About writing

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…as in, writing text. More like as in lyrics, I might add.

It might come as a surprise to many, who follow my graffiti related adventures, that writing my name with spray paint or even editing a book about our crew have not been the only things I’ve written during my creative years. At one point of my life I wrote something else – which occasionally makes me even more happier than painting my name in ornamental form ever did. Yet I feel it’s very related to what I do graffiti wise as well.

During 2004-2007 I wrote some lyrics for my favourite band, The Project Hate MCMXCIX. That means for two of their albums, “Armageddon March Eternal” and “In Hora Mortis Nostrae“. I am not a real author/writer, but I got inside the atmosphere and lyrical theme of their albums in no time. Continue Reading

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Thank You For The Music

Art Graffiti Graphic Design Music

In January 2019 I started to paint a series of paintings under the working title “Thank You For The Music”. Idea in a nutshell is to repaint artwork from albums that are important to me. Repaint, not copy. Well, to be honest, there is a slight doze of that included as well.

Let me explain this a bit. Around year 2000, when graffiti made space for computer graphics and Photoshop became my main tool, the idea of combining my spray painted works with illustrations I’d do at the computer was born. But at that point my skills with Photoshop were really not that good, so I ditched the idea. Continue Reading

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Art Graffiti Music Video

Sotajumala is a kick ass finnish death metal band from Jyväskylä. They released “Raunioissa” album at January 16th 2015. A video “Sinä et ole yhtään mitään” (translates to You are close to nothing) was released a month before. The song itself immediatelly became my favourite track from the band and the video was nicely executed, plain old band video. Yup, the one you see in the beginning of this post. I asked my wife would it be possible to do a graffiti video which would pay homage to the original music video. She said she’d give it a shot.

First task was to get permission from the band. Both for the idea as well as for using the song. So I sent an email, being sure that they wouldn’t answer. But they did, relatively soon even! And gave me permission and wished luck with the project! I love the band even more. Continue Reading

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Moshoholics Zombie Wall, 2013

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F.K.Ü. is a swedish thrash metal band for whom I’ve had the pleasure of working with few times. They’re absolutely cool people! In addition to creating kick ass music, artwork for their last few albums has been mindblowing. Well, the person responsible for ’em is none less than Jeff Zornow, a famous international horror artist and designer. He did magnificent work for F.K.Ü.’s Where Moshers Dwell (2009) album too, but Rise of the Mosh Mongers (2013) album had so cool overall apocalyptic atmosphere that I definitely wanted to paint something larger based on it. Continue Reading

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