresh from printers now and is available in our shop!
Rotterdam based, but probably New York bound artist June has a long history in graffiti and is now in search of the perfect shape and form. He explains all in issue 13.
Sumo and AlëxOne are brothers from another mother and both have a unique style that turns out to work really well together. They recently had a show in the Art is Just a Four Letter Word gallery in Germany, read all about it in issue 13!
Dutch heavy weight sticker and stencil artist Jimmy Granti immortalises Dutch boxing hero Cor Evertsteijn by spreading his image worldwide. Read about it in issue 13.
If you write graffiti, you probably grew up with the funky fresh pieces by Danish master Swet. I know I have and it was an honour having this guy in SAM :)
If you've ever been to Amsterdam there is a 99% chance you've seen his work. With a clean handwriting style, he comments on daily life, politics and popular culture.
Tim Jentsch works as cabin crew for an international airliner and in his spare time abroad he photographs some of the best murals out there.
Issue 11, as always full of good stuff, interviews and just random eye candy. Order it in our shop and have in delivered to your house, or pick it up in your local graff shop, this issue features interviews with Brosmind, 45RPM, Oli-B, Jon Burgerman, Aka Corleone & Kruella d'Enfer and has items on Pow!Wow! Long Beach and a new section called 'catching up with...' where we feature fresh work of artists worldwide. Enjoy!
Portuguese couple Aka Corleone and Kruella d'Enfer both have a name that would suggest a career in violent crime and random evil doing, but the truth is thay are just two really skilled and hard working painters that took their illustration work to a next level. We spoke them for issue 11 and I'm sure you'll see some of their works pop up across Europe or beyond.
Meet Oli-B, the funk master from Belgium who paints pretty much anything he can get his hands on. In issue 11 we did a short interview with him, make sure to keep following this guy!
Yes! When starting SAM, one of the plans was to start organising shows and offer the featured artists a broader platform and promoting the art they make. So, we're proud to anounce the first show organised by SAM and kindly hosted by Circus Network from Porto. We have a line up consisting of artists that have been featured in SAM and that are active as professional illustrators. The show will feature two works made by each artist, framed in a 40x50cm frame. The opening is on May 7th and we'll do an item on the show in the upcoming issue 10. Good times!
So, SAM, you finally got the guys from London Police. Yes, it took some time, but in the end it was just a luke warm quiche, some Bulgarian bean soup and a small introduction by Jamie Lee Curtiss that got us where we are today. There's no way to describe the item, just read it.
Ow yeah, for our ninth issue we talked to Sobekcis about their work and their recent show in Art is Just a Four Letter Word gallery in Soest, Germany. Put on your sunglasses and make sure to sit down.
The year 2015 is coming to an end and we're already preparing for another four fresh issues for 2016. And like any other year, you can subscribe to SAM and enjoy a small discount and a hasle free delivery to your home. What a great Christmas gift this would be ;)
This guy has been on our wish list since issue #1, and even though he is almost our neighbor, he only found time when we already reached issue 8. So, here it is, the long awaited item on mr. Virus, one of the busiest painters out there, always working and adding more colour to the city every day. Whooo!
Rotterdam based artist Ready2Rumbl has been a valuable asset to the streets for some time now and has been in almost every issue of SAM now. We won't lie; he's one of our favourite artists out there, always delivering fresh walls and just being an all round cool guy. For issue 13 it was finally time for an interview!
LA based Mambo is known for his free flowing style that somehow always seems to radiate a good dose of sunshine. Check out issue 13 and catch some of those rays :)
Steen is known for his controversial rap lyrics, but he’s also a kick ass graffiti artist. Check out his item in issue 13.
Mixing a classic 80's style with iconinc trains and soft colours, Vents137 creates a cartoon world where graffiti writers will feel right at home.
Remember my name! That is what Husk mit Navn means in Danish. If not his name, you'll definetly remember his images that often have a humurous undertone and are somewhat autobiographic.
For issue 12 we finally had a chance to talk to this artist duo. It seems like they're always on the move, painting huge walls around the world. Based in Barcelona, they have recently made a few trips to South America.
The name and his work are two things you won't forget that easy. For issue 12 we talked to English artist Fanakapan who's big shiny balloon letters are constantly rising.
Barcelona based brothers Brosmind are an established name in the illustration scene and have done work for clients all over the world. Still, if they only have one minute of spare time, they spend it on illustrating their own projects. They have a very recognisable style which just boosts with the fun they have working. For issue 11 they gava an interview and supplied the cover image :)
If you're a faithfull SAM reader you must have seen his work, and now we finally got the man himself to do an interview for our 11th issue. 45RPM is a classic English draw and paintoholic who can easily fill the whole magazine.
Yes! Issue 10 just came out and it is again packed with some really nice stuff! We did an interview with Vidam from the Weird, who also made the cover for this issue, Dave the Chimp did another great cartoon, and joined us in interviewing the infamous 3TTMan. We hooked up with Fin DAC, Elisa Route worte a big article on the Berlin based collective 44Flavours and we have an item on Hendrik Beikirch who paints huge portraits of every day people. What more you ask? An item on our first show held in Circus Porto! So, enough talk, get your copy and read!
Our poster and cover boy for issue 9 is long time favourite mr. Rick Berkelmans aka Hedof. This guy is responsible for so many perfectly executed illustration jobs that we could fill a phone book with his work. We interviewed him and he told us all about staying young, skipping sleep and staying focussed for hours. And, for your viewing pleasure, we also added some images, duh!
Yes, again! We had this really nice Brazilian in issue 1 and now it's time for an update. Alex Senna selected some of his recent projects and we turned it into a sort of a picture story thing. Well, just go see for yourself!
It's that time of year again, yes, last minute shoppers please pay attention! Together with our friends at Nieuwe Hoogte we can offer you this special deal while supplies last: a fresh issue 8 of SAM Magazine and a signed and numbered print by Kev Grey. This print is made by letter press on thick black paper with silver ink. Each print comes packed with a certificate of authenticity and a bunch of stickers. Now hurry and get your order in!
So, issue 8 already! And just in time for the holidays, what a timing ;) This issue is packed with good stuff: we finally managed to get both ZEDZ and Eelco Virus to do an interview with us, there's an item on Kev Grey, Dotsy, Yok & Sheryo and Frau Isa. Dave the Chimp made the page 2 comic and there's stuff from all over the world in 'the great outdoors'. Just click 'shop' and you'll be reading sooner then the Dutch mail company can deliver mail, muhahahahahaaa!
One of the best known Dutch graffiti writers and a pioneer when it comes to putting things in perspective, mr. ZEDZ managed to find some time to talk to us in issue 8. He recently released a book about his graffiti works from roughly 1988 till 2015. Raise your hand if you weren't even born then!