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Old school graffiti by French team Da Mental Vaporz

Nowadays, everyone calls the paintings and writings done in the streets generically ‘street art’ and no longer ‘graffiti’. But it´s time to go back to the roots and to take a closer look at the original graffiti style. The term was officially established during the 1980s and characterized artworks mostly done illegally and with spray-paint.

Of course, graffiti evolved and expanded its variety and these days we find numerous different styles and techniques on the streets, all summed up under the name ‘street art’. But the original style, defined as graffiti, is actually still out there. We just don’t call it that any longer. So let’s go retro and appreciate some of the more beautiful works, especially those by the French guys called Da Mental Vaporz aka DMV.

Dran by Nicolas Gzeley Terrains Vagues @ Palais de Tokyo
Dran by Nicolas Gzeley Terrains Vagues @ Palais de Tokyo
Fault Zone by Boris Tellegen & Terrains Vagues by Lek and Sowat  @ Palais de Tokyo
Fault Zone by Boris Tellegen & Terrains Vagues by Lek and Sowat @ Palais de Tokyo
Boris Tellegen   Fault Zone @ Palais de Tokyo
Boris Tellegen Fault Zone @ Palais de Tokyo
Skki pic by Sowat  Terrains Vagues @ Palais de Tokyo
Skki pic by Sowat Terrains Vagues @ Palais de Tokyo
Dran by Nicolas Gzeley Terrains Vagues @ Palais de Tokyo
Dran by Nicolas Gzeley Terrains Vagues @ Palais de Tokyo

About the author

Born and raised in the creative mecca Berlin, Mareike Muller worked her first professional years in advertising and design before she decided to apply for the citizenship of the world, leaving Berlin for Stockholm. Spending some years in fashionable capital of Sweden she continued her voyage via Barcelona to Buenos Aires, where she was living for almost two years, working as an artist agent spreading emerging art with her own agency The Eclectic Tomorrow. But, as stakes are high the search for the perfect place to live and work went on and brought her to vibrant Mexico City, where she´s relocating now continuing to broaden her scope, establishing her vision of spreading emerging art around the globe. When she´s not working, blogging or traveling around the world you’ll probably find her vintage clothing treasure hunting or sipping an Old Fashioned fantasizing about being a Mexican luchador’s wife and having some unicorns browsing in the backyard.

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