Tuesday, September 18, 2012

TLW: TA Wall and the Streets

Been a busy week, but getting lots done. I'm building up a bunch of solid flicks for Rooftop Edition Volume 3 so you better be keeping close to these updates. I'm also preparing to expand beyond the blog format and into a full fledged web site dedicated to Montreal Graffiti and from there it only gets bigger and better. I'll be going to Berlin soon as well for an extended visit and I fully expect to pound pavement and get my flick game on like I do here.  Here are some shots from the streets I grabbed from The Last Week and a killer production by some of Montreal's finest at the TA Wall. More soon.


Great production by Oser, Axe, Ensu, Stare, Stane, Scan, and Smak at the A Wall. I'm sitting on some other good stuff that I'll have up soon. Stay posted.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Daily Dose: Silo No.5

I was in the Old Port on Friday and decided to stop through and check out the old Silo No. 5 that stands tall along the Montreal skyline. This is a massive facility, spanning almost half a kilometer and over 60 meters high with 206 silos in three different structures. Apparently there are talks between Heritage Montreal, the city and businesses to try to restore or preserve the structure for its significance to the industrial and shipping history of the city and region. At the moment it's abandoned, fenced off, and for the most part not in use. Although when I was walking around there was power to several buildings, lights, and ventilation fans running. I also found a few cameras in the back end that made me adjust my approach to the area.

I didn't get in as all the doors were welded shut, at least as far as I could see. In all my years flicking I just never made to this area or inside this structure. Now that I know where to get in I'll be stopping through more often, to grab flicks of the area and explore at the very least. If I get into this monster I'll be sure to document the hell out of it, that's for sure. And I don't know what happened but I had a great shot of a Near Dawsr collab that seems to have disappeared. Apologies. I'll post it next time I pass though if its still there.

Got a few nice flicks though. Mostly stuff from last year. Besides a couple of the pieces I really liked the enormity of the structure and grounds of the facility. I'd love to get into this place to see its innards, and when I do get in I'm going to make sure not to miss a thing. I'll post more in the future when I get a chance to stop by again. I`m sure that this spot has had its fair share of graff but from this visit I didn't see a whole lot. Most likely there is plenty inside this beast. Enjoy these few flicks for now.  More in the future.

Stay posted.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Daily Dose: Cope2 & Indie in town, TA, Stinky's, strung up teddy bears, and everything else in between

This daily dose thing is not as easy as it may appear. Especially when I walk 10K and flick a tonne of updates. But I'm trying to keep up as much as possible. So please bear with me. Odd side note right off the bat: I got this weird side photo thing with abandoned teddy bears and dolls. Yeah, weird, I know. But I find them wherever I go and they seemingly move around after people do stuff to them. Anyway, I've got as bunch of shots locked away somewhere and I'll eventually do a special post. Here's the recent addition to the teddy bear Golgotha that I've collected from the TA Factory. Someone strung them up too. Poor bastards. Here's a bunch of shots from the past week, and a couple from the last month or so.

I didn't do much trekking about this weekend but I was out a bit last week to follow up on a little gossip going around the town and to get that last end of the summer feel from the streets. Although Can You Rock was canceled, it looks like Senk, Sniper, Scien, Klor, along with Cope2 & Indie (who were in town) decided to grace the walls off of Cabot Street with a nice production to pay hommage to the spot. Solid production too, deep colors and the always fine lettering by some of Montreal's finest and company.

To be honest though, I didn't pass through looking for that wall, although is was really nice to have come across it. It was a precisely executed production and a nice collab. I was there to document some cross outs by Cope2 on a couple of local names. Whatever the issue, he felt it necessary to not just cross them out, but to make a  post of it on his blog on 12 Oz Prophet. You can check it here. He says that he's rocking on some Montreal toys. Interesting to say the least, and predictably the start to another beef that will escalate in the coming future. Whatever the beef, whatever the history, I hope  these gents work it out and no real bullshit comes out of it. But hey, I just document. So here's my shots of the cross out at the spot from last year.

I also got the chance to stop through the TA Wall and Factory area, and good ol' Stinky's. Noticed soime tunneling and rope ladders at the scene, heard soem activity inside, but didn't have the time to get all down and dirty. Soon. Really liked the collab by Five8, Dyer, and Quiz at the TA Wall too, positive creations going on there. I'll have more from St. Henri and TA soon too.

More Soon. Stay posted.