Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Looking forward to this years Step In The Arena

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Step In The Arena 2011

Step In The Arena 2011’. The largest graffiti festival in the Netherlands. It will take place on the 9th and 10th of July in Eindhoven. This year with a special side event: Hidden Beauty, an international street-art event.

Step In The Arena took place in 2010 for the first time and several thousands of people came to visit. This year more than 200 local and international graffiti gladiators will show their skills in the weekend of 9 and 10 juli in thé street-art arena of Europe: ‘de Berenkuil’. Some names of artists are:
CFH (NL), OD crew (NL), Staynice (NL), Nasty Sons (NL), Cosh (NL), Dephaezer (NL), Jake (NL), Mickey (NL)

Heavy Artillery (UK-DK): Aroe-Roid-Storm-Gebes
Wild Boys (IT): Zeus-Opium-Rota-Pencil
Greetings crew (FR): Ogre-Gris-Gomer
LoveLetters (NL-D-F): Nash-Rusl-Dater-Chas-Ozer-Tumki-Biser
Swet (DK), Nychos (A), Dome (D), Belin (ES), Zedz (IT), New2 (AU)

The festival is being organized by Dynamo in collaboration with the graffiti scene of Eindhoven. It’s goal is to challenge young people and professionals to meet and challenge each other creatively.

Graffiti and street art are important aspects of hiphop culture in Eindhoven. With this graffiti weekend, Dynamo wants the inhabitants of Eindhoven and beyond to meet street art and show them what Eindhoven is famous for in the whole world.

Young graffiti artist are given the opportunity to work with pro’s from the graffiti scene, national and international artists. If you want to join in, please contact:

Adres: Insulindeplein, also known as the Berenkuil, in Eindhoven. Free entrance.

Hidden Beauty.
This year Step In The Arena has a special side event: Hidden Beauty. The first edition of this international street art event takes place on July 8, 9 and 10 in the old Schellens textile factory. The outside walls and the sluice room of this characteristic factory are the decor. Hidden Beauty is an initiative of Niels Wildenberg (Wildenberg mode) and Emil van der Wijst (Decofiti), in collaboriaton with Dynamo.

Besides some local heroes the line up of Hidden Beauty exists of the international street art elite, coming to Eindhoven especially for this event. The work made by these artists are specifically designed for this location and go beyond traditional graffiti. They work both two and three-dimensional and there is the possibility to buy artwork and merchandise. 

Some names of artists are:
ECB (D), Dome (D), Nychos (AU), Zedz (IT), Belin (ES), Super A (NL), Zenk One (NL), Sol Crew (NL), Klub 7 (D).

Adres: Bleekstraat / Vestdijk on the corner. You will see Hidden Beauty Logo. Free entrance.

Step in the Arena 2011 is sponsored by Montana, Citydynamiek, Grolsch, Decofiti, Vincent Huibers graffiti art, Wildenberg mode, Q-promotions, Boels, de Verfkampioen en 3BE (bed en breakfast).

Monday, June 20, 2011

Who'll stop the rain?

Climbed around on some scaffolding at a jam today at a place starting with L (I think?) in the north of Holland. Sorry , it was a bit of a tired rush. Not the best weather driving up there, but it improved a tad and provided Mister an idea for the direction for our pieces.
Fun day, friendly peeps.

Thursday, June 16, 2011


My old buddy Cure from Australia was one of the first train writers I met around 25 years ago. He was both a skater and writer. You wouldn't see him for a while when off skating and then he would come back and not just pick up from where he left off but casually bring something new and interesting. Same applies these days. He's physically quite detached from the daily going ons of writing, he can take a 15- 20 year break, then make it look effortless and bring it like he never stopped!