Category Archives: Graffiti

Bombing With Uzi: TagsAndThrows

…after street art – tags is the new hype.

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Thanks to artists like Banksy and Obey, street art is getting bigger and more respected within the art world. The tag, the artists signature, is where graffiti started and TagsAndThrows seeks to shine light on this part of the subculture, an art form soon to be as respected as any other.

Bombing With Uzi is TagsAndThrows 6th short documentary. The viewer gets an unique view of how one of Europe’s most legendary graffiti writers – Uzi – gets his name up on the streets of Stockholm, while balancing his role as a family father in the meanwhile. Interviewed about his view on art in public spaces, the cost of graffiti removal and the future of graffiti within the art world.

TagsAndThrows is the worlds leading online source when it comes to the backbone of graffiti – tags and throw-ups. Our main market is the die hard fans of graffiti bombing – the ones already in love with the subculture, but we’re also aiming at educating the rest of the world about this suburban phenomenon. With 88.000 followers on Instagram and 1.6 million views on YouTube on 6 short documentaries about graffiti bombers from New York, Stockholm, Melbourne and Copenhagen – TagsAndThrows is set to document the most beautiful tags and throw-ups in the world in the most beautiful way possible.

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Thomas Gunnarsson / OKOK.

Thomas Gunnarsson, or OKOK as he calls himself as an artist, has been a part of the graffiti culture for more than 27 years. He’s a photographer, a filmer and a designer – and a shaker and mover in the Swedish creative industries. Right now, he’s putting his full focus into TagsAndThrows and his own career as an artist – creating art, experimenting with never-before used techniques, and expanding the universe one sketch at a time.

“I love bombing and I love photography. I snap a lot of pictures. Pictures of people, patterns and color combinations, tags and throw-ups. I love to capture the world around me, both with a camera, visually with a pen or with words on paper. It’s something inside me that I can’t stop. Something that’s gotta get out”.OKOK, founder of TagsAndThrows, covered on the BizarreBeyondBelief Magazine.

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More short documentaries by TagsAndThrows can be found here >>>

Bombing With Guns >
Bombing Alone >
Bombing With Lush > 
Bombing in Copenhagen >
Daytime Bombing with HNR >

#StreetArt #Graffiti Favs This Week

Powerful messages in deceptively naive art?  Maybe.  See for yourself.  We see these as some of the best #graffiti shares this week found on Twitter, from some of our favorite handles!

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The Year of the Sheep: New Years Art & Graffiti

The Chinese New Year begins on February 19, 2015 and it is the Year of the Sheep.  The Year of the Sheep is considered an auspicious year that brings luck and good things.  The year of 2015 is also known as Wooden Sheep. Because Wood (tree) is connected to the color of Green. Therefore, 2015 is the Year of Green Wooden Sheep WoodSheepFemale woodSheep.  The Sheep is also the symbol of the arts.  So being that this is ArtTuesday for us here at Gia On The Move we thought we’d share some interesting street art/graffiti finds.  Hands down our personal favorite genre in the art world, we found some pretty provocative stuff.  Check these out.

Culture Marches On

 Of all the things I could possibly write about 2014…that it’s been Gia On The Move’s best year yet…that we’ve been so fortunate to have experienced so much gorgeous, avant-garde, unique, delicious artistry in live performance, art, music, movies, food, fashion and more…what an awesome adventure it’s been…that we love all of the great friends we’ve made along the way, and how incredibly lucky to often accidentally have stumbled across gems that no one else was noticing…  What we’re most happy to say is ‘Thank you’.  Thank you for letting us entertain, inform, introduce and offer a little bit of our passions to YOU.   What a ride!  Ready for more?   ~Gia

Happy New Year!!!

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The Day After…

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Open Wide!

One of the most fun street art finds of the week, this sea monster comes totally alive, rendered in a uniquely perfect symmetry with its urban landscape.  We had to share it!  Check out @StreetArtBuzz on Twitter for more.

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It’s a Love Thing

It’s #GivingTuesday on Twitter today and although I intended to go through all the hashtags, I somehow found myself in the #graffiti #streetart timeline.  What is giving about anyway if it’s not about love?  Check out these beautiful #art pieces.  Simple and not so simple…be moved to DO something today  that gives kindness, love, meaning…you get the picture right?

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‪#‎GivingTuesday‬ ‪#‎love‬ scenesfromnyc @postcardsfromny ‪#‎unionsquare‬ ‪#‎trackbike‬ ‪#‎fixbike‬ ‪#‎chelsea‬ ‪#‎art‬ ‪#‎brooklyn‬ ‪#‎soho‬ ‪#‎centralpark‬ ‪#‎streetart‬

‪#‎GivingTuesday‬ ‪#‎love‬ scenesfromnyc @postcardsfromny ‪#‎unionsquare‬ ‪#‎trackbike‬ ‪#‎fixbike‬ ‪#‎chelsea‬ ‪#‎art‬ ‪#‎brooklyn‬ ‪#‎soho‬ ‪#‎centralpark‬ ‪#‎streetart‬

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