Since 2002, Meeting of Styles has been sponsoring and organizing first-rate graffiti festivals throughout the world. Earlier this fall, the first Newark NJ Edition of MOS — under the curatorial direction of Get Lost Alot — brought local, national and international artists together to celebrate and share their talents in Brick City. Last week, photojournalist and arts educator Rachel Alban and I visited one of its key locations along Raymond Boulevard.
The stylish, colorful writing featured above was spray painted by the seemingly nomadic John Connor aka All About Letters. And the bold image to its right was fashioned by the masterly Mexican tattoo artist Yeer THC.
Several more artworks we came upon on and off Raymond Boulevard follow:
West Coast-based artist and curator Espy
German/Croatian artist Kosmik One
Bronx-bred artist El Souls
Graffiti stylemaster Revenge
We look forward to coming upon more walls painted during Brick City’s “Meeting of Styles” in future graffiti- hunts within Newark!
Photo credits: 1-4, 6 & 7 Lois Stavsky; 5 Rachel Alban