SAM IS A MAGAZINE ABOUT STREET-ART, GRAFFITI, ILLUSTRATION, GRAPHIC ART AND EYE POPPING STUFF RELATED TO THESE. WE FEATURE ART FROM THE HEART!
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!
This nice couple has a dengue fever infected imagination and is kind enough to share that with us by making huge murals. Check out all you need to know in issue 8 and make sure to order a nasi goreng to go with it.
When we first aw the work by Dotsy we knew we wanted him in SAM. This Scandinavian is currently rocking Amsterdam with his multi-dotted images of pure weirdness. Check out issue 8 if yiu want to know all about him.
Ok, it took us all summer, but it's here; issue 7! This issue features a lot of good stuff from all over the world. We had a chance to talk to Jeremyville, who is a very busy man. We hooked up with our friend Baschz, did an interview with Michiel van den Berg, visited Soest to attend the first solo show by MOST in Partisan Creative Corner and to top it of there's an item on Pow!Wow! Long beach. Chimp did the cartoon and we have a new guy in the office; welcome Tommy!
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!
As promised, we have an item on Kev Grey in issue 8. This Liverpoolian is known for it's strong black and white images and has been on our list for a long time now.
In issue 8 we have an item on Frau Isa, the only female member of The Weird Crew. She currently had a show at Partisan Creative Corner in Soest and we feel head over heels in love with her ;)