Scan You Rock tribute wall

For about a week during the month of September 2018, nearly 100 writers and artists converged onto Cabot street in the South West of Montreal for the creation of a huge mural celebrating the graffiti writer and artist Scaner who had passed away a year earlier following a 8-year battle with cancer.

The 675 m2 (7250 sq. foot) mural is the creation of Scaner’s KG crewmates Zek (who wrote the letter outlines) and Stare, and features characters by Harry Bones and Axe Lalime. It was done on one of the two walls which had served as the canvas for the Scan You Rock mega-production 16 months earlier, a huge tribute to Scaner put together by his friends when they found out that he only had a short time left to live. Scaner’s own piece in the latter production was salvaged and has been integrated into the new mural which was designed around it. Barcelona artist and 4S crewmate Harry Bones created a Scaner-inspired character looming over the piece, and nearly a hundred of Scaner’s fellow writers and artists from Montreal and around the world filled the letters of his name with their own name pieces. Scan’s crewmate Axe Lalime created the end character, a clock reminding us that Time Is Gold.

The creation of the mural was organised by Scaner’s wife Karine ‘Kay’ Rogers and his friend Philémon (through the non-profit organization Mr CanDo) and made possible through the generous contribution of donors who thus helped pay for the rental of aerial work platforms, scaffoldings and safety equipment as well as the purchase of paint and the transportation of artists.

A tribute of this scale was unheard of in the world of graffiti and urban art before this. It is a testament to the love and respect that Scaner commanded from his peers, in Montreal and elsewhere in the world. The new mural is seen everyday by thousands of commuters on the Turcot Interchange, and photos and videos of it and its making have made it around the world through social media, cementing Scan’s place in local and international art and graffiti history.

The gallery below features photos of the complete wall as well as close-ups on various sections, including credits for all the artists involved. A few names are missing, any input is welcome.

See also: the official making-of video

Pendant 7 jours en septembre 2018, une centaine de graffeurs et autres artistes se sont rendus sur la rue Cabot dans le sud-ouest de Montréal pour la création d’une immense murale en hommage au graffeur et artiste montréalais Scaner, pour le premier anniversaire de son décès suite à une bataille de 8 ans contre le cancer.

La murale de 675 m2 (7250 pieds carrés) est une création de ses amis graffeurs Zek (qui a dessiné les lettres) et Stare, et inclut des personnages par Harry Bones et Axe Lalime. Elle a été créée sur un des deux murs qui, 16 mois plus tôt, avaient servi de canevas pour la mega-production Scan You Rock, un immense hommage à Scaner organisé par ses amis lorsque la communauté a appris qu’il ne lui restait plus que quelques temps à vivre. La contribution de Scaner à cette production a été préservée et intégrée dans la nouvelle murale. L’artiste barcelonais et crewmate en 4S Harry Bones a créé un immense personnage inspiré par Scaner et une centaine de graffeurs et autres artistes de Montréal et d’ailleurs ont rempli les lettres de son nom avec leur propre pièce. Axe Lalime a créé le personnage au bout du mur, un réveil nous rappelant que le temps est précieux (Time Is Gold).

La création de la murale a été organisée par la conjointe de Scaner, Karine ‘Kay’ Rogers, et le bon ami de Scan Philémon (via l’OBNL Mr CanDo) et rendue possible grâce à la généreuse contribution de donateurs qui ont ainsi aidé à payer pour la location de plate-formes mobiles, des échafaudages et des équipements de sécurité ainsi que pour l’achat de la peinture et le transports d’artistes.

Il n’y a jamais eu d’hommage de cette ordre avant celui-ci dans le monde du graffiti et de l’art urbain en général. Ceci témoigne de l’amour et du respect que Scaner a inspiré chez ses pairs, qu’ils soient à Montréal ou à l’étranger. La nouvelle murale est vue chaque jours par les milliers de gens qui utilisent l’échangeur Turcot, et des photos et des vidéos de celle-ci et de sa création ont fait le tour du monde via les médias sociaux. Ainsi Scaner prend tranquillement la place qu’il mérite dans l’histoire artistique de notre ville et du milieu du graffiti.

La galerie ci-dessous présente des photos du mur complet ainsi que quelques gros plans sur ses sections, incluant des crédits pour tous les artistes qui y ont contribué. Quelques nom y manquent, vous êtes invités à combler ces lacunes en m’écrivant.

A voir: la video officielle de la création du mur


The complete wall. Scroll down for close-ups on the wall’s different sections. Click to view image in bigger size.

Close-up on Harry Bones‘ contribution around Scaner‘s own piece salvaged from the Scan You Rock production from April 2017 (a few months before he passed away). Harry Bones was Scan’s crewmate in the 4S crew.

Close-up on the S. Artists in the fill are:
row 1: Hoacs, Eskae
row 2: Risk, Sober, unidentified
row 3: Sear, Musa, Kemr
row 4: Skor, Roachi, Trace, Zema
row 5: unidentified, Morz, Kay (Scan’s wife), Vect, Jarus (partial)
row 6: Jat?, Narc, Sewk, Shok, unidentified

Close-up on the C. Artists in the fill are:
row 1: unidentified
row 2: Hyke, someone writing Jays
row 3: Smak, Fonki
row 4: Zema, Koal, Sewer
row 5: Jarus, Dige?, Nixon
row 6: Her?, Kers

Close-up on the A. Artists in the fill are:
row 1: someone writing Dock, Dré aka Earth Crusher
row 2: Arek, RCH
row 3: Senck, Block, Atwz
row 4: Sower, Tchug, Astro, Pask
row 5: Serak, Fomer, Zek (starts inside door recess), Dodo Osé, Nesar (partial)
row 6: Kwun, Mersh, Maysr (inside door recess), Fuser, Probe?

Close-up on the N. Artists in the fill are:
row 1: Pito, Tens, Axe Lalime, Pic Paquette, 123Klan, Jaber
row 2: unidentified, Some, Ewol?, Killa EF, unidentified, Fluke, Stare, Ware
row 3: Jaker, Kevin Ledo, unidentified, Tuna, Five Eight, Cemz, F.One
row 4: Legal, Acek?, Peace, unidentified, unidentified, Hsix
row 5: Sage, Guko, unidentified, Casp
row 6: Kemt, Rysk, Loes, Fleo, Maysr?

Close-up on the end section showing a clock character by Scan’s DA crewmate Axe Lalime. Artists in the fill are:
row 2: Ware, Soma
row 3: F.One (partial), Oper, Aper
row 4: Hsix, Otak
row 5: Snipes

Tributes to Scaner

This post is a photo gallery of tributes to Scaner that have appeared in Montreal and Miami since the writer passed away on 9 September 2017. Most of the creations are by writers doing Scan’s name, but I also found a few street art/figurative pieces celebrating Montreal’s graffiti king.

Artists did not wait for Scaner to be gone before celebrating him. A section at the end of this post features pieces honouring him after the news came out that he was terminally ill.

Related posts:
photo spotlight on Scaner’s work
Scan You Rock production
Scan You Rock tribute wall
Time Is Gold

Voici une gallerie-photo d’hommages à Scaner trouvés à Montréal et Miami depuis le décès de ce dernier le 9 septembre 2017. La majorité des créations sont par des graffeurs écrivant le nom de Scaner, mais j’ai aussi trouvé quelques pièces de street art et autres pièces figuratives célébrant celui que la communauté Montréalaise du graff appelle son ‘king’.

Certains artistes n’ont pas attendu le départ de Scaner pour le célébrer. Une section au bas de cet article présente des pièces en son honneur créées après que la nouvelle se soit répandue qu’il ne lui restait que peu de temps.

Articles connexes:
gallerie-photo de l’oeuvre de Scaner
production Scan You Rock
murale hommage Scan You Rock
Time Is Gold


This tribute involved nearly 100 writers and other artists. For close-ups and info about the wall, see this post.

Huge chrome tribute done on an Art Gang wall the weekend of Scaner‘s funeral. According to them, contributors include Kems, Selek, Bacon, Stare, Tens, Snikr, Smak and Some.

This huge Scaner tribute on an abandoned Plateau house was done a day or two after Scaner passed away. Artists asked to remain anonymous.

Tribute to Scaner by Sober, Benny Wilding, Mersh, Tyke and Sage at the 2017 edition of the Lachine graffiti jam.

One more tribute from the 2017 edition of the Lachine graffiti jam, this one by Johste at ground level and Joek above.

Huge tribute produced by Art Gang, designed by Scaner himself and done by Snipes and Senck.

One more segment of the above Art Gang tribute, this one on the front of the building.

Tribute to Scaner by Stare and Zek, from a long tribute wall in central Montreal also involving Benny Wilding (see next).

Tribute to Scaner by Benny Wilding, from a long tribute wall in central Montreal also involving Zek and Stare (see above).

Tribute by Myrage and Eskro in an abandoned church.

Tribute to Scaner by Casper in Hochelaga. Also visible above is Amonizer.

Serak doing his name and Scan’s as a tribute.

By Serak in Hochelaga. Presumably also involves Axe.

Kane‘s tribute at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

Crazy Apes tribute truck side by Korb done during the 2017 edition of the Hip Hop You Don’t Stop festival. See below for other sides.

The opposite side to the above Crazy Apes tribute truck is by Narc. See below for more.

The back door of the above Crazy Apes tribute truck is by Fezat.

One more Scaner tribute truck from the 2017 edition of Hip Hop You Don’t Stop, this one by K6A artists. This side is by Fleo, scroll down for the other sides.

This is Monk.e‘s side of the above K6A tribute truck to Scaner. See below for more.

The back of the above K6A tribute truck to Scaner was done by Earth Crusher / Dré.

Tribute by Acek on sides of a trailer. See below for the back.

Tribute by Acek on back of a trailer. See above for sides.

By Kwest while he was in town for the production of the huge Scan You Rock mural.

Tribute by Axe in the South West.

Tribute to Scaner by Fonki and Smak (and perhaps others?) under J.Shantz’s wall for the 2018 edition of Mural Festival.

Tribute by Astro at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel. If you look closely you can make out the letters of Scan‘s name amongst the characters.
(Also visible above is an older piece by Kare)

By Senck, with F.One and Ewol.

Chrome tribute by Tuna on an abandoned Plateau house.

Tribute to Scaner by Kbron, Micer and Fault.

By Ekon.

Chrome tribute in the Plateau, artist unidentified.

Tribute by Meor in a Plateau alley.

Pest doing Scaner‘s iconic Mr Can Do at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Clever tribute to Scaner by Arek found at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

Chrome tribute to Scaner by Ekual at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Tribute by Lect found at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Tribute by an unidentified writer, found at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

By an unidentified artist.

Rooftop tribute, unidentified artist.

Tribute by Lost Claws in the form of a wheatpaste beneath one of Scaner‘s Mr Can Do’s.

Sticker tribute, unidentified artist.


Mural Festival 2019

For the 2019 edition of Mural Festival, a long segment of the graffiti alley behind St-Laurent was dedicated to Scan. Name pieces by the two dozen-plus artists involved are presented in this post. Shown below is the only piece of the production stating Scan’s name, by F.One and Ewol.

Pour l’édition 2019 du festival Mural, un long segment de la ruelle graffiti derrière St-Laurent a été dédiée à Scan. Les pièces de la trentaine d’artistes impliqués sont présentées dans cet article consacré aux production de cette édition. Présenté ci-dessous est la seule pièce SCAN de la production, par F.One et Ewol.

F.One and Ewol.


Wynwood 2017

The following pieces were done in Wynwood, Miami at the first edition of Art Basel following Scaner’s death.

Les pièces présentées dans cette section ont été faites à Miami dans le cadre de la première édition d’Art Basel après le décès de Scaner.

By Scaner’s brother in KG, Stare.

By Vogue TDK and Snikr. A close-up on Snikr’s portrait of Scaner is shown below.

Close-up on the portrait of Scaner by Snikr from the above collaboration with Vogue TDK.

This one is by the same anonymous artist(s) as the similar one in Montreal (second from the top in this gallery, scoll up).

Tribute to Scaner in Wynwood, Miami, by Eskae on letters and Disem on Scaner portrait. See below for close-ups.

Close-up on Disem‘s portrait of Scaner in the above tribute with Eskae.

Close-up on Eskae‘s ‘heaven’ letter piece in the above tribute with Disem.

Close-up on Eskae‘s ‘hell’ letter piece in the above tribute with Disem.

Scaner’s crewmate Soten.

This is actually a piece by Scaner himself that has been maintained, and updated with the word ‘Lives’, by his 4S crewmates since his death.


Around the world

By Toulouse’s Sere who was influenced by Scaner when he lived in Montreal.


Before

Some artists did not wait for Scaner to be gone before celebrating him. This section features pieces honouring him after the news came out that he was terminally ill.

Certains artistes n’ont pas attendu le départ de Scaner pour le célébrer. Cette section présente des pièces en son honneur créées après que la nouvelle se soit répandue qu’il ne lui restait que peu de temps.

Tribute by Yekso whilst in town for the 2017 edition of Under Pressure.

By Shok at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Monk.e on letters and Tibúron on character, in Rosemont.

Small piece by Persue dedicated to Scaner, next to an actual throw by the celebrated artist.

Scan You Rock

Over the weekend of 22-23 April 2017 the Montreal graffiti community got together to celebrate Scaner, one of this city’s best and most respected writers/artists, when they found out that he only had a short time to live. For the occasion, the walls of the MPC Papers building on the corner of Cabot and Gilmore in the South West (a Montreal graffiti hotspot) were completely redone by over two dozens of Montreal’s best writers and artists, plus friends of Scaner’s who traveled from as far as the USA and Barcelona for the occasion. All in all, nearly 40 new pieces were created during the weekend, they are all shown in the gallery below.

The building where the event took place has been in the past the site of graffiti gatherings such as Meeting Of Styles/Can You Rock. This is why the event was unofficially dubbed with the pun Scan You Rock and the name stuck.

In September 2018, for the first anniversary of Scaner’s death, the Cabot wall was completely redone by nearly 100 artists who came together to pay homage to their friend. A special photo article on this huge tribute wall can be seen here.

See also:
Wall2wallMTL photo spotlight on Scaner
pre-Scan You Rock photo gallery of the Cabot x Gilmore walls

Au cours du weekend du 22-23 avril 2017 la communauté graffiti montréalaise s’est réunie pour célébrer Scaner lorsqu’elle a appris qu’il ne lui restait que quelques temps à vivre. Pour l’occasion, les murs de l’édifice MPC Papers au coin de Cabot et de Gilmore dans le sud-ouest (un hotspot graffiti de Montréal) ont été complètement refaits par au moins deux douzaines des meilleurs artistes montréalais du graffiti ainsi que par quelques amis graffeurs de Scaner qui sont venus d’aussi loin que des Etats-Unis et de Barcelone pour l’occasion. En tout, près d’une quarantaine de nouvelles pièces ont été créées au cours de cette fin de semaine, elles sont toutes présentées dans la gallerie ci-dessous.

L’édifice où l’événement a eu lieu a par le passé été le site de festivals graffiti tels que Meeting Of Styles/Can You Rock. C’est ainsi que quelqu’un a officieusement baptisé l’événement du jeu de mot Scan You Rock, et le nom est resté.

En septembre 2018, pour le premier anniversaire du décès de Scaner, le mur du côté Cabot a été complètement refait par une centaine de graffeurs et autres artistes qui ont voulu rendre hommage à leur ami. Un article-photo sur cet immense mur hommage a été publié et peut être vu ici.

A voir aussi:
profil photo Wall2wallMTL sur Scaner
gallerie-photo des murs Cabot x Gilmore, pré-Scan You Rock


Cabot side

The celebrated man himself, Scaner. The piece was salvaged after Scaner’s death when the whole Cabot wall was redone by nearly 100 writers and artists for a huge tribute to their friend. See it here.

Above Scaner’s piece is this bird of prey by Axe flying off with Scaner’s iconic ‘Mr Can Do’.

Hsix

Scaner’s crewmate in KG, Stare.

Eskae from Miami.

Roachi from Brooklyn via Sydney.

Hoacs from New York.

Soten from Copenhagen / New York.

Trace from New York.

Scaner’s crewmate in KG, Zek.

Jat from Brooklyn.

Harry Bones from Barcelona.

Musa from Barcelona.

Kemr from Boston.

Awe

ATWZ

Cemz (top) and Smak (ground level).

Nixon (top) and Sober (ground level).


Gilmore side

Jaker (top), Legal (middle) and Johste (ground).

Earth Crusher

The AG Crew‘s Snipes and Senk.

The 123Klan’s Scien.

The 123Klan’s Klor.

Scaner’s crewmate in KG, Jaber.

Sino

Narc

Shok

Pito

Skor

Some

Sewk

Kemt


building end

Fleo (blue), Dodo Osé (red letters) and Axe (character)

Scaner

On 9 September 2017 the Montreal graffiti community lost one of its greatest writers, a “king” to use an expression from that world. The news of the death of the artist working under the aliases of Alex Scaner, Scaner or simply Scan, following a long battle with cancer, spread like wildfire.

In his mid-thirties, Scaner was one of Montreal’s first great graffiti artists. In the days following his death, hundreds of writers from Montreal and around the world as well as many street artists took to social media to pay homage and to express their respect for their brother, their chief, their king, the one who had been such a great influence on their own artistic development.

Scaner, alongside his brothers in the KG, DA and TFB crews (to name just a few), has helped shape the Montreal graffiti scene, give it its style and make it shine outside Montreal. Internationally known, he has worked alongside many of the greatest names of Canadian, American and European graffiti. He has also invited many of the best international writers to Montreal, thus creating networks for himself and his artistic family.

In just 20 years, this prolific artist has created hundreds, even thousands of burners, throws and tags. Given the ephemeral nature of the artform many are now gone but, thanks to the internet, they will live on and continue to influence the upcoming generations of graffiti artists. Only time and the elements will gradually chip away at what is left of his art in our streets, alleys, parks, offices, businesses and abandoned buildings, as the artist commands so much respect within the world of graffiti that no one would dare go over his work.

History will remember Scaner. When the negative taboos associated with the vandal origins of this artform drop and art historians study the artists who will have defined our era, Scaner will be remembered as the one who was taken too soon, but still left an immeasurable legacy.

The local and international artistic communities did not wait for Scaner’s passing to recognize his influence and express their love and respect. After the news broke out in the Spring of 2017 that the artist hadn’t much time left, his closest crewmates and friends got together and organized tribute productions (such as Scan You Rock). As well, hundreds of pieces created in Montreal, Toronto, New York, Barcelona, etc. have since been dedicated to him.

Following his departure tributes have been coming in even greater numbers. Scaner may be gone, but his star will go on shining brighter and brighter…

For more information on Scaner and for more photos of his work, check out his personal webpage as well as Facebook and Instagram. Production CanDo is in charge of the legacy of the artist.

Related posts:
Tributes to Scaner
Scan You Rock tribute wall
Scan You Rock production
Time Is Gold

Scaner tagLe 9 septembre 2017 la scène montréalaise du graffiti perdait un géant, un king, pour utiliser un terme du milieu. La nouvelle du décès de l’artiste connu sous les pseudonymes d’Alex Scaner, de Scaner ou Scan, suite à une longue bataille contre le cancer, s’est répandue comme une onde de choc.

Dans la mi-trentaine, l’artiste était un des premiers très grands noms du graffiti à Montréal. Les jours suivant son décès, des centaines de graffeurs montréalais et internationaux ainsi que plusieurs artistes du milieu du street art sont sortis dans les médias sociaux pour affirmer leur amour, leur respect et leur désarroi face à la perte de leur frère, de leur chef, de leur king, de celui qui avait été une de leurs plus grandes influences.

Scaner, aux côtés de ses frères dans les crews KG, DA ou TFB pour n’en nommer que quelques uns, a contribué à façonner la scène montréalaise du graffiti, à lui donner son style et la faire rayonner hors de Montréal. De notoriété internationale, il a exercé son art aux côtés des plus grands du monde du graff canadien, américain et européen. Il a aussi invité de nombreux graffeurs d’ailleurs à Montréal, établissant de ce fait de nombreux contacts et réseaux pour sa famille artistique.

En tout juste 20 ans, l’artiste prolifique a créé des centaines, voire des milliers de burners, de throws, de tags. Étant donnée la nature éphémère de cette forme d’art plusieurs de ces pièces sont maintenant disparues mais, grâce à l’internet, elles continueront d’influencer les générations de graffeurs à venir. Et il ne fait pas de doute que seul le temps et le climat auront raison de ce qui reste de sa main dans nos rues, ruelles, parcs, bureaux, commerces et édifices abandonnés, puisque l’artiste commande un tel respect que personne du milieu n’oserait repasser sur ses oeuvres.

L’histoire se rappellera de Scaner. Quand les préjugés négatifs dûs aux origines vandales de cette forme d’expression artistique tomberont et que les historiens d’art s’intéresseront aux artistes qui auront marqué notre époque, on se rappellera de Scaner comme celui qui est parti trop tôt mais qui a tout de même laissé un legs immense.

La communauté artistique locale et internationale n’a pas attendu son départ pour reconnaître son influence et lui exprimer son amour et son respect. Depuis que la nouvelle s’est répandue au printemps 2017 qu’il ne lui restait que très peu de temps, elle s’est mobilisée et a mis sur pieds quelques méga-productions (telles que Scan You Rock) en son honneur. De plus, des centaines de pièces créées par ses pairs à Montréal, Toronto, New York, Barcelone, etc., lui ont été dédiées.

Et depuis son départ ces hommages se sont multipliés. Scaner n’est plus, mais son étoile continuera de briller de plus en plus…

Pour plus d’information sur Scaner et pour voir plus de photos de son oeuvre, visitez sa page personnelle ainsi que ses pages Facebook et Instagram. Production CanDo est en charge de la promotion de l’héritage artistique de Scan.

Articles connexes:
Hommages à Scaner
mur hommage Scan You Rock
production Scan You Rock
Time Is Gold


graffiti pieces

This was Scaner’s final piece. He left only an outline, it was filled in by his brothers in KG, Stare and Zek. Bear on the left is by Harry Bones. From Time Is Gold, Scaner’s last production.

In the Plateau.

This one was done during a block party in Mile End.

In Rosemont.

In upper Plateau.

In Hochelaga.

Scaner’s part in the Scan You Rock jam celebrating him.

In a central Montreal alley.

In upper Plateau.

In Wynwood, Miami.

In Hochelaga.

In upper Plateau.

Next to the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Scaner (left) and Kemr (right) at the Cabot x Gilmore walls.

In Hochelaga.

Monk.e (left), Scaner (right letters) and Axe Lalime (right character) in Hochelaga.

In Rosemont.

Heating up Rosemont.

In a Hochelaga alley.

Rooftop burner in Petite-Patrie.

Well hidden in the Plateau.

Well hidden in the Plateau.

Well hidden in the Plateau.

In upper Plateau.

In Rosemont.

In the gym of an abandoned school.

In the gym of an abandoned school.

This piece dated 2014 was found in Wynwood, Miami.

In Hochelaga.

In NDG.

Scaner (bottom centre), Serak (top), Ether (middle letters), Axe (left characters), and Hsix (right character) contributing to the 2013 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Scaner (top 2) and Hsix (bottom) in a Hochelaga alley.

On an abandoned warehouse.

In a upper Hochelaga back alley.

In Town of Mount Royal.

At the 2015 Chromatic block party.

On Mont-Royal.

Above the LNDMRK offices.

In Ville-Marie. The cats are by Axe and the letters on the left by Zek.

In Pointe St-Charles.

In Pointe St-Charles.

By train tracks.

Trackside.

Inside an abandoned building.

At the back of an industrial building.

Scaner on wheels.

Another truck side.

Another Scaner on truck. The back of the truck is by Bryan Beyung.

One more truck side.

K-Way promo for the 2016 edition of Mural Festival.

Opposite side of the above truck for K-Way at the 2016 edition of Mural Festival, doing the name of Dodo Osé (who did the back side of the truck).

En Masse‘s contribution to the 2013 edition of Mural Festival features Scaner (top letters) alongside Dan Buller (tennis player), Five Eight (central letters), Waxhead (head on the left), Beeforeo (below Five) and Nixon (bottom, top and far right). Photo © Infant Wisdom.

By train tracks.

Graffiti by Feka, Peur and Scaner, with a Lovebot wheatpaste at the top and hissing beasts by Axe.

Scaner on letters and right character, with Morz on left character, in a downtown inner courtyard.

Scaner (letters) and Axe (creatures) in Petite-Patrie.

Trackside piece in Petite-Patrie.

In a Hochelaga park.

In an abandoned building in the South West.

Scaner (writing), Earth Crusher (central character) and Axe (end figures) in an abandoned industrial building.

In Griffintown.

On an abandoned warehouse.

Doing Hoacs‘ name at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

In an abandoned building.

In Mercier.

In a NDG/Côte des Neiges alley.

In a NDG/Côte des Neiges parking space.

In a NDG/Côte des Neiges alley.

In the Plateau.

Another one in the Plateau.

Above Shok in the Plateau.

In Centre-Sud.

In TMR.

In Centre-Sud.

Cems, before he switched to Ether (top left), Scan (top right), Sage (bottom left) and Smak (bottom right) on this classic DA wall in Rosemont.

In Old Montreal.

This worn out piece off Clark was covered with something new in 2014.

Scaner in the middle of a wall by Astro and Zeus. The wheatpaste in the middle of all this is from Graffiti Knight.

Right half of a piece in NDG (sorry, left half is missing).

This piece in Rosemont-Petite-Patrie is dated 2004!

On roof edge visible from Papineau.

Another roof edge, this one on St-Laurent.

More rooftop, this one at the abandoned Transco.

More rooftop action at the abandoned Transco.

Next to train tracks in Mile-End. Also visible at the top is a paste-up by Turtle Caps.

In Petite-Patrie.

Under an expressway. Artist at the bottom is unidentified.

Pieces by Scaner and Sewk visible from train tracks in Rosemont.

In Hochelaga.

In Parc-Ex.

Under an overpass in Ville-Marie.

In a Plateau back alley.

On a St-Laurent mid-level roof.

In upper Plateau.

In an abandoned industrial building.

By train tracks.

This throw was found in Barcelona.

In Hochelaga.

In Hochelaga.

Rooftop throw.

In Mile End.

Rooftop in Hochelaga.

Smak and Scan over St-Laurent.

Scaner and Zek on a Décarie rooftop.

Stare and Scaner on d’Iberville.

In Mile End.

Same Mile End spot as above.

Some train track work.

In Petite-Patrie.

Under an expressway.

In an abandoned building.

One for the crew in an abandoned building.

On an industrial buiding.

In the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

In Hochelaga.

In Rosemont.

In Pointe St-Charles.

More industrial work.

Throw in Rosemont.

Tag and throwie.

Throwie and tag found inside an abandoned school.

Throwie found inside an abandoned school.

Throwie found inside an abandoned school.

Throwie in Mile End.

On closed restaurant awaiting demolition on Sherbrooke.

In Hochelaga.

Two-for-one throws.

Industrial Hochelaga.

At the abandoned “Jailspot”.

Throw in a Plateau alley next to a piece by Persue dedicated to the man.

In the Plateau.

In the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

In an abandoned building in the South West.

Trackside in Verdun.

On the Plateau.

In Petite-Patrie.

Fading away in Griffintown. Also visible below is a throw by Awe.


murals and mural pieces

KG crew featuring Scaner and Axe contributing to the 2014 edition of Mural Festival.

Another angle of the above piece for the 2014 edition of Mural Festival.

Presumably Scaner’s longest commissioned piece, found in a Plateau End alley.

Above piece seen from the other end.

Same alley as above, middle detail.

With Stare in Old Montreal.

Scaner, Stare and Axe in Ville-Marie.

Commissioned work on restaurant sidewall in the Village.

In the fashion district.

In upper Plateau.

This unusual work on Aird, like the one below, is by Scaner and/or Axe.

This unusual work on Aird, like the one above it, is by Scaner and/or Axe.


tags

Scaner (top) and Axe (bottom).

Scaner tag on the move.

Applying for a job with Garbage Beauty.

Don’t adjust your screen focus.

Making you dizzy?

On fence

On fence

Bubble flop

Drips

Intervention on someone else’s wheatpaste.


Mr Can Do

On the abandoned George General d’Auto Reparation.

Plateau back alley.

Sleeping dogs should check their backs, in Griffintown.

In the upper Plateau.

In an alley off St-Laurent.

Above the LNDMRK offices. Also visible is a diamond by Le Diamantaire.

Another one above the LNDMRK offices.

Rooftop twins in upper Plateau.

Scaner (in red and black) interspersed with graffiti by an unidentified writer on an abandoned warehouse in Hochelaga. This is actually a detail, the wall goes on and on like this.

In the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

In the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Off a St-Laurent roof.

In a Petite-Patrie alley.

At the abandoned “Jailspot”.

Inside an abandoned school.

On the abandoned George General d’Auto Reparation.

Worn out piece on the Plateau

Found near the Cabot x Gilmore walls.


wheatpastes and paste-ups

This one was found on the George General d’Auto Reparation.

Wheatpastes by Ether and Scaner.

This one was found on the George General d’Auto Reparation.

This one was found in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Tag paste-up in Chinatown.

Throwie paste-up in Chinatown.

Throwie paste-up in Chinatown.

Throwie paste-up in Chinatown.

Throwie paste-up in Chinatown. Also visible is a sticker by Ether.


stickers

Sticker tag.

Sticker tag.

Sticker tag.

Sticker throwies on the George General d’Auto Reparation.

Retrospective of 2019 graffiti

This image gallery brings together 200 great pieces of Montreal graffiti from 2019. It is not necessarily the best of the year because taste is a subjective thing and I was obviously not able to photograph everything. The selection was done partly from my own personal favourites but mostly from those of my followers on … Continue reading Retrospective of 2019 graffiti

Mural Festival 2019

This article features the new murals created during the 2019 edition of Mural Festival as well as the other temporary art found on the site (St-Laurent between Sherbrooke and Mont-Royal) while it was closed to traffic from June 6th to 16th. Five earlier Festival murals have been replaced with new ones this year. These are … Continue reading Mural Festival 2019

Jaker

Jaker is one of the top graffiti writers in Montreal. His allegiances are to the BTH and GK crews. He has very little presence on the internet. If you wish to see much more than what I was lucky to find, particularly pieces on trains, have a look at his Instagram page. This Bombing Science video on Youtube shows great footage of Jaker in action on an autorack.

Jaker est un des meilleurs graffeurs à Montréal. Il est membres des crews BTH et GK. Il n’est que très peu présent officiellement sur internet. Si vous désirez en voir beaucoup plus que ce que j’ai eu la chance de photographier, particulièrement des pièces sur train, jetez un coup d’oeil à sa page Instagram. Cette excellente video de Bombing Science montre l’artiste en action.


burners and other big pieces

Pieces in this section are shown in approximate reverse chronological order, so the most recent are at the top.

Les pièces de cette section de la galerie sont présentées en ordre chronologique inverse approximatif, de la plus récente à la plus vieille.

In Rosemont.

Jaker and Legal contributed to the 2019 revamp of the Van Horne pillars.

A huge trackside piece.

On an abandoned building.

With Jmoe on characters.

Trackside

In Côte St-Paul.

Jaker and Legal representing BTH on an abandoned building in the South West.

In Rosemont.

On an abandoned warehouse in Hochelaga.

At the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

In an abandoned spot.

In an abandoned spot.

Jaker and Legal representing BTH in Little Burdundy (ground piece only).

This detail of the Scan You Rock tribute wall to Scaner shows Jaker’s part. Click on the latter link to view the complete wall.

From a BTH crew production in Dorval.

Huge Jaker and Legal roller on an abandoned building in the South West.

At the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

On a parked train.

On a parked train.

On a parked train.

On a parked train.

Jaker, Legal, Peace and Johste on the abandoned Canada Malting plant.

A huge commissioned Centre-Sud wall by the BTH crew featuring Legal and Jaker on name pieces and Jmoe on character.

Jaker (top) and Legal (ground) for the 2017 Lachine graffiti jam.

Tribute to Jays by BTH’s Jaker, Peace and Legal, from the Time Is Gold production.

Jaker in Rosemont.

Legal (ground) and Jaker (above) for the Festival de Canes.

At the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

In Rosemont.

Featuring Jaker (top), Legal (middle) and Johste (ground), this is BTH’s contribution to the Scan You Rock jam.

Near downtown.

Trackside.

Representing his crew BTH on a truck side.

In Rosemont.

Truck side.

For the 2016 edition of the Amalgam Festival in Sherbrooke.

In the Plateau.

Trackside.

At the Lachine legal graffiti wall.

At the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

In an abandoned building.

In an abandoned building.

Jaker and perhaps others from the BTH crew on the roof of an abandoned building in the South West.

In the South West.

Jaker (letters) and Jmoe (character) in an abandoned building.

Jaker (top) and Kwun (ground) in a Petite-Patrie alley.

In an abandoned building.

In an bike underpass on the Canal Lachine.

On an abandoned building.

On an abandoned building.

Representing BTH inside an abandoned Plateau school awaiting demolition.

In an abandoned building.

Inside the abandoned Transco.

Inside the abandoned Transco.

Inside the abandoned Transco.

In the gym of an abandoned Plateau school awaiting demolition.

Jaker on letters and Jmoe on character, in Rosemont.

Aliss (card), Ms Teri (flower), Jaker, Blek and Legal on a downtown rooftop.

Jaker (top) and Legal (bottom) at the 2015 Lachine graffiti jam

Trackside.

Most of the BTH crew participated in this piece between the chimneys of an abandoned incinerator.

Jaker and Legal representing BTH in the Plateau.

Under an expressway.

An old one in Montreal West.

Peace and Jaker on a bike trail in Petite-Patrie.

A springtime piece for the crew (Bring The Heat = BTH).