20 YEARS AGO STEVE POWERS WROTE THE WORD ESPO ON EVERYTHING HE COULD FIND

20 YEARS AGO STEVE POWERS WROTE THE WORD ESPO ON EVERYTHING HE COULD FIND. HE’S EXPANDED HIS VOCABULARY A BIT SINCE THEN

Steve Powers – whether he’d have you believe it or not – is a graffiti writer. In fact, he’s one of the most famous and divisive graffiti writers of his generation, his tag ESPO plastered around New York for the best part of a decade. He’s been criticised and resultantly defamed for being a careerist. He’s even been derided simply for being an outsider, aspiring to transcend the deeply engrained codes of his chosen medium. His art speaks for itself though, defies all criticism, breaks from type and has evolved into one of the most recognisable and evocative styles on the planet.

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