prison graffiti


Imagine blond! Levi in a leather jacket and black ray bans leaning against a brick wall. Eren is crouched next to him with a spray paint bottle and ripped jeans. He’s just finished writing in white, jaggy letters: 

Is it still a prison if you have the key?

New Arrivals: LOWRIDER - Vol.1, No.2 (February / March 1977).

Scarce second issue of this long-running magazine on lowrider art and culture. Lowrider began as a small, low-budget publication, sold in Chicano neighborhoods and auto shops in San Jose and the surrounding areas. Immensely popular almost immediately, highlighting the various happenings in the lowrider community, car clubs, and of course, a heavy emphasis on Chicano street art, graffiti, and prison artwork. A hugely influential publication still in print to this day, and one that focused on lowrider culture long before the hip-hop community became obsessed with it. Early issues are seldom-seen, and extremely uncommon.