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Blek le Rat: Grandfather of Stencilled Graffiti

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October 1st, 2010

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Blek le Rat is the pioneer of stenciled graffiti art. Not wanting to imitate common American graffiti, he took his own take on the matter and started stencilling black rats all over the streets of Paris in 1981. [ Continue Reading ]

Yes, Yes, We Could Be Heroes

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May 3rd, 2010

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Hangin’ with the Broken Crow

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April 7th, 2009

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John Grider (a.k.a. Broken Crow) is a stencil-and-spray-paint artist out of the Twin Cities whose huge murals have been garnering a fair bit of attention.

If the name Broken Crow sounds familiar, it might be because you heard it dropped by P.O.S. in his Optimist video (see my April 8th post on P.O.S.). [ Continue Reading ]