Category: Articles

  • Independent on Sunday article

    Independent on Sunday article

    I recently helped out with an article The Independent on Sunday published last week (03.06.12). Journalist Genevieve Roberts asked for my opinions on Kurt Perschke’s fun and friendly Red Ball Project and I was happy to oblige with some thoughts – some of which were quoted in the article. The Red Ball Project is currently doing a tour…

  • Huck Magazine article

    Huck Magazine article

      Huck is a bi-monthly magazine rooted in skate, surf, snow, music, art and activism. I contributed to the latest issue no.30 which is an ‘Art Special’. Firstly I wrote a piece entitled “The Fundamentals of Street Art” – which outlined what I believe to be the key ingredients in this art form. Secondly they…

  • 10 Best Street Artworks – The Observer Magazine

    10 Best Street Artworks – The Observer Magazine

    I was pleased to be commissioned by the Observer magazine to compile my 10 Best Street Artworks as part of their 10 Best series. The feature appeared in their Review magazine on the 7th August and can also be found here on line at their parent newspaper’s website … Steve Powers: A Love Letter to You…

  • Art in the Streets – Juxtapoz Magazine

    Art in the Streets – Juxtapoz Magazine

    April’s issue of Juxtapoz is a special edition to celebrate the Art in the Streets exhibition at MOCA, Los Angeles. My small contribution to it was a piece about Belgian artist Roa who was featured in the exhibition and my last book Street Sketchbook: Journeys.

  • Escif Interview – Juxtapoz Magazine

    Escif Interview – Juxtapoz Magazine

    I’m very pleased to have in my hands a copy of this month’s Juxtapoz which features an interview I made with its cover star – Escif. I’ve been lucky enough to have followed his development over the last five years so it was a pleasure to be asked by Escif  to interview him about his…

  • Alexandre Farto – Selected Works

    Alexandre Farto – Selected Works

    Alexandre Farto aka Vhils – Selected Works 2005/2010 is in stores now. I was honoured to contribute to this book with the preface. I have long been a supporter and champion of Alex’s work so it was great to add my words in this new book. There is also an excellent piece written by Miguel Moore…

  • PopUP! – Interview

    PopUP! – Interview

    PopUP! is an International street art and poster festival which has been held over a number of years in Ancona, Italy. I was asked to contribute an interview piece for a book produced for the 2010 edition of the festival which commemorated previous years work. It was a pleasure to be involved with a project…

  • Basco Vasko interview – Juxtapoz Magazine

    Basco Vasko interview – Juxtapoz Magazine

    Earlier this year Basco Vasko, a Chilean artist I have admired for a long time, asked me to conduct an interview with him for Juxtapoz magazine. Finally its in print (see above with Dr Lakra on the cover). Finding the right questions to unravel his art and processes was quite a challenge since his highly…

  • Hugo Kaagman – Stencil King

    Hugo Kaagman – Stencil King

    This post comes a little late – Hugo Kaagman‘s book Stencil King was published in November 2009 by Lebowski Publishers. I was honoured to be asked to write the introduction to it. I first got to know Kaagman’s work on an art college trip to Amsterdam in 1986 – I was blown away by what I…

  • Chicha Posters – Creative Review

    Chicha Posters – Creative Review

    This month’s Creative Review Magazine (Jaunary 2010) features an article about the Chica poster culture of Peru. These posters are screenprinted with fluorescent colours typically with a strong black background. The designs are drafted by hand and with extraordinary skill, each layer of colour is the result of a hand cut paper stencil. Although I…