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The Rise of Graffiti Writing - From New York To Europe

The story of Graffiti from its beginnings in 1970s New York to its arrival in Europe in the 1980s. Developing in the creative cauldron of the Bronx before crossing the Atlantic, the street style spread like a virus in Amsterdam, Paris, London and Copenhagen before taking over the entire continent.

The Rise of Graffiti Writing - Season 1

A 10 part documentary series laying out the early history of graffiti art. 

8 min

The Rise of Graffiti Writing – From New York To Europe (1/10)

THE ORIGINS | 1973 - 1982

THE ORIGINS | 1973 - 1982

8 min

11 min

The Rise of Graffiti Writing - From New York to Europe (2/10)

WILD STYLE IS BORN | 1979 - 1981

WILD STYLE IS BORN | 1979 - 1981

11 min

10 min

FROM DOWNTOWN NY TO EUROPE | 1980 - 1981

The Rise of Graffiti Writing – From New York To Europe (3/10)

The Rise of Graffiti Writing – From New York To Europe (3/10)

10 min

10 min

AMSTERDAM 1980 | 1980 - 1982

The Rise of Graffiti Writing – From New York To Europe (4/10)

The Rise of Graffiti Writing – From New York To Europe (4/10)

10 min

9 min

The Rise of Graffiti Writing – From New York To Europe

WILD STYLE GOES EUROPE | 1982 - 1983 (6/10)

WILD STYLE GOES EUROPE | 1982 - 1983 (6/10)

9 min

17 min

BRITISH PIONEERS | 1982 - 1986

The Rise of Graffiti Writing – From New York To Europe (7/10)

The Rise of Graffiti Writing – From New York To Europe (7/10)

17 min

14 min

CRIME TIME KINGS | 1985 - 1987

The Rise of Graffiti Writing – From New York To Europe (8/10)

The Rise of Graffiti Writing – From New York To Europe (8/10)

14 min

10 min

The Rise of Graffiti Writing – From New York To Europe (9/10)

GERMANY 1983 | 1983 - 1986

GERMANY 1983 | 1983 - 1986

10 min

The Rise of Graffiti Writing - Season 2

Season 2 of the documentary series laying out the early history of graffiti art from New York to the cities of Europe.

13 min

KINGS OF TRAINS | 1971 - 1984

The Rise of Graffiti Writing (2) – From New York To Europe (1/6)

The Rise of Graffiti Writing (2) – From New York To Europe (1/6)

13 min

9 min

STYLE WARS – SEEN

The Rise of Graffiti Writing (2) – From New York To Europe (2/6)

The Rise of Graffiti Writing (2) – From New York To Europe (2/6)

9 min

8 min

STENCIL PIONEER – BLEK LE RAT (PARIS)

The Rise of Graffiti Writing (2) – From New York To Europe (3/6)

The Rise of Graffiti Writing (2) – From New York To Europe (3/6)

8 min

10 min

COPENHAGEN | 1984 - 1987

The Rise of Graffiti Writing (2) – From New York To Europe (4/6)

The Rise of Graffiti Writing (2) – From New York To Europe (4/6)

10 min

10 min

DENMARK | 1984 - 1986

The Rise of Graffiti Writing (2) – From New York To Europe (5/6)

The Rise of Graffiti Writing (2) – From New York To Europe (5/6)

10 min

9 min

DENMARK | 1986 - 1991

The Rise of Graffiti Writing (2) – From New York To Europe (6/6)

The Rise of Graffiti Writing (2) – From New York To Europe (6/6)

9 min