Sunday, April 16, 2006

Happy Easter...

Happy Easter everyone! Soon I will get some new pictures as a special suburbs feature. But for the time being I just want to give you an impression about the current situation and some mixed pics from the last days. I hope you enjoy them as usual. Let's start with the Graffiti Statistic's from the Sydney Council:

During 2003, the City removed 33,191 incidents of graffiti from the Local Government Area. This graffiti covered an area of almost 200,000m2.

During 2004, the City removed 161,094 incidents of graffiti from the Local Government Area. This graffiti covered an area of almost 115,226m2. This is equivalent to almost 441 tennis courts.

During 2005, the City removed 210,405 incidents of graffiti from the Local Government Area. This graffiti covered an are of almost 135,327m2.

So as you can see, Graffiti is getting more and more popular in down under as well. Of course you can imagine that such an increase is definitely a "problem" for the authorities. So of course there are now really hard laws in place. The latest action of the authorities was to ban Marc Ecko's brand new game 'Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure' which is of course ridiculous. But just read the story for yourself:

"Multimillionaire US fashion designer Marc Ecko has slammed the decision to ban the sale of his video game in Australia.

The Classification Review Board on Wednesday refused to classify the game, Marc Ecko’s Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure, meaning it cannot be sold, demonstrated, hired or imported.

The decision was endorsed last night by the Federal Attorney-General, Philip Ruddock, who had asked the board to review of the game's MA15+ classification after concerns were voiced that the game would promote graffiti.

Australia is the only country in the world to ban the game.

"I am extremely disappointed in the Australian Government Classification Review Board’s move to ban my video game ... based solely on a perceived notion that it somehow will promote the crime of graffiti," Mr Ecko wrote in an email in response to a request for comment by"

Let's be honest this advert is more than yummi. I really like the slogans and the graphical approach to make this fat-monsters looking cute ;)

Yo and that's the 'Sensemann' (lord death himself) who will take care of all the unfinished community business, so better watch out for him if you plan your next session.

It can't get more HipHop than that? Check the DJ and his wicked Breakdance cap!

This image is really cool. I mean just check the colors and typo.

This guy works in town behind the KFC counter. Cool dude, aiy and before I forget: "Respect to the man in the ice cream van!"

Another nice Typo which could be look nice on steel as well ;)

And if you make it big in business you can even tag your name into the sky where you should get lots of spectators to look at your name. Imagine doing this way one-liners and throw ups, yeah massive ;)

And I mean this cool dudes are just the one you wanted to hang out with since you are kid.

And again a nice graffiti'esque font for an advert.

Spotted by coincedence in Kings Cross.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Empty streets at night...

I am sure everyone knows to appreciate the mood of the night time in the city. It's just different and makes you feel lonely in a normally crowded place. It creates space for ideas and art. I hope you enjoy the pictures and imagine your own spots in them.

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Some street art from Sydney...

So here we go. The first edition of brings you an inside on the streets of Sydney. Actually I thought already quiet a long time about doing something like this. As you will see the whole site is really like Cromatics, everything goes in what is related to streetart or even not. Our days typography is all over the place and so it pays to pay attention to all aspects of street life. I hope you do enjoy my first release and you can look forward to get some more stuff pretty soon...