Thursday, February 17, 2011
PUERTO RICOS FIRST GRAFFITI MAGAZINE (1995 1998)
IN THE EARLY 80S PHASE 2 PULLED OUT WHAT I THINK WAS THE FIRST GRAFFITI ZINE . IF HE EVEN SEES ME UEING THE WORD GRAFFITI IM GONNA HERE IT ! BUT THIS IS THE ONLY WAY PEOPLE WILL KNOW WHAT IM TALKIN ABOUT . magazines were a awsome way of knowing what was happining in certain places of our planet . australia had hype mag nyc had various flash backs. ,graff news by the u5 crew, nic one and sach had theres i dont even remember the name im gonna have to search in my boxes for them . i had a great colection of mags . cali had one of the best can control as well as skillz by spone , on the go from philly etc etc . moving to puerto rico it was hard to get noticed sending fotos all around the world some time not to get even noticed that in puerto rico we had a scene . ske and soze were the first to ever come out in a magazine back in 1990 . no internet was a killer i would have to get shit from word of mouth . just knowing there was a graff based shop in nyc was the only way of getting anything . by 1995 i got tired of trying to get puerto rico work in magazines that i pulled out my own. it wasnt easy or cheap but i did it. writing to james prigoff (sparycan art) for years before i came in contact with many writers from all parts of the world . before the internet well our post office was the best contact. trading flicks became a passion . i had some much that i decided to put a magazine together CREATIONS OF TALENT . IT WAS HARD I DIDNT HAVE A COMPUTER SO EVERY THING WAS ALL CUT AND PASTE . luckly i worked at a office shop at the time that had a pretty good copy machine so every thing was full color i started with a black and white sketch mag . then a 11x 17 sheet . then a full mag . we did our justice until 1998 and then like almost all of the mags called it quits . heres a quick foto or 2 of the mags . maybe ill do a come back . NOT!
im publishing this as part of puerto ricos graff history to set shit straight . YO HOMIE FROM THE WEST YOU ARE NOT THE FIRST! STOP TALKIN SHIT B. PEOPLE LAYED DOWN THE BRICKS BEFORE YOU!
AND YOU ARE NOT THE SECOND REEL ONE HAD THE SECOND "GHETTO PRINTZ"