30 Mar Classic Brazilian graffiti footage
I was first properly introduced to Brazilian Graffiti through Ignacio and Louise at Lost Art. In 1999 they sent me copies of Fiz magazine – a magazine designed by Os Gemeos – the magazine completely blew me away! At the time very few gringos were aware of the exciting graffiti scene that was developing especially in Sao Paulo. Twist had spent some time in Sao Paulo in 1993, meeting Os Gemeos which became a two way exchange of ideas. But it wasn’t until Sonik and Raven from 12oz Prophet visited Sao Paulo in 1997, who subsequently did a big feature on the scene, that graffiti writers worldwide become more aware of Brazilian Graffiti.
Sonik aka Caleb Neelon and Lost Art went on to be my partners for the Graffiti Brasil book – so it was great today to hear news via Lost Art’s twitter of a rare film surfacing of the legendary 12oz Prophet visit…
Image above: Sonik, Os Gemeos and Vitche from Caleb’s website.