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Tributes to Scaner

This post is a photo gallery of tributes to Scaner that have appeared in Montreal 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
Time Is Gold

Voici une gallerie-photo d’hommages à Scaner trouvés à Montréal 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
Scan You Rock
Time Is Gold


Huge chrome tribute done on an Art Gang wall the weekend of Scaner‘s funeral. According to them, contributors include Kem5, 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, desinged 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 Casper in Hochelaga. Also visible above is Amonizer.

By Serack 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 Axe in the South West.

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)

Chrome tribute by Tuna on an abandoned Plateau house.

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 in an abandoned place in Côte des Neiges.

Tribute by Lect found at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

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

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

Sticker tribute, unidentified artist.


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 in an empty lot.

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.

Skor doing Scaner‘s name at the Papineau legal graffiti wall. This was actually done a bit more than a year before Scaner passed away.

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Truck 2 truck MTL – graffiti on wheels

This image gallery features a collection of graffiti (and a few figurative) pieces found on the sides and/or backs of trucks spotted in Montreal. Some of the work shown here was commissioned, but a good share of it was not. I apologize for the quality of some of the images: the trucks are often filthy and in many cases it was difficult to get a good angle between parked vehicles.

La galerie-photo ci-dessous présente des pièces de graffiti (et quelques figuratives) découvertes sur les cotés et derrières de camions à Montréal. Une bonne part de ces créations ont été commandées mais certaines pièces ne l’ont pas été. Je dois m’excuser de la piètre qualité de certaines de ces photos. Les camions ne sont pas toujours très propres et il est souvent difficile de trouver un bon angle entre les véhicules stationnés.


Tribute to Scaner by Fleo for the 2017 edition of Hip Hop You Don’t Stop.

Opposite side is also a tribute to Scaner, this time by Monk.e.

Back of above truck by Earth Crusher.

Tribute to Scaner by Korb for the 2017 edition of Hip Hop You Don’t Stop.

The reverse of the above is another tribute to Scaner, this one by Narc.

The back door of the above is by Fezat.

Stare

Scaner on opposide side of the above.

Stare and Scaner throwies on back of the above.

A few months later Axe added this piece over the Stare and Scaner throws on the back of the above truck.

Stare for KG crew on front of the above truck.

Scaner

Opposite side to the above by Ether.

This K-way truck was redone by Scaner (sides) and Dodo Osé (back; view below) for the 2016 edition of Mural Festival.

The back end of the above truck was done by Dodo Osé for the 2016 edition of Mural Festival.

The opposite side of the above truck was done by Scaner doing the name of Dodo Osé.

Chris Dyer on truck side for the 2016 edition of Mural Festival. See below for back.

Chris Dyer on back of truck for the 2016 edition of Mural Festival. See above for side.

Zek on side. Back is by Zek and Shadow.

Shadow on the opposide side to the above.

Lyfer (letters) and Awe (back) on truck; done during the 2016 edition of the Hip Hop You Don’t Stop festival.

Peace (letters) and Mos (back) on truck; done during the 2016 edition of the Hip Hop You Don’t Stop festival.

Jaker on the opposite side of the above.

Peace

Mos on opposide side of the above.

Mos also on back of the above.

Monk.e, for the 2016 edition of the Hip Hop You Don’t Stop Festival.

The opposite side to the above shows a collaboration between Tiburón (characters) and Monk.e (around).

Zek and perhaps others.

Someone from KG (Zek again?) on other side of the above.

Shok

Mersh on opposite side of the above.

Skor on the back of the above truck.

123Klan.

Bates on opposite side of the above.

Lyfer and Bosny. This was done during Elementality’s Hip Hop You Don’t Stop event.

Opposite side of the above, showing Awe (letters) between Opire on the left and Bosny on the right.

The front of the above truck shows a throwie by Zek and the back is by Opire.

Axe (letters) and Tchug (figurative).

Jaber (letters) and Tchug (back creature) on opposite side of above.

Same truck as above, redone by Kers.

Back of the above by Her.

Axe and perhaps others for K6A.

Opposite side of the above by Arose.

Koal writing and birds by Astro.

Opposite side to the above, writing by Pask and characters by Astro.

Pask again, on back of truck.

Pask again, on back of truck.

Another one showing a piece by Pask.

Pask

Keos on other side of the above.

Keos

Another piece by Keos.

Plus.

Blek throwie on opposite side of the above truck.

Nixon.

Nixon (to be confirmed) on opposite side of the above.

Nixon, split over two backs.

Another back end by Nixon.

Nixon (top), Robe (bottom left), Fore (bottom right).

Nixon.

Monk.e on opposite side of the above.

Fleo for K6A on back end of the above.

K6A‘s Fleo and Dodo Ose. This was done during Elementality’s Hip Hop You Don’t Stop event.

Monk.e and Mastrocola did the other side of the above truck.

Ms Teri did the back of the above truck.

Acek

Opposite side of the above by Arose.

One more by Arose.

Nixon

Fone from HSP Crew on opposite side of the above.

Sewer from HSP crew on back of the above.

Killa EF

Grems

Other side of the above truck by Grems.

Fost.

Dodo_Osé on opposite side to the above and Bryan Beyung (back)

Stare. The throw on the front part is by Zek.

Scaner on opposite side of the above and Bryan Beyung on back.

Stare

Scaner on opposite side of the above.

Bonar, Les Hommes De Lettres and Fonki.

Opposide side of the above.

Tayke?

Otek.

‘Reveur’.

Inc from SNK.

Hirok.

Hirok and House.

House.

House.

Hitem.

Hitem.

Chris Dyer

Chris Dyer again, back and opposite side of above.

Another one by Chris Dyer.

Waxhead

Back side to the above by Sam Kaston (cat and birds; tag by Aper).

Peru143

Pito and Some.

Opposite side of the above by Killa EF.

Someone from K6A.

Saer from K6A on opposite side of above.

Insa – right side.

Insa – left side.

By Peams.

By someone from CSX, opposite side to the above.

A’Shop (commercially printed).

A’Shop, back and opposite side (commercially printed).

Door 2 door MTL – garage edition

Last year’s post titled “Door 2 door Montreal” was a particularly popular one, so here’s a follow-up presenting some of the best garage and delivery doors in Montreal.

L’article de l’année dernière intitulé ‘Door 2 door Montreal” présentant les plus belles oeuvres de street art sur des portes de Montréal ayant été particulièrement populaire, voici une suite consacrée cette fois aux portes de garage et de livraison.


Tava and Detto in Little Italy.

Cryote, at the time in the Wzrds Gng, in alley between St-Denis and Drolet.

Cryote modified this garage door in the alley between St-Denis and Drolet when he repaired it post-vandalism.

Five Eight (letters) and Earth Crusher (character) in the Plateau.

Kevin Ledo in the Plateau.

Labrona (bottom) and Gawd (top).

Monk.e

Monk.e on the same spot as above, one year later.

Monk.e for K6A in St-Henri.

Unidentified artist for K6A in St-Henri, next to above.

Otak, Fleo and Oser aka Dodo Ose for K6A in St-Henri (next to above two).

Mono Sourcil in the Plateau.

MC Baldassari and Hot Sluts’n’Poutine collaboration in the Plateau, part 1/2.

MC Baldassari and Hot Sluts’n’Poutine collaboration in the Plateau, part 2/2.

Omen

SBU One

El Moot Moot (left) and Waxhead (right) in alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

El Moot Moot in alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Peru143 in the Plateau.

Gawd, detail of a collaboration with Labrona (not visible in this detail) in Cité du Multimédia.

Omen downtown.

Waxhead over background by Mastrocola, on St-Dominique.

Jiso in Rosemont.

Koal and Bosny on abandoned warehouse.

Maniak (top) and Zek (bottom) graffiti at Cabot x Gilmore walls.

Peru143 for En Masse on St-Laurent.

Riode in abandoned industrial building.

Maliciouz

Futur Lasor Now in the Plateau.

Maddog and Namer in HoMa.

Unidentified artist in the Plateau.

Unknown artist in Mile End.

Le Renard Fou in upper Plateau.

Le Renard Fou in upper Plateau.

Unknown artist in the Plateau.

Unknown artist in the Plateau.

Collaboration between Waxhead (beige) and Birdo (green) in McGill ghetto.

Omen (main image) and Kashink (bottom corners) on the George General d’Auto Reparation.

MC Baldassari for En Masse in alley off de Castelnau.

Turtle Caps in alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Turtle Caps in the same spot as above, but one year later. Also visible around are older pieces by Waxhead (left), Sake (top) and Peru143/Wastoids (right).

Raes in Mile End.

123Klan in the fashion district.

Promethee Huard in Petite-Patrie.

Shane Watt in Petite-Patrie

Nixon in Plateau-End.

Shok in the abandoned Transco.

Kidrok in Mile End.

Unknown artist in Mile End.

Andy Dass in Plateau/Rosemont.

Stape and Fabu, Plateau.

Strike in HoMa.

Swaz on St-Dominique.

Skam in Petite-Patrie.

Omen in the Plateau.

Royal Kingbee at the Cabot x Gilmore walls.

Penar (top) and Boes (bottom) on abandoned warehouse.

Peru143 in alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Trife Life crew in the Plateau.

Nixon in a Plateau back alley.

Scaner in abandoned industrial building.

Tava in Little Italy.

Nestor inside abandoned shed in Mile End.

MSHL in St-Henri.

Zoids in St-Henri.

unidentified artist

Stela (in blue) next to creature by Haunty or Frig, in HoMa.

Vhat in alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Soma (top), Beast (middle) and tribute to Dock (bottom) at Cabot x Gilmore walls.

Unknown artist in the Plateau.

A great piece by Omen in the Plateau.

David Farley in the Plateau.

Peru143 helped by Fiefo in Monkland Village.

Plus and Keos in Mile End.

Unidentified artist at Plaza Walls.

Monk.e (between doors) with Bruno Smoky and Shalak in HoMa.

Unknown artist in Mile End.

Waxhead at the time representing the Wzrds Gng in alley between St-Denis and Drolet.

These garage doors in HoMa look like they are from Mateo‘s hand, but they are actually from a friend of his using some of his stencils.

Fiefo in Monkland Village.

Footloose Yooth Crew, left half.

Footloose Yooth Crew, right half.

Unknown artist in Plateau-End.

Unc in Griffintown.

Door 2 door Montreal

Painted, pasted over or stencilled, here are the best door in Montreal, past and present, in as many different styles as possible. Enjoy!

Peintes, collées ou faites au pochoir, voici une sélection des plus belles portes à Montréal. Bon porte à porte!

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Labrona

Alex Produkt on the left and a collaboration between Germdee and Mono Sourcil on the right.

Miss Me wheatpastes.

Waxhead

Tava wheatpastes.

Stikki Peaches wheatpastes with friends’ stickers.

Cousin_It.

Left: Alex Produkt
Right: Alex Produkt (top), Cryote (bottom left)

Left: Waxhead
Right: Waxhead (red) and Cryote (blue)

Wheatpastes by Rage5 (left) and Zola (right)

Left: En Masse
Right: MissFit

Waxhead

Labrona

LMNOPI wheatpastes; image on the right also features pastes by Red Bandit (top left) and Swarm (bottom). All these artists were associated with Decolonizing Street Art at the time of creation.

Left: Gawd
Right: Queer Sprayers (EHT, Zilch, Sad Punx, Listen; plus paste-up by Swarm)

WhatIsAdam wheatpastes.

Left: Mathieu Connery
Right: Zilon for Mural Festival

Stikki Peaches wheatpastes.

Left: Mateo stencil.
Right: Laurence Vallières at the Cabane à sucre secret gallery

Two by Waxhead over Mastrocola background on doors of Plateau house.

Unidentified artists on the same door, for the 2013 edition (left) and 2014 edition (right) of the Under Pressure Festival (both images are details of bigger work).

Enzo & Nio (left) and Enzo Sarto (right) wheatpastes on a door of the George General d’Auto Reparation. The two photos are one year apart. Also visible bottom left is a wheatpaste by ROC514.

Left: a wood-up by XRAY.
Right: Ktvert.

Carlito Dalceggio (left) and Shane Watt (right).

Left: unidentified artist on de Bullion.
Right: Vesk from AG Crew.

Miss Me wheatpastes.

Scaner graffiti and tag.

Cryote.

Waxhead

Left: stencil by unidentified artist
Right: Zen in alley between St-Denis and Drolet(right).

Labrona; the female character on the door on the right is by an artist who wants to remain anonymous.

Cousin_It (left) and C-215 (right).

Clever Octopus (left) and Ozmos (right).

Unidentified artists.

Left: Ben from Le Monstr and LSNR
Right: unknown artist.

Two by Swaz.

Waxhead

Enzo Sarto.

Miss Me wheatpastes.

Left: Labrona
Right: Alex Produkt (top) and Labrona (bottom).

Left: Earth Crusher
Right: Homsik

Scaner (left) and Deep (right).

Labrona (bottom left and right) with Gawd (top left) and Kim (top right).

Same spot, two different pieces by Waxhead.

Stikki Peaches

Wheatpastes by unidentified artist.

Minimalism, presumably by Zaki.

Birds of Montreal

I work in the field of environment so it is no surprise that some of my colleagues are bird watchers. When they return from their weekends or vacations away they tell other colleagues about the species that they got to see. They talk about the Blue-Headed This and the Wisconsin That which is rarely seen around these parts. I personally know nothing of birds. I can recognize a chicken from a crow or from an ostrich, and that’s about it. Oh, and I can recognize the male Red-Winged Blackbird because they eat cyclists in early June.

It has dawned on me that my excitement when I discover street art pieces by my favorite artists is the same as that of my colleagues when they get to see rare birds. But there’s no need for me to go to the country, my photo safari starts as I set foot into the street, in the very heart of the city.

Je travaille en environnement, ce n’est donc pas une surprise que quelques uns de mes collègues soient fanatiques des oiseaux. Il reviennent de leur fin de semaine ou de leurs vacances et jasent avec d’autres collègues des espèces qu’ils ont eu la chance de voir. Ils parlent du machin-truc à tête bleue ou de la kekchose du Wisconsin qui est rarement vue à ces latitudes. Personnellement, je n’y connais rien aux oiseaux, je peux reconnaitre la poule, le corbeau et l’autruche… et aussi le carouge à épaulettes mâle parce que ça mange du cycliste en début de juin.

J’ai réalisé que mon excitation lors de la découverte de street art par mes artistes préférés est la même que celle de mes collègues pour les oiseaux. Par contre, nul besoin pour moi d’aller à la campagne, mon safari photo commence dès que je mets les pieds dehors, au coeur même de la ville.

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Futur Lasor Now




Futur Lasor Now‘s Lasor Bird species is generally yellow, blue or red. It has been spotted on hundreds of stickers, sometimes on pasted paper, and even in graffiti or painted on a wall. It is often armed but does not seem to be a threat to humans. It is somehow related to Patch the Lasor Dog, but the two species are rarely spotted in the same ecosystem. However the Turtle Caps species is often found in the same environment as the Lasor Bird.
L’espèce Lasor Bird de Futur Lasor Now est généralement de couleur jaune, bleue ou rouge. Elle a été vue sur des centaines d’autocollants, parfois sur des affiches collées, et même en graffiti ou peinte sur un mur. Elle est souvent armée, mais ne semble pas être une menace pour l’homme. Elle est bizarrement apparentée à Patch (un Lasor Dog), mais les deux espèces sont rarement aperçues dans les mêmes écosystèmes. Par contre on observe souvent l’espèce de tortue Turtle Caps à proximité du Lasor Bird.


Listen

Another species often glimpsed in Montreal is the Listen Bird. It supposedly originates from the Edmonton area, but it has been spotted in many places in Canada and the USA and is very common around Montreal. We love it in colours with a speech bubble containing some sort of philosophical message, but also bubble-less in graffiti, tag or on a sticker.
Une autre espèce souvent apercue à Montréal est l’oiseau de Listen. Il parait que cette espèce vient de la région d’Edmonton, mais elle a été apercue ailleurs au Canada et aux Etats-Unis et est très commune dans la région montréalaise. On l’aime en couleur avec une bulle portant un message plus ou moins philosophique, mais on l’apprécie aussi en graffiti, en tag et sur des stickers.


ROC514

The ROC514 bird is rather small, round and very cute. It is very common around Montreal and has been seen in just about every possible colour. The natural environment of the smaller specimens of this species is the sticker, while the larger ones are usually spotted on pasted paper or painted/drawn on a wall or door corner.
L’oiseau de ROC514 est plutôt petit, rondelet et très cute. Il est extrêmement répandu à Montréal. Il existe aussi en plusieurs couleurs. L’environnement naturel des plus petits individus de cette espèce est le sticker, tandis que les plus gros specimens s’observent habituellement sur du papier collé ou peints/dessinés sur un coin de mur ou de porte.


Other species / autres espèces

Many other species have been glimpsed around Montreal, but they are much less common than the ones above. Indigenous and exotics varieties can be viewed in the image gallery below.

D’autres espèces sont aperçues à l’occasion, mais elles ne sont pas aussi communes que les trois précédentes. Des variétés indigènes et exotiques sont présentées dans la galerie ci-dessous.

Peru143 at Lhasa de Sela park

Clandestinos (Shalak and Bruno Smoky) in Petite-Patrie for the Tandem program of that borough.

123Klan contribution to the 2014 edition of Mural Festival. Incidentally, this mural was replaced with another bird mural (see next) for the following edition of the festival.

Melissa Del Pinto for the 2015 edition of Mural Festival. Incidentally, this mural replaced an earlier one by 123Klan (above in this gallery) also featuring a bird.

Zema off St-Zotique.

Zema in Plateau park.

Zek in Plateau back alley

Carlito Dalceggio in Rosemont (detail).

Arpi on one of the pillars of the Van Horne|Rosemont overpass.

Fore.

Nychos for the 2015 edition of Mural Festival.

Left: detail of mural by Labrona and Gawd
Right: Zen in alley between St-Denis and Drolet.

Two of Labrona‘s columns outside Jarry metro station.

Detail of a mural by Axe (contribution not shown) and Monk.e.

Monk.e on a container in Mile End.

Monk.e on side of the above container.

Monk.e in the Plateau.

Detail of mural on Hotel de Ville by Shalak of Clandestinos.

Cens and Snikr in a delivery entrance on the Plateau. The door also shows a bird, this one by Labrona.

HoarKor aka HRKR in a delivery entrance on the Plateau.

Zek in NDG, detail of a longer wall.

Unidentified artist on K6A wall in Old Port.

Piece by Max from the YMCA crew.

Max, spelling out the letters of his YMCA crew.

Max, spelling out the letters of his YMCA crew.

A’Shop in Rosemont.

Detail of an Art Du Commun mural on Laurier.

Detail of mural by Fanny Aishaa in Rosemont.

Detail of mural by unidentified artist in Pointe St-Charles.

Detail of a Bruno Smoky piece in the Plateau.

Detail of A’Shop (featuring Dodo Ose, File, Zek, Fluke) mural on Napoleon.

Veak in alley off Bélanger.

Detail of mural by Astro near Duluth.

Detail of larger mural by Arose.

Detail of larger mural by Arose.

Details of murals by Chris Bose / Kyoti for Decolonizing Street Art (left) and Nese(?) (right).

Left: unidentified artist
Right: detail of Under Pressure Festival mural by Ms Teri.

Left: detail of mural by A’Shop‘s Dré and Fleo
Right: detail of mural by unidentified artist (Lamb?)

Futur Lasor Now (top centre) and friends.

Lily Luciole wheatpaste (left)

You Go Girl wheatpaste.

Stencil by unidentified artist.

Stencil by B.Loved

Trife Life on garage door

Unidentified artist in alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

DMT aka DIEMTI aka IMVGINVTI, painted and pasted.

Il Flatcha sticker (left) and paste-up (right)

Left: sticker by WhatIsAdam
Right: sticker by Rage5

Stickers by Bezoman (left) and Love Owl (right).

Left: sticker by Avive
Right: sticker by Ether TFB.

Three mini-stickers by the same unidentified artist.

Drawing signed LS.