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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 DA 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.

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 dans 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, qui faisait aussi partie du crew DA avec Scan, 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.


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

Time Is Gold

Time Is Gold is the name of the last production supervised by Scaner before he passed away in early September 2017. Most of his closest buddies in crews KG, DA and Four S as well as a few other friends from the Montreal graffiti scene were invited by him to contribute. The production was halfway completed at the time of Scaner’s death, so it then turned into a tribute to the writer the Montreal graff community calls their king. A candle memorial at the base of his unfinished piece was actually where his friends would congregate for a few weeks following the day Scaner passed.

The production is found on the back and side walls as well as around the playground of a private high school in central/eastern Montreal. The premises are therefore only partially accessible and should be respected.

Time Is Gold est le nom de la dernière production dirigée par Scaner avant son décès au début de septembre 2017. La plupart des ses frères dans les crews KG, DA et Four S ainsi que quelques très bons amis de la scène montréalaise du graff ont répondu à son invitation de contribuer à la production. Puisque que celle-ci n’était qu’à demi complétée au moment du décès de Scaner, elle est par la suite devenue un hommage à l’artiste que la communauté montréalaise du graff nomme maintenant son “king”. D’ailleurs un mémorial à la chandelle à la base de sa dernière pièce demeurée inachevée était l’endroit où ses amis sont venus se recueillir et lui rendre hommage pendant quelques semaines suite à son départ.

La production se trouve sur les murs arrière et latéral ainsi qu’autour du terrain de jeu d’une école privée du centre-est de Montréal. Celle-ci n’est conséquemment que partiellement accessible et le coté privé de l’endroit devrait être respecté.

The production’s main wall. Scaner did the outlines of his letters before he passed away. The fill and background of that area were completed by his brothers in KG, Stare and Zek. On the left is Scaner’s crewmate in the Four S’s, Harry Bones.

Top left on the adjacent wall is Cemz.

Serak

Beneath Cemz and Serak is Dodo Osé‘s part.

Sewk (above) and Stare (below).

Ware on letters and mural. More by Ware below.

Axe (top letters and figurative) and Jaber (ground letters). Both have supplied more, scroll down.

Smak

Zek

One more bit by Axe, this is King the squirrel.

Wall of flops featuring Zek, Stare, Deep, Pito, Her, F.One, Jaber, Axe, Some, Shok, Tuna, Oper, Getsa, Zion, Dolar, Casp, Smak, Morz, Peace, Expos, Nixon and many others (feel free to let me know about anyone I have been unable to identify).

Tribute to Jays by Jaker, Peace and Legal (almost completed – finished shot will be put up when the wall is completed).

One more by Jaber, this time his character.

Soten

Trace

Hoacs

Shok

Mersh

123Klan‘s Scien.

Shok

Ware

Sober

Morz

Soma

Pask

Wase

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.


Snok for the 2018 edition of Hip Hop You Don’t Stop.

Awe for the 2018 edition of Hip Hop You Don’t Stop.

The opposite side of the above is by Rekal.

Noce for the 2018 edition of Hip Hop You Don’t Stop.

The opposite side of the above truck is by Sapoe.

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.

Elfu

EK Sept on the reverse of the above.

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?

Listen

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).