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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. 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.

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, un de nos meilleurs artistes dans ce domaine, et sans contredit un des plus respectés. 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.

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.

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)

Top 100 graffiti pieces of 2016

This image gallery brings together 100 of the best pieces of Montreal graffiti from 2016. From a long list of over 1000, I created a ‘short’ list of 250 which I painstakingly trimmed down to the 100 seen below. The selection was done from my own personal favourites as well as those of my followers on Instagram. Of course this list was put together from what I was actually able to photograph, so keep in mind that it may lack some great work that just slipped between the cracks.

It was already difficult selecting 100 pieces, it was impossible to sort them in order of preference, so they are shown here in alphabetical order. To ensure that the list wasn’t filled with only work from a few well-loved writers, I have set a maximum of 4 pieces per artist. Collaborations by two, three or four artists under one common theme count as one entry (which means that I managed to cheat my way into actually including a bit more than 100 pieces!).

See also:
Top 100 murals and other painted street art of 2016
Top 100 pasted street art of 2016

Cette galerie-photo présente 100 des meilleures pièces de graffiti produites en 2016 à Montréal. Une première sélection de plus de 1000 pièces a servi à produire une liste ‘courte’ de 250 que j’ai graduellement, et avec beaucoup de peine, réduite aux 100 pièces présentées ci-dessous. La sélection inclut mes pièces préférées ainsi que celles des gens qui me suivent sur Instagram. Cette liste a bien sur été créée à partir de ce que j’ai eu la chance de trouver et de photographier, ce qui signifie que quelques chef d’oeuvres de 2016 pourraient ne pas y figurer.

C’était déjà assez difficile de choisir 100 pièces, je n’ai pas été en mesure de les présenter en ordre de préférence et elles apparaissent ci-dessous en ordre alphabétique. Pour que cette liste ne soit pas totalement accaparée par quelques graffeurs préférés, j’ai fixé un maximum de 4 pièces par personne. Les collaborations entre deux, trois ou quatre artistes sur un même thème ne comptent que pour une entrée (j’ai ainsi réussi à inclure quelques pièces de plus!).

Voir aussi:
Top 100 murales et autres pièces de street art peint de 2016
Top 100 collages street art de 2016


This is 123Klan‘s wall for the 2016 edition of the Under Pressure Festival, featuring Scien and Klor at ground level, plus guests Zek (top right) and Mark Esprit (top left). Scroll down to the bottom of this post for some more work by Zek. The latter artist also made it into the Top 100 murals and other painted street art of 2016.

The 203 crew’s wall in the 2016 edition of the Under Pressure Festival features, from top to bottom, Lyfer, Ekes, Naimo and Sener, with baseball player by Arnold. Solo entries by Lyfer, Ekes and Naimo are found below under their respective names. Naimo also made it into the Top 100 murals and other painted street art of 2016 while Arnold made it into the Top 100 pasted street art of 2016.

More from the 2016 edition of the Under Pressure Festival, a combo of Acro (top) and Distort (bottom).

(Above two photos) In the spring, before putting together the Plaza Walls project, the AG Crew came up with this wall in a Plaza St-Hubert back alley. The first photo shows Senk’s half and the second one shows Snipes. Check out the Top 100 murals and other painted street art of 2016 for more by the latter artists.

Apashe at a Pointe St-Charles basketball court.

Apashe in Dorval.

Apashe at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

A’Shop‘s wall in Hochelaga was redone this autumn by Zek (central letters and background), Shadow (bottom letters), Monk.e (left) and Ankh One (right). Scroll down for more by Zek and Shadow. All four artists have also made it into the Top 100 murals and other painted street art of 2016.

Awe‘s part in the 2016 edition of the Under Pressure Festival. More by Awe under ‘Lyfer’ below.

Axe (left) and Fleo (right) in Côte St-Paul. The Serack piece above is a few years old. More by Axe under ‘K6A’ and ‘Naimo’ below. Scroll down as well for more by Fleo in solo as well as with K6A. Axe also made it into the Top 100 murals and other painted street art of 2016.

Two sides of Bacon for Plaza Walls: figurative at ground level and letters on the roof.

Beaf at the Lachine legal graffiti wall.

Block in Rosemont.

Bosny playing games with our perception, in Rosemont. More by Bosny under ‘Pask’ below.

Cemz aka Benny Wilding for Plaza Walls. He also made it into the Top 100 pasted street art of 2016.

Crane in an abandoned building in Côte des Neiges. Bombing Science filmed the making of this piece, check it out on Youtube. More by Crane under ‘Crazy Apes’ and ‘Naimo’ below.

(4 photos above) The long Crazy Apes wall for the 2016 edition of the Under Pressure Festival is shown over the four photos above. Letters are by Havok (1st photo), Akuma One (2nd photo), Crane (3rd photo) and Mistx (4th photo). Characters are by Fezat (mostly to the left) and Korb (mostly to the right). Akuma One and Korb also made it into the Top 100 murals and other painted street art of 2016.

Debza at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Debza in Rosemont.

Debza at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

EK Sept at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel. More by this writer below under ‘POM’.

Ekes at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Ekes doing the name of his buddy Aero in Rosemont. More by Ekes under ‘203 crew’ near the top of this post.

Eskro in Rosemont.

Eskro in Rosemont. More by Eskro (under ‘Apok’ and ‘Astred Collective’) in the Top 100 murals and other painted street art of 2016.

Five Eight and Dré aka Earth Crusher for Plaza Walls. Both artists are also featured in the Top 100 murals and other painted street art of 2016.

Fleo in St-Henri. More by him above under ‘Axe’ and below under ‘K6A’.

F.One at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

Glare was in town very early in the year and left us this piece.

Grab also visited us, this is one of the few pieces he did whilst in town.

Haks at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Haks at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Haks at the Lachine legal graffiti wall. Check out also the Top 100 murals and other painted street art of 2016 for a mural by this artist/writer.

HoarKor aka HRKR in an abandoned building in Côte des Neiges. The duo has also made it into the Top 100 murals and other painted street art of 2016.

Jaker at the Lachine legal graffiti wall.

(Above two photos) The Jaws (top) and Kzam (bottom) pieces above count as one entry. These were found in Hochelaga.

Jmoe and Timer at the Lachine legal graffiti wall. Jmoe is also featured below on characters alongside pieces by Killa EF and Legal.

K6A‘s wall is always one of the highlights of the Under Pressure Festival and this year was no exception. Their 2016 creation features Axe (raccoons), Serak (bottom left), Otak (middle left), Satyr (top left), Fleo (top right), Dodo Osé (middle right) and Fluke (bottom right). More by Axe under his own name and under ‘Naimo’. More by Fleo under ‘Axe’ and under his own name. More by Fluke under ‘Zek’ at the bottom of this post. Axe and Dodo Osé are also in the Top 100 murals and other painted street art of 2016.

It’s always a treat when Kemr pays us a visit. Here’s a great piece done on a Plateau wall curated by 123Klan.

Killa EF on the side of a garage in Monkland Village. The Darth Vader character is by Jmoe (scroll up for letters by him, under his name). The front of this garage also made it into this Top 100, check it out below under ‘Legal’.

Koal on a St-Henri production curated by SPK. More by Koal in the Top 100 murals and other painted street art of 2016, under ‘Bosny’.

Combo of Koes/Kues (left) and Pane (right) found in a dark abandoned spot.

We were blessed with this majestic graff mural by Kwest especially for Plaza Walls.

(Above two photos) Kwun (top) and Peace (bottom) in Little Italy. Scroll down for more by Peace.

Lamo at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Legal on letters and Jmoe on character. Check out Killa EF above for the side of this Monkland Village garage.

Legal on letters and Jmoe on character, at Plaza Walls.

Legal in Little Italy.

Liza in Rosemont.

Lyfer in Côte des Neiges.

Lyfer on side and Awe on back of this truck redone during the Hip Hop You Don’t Stop festival. More by Lyfer under ‘203 Crew’ near the top of this post. Awe has also made it in this recap with his own letters, scroll up to his name.

(Above three photos) Mad Rats Crew production in Rosemont featuring the crew’s Bopor (1st photo) and Gaulois (3rd photo), with guest Peyo in between. Scroll down for some solo work by the latter writer.

Some off-Mural work by Meor.

Mersh for Plaza Walls.

Ms Teri in Monkland Village. She has also made it into the Top 100 murals and other painted street art of 2016.

(Three photos above) This PSC legal graffiti wall production features Naimo (1st photo), Crane (2nd photo) and Royal (3rd photo), with characters by Axe. More by Crane under his own name and under ‘Crazy Apes’ above. More by Axe under his own name and under ‘K6A’. Axe also made it into the Top 100 murals and other painted street art of 2016.

Naimo in the Plateau.

Naimo in the Plateau. Check out the Top 100 murals and other painted street art of 2016 for a collaboration with Sermob.

Narc in Rosemont.

Narc at the abandoned “Jailspot”.

Noper on the wall of this Pointe St-Charles basketball court.

Pask and Bosny in Plateau End. Scroll up this post for some solo work by Bosny and check out the Top 100 murals and other painted street art of 2016 for some more work by him.

Pask on a St-Henri production curated by SPK.

Peace in a Rosemont alley. Scroll up for more Peace under ‘Kwun’.

Peyo at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Peyo in Rosemont. Scroll up for more by this writer under ‘Mad Rats Crew’.

(Above two photos) This Hochelaga spring mural by the POM crew is split over two photos. The first half shows a dino by Elfu and letters by Aces (ground) and Serum (top). The second half shows letters by EK Sept. Scroll up for some solo work by EK Sept and check out the Top 100 murals and other painted street art of 2016 for more by Elfu.

Raes on a Mile End garage door.

Raes in an abandoned building in Côte des Neiges.

Raes in Rosemont.

HTU’s Saner (letters) and Koni (characters) at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Scaner in upper Plateau.

Scaner in upper Plateau.

Scaner in Hochelaga.

Scribe mural in Rosemont.

Scribe‘s contribution to panels for the Percussion Festival in Verdun.

Truck side by Shadow done during the Hip Hop You Don’t Stop block party. Scroll up to the near-top of this page under ‘A’Shop’ for more Shadow. The artist has also made it into the Top 100 murals and other painted street art of 2016.

Shok at the abandoned “Jailspot”.

Shok at the Project45 skatepark.

Sino at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Skam at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Skor under some bridge.

Skor in a Parc-Ex alley.

Skor in a Ahuntsic alley.

Skor at the PSC legal graffiti wall. Skor also made it into the Top 100 murals and other painted street art of 2016 with a figurative piece.

Whilst in town OG Slick contributed this piece to a Plateau wall curated by 123Klan.

This great wall done during this year’s Lachine jam features Snok (top left), Ason (bottom left), Mask (top right) and Yema (bottom right). Scroll down for more Snok and Ason under ‘Vogue’.

Stare in Centre=Sud.

Stare in Mile-End.

Stare in Hochelaga.

Stare gold at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Thief in Hochelaga.

Trace also paid us a visit this year. He did this piece in a production curated by Monk.e in a Hochelaga alley.

Tuna at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

Another one by Tuna at the Papineau legal graffiti wall, this time with the help of Snikr on the fish.

Venise in Rosemont.

(Above three photos) This summer production in Rosemont featured Vogue (1st photo), Ason (2nd photo) and Snok (3rd photo). Scroll up for more by Ason and Snok under ‘Snok’.

Vogue in an abandoned building in Côte des Neiges.

Zek in Hochelaga. The figurative piece next to it is by Tchug and is found in the Top 100 murals and other painted street art of 2016.

Zek (left) and Fluke (right) for Plaza Walls. Scroll up for more Fluke under ‘K6A’ and more Zek under ‘A’Shop’.

Transco – the big rooms

The big rooms, which presumably served as warehouse space at ground level of the Transco, were each painted in a different colour and are featured separately below.

See also:

Les grandes pièces, qui ont probablement servi d’espace d’entreposage au rez-de-chaussée de la Transco, étaient peintes chacune d’une couleur différente et sont présentées séparément dans la galerie-photo ci-dessous.

Voir aussi:


the orange room / pièce orange

General view of the orange room.

Mask

Beaf

Snok

Throws by Snok and Jaker.

Snok

Tuna

Skor

Skor throw.

Janek

Shrek; photo © Bombing Science. This was probably the first piece to get done over, by War (scroll down a bit).

Debza

Fomer

Buck

Meor

Noper

Lyfer

Algue

Ekes

Ms Teri

EK7

EK7

Serum

Arek

Arek

Eskro

Rizek

Blek

War

Another one by War.

Sapo

Sapo for SBC.

Kelen

Kube

Astro

unidentified artist


the yellow room / pièce jaune

General view of the yellow room.

A giant silver one by Skor.

Skor

Throws by Tuna (left) and Skor (right).

Tuna

Tuna

Tuna

Yep, Tuna again!

Tuna, in copper.

Shok

Shok again, different style.

Narc

Narc

A giant one by Kemt.

YesB

Serum

Serum

Meor

Arek

Neak

Rest

Home

Beo

Amigo

Vest


the green room / pièce verte

The green room lacked windows and was therefore in the near complete darkness until the demolition team made holes in the ceiling to let light in when they arrived in February 2016. Before they did, graffers and other visitors would have to cross the room in the dark when passing from the blue to the yellow rooms. The only pieces visible on this room’s walls at the time (if they had a flashlight) were the Nock and Pacer ones shown in the gallery below. The rest of the material in this room was done after light was let in, with the exception of a few pieces done in a small adjoining room which had windows and was therefore always brightly lit.

La pièce verte n’avait pas de fenêtre et se trouvait conséquemment dans la quasi-obscurité jusqu’à l’arrivée en février 2016 des équipes de démolition qui ont créé des ouvertures dans le toit pour y laisser entrer la lumière. Avant leur arrivée, les graffeurs et autres visiteurs passant de la pièce bleue à la pièce jaune devaient traverser cette pièce verte dans l’obscurité presque totale. Les seules oeuvres visibles (s’ils avaient une lampe de poche) étaient celles de Nock et Pacer présentées dans la galerie ci-dessous. Les autres oeuvres ont été créées après l’ouverture du toit, à l’exception de quelques unes se trouvant dans une petite pièce attenante avec fenêtres, donc toujours très éclairée.

General view of the green room.

One of the very first pieces done inside the Transco, by Nock.

Another early piece, this one by Pacer.

Skor, done after the demolition of the building had started.

Narc, done after the demolition of the building had started.

Shok, done after the demolition of the building had started.

Narc inside the adjoining room.

Shok inside the adjoining room.

Tuna inside the adjoining room.

Debza inside the adjoining room.

Sapo inside the adjoining room.

Over inside the adjoining room.

Ratek

Kaner

Censure

Inuit

Noce

Venon

Bono

A very early outline by Nock.

Yema

unidentified artist


the purple room / pièce mauve

The purple room is more or less a large corridor connecting the blue and green rooms, plus a few locker spaces.

La pièce mauve n’est plus ou moins qu’un corridor large connectant les pièces bleue et verte, ainsi que quelques vestiaires.

Arek, done after the demolition of the building had started.

Shok, done after the demolition of the building had started.

Shok

Silver throw by Skor.

Snok in the locker room.

Blek (left) and Beo (right).

Censure

Spate

Jet


the blue room / pièce bleue

General view of a portion of the blue room.

Jaker

Blek

Jmoe

Shok

Tuna doing the name of his crew, SIK.

Throws by Tuna (bottom and top left) and Skor (top right).

Arek

Guest

Kemt

Crane

Korb

Soak

Rizek (top), Wemek (bottom), with a bit of Korb on the right (see above for full piece).

Throws by Rizek (in green) and Snok (outline).

Throw by Snok.

Another quick one by Snok.

Throw by Mask.

Throw by Beaf.

Phantom Cat (by Jmoe).

War

Vest


the white room / pièce blanche

Snok

Narc

Tuna

Skor

Throws by Tuna (left) and Skor (right)

Astro

Koal

Lyfer

Algue

Nybar

Ekes

Ekes

Kemt

Borrrris

Oster

Transco – 2nd and 3rd floors

More big rooms were found on the complex’s 2nd and 3rd floors. Even though these seem to have served a different purpose than the coloured warehouses downstairs, as far as we are concerned, the quality of the work found in these rooms is the same.

See also:

D’autres grandes pièces se trouvaient aux 2e et 3e étages. Bien que la vocation de celles-ci semble avoir été différente de celle des grandes salles au niveau du sol, en ce qui nous concerne, la qualité des pièces qu’on y trouve est la même.

Voir aussi:


2nd floor / 2ième étage

general view

Snok

Snok

Snok

Beaf

Yema

Shok

Shok

Narc

Narc

Narc

Korb

Korb

Astro

Pask

Pask

Bosny

Acek in the stairs leading back down to the 1st floor.

Lyfer in the stairs leading back down to the 1st floor.

Lyfer

Naimo

Nybar

Algue

Algue representing the 203 crew.

Hitem

Two by Jmoe.

Blek

Quote

Jaker

Jaker

Blek

Blek

Blek

Blek visible through the window of an ajoining room.

Apok

Eskro

Eskro inside an ajoining room.

Crane

Arek

Rizek

Rizek

Drips / 1BL3

Drips

The FT crew.

Ms Teri in the adjoining room.

Aliss

The FT crew.

Duke

Hers

Arcel

Balis

Beo

War

War

War

Serum in the floor’s bathroom.

Elfu in an adjoining room. You can guess when this one and the next were done…

Elfu in an adjoining room.

Mastrocola in an adjoining room.

unidentified artist

unidentified artist

Favor?

Mateo stencil.


3rd floor / 3ième étaige

Eskro

Apok

Raes

Algue representing the 203 crew.

Someone representing the LS crew?.

Rizek

Neack

Neack through the windows.


another 2nd floor / autre 2ième étage

general view

general view, from opposite end.

Snok

Jaker

Shok

Pask

Pask

Pask

Astro

Bosny

Bosny

L’ogre (letters spell ‘Reebok’)

Gnar

Naimo

Lyfer (left) and Ekes (right).

Ekes

Algue representing the 203 crew.

Rouks

Crane

Nybar

Nybar

Wonez

Wonez

Aces

EK7

Serum

Debza

Arek

Rest

Home

Home

Bewet

Sapoe

Neak

Neak

Resok representing YU8

Meor outline.

War (left) and unidentified (right).

unidentified artist

Transco – other (small rooms, corridors, etc)

This post features all graffiti pieces done in the abandoned Transco’s smaller rooms, corridors, delivery spaces, etc.

See also:

Cet article présente les pièces de graffiti faites dans les petites pièces, corridors, espaces de livraison, etc, du complexe abandonné de la Transco.

Voir aussi:


the 203 / Pask / Bosny room

This room off the main corridor is a rather dark one with a second floor mezzanine where most of these pieces were found.

Cette pièce plutôt sombre accessible à partir du corridor principal inclut une mezzanine où se trouvent la plupart des pièces de graffiti montrées ici.

Pask

Bosny

Lyfer

Pask

Bosny

Bosny

Ekes

Algue

War

Blek


the POM / RCD / SIK room

This room off the main corridor is in fact a bunch of smaller inter-connected rooms over two and a half floors.

Cette pièce accessible du corridor principal est en fait un ensemble de petites pièces inter-connectées se trouvant sur deux étages et demi.

Aces (right) and EK7 (top of the stairs)

Mask

Snok

Skorup the stairs backwards.

Shok

Arek

Narc

Hater

Someone representing Unc.

Scribe in one of the small rooms.

Scribe on an old fridge found in the same room where the piece above was done.