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Дата публикации: 2012-02-03
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BOMBING SCIENCE Five 8 BombingScience: First off, who are you, where BombingScience: What do you concentrate you from, and all the usual blabla people start your efforts on? What are your main focuses interviews with? for graff? Five8: I am Five8 representing the FAM out of Five8: Most of my efforts in bombing are put Montreal. toward using fonts for burners and rollers. I’ll do the occasional throw-up but i’ve pretty BombingScience: How long have you been much accepted I’ll never be an all city street- getting busy? level bomber so I concentrate more on going big on high-visibility spots that I think will have Five8: I picked up my first can around 2002 longevity. Rollers are my absolute favourite but only started getting serious with it around form of graffiti to work with and one of my first 2004. rollers was done in an old woodcut font with a fat 3D pushing it off the wall. It was so bold BombingScience: Why the name Five8? and crisp that I was really inspired to delve deeper. I’ve been exploring and studying Five8: Prior to 2008 I was going by another fonts ever since, sometimes taking a break to name. I decided to take on a new identity try and work on some of my own letter styles and thought it would be fun to incorporate but never really feeling satisfied with what I a number into a name like AndrÈ 3000 or was producing. Only recently I’ve developed Royce da 5’9». I especially liked how the latter a couple of my own styles that I feel are sounded. After putting some thought into a original, although they are font inspired. I’ve name to place ahead of my own height, I also been developing my portraiture skills, but eventually dropped it completely and stuck let’s save that for another time. with the numbers exclusively. BOMBING SCIENCE

BOMBING SCIENCE BombingScience: How would you describe the global scene, and that is backed up by the scene in Montreal? What has changed the amount and the status of visitors we get significantly since you started? as well as the work our locals are putting in abroad. We could do with less beef, however. Five8: You can tell about the strength of a Its a shame when people who take pleasure city’s graffiti scene from the way it bounces from the same activity fight each other instead back from a big buff, and homie, Montreal of fighting those who seek to end the practise is a-boomin’. We lost a lot of history with that altogether. big buff a couple years back, but it got filled back up in no time. Lots of work coming from BombingScience: Montreal has been generations younger than myself and they’re pioneering for a long time when it comes bringing a lot of talent. Montreal is also a to rollers. Do you think being from MTL is the nice melting pot of styles. A lot of European, reason you concentrated a lot of your work and Central and South American artists come on rollers? through with an array of styles that influence younger artists trying to find themselves Five8: It must have if a person’s surroundings stylistically. This process is an undeniable have any affect on their actions, but I wouldn’t factor in the production of Montreal’s unique say it was a conscious reaction. In my earlier styles. We have an incredible amount of years I believed that rollers were a part of active writers who also manage to make a every writer’s repertoire. I’m approaching 30 living producing artwork from talents born rollers now and I can tell you with absolute from their graff-roots, and there is more talent certainty that the thing I love most about brewing with the younger generations. I don’t rollers is the mission behind each one. It’s travel very far very often but it is my impression what I love about graffiti in general, but when that Montreal has definitely made a mark on I accomplish a crisp, bold, professional roller BOMBING SCIENCE

BOMBING SCIENCE in a spot that would otherwise go for tens of but you don’t have a pole long enough to thousands of dollars to advertise on, I’m on go any higher so as to keep your letters in top of the world. proportion. I choose a font for my rollers based on how much time I think i can spend BombingScience: What are your basic steps at a spot and also how long it will take to for getting a roller done? paint. If the ground is difficult to maneuver on, say for instance it’s on a huge slope that Five8: Most important, like anything else you tends to crumble beneath your feet sending do in life, should be planning. I like to go by you sliding down often, you probably want to the spot during the day and scope out the choose something simple cause it will take terrain; see what the ground is like to stand a while to get even the simplest letters done on, plan an entrance and exit strategy. I’ll cleanly. I would also choose simple letters also check the spot at night to see what the for spots im not comfortable staying at all lighting is like. I take note of how high I can night and just want to be in and out. Next is reach with just my bare hands and try to to choose some colours, usually it’s decided figure out what size extend-o pole I’ll need. for me based on the stock I have, and again Sometimes I take a picture of the wall and on how long i plan to stay at the spot. If I feel study it at home. This is all in preparation for comfortable spending many hours there, building the letters perfectly in proportion to I’ll go all out with a different colour for fill, each other and in relation to the wall. I wanna outline/3D, and uni, plus I might even throw make sure im covering as much viewable in highlights in the fill and/or 3D. Knowing the wall space as possible without compromising right amount of paint to bring to be able to the structure of the letters. Nothing worse than complete the roller and not have too much having to warp your letters by stretching them to sacrifice or carry back home with you cause the wall was wider than you thought, comes with experience only. After I have my BOMBING SCIENCE

BOMBING SCIENCE letters chosen and either printed or drawn on mostly everything and use it again next time. paper, and my colours are chosen and put I never leave any garbage at the spot. I finish into more convenient containers than metal off the night by smoking a victory spliff and buckets, I make sure I have a separate tray tripping over what I just did. The mission isn’t and roller brush for each colour so as not to over until I have daytime pictures of the spot contaminate any of them. When I’m painting, in all its glory. I’m very concerned about professionalism. I put a lot of effort into constructing the letters BombingScience: What would be your best as they were designed, and making sure each roller experience? letter is as thick and tall as the next. I prefer the spots where I can take my time and really Five8: Each roller mission has been a unique get each line razor sharp, sometime you gotta and exciting experience. From the quiet solo sacrifice cleanliness for speed though, and missions to the whole-crew banger. From the drips are inevitable either way but disappear closed highway exit lean-over, to the plateau from a distance, just got to accept that. rooftop with the amazing view. Somewhere in the painting process between watching my back and trying to ignore the BombingScience: Your worst? muscle fatigue in my arms and shoulders, there may be a few beers and definitely a Five8: It was a 3 person mission and the few spliffs. After applying the finishing touches target was the remaining walls of a torn- and taking a step back to admire what I’ve down processing plant of some kind. I had been working on for 5 hours, I gather all the initially scoped it from the bus then did some supplies I want to conserve and put them in reconnaissance work at the site with Snob garbage bags and then into my backpack to create a plan of action. It was a couple or messenger bag or what-have-you. I’ll wash of months between when I first discovered BOMBING SCIENCE

BOMBING SCIENCE the spot from the bus to when we scoped has been a pleasure to paint with. it out live during the day, and only a week between then and when we set out to paint BombingScience: Is there anyone from here it. Needless to say, we were all pretty pumped or out of town who you think his roller work is to get this hot spot done. On the way to significant? finally do this thing, the outcome of our night was foreshadowed by the bursting of one of Five8: Without a doubt the leader of the the tires on our vehicle; a poetic metaphor roller game in Canada is Stare KG NME. He representing the bursting of our hopes for that is a really innovative writer in all aspects of evening. For when we arrived at the spot, after graffiti. His rollers go beyond letters often changing that tire, we discovered the walls by incorporating themes that make playful we had hoped to paint had been torn down. use of their location. They are always in the Could have been demolished earlier that very hotest of spots usually involving 3 of more same day, for all we knew. Another unpleasant colours and the ones that involve painting experience was the time when I shook a an actual picture like the piggy banks and bucket of paint around at the location I was birthday cake are epic. Freckr MQC, also from preparing to do a roller at, and it burst open Montreal, sets the standard for size around in my face. The lid hit me square in the nose here. It was a sad day in Montreal when the and my face was covered in paint. Didn’t get MQC roller at the end of Decarie facing Turcot it done that time either.. got buffed. From abroad, I really like the work that Above does. When it comes to rollers he BombingScience: Share us your best partners is the perfect example of professional. This to get rollers done, and your worst. dude writes whole sentences and each letter is so well painted, you could put a level to Five8: Everyone I’ve ever done a roller with his lines and they would be perfect. His Word BOMBING SCIENCE

BOMBING SCIENCE Play series is just unbelievable. 1UP crew from buff it. Why should they earn a living off this Germany is dominating europe with crazy artform and the actual artists not? The way quantity and lean-overs in the most ridiculous I see it is if you’ve got talent and passion in spots. anything, and theres a market for your skills where people are willing to pay you to do BombingScience: Do you think in a close or what you love, why wouldn’t you take that distant future, you will leave designed fonts opportunity? Don’t we all deserve to have a and exclusively design your own calligraphy? job we actually enjoy? Five8: I dont think I’ll ever stop using fonts. BombingScience: Would you do a roller on I want to keep working on my own letters some ill highway spot for a big company and but there will always a place and time for get paid for it? fonts. Display fonts are perfect for when you want to make an impact and easy Five8: No. I really dislike guerilla advertising. I legibility for roller or blockbuster situations. dont even like to paint company logos in my Typography is very interesting to me and I’ve legal commercial work. If a company really only scratched the surface. When I become wants to tap into the graff market, they should interested in a certain style of fonts, I research do so by buying artwork without influencing and experiment with it to the point where it the creative process. influences my style of painting all around. When I was heavily into western woodcuts I BombingScience: Last but not least, what is would mostly paint in black and white and your Bombing Science? incorporated a lot of patterns. Most recently I’ve been having a lot of fun with disco and Five8: 1.18L spots + 11.6oz letters + 7g planning retro fonts which have really inspired me to + 730µ friends, blaze at 420∞ for 5:14. HANDLE use a lot of colour. These influences have WITH CARE! extended to my artwork outside of graff as well. I’ll continue to work with them well into Peace to all Montreal writers past, present and the future. future. Dre, FlÈo, Sure, Soma, Siez and Kismet in TDot, Rage5 and DHS crew, Snob, Ment BYN, BombingScience: What is your opinion on and Germ. writers making a living off graffiti Thanks Bombing Science, I’m out! Five8: The only people who really make money off graffiti are the companies that BOMBING SCIENCE

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