SAM IS A MAGAZINE ABOUT STREET-ART, GRAFFITI, ILLUSTRATION, GRAPHIC ART AND EYE POPPING STUFF RELATED TO THESE. WE FEATURE ART FROM THE HEART!
The people at Bombing Science wanted to get a sense of what was going on with graffiti this summer and what better way to do that than to explore where people were using the #graffiti hashtag around the world. The world is full of artists making their mark in an expanding list of cities. Rather than pick cities at random, they pulled Instagram data over the summer to deliver to you the Top 99 instagrammable cities for graffiti as brought to you by instagrammers from around the world. Read all about it here!
Sometimes a good plan just comes together like that. In this case it was Vents137 who made a SAM shirt for Hektik clothing. All I can say it's a damn fine shirt and you should order one here. Enjoy!
German artist DXTR is always experimenting and taking things to the next level, this professor is now mastering the skill to paint like an eighties 8-bit computer game. How come? Check out his interview in issue 14.
Portuguese born Nuno Viegas currently lives and works in the Netherlands where he paints almost photo realistic canvasses and walls. Graffiti culture is the focal point of his work. The approach to this theme is a continuous tribute to all those who dedicate part of their lives to this culture, in search of moments, for almost nothing, in the heart of a society whose main objective is the quest for money and power. And he's got an interview in issue 14 :)
Rotterdam based organisation Rewriters visited Pow!Wow! on the sunny island of Hawaii, and made a short report of this event in issue 14.
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!
Yes, it's here, issue 15! Featuring 80 pages of good stuff including interviews with mr. Super A, Gris1, Greetings Tour, Cloakwork, ParentsParents, Freshco and Iron Monkey, Tim's Choice and as always a nice cartoon by Dave the Chimp. Enough reasons to make this a killer issue again :)
Time flies when you're having fun! But getting this issue ready for print was quite hectic; some items were finished later then last minute, and there had to be some painting done in the sunshine, but hey, issue 14 is ready and available in our shop, so no biggie. Another reason this issue was hectic, or should I say Hektik (yes, it’s a bad word joke, I know...) is because we teamed up with Vents137 who had a big item in issue 12 and German clothing brand Hektik to make a t-shirt that has already become standard issue uniform here at the office. Ok, this summer won't last forever, order the mag, order the shirt, wait for the mailman and enjoy another fine selection of international good stuff!
Loulou and Tummie are a creative duo, working together from their Dutch hometown Tilburg since 2004. Their portfolio shows a broad range of projects such as designs for apps, advertising campaigns, books, toys, pluche dolls, murals, character designs for games and patterns for bags. Besides commisioned projects they develop self-initiated projects, characterized with having little or none restrictions that often results in new knowledge, which they can then use in commissioned projects. Although their work may look simple, it’s thought through, no detail is left to coincedence and the use of well balanced colours creates a quieting result. Check out their interview in issue 14!
For most of us, the Korean graffiti, art and illustration scene is still pretty unknown. So were very happy to come across the work of Seenaeme who is currently painting wall after wall after wall in her recognisable style. In issue 14 we have an interview with her, check it out!
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!