With 15 issues produced, Under Pressure is the most published graffiti magazine in Canada. Over the years it had great photograph features, interviews and articles. Covers were created by Other and Giant; and a number of the issues came with free CDs featuring fledging rappers and bands from across Canada. Under Pressure certainly put in a lot of work to help empower the urban scene in Canada and shed a lot of positive light on graffiti nationwide.
Welcome to The Vault
We are working on compiling an archive of all of the Canadian graffiti resources we could find and post them here in the Visual Orgasm Vault. For anyone interested in graffiti, this will be a long list of books, magazines, videos and articles that have been published over the last 20 years.
It will take a while for us to fully update this section but if you have suggestions of if we’ve missed anything, please let us know.
A documentary about graffiti in Vancouver by Craig Noble. The movie features both local artists and opponents of graffiti in Vancouver.
Purchase and get info at Pixel One Productions.
Check out a document by Craig Noble – City Space: A Semiotic and Visual Exploration of Graffiti and Public Space in Vancouver.
This 484-page book of photographs, stories, and interviews showcases 1000+ photos which document 30 years of graffiti in Toronto. It feautures a wide range of artists:
Ren, Daser, Graffiti Knights, Kid-C, Sec, Bomba, Hope, Artchild, Kane, Skam,
Case, Teck, Duro3, Insight, Soy, Sader, Wysper, Junction Joe, Mediah, Elicser, Cola
It also has special sections regarding legal issues, debates about graffiti vs art and other interesting stuff.