Scrap Magazine
7869 Linchen Drive, Suite 122, Citrus Heights, CA 95621, USA
Telephone: +1 714 362-0399

content in English

Issue: none

Scribble Magazine
P.O. Box 19329, Cincinnati, OH 45219, USA
28 (8.5x11) pages , 100% graffiti , 72% color , content in English

Primary coverage: United States
Issue: 12

With issue 12, Scribble continues to fine-tune its formula for one of the best pure-graffiti zines on the planet. As is always the case with Scribble, the graffiti will blow your mind -- expect to see a varied collection of exquisite productions and pieces, with some throws and freights tossed in for good measure. All of the flicks are vibrant, crisp, and presented beautifully on nice-n-shiny stock. The written content, which has always been Scribble's Achilles heel, continues to improve with this issue but is still well below the journalistic bar set by 12 Ounce Prophet and Molotov Cocktail. However, make no mistake, Scribble is really about eye orgasms, and it will leave you spent.


Settin Tha Pace
P.O. Box 117, Newark, CA 94560, USA
16 (8.5x11) pages , 100% graffiti , 0% color , content in English

Primary coverage: San Francisco
Issue: 3

Settin' Tha Pace is a hardcore homegrown Xeroxed affair that reminds you what graffiti is supposed to be about: not big business, but soul. For its third effort, STP has improved a bit by tossing the chick pics and bringing the graffiti quality up a notch, though we still expect more from a zine located in San Francisco. Nonetheless, you'll find some nice graffiti here, along with outlines and lots of attitude. Straight up.


Show and Prove
P.O. Box 280600, Nashville, TN 37228, USA

16 (8x10) pages , 70% graffiti , 100% color , content in English

Primary coverage: Saint Louis, United States (central)
Issue: 1

If the first issue is any sign, Show and Prove is going to need to be made drool-proof in the future. Although the zine is slender at a mere sixteen pages, expect to find some of the best North American pretty-boy graffiti you'll ever see, courtesy of a "best of" collection from the Paint Louis '98 and Scribble Jam '98 expos. The quality of the photos is exceedingly high, which when mixed with large prints and radiating colors means one can't help but get jealous. Though the first issue is solely about graffiti, the zine has plans to branch out into all aspects of hip-hop; let's hope that doesn't mean fewer flicks.


P.O. Box 37024, 08080, Barcelona, Spain

24 (A4) pages , 100% graffiti , 100% color , content in English and Spanish

Primary coverage: Barcelona, Spain, Europe, Trains
Issue: 2 (1998)

Sicopats is a hardcore graffiti zine cataloging the best of the Barcelona train scene, with scattered trains from elsewhere around Europe. While not a bombing zine, Sicopats is not a forum for the mural kiddies, keeping the focus squarely on the illegal side. The images are presented in a plain but effective manner on glossy stock that gives the zine a satisfying feel.


SIN Magazine
out of print

Issue: none

out of print

25 (8.5x11) pages , 90% graffiti , 75% color , content in English

Primary coverage: NYC, Boston, United States
Issue: 5

Skills effectively presents excellent United States graffiti in large quantities Since the magazine does not focus on a particular crew, the pieces are always fabulous, featuring artists like Twist, Kingbee, Emit, and Cycle. While this was guaranteed to produce jealousy in the hearts of mere mortals, it showed the best graffiti had to offer, pure and simple.


SneakTip Productions, Box 80, 3400 Hilleroed, Denmark
Telephone: +45 33 93 82 52

25+ pages , 0% color

Issue: none

Southern Fried Funk
out of print

25 (8.5x11) pages , 100% graffiti , 50% color , content in English

Primary coverage: Nashville, United States (southern)
Issue: 4

Southern Fried Funk is a zine out of Nashville that's high on enthusiasm but short on content. The zine would be a lot better if all the flicks were in full color and more varied, but it's still a respectable glimpse into a scene seldom seen.


24 (A4) pages , 90% graffiti , 100% color , content in English and Russian

Primary coverage: Former USSR Republics
Issue: 1 (2001)

Through scattered glimpses provided by Polish zines like Brain Damage, we've long suspected that graffiti is alive and well in Russia, but up until now we've had no conclusive proof. Well, Sprayit Freestyle Magazine casts all our doubts aside with a super debut issue that showcases this inventive and thriving scene.

With a sizable collection of photos from a host of cities including Moscow, Minsk, and St. Petersburg, Sprayit affords us a chance to finally gain insights into this intriguing scene. The graffiti itself is a unique blend of European, American and homegrown styles, that, according to Sprayit, has been evolving for more than 15 years, and the quality of the graff supports their claim.

Like the scene, the zine also surprises us with a remarkably mature, well-rounded, and well-assembled effort that includes several interviews and articles, though be forewarned that some of the written content is only in Russian. In short, Sprayit is an irresistible full-tilt tour of this fascinating scene -- don't miss out!


Route 33, Box 86Q, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505, USA

28 (8.5x11) pages , 95% graffiti , 25% color , content in English

Primary coverage: Worldwide
Issue: 2 (1997)

Stealth is a zine devoted to representing the worldwide graffiti scene through providing a public forum for contributions received from around the globe. If the reviewed issue is any indication, their mission is going quite well: graffiti from all eras, areas and styles is featured, although not necessarily in equal proportions. The quality of the graffiti is good and at times impressive, although the photos are often too small and mostly in black-and-white. In addition to the flicks, there is a small outlines section and an article or two.


100% graffiti , 0% color , content in English

Primary coverage: Los Angeles
Issue: none

Steel is Real
Postfach 900158, 60441, Frankfurt, Germany

20 (A4) pages , 100% graffiti , 80% color , content in German (some English )

Primary coverage: Trains
Issue: 3

Steel is Real is an elegant zine which executes superbly on a single goal: show the best trains graffiti has to offer. Providing page after page of trains (not freights!) from all around the globe (particularly Germany, Spain, and the United States), Steel is Real showcases a varied collection of styles, artists and locales through a simple yet effective layout. Although the photos are disappointingly small, this is mitigated by high quality images and vibrant colors. In addition to the photos, there are a couple of German articles. However, make no mistake: this zine is about eye orgasms for train lovers, and it delivers.


Straight Out The Jungle
Rare Stuff - Hip Hop Haus Berlin, Schildhornstr. 87, 12163 Berlin, Germany
Telephone: +030 797 35 24
Fax: +030 797 35 25

32 (A4) pages , 70% graffiti , 90% color , content in German

Primary coverage: Germany
Issue: 1 (December 1996)

This is a clean zine focusing on all parts of hip-hop, but with a definite graffiti bent. Surprisingly, despite the zine's German heritage, the graffiti featured is quite mundane: productions, pieces, and outlines round out a collection suspiciously absent of trains. Although the art is of high quality, the photos are small and often have a unmistakably grainy feel which lessens their effect. In addition to the graffiti, there is a smattering of reviews, news, and interviews on all matter of things hip-hop including music and breaking.


Street Level Artists (SLA)
out of print

24 (8.5x11) pages , 100% graffiti , 0% color , content in English

Primary coverage: Outlines
Issue: 4 (1997)

Even with the current surfeit of graffiti zines out there today, finding a zine with a solid outlines collection is just about hopeless. However, SLA is all about outlines, collected from some pretty skilled writers and served in a straightforward manner. Despite the focus, don't expect to see full-blown blackbook art like you might in glitzier zines; SLA is focused on the kind of outlines that become pieces, not refrigerator art.


89-16 182nd Place, Hollis, NY 11423 USA
Telephone: +1 718 206-2210

90 (8.5x11) pages , 23% graffiti , 70% color , content in English , published bimonthly

Primary coverage: NYC
Issue: 7

Stress is an insightful, smart, and extremely professional magazine covering all aspects of hip-hop, especially as they exist in New York City. While graffiti is only one component of the scene Stress covers, their "Writer's Corner" and "Stress Files" sections serve as glimpses into the magazine's graffiti vault, and you'll probably find yourself reading other parts of the magazine anyway. Additionally, Stress has a mail order section which contains an assortment of quality graffiti magazines, books, and videos.


Style Review
24 (A4) pages , 100% graffiti , 100% color , content in English

Issue: 1

Straight out of the city of Melbourne, the capital of Australia's graffiti and hip-hop movement, Nuff Said recordings present the Style Review magazine. For the premiere edition of Style Review, the publication presents a good introduction and special on Melbourne's most dedicated crew, Rock Da City. This magazine is very different compared to all other existing magazines, focusing exclusively on writer crews.

Style Wars
out of print

40 (A4) pages , 100% graffiti , 100% color , content in English

Primary coverage: Europe, Germany
Issue: 4 (Paris Special)

Insanity and vertigo are words that jump to mind after flipping through Style Wars issue 4. Words aren't adequate when describing the absolutely massive amounts of graffiti Style Wars serves to your eyes. Chock full of the best pieces by the best writers in Europe, Style Wars is perhaps best summed up as one big hall of fame, located right on your coffee table. This isn't a zine you can absorb in a single pass -- instead, expect yourself to make several hour-long passes through the zine, with frequent breaks to prevent dizziness and hallucinations. The zine has no advertisements and few articles to break the full-color graffiti onslaught that continues page after page. While German graffiti is featured on a regular basis, half of each zine is devoted to the "city report", which features a different city each issue, and features it large. On top of everything else, Style Wars also has a graffiti mailorder section at the end of each issue.


c/o Stylefile Magazin, Erthalstr. 11 63739 Aschaffenburg, Germany
Telephone: +49 (0) 6021 / 218879
Fax: +49 (0) 6021 / 218871
60 (A4) pages , 100% graffiti , 100% color , content in English and German , published three times per year

Primary coverage: Germany, Europe
Issue: 12 (July 2003)

Already on its twelfth issue, the Stylefile machine continues its assault on common sense, providing yet more proof that quality and quantity need not be mutually exclusive. As always, steel remains Stylefile's bread and butter, featuring literally hundreds of the best trains from all over Europe, including Spain, France, Sweden, and of course its home base of Germany. Still, there's plenty of pieces and productions on walls as well, including another necessary dose of the just plain mesmerizing Maclaim crew. Further, Stylefile remains true to its no-bullshit guarantee, with a pleasing no-nonsense layout, and words only where necessary (in both German and English, of course).

Finally, those of you who still not quenched: don't miss out on Stylefile's legendary mail-order department, featured in each issue. In addition to a stellar selection of graffiti supplies, accessories, and clothing, an impressive array of graffiti magazines, books, and videos are also stocked -- many crafted by the indefatigable Stylefile crew themselves!


Sub Magazine
out of print

100% graffiti , 80% color , content in English

Primary coverage: Australia
Issue: unknown

Sub is put together by one of Australia's most insane writers, PUZLE, who operates out of Melbourne. PUZLE always pieces with a unique style, and this same style makes Sub one of the best magazines around.

25381-G Alicia Parkway, Suite 381, Laguna Hills, CA 92653, USA
100% graffiti

Primary coverage: Los Angeles
Issue: none

638 East 91 Street, Suite 1, Chicago, IL 60619, USA

28 (8.5x11) pages , 100% graffiti , 50% color , content in English

Primary coverage: United States (Midwest), NYC
Issue: 3 (1999)

Submerge is another in the collection of pretty-boy zines vying for a piece of the 12 Ounce pie. Here you'll find a high-quality zine with wicked production values: the layout is clean, lively and appealing, the pages are thick and glossy, and the colors pungent. The graffiti is also quite good, featuring pieces, productions, outlines, canvases and more. While there are some throw-ups, Submerge is more for the upscale "graffiti artists" than the bombers at heart. However, as is typical of the new wave of zines which Submerge typifies, we find only skin-deep love here: the written content is depressingly short and uninspired. Still, on the whole Submerge is off-scale on the wank-o-meter; don't miss it!


C.P. 16010, 20100, Milan, Italy
24 (A4) pages , 100% graffiti , 100% color , content in English , published yearly

Primary coverage: Europe, Trains
Issue: none

Despite the fact that graffiti was born and raised on trains, few zines these days spend more than a page or two on it, preferring the swank life of walls and galleries to the filth of the tunnels that run underneath them. Subwaynet is one of the few zines out there (other notable examples are Steel is Real and True 2 The Game) to buck this trend, choosing to focus exclusively on the subway culture and those that make it happen.

So that the reader can get a feel for each city's individual scene, Subwaynet is divided up into per-city subsections, each with its own feel. Although these subsections only contain flicks today, plans are to include interviews, articles, and other news on a per-city basis. The flicks themselves are solid and presented cleanly, though the quality of the actual graffiti runs the gamut from excellent to amateur, and some are too small to really appreciate. Still, this is a solid first effort, and will only improve as others become aware of this project to deliver the best in subways.


Apartado 680, 2796-801 Carnaxide, Portugal
Telephone: +96 2863418
28 (A4) pages , 100% graffiti , 100% color , content in Portuguese and English

Primary coverage: Portugal, Europe
Issue: 2 (April 2000)

Subworld continues to grow as a zine, with high-quality glossy stock, gorgeous color and smooth layout. However, with each passing issue, the Portuguese content that makes Subworld so captivating seems to be shrinking. Nonetheless, the content that's there continues to be excellent, with crisp, portrait-like, brutally honest graffiti that represents the country's underground. The remainder of the zine features graffiti from all over Europe, and even a few from the USA. Along with the graffiti, there are a few small interviews thrown in for good measure. Finally, Subworld also includes a small mailorder section.


via Cannolicchio 13, 90131, Palermo, Italy
24 (A4) pages , 100% graffiti , 67% color , content in Italian and English

Primary coverage: Europe
Issue: 3

Sudcoast is a classic European graffiti fanzine, presenting metal, walls, sketches, and everything between. Although Sudcoast is based in Italy, there's plenty of action from Switzerland, Germany, and Spain as well. The graffiti is quite good, the photos are reasonably sized, and the layout is solid, though the colors are a bit washed out. In addition, there are a few interviews and articles as well, some with (understandably awkward) English translations.


Suitable For Framin (S4F)
P.O. Box 12686, Berkeley, CA 94712-2686, USA

24 (5.5x8.5) pages , 99% graffiti , 0% color , content in English , published 2

Primary coverage: California (Bay Area)
Issue: 7

Suitable for Framin' is a little photocopied zine out of the Bay Area that has gained a loyal following through its dedicated coverage of the local scene. As with many small publications, S4F is a labor of love that is worked on as time permits, which in S4F's case has meant scaling down to at most two issues per year. Still, the latest issue remains true to the original formula (albeit with strictly rolling canvases), featuring lots of local action, a sprinkling of reader submissions, and a couple of small special-interest articles.


52 (A4) pages , 85% graffiti , 70% color , content in Czech and English

Primary coverage: Prague, Czech Republic
Issue: 5 (2002)

For its latest effort, Terorist [sic] takes a mild breather from its intense coverage of the budding Czech scene, choosing instead to make the pilgrimage to the Americas -- not only explore NYC and Sao Paulo, but to catch up with legends like TATS cru and Charlie Ahearn, creator of the seminal Wild Style. The graffiti is super (including some nice old-school NYC footage), but the real gems are the interviews, which ask intelligent questions and are rewarded with informative, interesting answers (the Charlie Ahearn interview is worth the price of admission alone).

Of course, there's still coverage of the still-young Czech graffiti scene, which continues its rapid growth. For the still-uninitiated, most Czech graffiti is not influenced by classic American styles, which makes flipping through Terorist like gazing into an alternate graffiti universe -- a truly mind-blowing experience. Terorist also includes assorted coverage from the rest of the hip-hop scene, including interviews and reviews, along with some always-intriguing odds-and-ends, like brief studies of brutalism architecture and communist storefronts.

In a nutshell, Terorist forces even the most block-headed among us to question the fundamentals of our art, and does so with a style and grace all its own.


Theres No Limit
out of print

32 pages , 100% graffiti , 80% color , content in English and German

Primary coverage: Europe
Issue: unknown

This magazine, which goes out of its way to support local artists, gives you pictures from all over Europe. There's No Limit is mostly about trains, along with interviews (Diem, Tem) and also a terrific section called "City-Report" which gives you a great amount of information about city's painters and what crews to look for if you're going to be in the neighborhood. Additionally, the photos are top-notch and most are in full color. While the main focus is Europe, there are also some Old School NYC pages to cut your teeth on.


Third Shift
7723 Tylers Place Boulevard, Westchester OH, USA
Telephone: +1 513 759-2902
8.5x10.5 (24) pages , 100% graffiti , 100% color , content in English

Primary coverage: United States (Midwest)
Issue: 1 (Spring 2000)

The merger of two smaller graffiti zines, Third Shift is a new effort which aims to answer the question: do most zines show the best artists, or merely the loudest? Their mission is clear: to judge every submission based on skill alone, ignoring crews, connections, or location -- and then print the best. For the first issue they've certainly made good on their words, delivering a really nice collection of tight graffiti from all around the United States, including tons of steel -- and with so much untapped graffiti roaming the North American countryside, you have to believe that it's only gonna get sweeter.


Threat Magazine
P.O. Box 29490, Indianapolis, IN 46229, USA
100% graffiti , 0% color , content in English

Primary coverage: United States (Midwest)
Issue: none

38 (A4) pages , 100% graffiti , 0% color , content in Spanish and English

Primary coverage: Barcelona, Spain, United States, Europe, Bombing
Issue: 1

Billed as a "do it yourself zine by writers for writers", Toxik is a black-and-white photocopied zine devoted to seriously hardcore bombing. While Toxik does contain a smattering of walls, freights and outlines, the focus is squarely on bombing, with plenty of in-action footage that is sure to widen the eyes of the most hardened writer. As with most bombing zines, the graffiti is secondary to the shock value, resulting in a decidedly varied collection, with work from masters like Coas and Alone mixed in less careful work. The photos themselves are good, well-organized and consistently captioned. Please note that the written content is in either Spanish or English but not both (the majority is in Spanish). A high-voltage zine that is sure to please all hardcore bombers.


c/o WAG shop, Via De Amicis, 28 20123, Milano, Italy
Telephone: +39 2 8053063
Fax: +39 2 877209
40 (9.25x13.5) pages , 100% graffiti , 83% color , content in English and Italian

Primary coverage: Italy
Issue: 13 (Fall 2000)

With its signature style and extra-large format, Tribe continues to deliver on what's important in the Italian scene. Tribe is first and foremost about serious burners, and it serves up plenty, on both metal and concrete. Tribe is also about Italy, with exclusively Italian content (primarily Milan) and lots of fact-filled interviews with those who know the most about this exploding scene. A definite work of passion, Tribe shows off a reasonably varied collection of Italian artists with an attractive layout and comfortably sized flicks. In addition, the aforementioned interviews are enjoyable to read, even if the English is rough. A great resource for Italian action.


True Colorz
out of print

24 pages , 25% color , content in English

Primary coverage: Europe
Issue: unknown

Keeping with the European zine tradition these days, the flicks presented in True Colorz are almost exclusively trains, culled from all over Europe and served to your eyes in a smooth, crisp manner. In addition to the flicks, there are profiles and interviews with writers from many different countries.


True 2 the Game
32 (A4) pages , 100% graffiti , 50% color , content in English and German

Primary coverage: Germany, Trains
Issue: 2

Germany is well known for their trains, and this zine shows us why. True 2 the Game has a sprightly collection of trains from all around the major cities both inside and out of Germany, plus some interviews with top artists and crews. Although some of the graffiti is disappointingly bland, there is also some absolutely fabulous stuff to be found in here, and all of course exclusively on trains. The flicks themselves are reasonably sized but occasionally too dark to appreciate.


True Stilo
P.O. Box 116, Minsk-20, 220020, Belarus
Telephone: +375 17 252 19 81
44 (A5) pages , 60% graffiti , 85% color , content in Russian and English , published 6-9 times per year

Primary coverage: Belarus, former USSR republics
Issue: 1 (July 2001)

True Stilo is an exciting little zine out of Belarus covering the mysterious but amazing scenes in Russia, Belarus, and the Ukraine. True Stilo has a staggering amount of just plain ass-kicking graffiti, with photos so crisp and brilliant that you'll quickly forget its tiny (A5) form-factor.

The first thing that hits you looking through True Stilo is just how fast graffiti matured in the former Soviet Union -- less than 5 years ago, graffiti was unheard of, and now there are plenty of artists who could give the stalwarts in NYC a lesson in humility. Indeed, it's hard not to be blown away by some of the spreads in True Stilo, especially by the works of the 3C and CSC crews.

True Stilo runs the graffiti gamut, with productions, pieces, throws, tags, outlines, sketches, and even some comics. While most of the artwork is from the former Soviet Union, there's also some solid international coverage. Finally, there's a bunch of written content, though it's unfortunately mostly in Russian. Just plain awesome!


P.O. Box 8052, Postal Code 10010, Athens, Greece
32 (A4) pages , 100% graffiti , 100% color , content in Greek and English

Issue: none

From the editor:
Tsutsu, made for writers by writers, is the first real magazine about the train scene in Athens, along with Salonika and many other cities.

Tuff Stuff
P.O. Box 150018, 8750 Aschaffenburg, Germany

published quarterly

Issue: 5

Tuff Stuff is an all-around solid graff zine. Pages packed with color flicks provide a pleasantly startling sensory overload. The reviewed issue features a four page centerfold and a solid show of Swet pieces (this kid deserves daps.) Every artist is given credit for his/her work, which is quite useful to decipher that all-too-common super-cryptic piece that you love.


Ud and Skriv
c/o Nikolaj Correll, Hveensvej 15, 1th, 2300 Copenhagen S, Denmark
56 (A4) pages , 100% graffiti , 100% color , content in Danish and English , published twice per year

Primary coverage: Denmark
Issue: 2

Simply put, Ud and Skriv is a must-see for anyone serious about the Scandinavian scene (Denmark in particular). This zine will hit your coffee table with a thud and its content will keep it there for some time: lots of Denmark's best -- principally pieces, productions, and some rolling material -- presented with lots of care and little fanfare. Though Ud and Skriv has some written content, this zine is mainly about serving up the pics, and it is really fantastic at it: the pictures are stunning, spacious, clear, captioned, organized and vibrant. To top it all off, there's a nice fold-out centerfold featuring some extra-long productions. Yow.


Ultra Magazine
Masmedia, P.O. Box 104522, D-44045, Dortmund, Germany

40 (A4) pages , 100% graffiti , 100% color , content in English

Primary coverage: Dortmund, Germany, Europe, NYC
Issue: 1 (January 1999)

With a unique, slick layout and a great collection of flicks, Ultra provides a nice glimpse into Dortmund's past and a flattering view of its present. The featured photos are both well-organized and generously proportioned so that the reader may study them. Though Ultra has no articles, some pages include additional commentary which help frame the works. A Dortmund art exhibit in your hands.


UltraWide Zine
2214 Lake Forrest Court, San Bernadino, CA 92407-2478, USA

100% graffiti , 0% color , content in English

Primary coverage: Los Angeles, United States (west coast)
Issue: 1

UltraWide is a high quality black-and-white photocopied zine. The first issue featured some real nice Hex flicks, and other stuff from around LA, as well as a Gaze freight. A few articles, nothing cheesy.

P.O. Box 101432, Denver, CO 80250-1432, USA
Telephone: +1 303 765-2484

32 (8.5x11) pages , 50% graffiti , 82% color , content in English

Primary coverage: Denver, Colorado
Issue: 1 (1999)

Undastream is a small hip-hop zine out of Denver which aims to cover all aspects of the local scene. The graffiti is pretty good, though there isn't a whole lot of it and the quality of the photos themselves varies greatly. For this (first) issue, the graffiti coverage is strictly flicks, though if the current articles are any indication, perhaps its better this way.


Under Cover
P.O. Box 16251, Jersey City, NJ 07306, USA
25 (8.5x11) pages , 100% graffiti , 65% color , content in English

Primary coverage: NYC, United States (east coast)
Issue: 6 (Spring 1996)

This magazine plain rocks. The flicks are the finest, the pieces will make you ill, and the presentation is professional and warm. Under Cover tends to focus on the NYC/Danbury and Colorado scenes, giving special (but well-deserved) attention to the TWK/DF crews. Most pieces featured are walls, but freights are also present. It includes a good letters section, a writer's forum, a few pages of outlines, and interviews.


Under Pressure
c/o Under Pressure, P.O. Box 605, Station Place D Armes, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 3H8 Canada
Telephone: +1 514 861-0008
Fax: +1 514 861-7370
52 (8.12x10.87) pages , 70% graffiti , 100% color , content in English

Primary coverage: Canada, North America, Europe
Issue: 6 (Spring 2002)

Already renowned for its killer coverage of Under Pressure, the event that religiously produces some of the best graffiti in the world, the eponymous zine has expanded its horizons considerably with its latest effort, and the result is simply stunning.

Those of you who were already big fans of its informative, straight-up articles and its refined tastes for just plain sickening burners and productions, take heart: although the latest effort weighs in at over 50 pages, nothing has been watered down (though the increase in ads is both a blessing and a curse). Instead, expect to find broader hip-hop coverage (including a smooth CD featuring some of the most sophisticated beats north of the border), additional candid commentary, and of course plenty of the best burners around, served up crisp, vibrant and juicy. Now, where is the order sheet for some full-size posters of choice cuts?


Underground Productions
Box 773, 12002 Årsta, Sweden
48 pages, full color, text in English.

Primary coverage: Sweden, Europe, Trains
Issue: #35 (November 2006)
Backissues: many available; see their web site for details. 3 new issues per year.

Underground Productions is an excellent, well-rounded graffiti publication, featuring good flicks, nice graffiti, and quality journalism. The graffiti is mainly from northern Europe (particularly Sweden), along with tons of trains and illegals, a few outlines and some productions. Unlike many graffiti zines, the articles in UP are original, informative, and interesting, as evidenced by a wonderful piece called "Selecters" in the reviewed issue. With little to no ads, there is plenty of room here for quality European styles; for a taste, visit their web site and sneak a peek.


Urban Autograff
P.O. Box 398, Winfield, IL 60190 USA
Telephone: +1-630-745-0193
28 (9x12) pages , 100% graffiti , 80% color , content in English , published quarterly

Primary coverage: Chicago, Midwest, United States
Issue: 8 (Summer 2001)

Urban Autograff continues to evolve its unique combination of heavy-metal (written content) and graffiti (visual content) into its all-in-one fanzine, with surprisingly good results, though the zine could still stand to do more to connect the two universes.

The graffiti side of the effort continues to improve, especially with regard to presentation -- the layout has been greatly improved, captions have been added (though they could be easier to read), and like styles have been grouped together. What hasn't changed is the quality -- the graffiti continues to be some of the best the Midwest has to offer, especially when it comes to steel, though there are plenty of walls and productions as well. Solid.


52 (8.25x10.25) pages , 100% graffiti , 90% color , content in English and Polish

Primary coverage: Warsaw, Poland
Issue: none

Uwaga is a nice, simple zine showcasing the Polish scene. Although it can't yet compete with Brain Damage in terms of scale and layout, Uwaga does a commendable job presenting the best of the native scene, especially trains. The photos, while a bit small for careful study, are presented in a straightforward manner, organized effectively and individually captioned. Uwaga also includes a couple of short interviews in both Polish and English.


Vandal Maggotzine
P.O. Box 170472, San Francisco, CA 94117-0472, USA
20 (8.5x7) pages , content in English , published bimonthly

Issue: none

From the editor:
A black-and-white do-it-yourself zine coming out of San Francisco, devoted to bombing. Every issue comes with pictures mailed in it. Submissions gladly accepted.

The Vapors

Issue: none

Visual Destruction
P.O. Box 12189, San Diego, CA 92112-3189, USA

36 (5.5x8.5) pages , 100% graffiti , 0% color , content in English

Primary coverage: California (San Diego), Freights
Issue: 2

Visual Destruction advertises itself San Diego's first freight zine, though there's also plenty of other footage, such as hobo art and trucks. Following in the footsteps of Helmet Heds, Visual Destuction is both photocopied and free, showcasing a solid collection of high-contrast pieces. Yes, you heard right: it's free.


Volume One
out of print

24 (8.5x11) pages , 100% graffiti , 100% color , content in English

Primary coverage: NYC, United States (Midwest), North America
Issue: 8 (Fall 1998)

Volume One is just a terrific publication. Printed on nice glossy stock, this zine is full-color from end-to-end and features assuredly the best North America has to offer. Volume One has an unmistakable knack for giving attention to writers who have previously been either underexposed or unknown, and with that exposure give the reader a sense of how much great graffiti is going on out there today. The zine is well put together, and the flicks are sharp, though sometimes too small. There are usually a few interviews thrown into the mix, but make no mistake: this zine is about burning.


Wandering Minds
out of print
16 (8.5x5.5) pages , 100% graffiti , 0% color , content in English

Primary coverage: Indianapolis, Chicago, United States
Issue: 3.5 (Spring 1998)

Wandering Minds is a small photocopied zine out of Ohio featuring Midwest graffiti. The photos, while often grainy and too small, are clearly identified and include some high-profile artists like Cycle and Hush, mixed with lesser-known artists from Indianapolis and the Midwest as a whole. Most of the graffiti presented has good contrast and thus comes across despite the zine's photocopied nature. For what it is, Wandering Minds does a solid job, although it could benefit from a larger format and more varied and original graffiti.


R. de Francisco, Apartado de Correos 41142, 28080 Madrid, Spain
44 (A4) pages , 100% graffiti , 100% color , content in Spanish and English

Primary coverage: Madrid, Spain, Trains, Europe
Issue: 8 (February 2000)

Wanted is a nice zine published by Spain's Stop, Secret and Thor. Although Wanted focuses on illegals (including the occasional action shot), there's plenty of productions to go around as well. In addition to Spain, Wanted covers nearby countries such as Switzerland, Holland, Germany, and even a few from NYC. Wanted is all business, with hundreds of bombs, served up in an organized and no-nonsense manner, with no filler articles to water down the experience. Put together by graffiti fiends, and it shows.


What Do You Think Your Doing
Nacho Mamas Business, P.O. Box 161177, Sacremento, CA 95816, USA
Telephone: +1 916 484-4245
28 (8.5x11) pages , 100% graffiti , 100% color , content in English

Primary coverage: Bombing, California, United States
Issue: 2 (Spring 1999)

WDYTYD is a cool zine that covers the bombing scene (mainly in California) with a nice low-key approach. Here you'll see many pages of everything bombed: doors, dumpsters, sheds, and so forth, all shown in an unassuming and fun way. Of course, there is also a reasonable supply of freights, illegal walls and other more large-scale graffiti undertakings, along with a couple of empty pages in lieu of a centerfold for your personal use. If you love the taste of city life, this zine will be a welcome pleasure.


While You Were Sleeping
P.O. Box 34843, Bethesda, MD 20827, USA
Telephone: +1 301 493-6920
Fax: +1 301 530-9289
108 (9x11) pages , 100% graffiti , 13% color , content in English

Primary coverage: United States
Issue: 12

Although While You Were Sleeping continues to mature and improve as a publication, it's discouraging to find that the graffiti content has shrunk to a pathetically small amount (the word "rationing" comes to mind). Still, despite the increased focus on under-age girls, exhibitionism, and all manner of other perversions, the latest WYWS has some excellent graffiti-related content, witness the nice interview by Zephyr of the top ladies of the NYC scene. In addition, sandwiched between panty-laden girlies and articles on ALF, there are still some great flicks to be found here. That said, one has to wonder whether graffiti in WYWS will soon be a memory.


Postfach 800652, 21006 Hamburg, Germany
Telephone: +49 (0)40-72410612

Primary coverage: Germany, Europe
Issue: none


Telephone: +00 33 (0)1 46 13 40 22
48 (A4) pages

Issue: none

From the editors:
WorldSigns is born from a wish to represent on 48 pages a form of art rarely shown as intelligent, and to finally expose artists that respond to the criteria separating urban space from galleries! Far from the disputes and malevolent actions, the little space of freedom that is WorldSigns participates in a reconstruction of the new graffiti movement! For a real scene and a true artistic future.

c/o DLX, Mazzini 158, 60100 Ancona, Italy
32 (A4) pages , 100% graffiti , 100% color , content in Italian and English

Primary coverage: Italy, Worldwide
Issue: none


16 (A4) pages , 100% graffiti , 37% color , content in Hungarian

Primary coverage: Hungary
Issue: none

Writers Resource Guide
out of print

16 (8.5x11) pages , 100% graffiti , 0% color , content in English

Primary coverage: Florida, United States (east coast)
Issue: unknown

Writer's Resource Guide features flicks from all around the eastern and southern parts of the USA, including reprints of articles out of larger mags and the popular media. The layout is nice and the original text is witty. The zine keeps true to representing many sides of the art and doesn't fall into only representing one crew or city.

Writing on the Wall
c/o Unseen Press, P.O. Box 23 Valhalla, NY 10595, USA

24 (4.5x5.5) pages , 100% graffiti , content in English

Primary coverage: NYC
Issue: none

From the editor:
Writing on The Wall features artwork from the Harlem Line north of New York City from White Plains to Brewster. Artists inside include Jive, Emit, Wink, and Tuke (DF crew), Ves 2, Nuez, Duz, Saes (USA), and several TVT artists and city writers as well.

Xplicit Grafx
BP 2269 78301 Poissy Cedex, France
36 (A4) pages , 100% graffiti , 100% color , content in English

Primary coverage: Europe, Trains
Issue: Volume 2, Issue 3 (November 1999)

Xplicit Grafx is one of France's oldest and most well respected zines, and remains one of the best sources for European graffiti. While it's not a large zine, Xplicit Grafx covers a lot of ground with productions, pieces, bombs, and steel from three continents. Although it's not as hardcore a zine as it once was, few zines can match Xplicit when it comes to flicks, which pour in from Europe, North America, and elsewhere, resulting in hundreds of amazing photos presented effectively on thick-n-hearty stock. While photos are Xplicit's stock-and-trade, there's also a well-written news section, an interview or two, and a mailorder section where one can order backissues. Xplicit's not cheap, but it's worth the money to get one of Europe's best.


Note: Magazine on hold, but mail order shop open
159 West Queens road, N. Vancouver, BC, V7N 2K4, Canada
Telephone: +1 604 986-2323
20 (8.5x11) pages , 100% graffiti , 100% color , content in English

Primary coverage: Canada, United States, Europe
Issue: 2

This all-color graffiti zine, one of Canada's first, features some fantastic graffiti from all over the world. The photos are great, and in general the pieces themselves are excellent. While the magazine has a few interviews, the main focus is on providing as many quality flicks as possible, and it is a task Xylene succeeds at admirably, although the density of the flicks could certainly be increased.


X2 Project
P.O. Box 720607, Miami, FL 33172-0011, USA
30 (8.5x11) pages , 100% graffiti , 100% color , content in English

Primary coverage:North America (west and east coast)
Issue: 3 - Winter 2004

Just when I thought US graff mags had begun their hibernation, up jumps the X2 Project to prove me wrong with its mission to raise "general awareness of what graffiti is all about." Carrying on in the tradition of Flashbacks, Can Control and On the Go, X2 project wakes you up with a backhand dose of some of the freshest writers from shore to shore. Other than the message from the staff & an occasional (but relevent) ad, X2 has styles, upon styles, upon styles from cover to cover. Realistically, you can't include everyone in a single issue, but they definitely try in #3.


ZGB Kaos
Sinisa Mazulovic, B. Magovca 75, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
60 (A4) pages , 100% graffiti , 100% color , content in English and Croatian , published yearly

Primary coverage: Croatia, Europe
Issue: 6 (March 1999)

We've pretty much run out of superlatives for ZGB. This zine is insanely good, featuring an awesome collection of juicy, vibrant flicks from various yet-untapped nooks and crannies around Europe. For their latest effort ZGB continues their tradition of bringing the best of the Croatian scene, including a stunning hall of fame and a great trip report from Osijek. The zine itself is very impressively done, with a humble tone, succinct articles and a easy-on-the-eyes layout where you don't have to squint to see the photos. Continually impressive.


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