Feb 9, 2019
Well, this episode has got me nostalgic for London trains, tubes, bridges and underpasses that were covered in graffiti in the 90s.
As one of the graffiti writers says in the incredible 1983 documentary Style Wars, that my guest David Speed mentions in this episode, once he'd tagged a subway carriage, it'd take his work all over the city, to people who'd never heard of him, who'd probably never meet him. And yet. His work was out there.
Graffiti was the analogue internet - along with literature. (h/t Maria Popova: https://www.theeuropean-magazine.com/maria-popova/8840-maria-popova-on-information-in-the-digital-age)
Graffiti artist in the 90s, now a street artist in the teenies, David Speed has just scored a major podcasting victory with his with his co-presenter Adam Brazier: Creative Rebels has been out for a month, and already shot to No.1 in Apple Podcasts' Business chart, and they're chilling out in New & Noteworthy, the best place for a podcast to get discovered.
Find Creative Rebels on Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/creative-rebels/id1448695774?mt=2
I speak to David about teenage kicks, what makes for a creative mindset and the joy of nurturing new talent.
Find the Graffiti Life channel here, for behind-the-scenes footage of them painting huge murals: https://www.youtube.com/user/GraffitiLifeCompany
Oh, and here's the Gary Vaynerchuk $1.80 thing, it's good advice!