Graffiti and Police Misconduct: Knowing and Understanding Your Rights

Recently, police officers in the United States have been under fire for their violent and brutal arrests of suspects and inhumane treatment of those under their custody and control. Individuals with various ethnic backgrounds have been victims of police misconduct. Amidst these incidents is the tragic death of young graffiti writer, Israel Hernandez, known as “Reefa.” The chase and Hernandez’s life ended when the police caught up to him and he was tasered. This could have been avoided.

12ozProphet Exclusive: Asend One Paints Chicago

Culture, style, originality and dedication have given him a lasting place in the graffiti world, a feat of unexpected magnitude considering the temporary nature of the art. If you live in the Chicago area and haven't noticed his name, you're not looking. He has devoted nearly two decades to his art and the experience shows. He has left his mark and continues to inspire graffiti writers globally to do the same.

Norm AWR

Exclusive Video: NORM MSK - Talking Graffiti & Tattoos with 12ozProphet

NORM AWR is a name you should immediately recognize. He's been one of several notorious members of famed graffiti crew “Mad Society Kings,” for decades and has traveled the world extensively as an accomplished tattoo artist. Join us for this exclusive short video as 12ozProphet captures a glimpse from the daily life of NORM AWR.

Prison Murals in Paris and Marseille by David Mesguich (User 79)

David Mesguich, also known as User 79, has completed the second in his series of prison mural paintings in France. Working with prisoners to complete the Baumettes prison mural in Marseille, Mesguich has managed to design, undertake and complete two beautiful paintings, juxtaposing the tough grey exterior of the prisons with vibrantly colored designs, spanning massive, barbed wire covered prison walls.

Finok Art Opening - Lisbon, Portugal - O Enterro do Galo (The Burial of the Rooster)

Imagine for a second what it would be like to stand in this room. The dim gallery lighting, the vaulted ceilings, and the distant walls and stretched space echoing your every move. Join 12ozProphet as we take a virtual walk through, spotlighting the latest effort from Finok and showing you this exclusive and intimate view of his latest art opening: O Enterro do Galo (The Burial of the Rooster).

Exclusive: New York City Subway Trains Caught Running With Graffiti Art!

12ozProphet has a freakin' doozy of a Metal Monday post for you. One of our team was fortunate enough to be in the right place at the right time and despite single digit temperatures and a wind chill that pushes the frigid temps into negative territory, caught this freshly painted steel running on the MTA system for all of New York City to enjoy.

VEEFER for 12ozProphet - Graffiti x Studio Sessions

Veefer is a street bomber, an all-city legend and a veteran of the game. As a graffiti writer Veefer has been getting down since the late 80's and all of us at 12oz have long been fans of his work. Recently he stopped by our downtown studio to get down with this video spotlight.

Dmote for 12ozProphet

Blackbook sessions with DMOTE - Prime Suspects

In this latest edition of 12oz Studio Sessions we've once again brought top-tier talent into the studio; this round with Australian-born artist DMOTE. For those of you living under a rock, if you aren't up on who DMOTE is, it might be due to the fact that he's also been consistently prolific writing SHANK.