Stickers have been a part of graffiti culture for almost as long as graffiti itself. Whilst bombing is generally saved for the late hours of the night, stickers are able to be put up with stealth and swiftness at any time of the day. Of course, a huge downside of bombing with stickers is that […]
Very early on in school you get taught how to write, and shortly after you are taught how to write in cursive, or “conjoined” writing. Fast forward a few years and you’re tearing up the neighbourhood with a spray can, learning the ways of graffiti writing – the graffiti handstyle. As awesome as it is […]
About one week ago, I was going through my mind thinking of some the upcoming things for Handstyler. I then realised that it was very close to Halloween and I hadn’t planned anything for it yet. It wasn’t a hard task to think of a subject for an interview, as only one came to mind: […]
It took me a while, but finally I was able to get the @handstyler handle. Somebody else had it, and after a bit of back-and-forth with Twitter’s support team, it’s been resolved. So, to celebrate, I will be doing a competition there shortly – so be sure to head over and give a follow if […]
Whilst on my travels around Europe in 2013, naturally I was keeping an eye out for any sick handstyles across the multiple countries I visited. When I ended up in Poland, there was one name I kept seeing that was doing constant damage with high quality tags – Sicoer. I kept making mental notes to take […]
If you’ve been keeping an eye on the social channels over the past few weeks, you may have noticed that Handstyler stickers had been in the works. I am pleased to say they are finally here! The tag design on them was done by Kanser BYE and is without a doubt a masterpiece on it’s […]
It’s sick coming across all these different writers with dope handstyles – and with the power of the internet, it makes it super easy to connect myself with artists on the other side of the world. That’s why it was ironic to find that New York City native Never had made his way onto Australian […]
Not many artists have caught my eye with consistency than the handstyles of Boston’s Soem. I first saw some of his tags via pictures on Instagram and noticed his style, to me, was a influenced by the old-school New York style, but with his own originality added to the flow.
The quality of his tags were made more apparent when he and two others were hand-picked winners of 12ozProphet’s x MTNColor’s handstyle competition recently (there were tons of quality entries, too).
I was lucky enough to have a chat with the man himself to answer some questions about his style, his influences, and his first interests in dropping dope tags.
There are many artists I come across that have impressive handstyles and tags. Most of these artists have practised for years to get to the level they are at, and generally find their best tags are delivered from either a spray can, a marker, a mop, or any other tool they can find. One of […]