Our friends over at Trespass Press released a new zine a few months ago, here is the trailer and description below:
The battle for/against graffiti on trains is ongoing. Panels will be painted, cleaned, and painted again. Cameras will be installed, and consequently broken. Fences cut and fixed and cut once more. Security will sit at the entrance to the depot, and writers will find or make a new entrance. It’s a perpetual game of cat and mouse, with no end in sight.
In most cities, this battle is a silent one. Long gone is the heyday of colorful trains running on the line morning and night. Nowadays, graffiti is often cleaned from trains soon after it appears. Many pieces only run for a short time, if at all. Often the only people who get to view train graffiti in person are the writers who paint it and the police who’s job it is to file the report against it. The average commuter in most cities probably isn’t even aware that the carriage they are riding in was very likely covered in spray paint not too long ago.
Though this combat of paint vs buff is often fought away from the public eye there still are some transit systems where the evidence of vandalistic escapades are left for all to see. Systems that perhaps are too overwhelmed by graffiti to clean it all. Systems that are too lazy to buff, or too broke, or that for whatever reason, just don’t care. These are the systems that are the focus of TRAFFIC, an ongoing series of zines by Trespass Press.
64 Full-Color Pages
100g Woodfree Paper
A6 Size (105mm x 148mm / 4.1″ x 5.8″)
Heavy Card Stock Cover
Edition of 150
Available exclusively at: Trespass Press