Meet the ‘graffiti grannies’ of Lisbon

At one point 90-year-old Santos Costa turns from the wall in frustration – “I don’t have anything more to paint,” she says, asking Seixo Rodrigues to dig around in a pile of stencils to find her another piece. Aida Alves, 76, keeps one arm against the wall, protecting her space as she takes a break. […]

Spraying the 70s: the pioneers of British graffiti

“In 1975, graffiti was a shorthand way of accessing the mood of the time,” says writer Jon Savage, who mentioned The Writing on the Wall in his 1992 history of punk, England’s Dreaming. “In the 60s and even the early 70s, music had reflected the environment and how people felt, how people thought about things […]