While perusing the Coloring & Vagalism Tumblr we found this video by CNV crew that was posted last year. It’s a nice miscellany of retro recordings and graffiti action that defines the French crew’s aesthetic.
Painting freight trains is a typical form of graffiti on the North American scene. Originating on the West Coast, it seems to have spread all the way to Mexico across the tracks on which these heavy metal monsters circulate.
In the last four years, Afeks has been especially inclined to paying attention to this format, and it’s been sufficient enough time for the label “train writer” to be tacked onto his already established reputation on the Mexican scene. The spark that ignited the wick and caused him to dive into this terrain was the book, “Freight Train”, a publication of pieces by the freight classics such as King157, Jase, Jaber, Ichabod and Jarus; all writers who Afeks had seen running on the railroads.
“Getting that adrenaline rush from being between the train lines and trying to be careful of everything that surrounds you is a sensation that you don’t experience in front of a wall.” (more…)
Drain brings us up to date on his latest pieces. Murals and enormous freight trains are the canvases on which this VRS member’s flawless style is flexed. You could say that this writer stands amongst the top in Mexican graffiti, thanks to his perfect balance of skills that amount to an excellent letter style, bold color combos, superb effects, and well-defined characters.
Name: RELFY and SLATE.
Crew: SOX, HRT, COM, SC, OSB, ESQ
Location: Vic, Canada
Active since: 1998
Favorite surface: I enjoy painting on various types of painted metal. Anything that is smooth is nice. Spray always looks good on rusty freights. Vibrant colors also look nice on raw concrete.
Personal motivation: Evolving/studying/learning never stops for me, this is motivating. The idea I can keep growing and try new things and branching into different styles and using different color schemes and incorporate more influences from outside graffiti into my work is exciting. I want to surprise myself always to try and out do myself and keep refining my style. (more…)
This video comes sent to us from Croatian terrain and stars the writer Holick, here seen bringing to use MTN Speed cans on a freight train.
MTN Speed, conceived for painting fast pieces because both its pressure and coverage power are equal in strength, offers the optimal characteristics for use on surfaces as challenging as freight train metal.
The material comes with courtesy of our Montana Colors distributor in Croatia, CHILL.HR