ITALY: Milan & Venice – Hip Hop Project since 1997 and Graffiti Artist SAT – Arcano2 Magazine

The Arcano2 Magazine is a great publication from Milan and Venice that has been providing photos, reports and interviews from the world of hip hop and everything that goes with it. At regular intervals since 1997 they give an fantastic insight to graffiti, breakdancing and rapping especially from Northern Italy, but also from all around the globe. Initially launched as Arcano Revue and with the first volume in black and white, 12 issues have now been published, meanwhile each with 218 pages and 6 posters in glossy and color. We spoke with crew member SAT about the history of Arcano2 and his own development as a graffiti artist and MC.

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CYPRUS: Streetart Limassol – Abandoned SODAP Wine Factory – Urbex & Lost Place Graffiti

In the west of Limassol near the old harbor is the abandoned wine factory “Synergatikos Organismos Diathesis Ambelourgikon Proionton” or SODAP for short. The industrial complex was built in 1947 and produced wine and the traditional Cypriot pomace brandy Zivania for many years. Meanwhile the 38,827 square meter site is an ideal location for urban art and the huge halls provide a lot of space from the outside, but also offer a special mystical and unique atmosphere inside.

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SWEDEN: Streetart Kungälv – Urban Art in wooden Old Town and Artscape Visit

Kungälv is a small town in the province of Västra Götalands län and Bohuslän with around 22,000 inhabitants. In addition to the modern town center, there is a historic fortress with an idyllic old town of wooden buildings on Gamla Torget, the old market square. In 2019, the ARTSCAPE collective also came to the city and created great murals with various artists as part of the ARTSCAPE SAGA. There are as well interesting statues, ancient monuments and modern installations in the area.

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THAILAND: Streetart Bangkok – Khlong Saen Saep – Graffiti at the longes Canal in the Country

Khlong Saen Saep is a canal in central Thailand that provides a water connection from the Mae Nam Chao Phraya River to Prachin Buri and Chachoengsao, making it the longest canal in Thailand. It runs partly through the urban area of Bangkok and countless pieces of graffiti are regularly created along the walls. There are also beautiful large murals and wall paintings on the buildings along the water.

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GERMANY: Streetart Celle – CD Kaserne and Blaues Haus – Colorful Alternative Art Space

The CD KASERNE is one of the largest youth and event centers in northern Germany and a place of creative happeninigs, of course with graffiti on the facades. The gGmbH behind this space is a municipal and non-profit organization of the city of Celle. With 20 full-time employees and up to 50 freelancers, they are responsible for the administration and operation of the numerous venues. Check out the great artworks at this creative oasis!

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TURKEY: Streetart Istanbul – Kadıköy – İclal Karabekir Graffiti Wall – Urban Art Gallery

In the Kadıköy district of Istanbul on the southern part of the city you can find a long urban art wall at İclal Karabekir Street, which is located between the Erenköy and Suadiye train station. Along that road there are several artworks, but especially around the crossing with Açelya Street is a real spray hot spot with magnificent creations. The area gets frequently visited and decorated by several local artists but also from abroad. The exact location of the artworks is on İclal Karabekir around house number 11.

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USA: Biltmore Train Writing – Urban art at the Tracks – Fantastic Yard Graffiti

This place is not a real train yard, it is more of a stabling point for trains that are parked here for longer periods of time. Naturally a perfect surface for graffiti. New trains keep arriving and departing. Over time, they are decorated with new graffiti. The area is located at the outskirts of the historic Biltmore Village close to Asheville within a short distance to the River Arts District. There is an elongated set of train compartments stretching about 200 meters.

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ITALY: Streetart Milano – Navigli District – Urban Art in the Canal Neighbourhood

The Navigli district, with its two famous canals Naviglio Grande and Naviglio Pavese, is located in the center of Milan and is known for its many creative art galleries, hip second-hand stores and trendy clubs. The Mercato di Viale Papiniano flea market and the monthly Mercatone dell’Antiquariato antiques mart are also particularly popular. “Navigli” is the name of all the numerous typical canals in and around Milan, so it basically is the canal district. Along those idyllic waterways and around the quaint alleys, there are of course plenty of colorful urban works of art.

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SWEDEN: Wargöns Bruk – Lost Place Graffiti at old Paper Factory on Wolf Island

The former Wargöns AB paper mill is located on the Göta Älv river in the southwest of Sweden near the municipality of Vargön. After its closure in 2008, a large part of the building complex was demolished, but the entrance portal with the wolf in the firm emblem still shows witness to the former company. Therefore, the place is also called “Wolf Island”. Today, the site is a mysterious and almost magical lost place, covered from top to bottom with countless pieces of graffiti and streetart. Check out the awesome artworks!

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THAILAND: Streetart Bangkok – Wang Burapha Phirom – Ong Ang Walking Street

Wang Burapha Phirom is a so-called “Khwaeng” of the Phra Nakhon district in Bangkok, which means something like neighborhood or sub-district. It is home to the famous Ong Ang Walking Street, the popular night market and the large Khlong Ong Ang shopping center adjacent to Bangkok’s Chinatown. The market and area are located close to a canal and are known for their lively atmosphere, busy stalls and delicious food. But also for the many colorful urban creations.

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