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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 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.

The pieces are shown here in alphabetical order of artist/crew name. To ensure that the list wasn’t filled with only work from a few popular writers, I have set a maximum of 3 pieces per artist. Collaborations by two or more artists under one common theme count as one entry.

See also:
Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art
Retrospective of 2019 pasted street art

Cette galerie-photo présente 200 pièces de graffiti produites en 2019 à Montréal. Cette liste n’a pas la prétention d’être un best of de l’année puisque les goûts sont personnels et je n’ai évidemment pas eu la chance de tout photographier. La sélection s’est faite en partie parmi mes pièces favorites, mais surtout parmi les préférées de mes abonnés 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 2019 pourraient ne pas y figurer.

Les pièces apparaissent ci-dessous en ordre alphabétique de nom d’artiste/crew. Pour que la liste ne soit pas totalement accaparée par quelques graffeurs populaires, j’ai fixé un maximum de 3 pièces par personne. Les collaborations entre deux ou plusieurs artistes sur un même thème ne comptent que pour une entrée.

Voir aussi:
Retrospective 2019 murales et autre street art peint
Retrospective 2019 street art collé


Above 5: the 123 Klan wall for the 2019 edition of the Under Pressure Festival. Top photo is of the complete wall, followed by close-ups on individual pieces by Scien, Klor, guest Esprit and Aiik. Scroll down for more pieces by Klor, Scien and Esprit under their respective names.

Acek in the South West.

Aces‘ part on the LTG / POM wall for the 2019 edition of the Under Pressure Festival. Also visible in this shot is Hoar‘s part, scroll down to view the latter artist’s entries in this retrospective.

The AG Crew‘s Senck and Snipes in the Plateau. Scroll down for two more pieces by Senck and one by Snipes.

Algue in an abandoned building in the South West.

Algue in an abandoned building in the South West.

Aper‘s contribution to a South West prod which he curated.

Aper‘s contribution to the 2019 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Arek at the Papineau legal wall.

Armpit in an abandoned building in the South West.

Arose‘s truck side from the 2019 edition of Hip Hop You Don’t Stop.

Arrow in Rosemont.

Ason in Côte des Neiges.

Ason in the South West.

Astro at the PSC legal graffiti wall. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art for more by Astro.

Awe‘s part in a South West prod which he curated.

Awe in an abandoned building in the South West.

Awe in the K6A Paradise abandoned building. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art for more by Awe.

Axe Lalime in an abandoned building in the South West.

Axe Lalime in Rosemont.

Axe Lalime‘s giant contribution to the K6A Paradise abandoned building. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art for more by Axe.

Beast in an abandoned building.

Beast in an abandoned building.

Bopor in Rosemont.

Bopor in Rosemont.

Bopor in Rosemont.

Bosny at the Lachine legal graffiti wall.

Bosny in a Rosemont alley. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art (under ‘Gentil crew’) for more by Bosny.

Cemz in Eastern Montreal.

Cemz in Mile End.

Cemz in Côte des Neiges. Cemz also made it into the Retrospective of 2019 pasted street art, under his alias Benny Wilding.

Charest on a TTX.

Crane in an abandoned building in the South West.

Crane at the Lachine legal wall for the 2019 Lachine graffiti jam. Scroll down to the Crazy Apes’ Under Pressure wall (next) which features Crane.

The Crazy Apes wall for the 2019 edition of Under Pressure featuring Crane, Korb, Havok, Fezat, Akuma and Mistx. Crane and Korb also have solo pieces in this list, scroll up and down to view.

Deep in an abandoned building in the South West.

Dfek in Hochelaga.

Dfek in Rosemont.

Dhos at the Lachine legal graffiti wall.

Dodo Osé‘s giant contribution to the K6A Paradise abandoned building. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art for more by Dodo.

Ashop‘s wall featuring Dodo Osé (ground left), Fuser (ground right), Histo (top left) and Riken aka Lorem Ipsum (top right). Scroll down for solo pieces by Fuser and Lorem Ipsum that have also made it into this retrospective.

EK Sept‘s contribution to the 2019 edition of Canettes de Ruelle, which he also helped organize this year.

EK Sept on a Montreal North rooftop.

EK Sept cellograff in Parc Lafontaine.

Ekes‘ part on the 203 Crew wall for the 2019 edition of Canettes de Ruelle.

Ekes in an abandoned building in the South West.

Ekes in an abandoned warehouse in Hochelaga. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art (under ‘203 crew’) for more by Ekes.

Ekler at the Lachine legal wall for the 2019 Lachine graffiti jam.

Ekler at the Papineau legal wall.

Eskro in an abandoned building in the South West.

Eskro in an abandoned building in the fashion district.

Eskro downtown. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art for more by Eskro.

Esprit in Côte des Neiges.

Esprit at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel. Scroll up to the top of this page for one more piece by Esprit in a big production alongside the 123 Klan.

Ewol in Rosemont. Scroll down to the HSP crew’s entry further down this list for more by Ewol.

F.One under a bridge.

Rooftop piece in Plateau End featuring Five Eight on letters (writing SOMA) and Earth Crusher on character. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art for more by Earth Crusher.

Five Eight in Rosemont.

Fleo‘s giant contribution to the K6A Paradise abandoned building (tag on the chair is by Serak).

Flower in Hochelaga.

Fokus on letters and Deps on characters, at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art for more by Deps. Fokus is also found in the latter list, under ‘Jest’.

Fokus in an abandoned building in the South West.

Above 2: Fokus (above) and Grils (below) commenting on the fact that Montreal has become a huge construction site. Scroll down for more by Grils, in solo.

Fuser at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel. Scroll up to Dodo Osé above for more work by Fuser in this retrospective. Fuser also made it into the Retrospective of 2019 pasted street art.

Gaulois in Rosemont.

Gaulois at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Getsa in an abandoned tunnel.

Above 3: complete view and 2 close-ups of Grils‘ contribution to the 2019 edition of Canettes de Ruelle.

Grils cellograff done off Mural Festival. Scroll up to Fokus above for more by Grils. Grils also made it into the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art.

A truck side by Haks.

Haks at the PSC legal graffiti wall. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art for more by Haks.

Hary in a Rosemont alley.

Hest and Wuna‘s joint contribution to the big production on pillars of the Van Horne|Rosemont overpass. Scroll down for more great work by Wuna in this retrospective.

Hest in Hochelaga.

Hest in a Plateau alley. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art for more by Hest.

Hoar on a Montreal North rooftop.

Hoar on a Montreal North rooftop.

Hoar in the Plateau.

The HSP Crew’s Sewer and Ewol contribution to the big production on pillars of the Van Horne|Rosemont overpass. Ewol also has a solo piece in this retrospective, scroll up to view.

Hush(?) at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Jaker on letters and Jmoe on characters, in the South West.

Jaker in Rosemont.

An extra-wide one by Jaker in Rosemont. Jaker also made it into the Retrospective of 2019 pasted street art.

Janek at the Lachine legal wall for the 2019 Lachine graffiti jam.

Janek‘s truck side from the 2019 edition of Hip Hop You Don’t Stop.

Joh on letters and Gab Lavoie on character, at the Papineau legal wall.

Johnny Crap at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Kare‘s truck side from the 2019 edition of Hip Hop You Don’t Stop.

Kbron at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Los Keos in a Hochelaga alley.

Killa EF in Rosemont.

Killa EF at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Killa EF‘s back of truck from the 2019 edition of Hip Hop You Don’t Stop.

Klor on letters and Jo Ber on character, from a prod in the South West. Scroll up to the 123 Klan at the top of this retrospective for more by Klor. Jo Ber also has pieces into the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art.

Knowr in Rosemont.

Kor‘s contribution to the Batiment 7 production.

Kor on a Montreal North rooftop.

Korb in an abandoned building in the South West. Korb also contributed to the Crazy Apes’ Under Pressure wall this year, scroll up to view.

Korb inside the K6A Paradise abandoned building. He has also made it into the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art with a figurative piece from this same spot.

Kwun (top) and Legal (ground level) on the tribute wall to Scaner from the 2019 edition of Mural Festival. Scroll down for more by Legal.

Lamo in Petite-Patrie.

Legal in a South West prod.

Legal in an abandoned tunnel. One more piece by Legal in this retrospective is found by scrolling up to Kwun’s name.

Liza in Mile End.

Lorem Ipsum at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel. Scroll up to Dodo Osé above for more work by Lorem Ipsum in this retrospective.

Louis Letters calligraffiti in Hochelaga. Check out both the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art and the Retrospective of 2019 pasted street art for more by this artist.

Lyfer in an abandoned building in the South West.

Lyfer in an abandoned building in the South West.

Lyfer in an abandoned tunnel. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art (under ‘203 crew’) for more by Lyfer.

Maker at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Maple in Rosemont.

Masok at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Medor at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Medor in Rosemont. Scroll down to Zenow for one more piece by Medor.

A trackside piece by Meow.

Micer at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Mise 2 at the Lachine legal wall.

Monk.e‘s giant contribution to the K6A Paradise abandoned building. Notice the stretched effect using the lateral sliding door.

Monk.e‘s part in a South West prod.

Monk.e in the Plateau. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art for more by Monk.e.

Myrage in an abandoned building in the South West.

Naimo in an abandoned building in the South West.

Naimo in an abandoned building in the South West.

Naimo in an abandoned building in the South West.

Narc in Ahuntsic.

Narc at the Lachine legal wall for the 2019 Lachine graffiti jam.

Narc in Ahuntsic.

3D madness by Nemo at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Nor in an abandoned building in Rosemont.

Brazilian artist Odrus spent some time in Montreal this summer and did this piece in a Plateau alley.

Omouk in an abandoned tunnel.

Peace on an abandoned warehouse in Hochelaga.

Peack in Mile End.

Peru143 at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Peyo at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Pito and Guko‘s contribution to the big production on pillars of the Van Horne|Rosemont overpass.

Pito‘s contribution to the Batiment 7 production.

Quote in an abandoned tunnel.

Raes in Rosemont.

Raes in Rosemont.

Ratek at the Lachine legal wall for the 2019 Lachine graffiti jam.

RCH One in Rosemont.

Regar at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Rekal and Chizo name exchange inside the K6A Paradise abandoned building. Rekal does Chizo’s name on the left and Chizo does Rekal’s on the right.

Resok in an abandoned building in the fashion district.

Resok in Rosemont.

Resok in Rosemont. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art (under ‘Eskro’) for more by Resok.

Rider in a central graffiti alley.

Ridler paid us a visit this year, this was done in Rosemont.

Rizek in an abandoned building in the South West.

Rizek‘s part on the POM wall for the 2019 edition of Canettes de Ruelle.

Royal‘s giant contribution to the K6A Paradise abandoned building.

Royal at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Sadar in Rosemont.

Sank in Rosemont.

Sank at the Lachine legal wall for the 2019 Lachine graffiti jam. Scroll down to Zenow for one more piece by Sank.

SBU One at the Lachine legal wall for the 2019 Lachine graffiti jam. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art for more by SBU One.

Sceak at the Papineau legal wall.

The 123 Klan’ Scien at the PSC legal graffiti wall. Scroll up to the 123 Klan at the top of this retrospective for more by Scien.

Scribe in an abandoned building in Rosemont. He did many other pieces on similar themes in the building, each one a different colour.

Scribe in an abandoned tunnel.

Scribe in Rosemont. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art for more by Scribe.

The AG Crew’s Senck in Mile End. Scroll up near the top of this page to the AG Crew for more by Senck.

Sepan in Rosemont.

Serak‘s giant contribution to the K6A Paradise abandoned building.

Serak from a big prod in St-Henri.

Serak from a different big prod in the South West.

Serum‘s part on the POM wall for the 2019 edition of Canettes de Ruelle.

Serum‘ part on the LTG / POM wall for the 2019 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Shok in the Plateau.

Shok on the tribute wall to Scaner from the 2019 edition of Mural Festival.

Shok in Ahuntsic.

Simo in Rosemont.

Smak in Côte des Neiges.

Snipes in Eastern Montreal.

Snok (top) and Bumpr (ground)’s connected pieces at the Lachine legal wall for the 2019 Lachine graffiti jam.

Snok in Lachine.

Snok‘s truck side from the 2019 edition of Hip Hop You Don’t Stop.

One of Sober‘s contributions to the K6A Paradise abandoned building.

Sobez from a prod in St-Henri.

Above 3: full shot and two close-ups on a huge graffiti mural diptych by Stare in Hochelaga. There are nice bonuses with this impressive creation, click on the latter link to Stare’s spotlight to view more close-ups.

Stare‘s huge graffiti mural in the Plateau.

Stare in Rosemont.

Tans on letters and Nero on the lil dude, in Plateau End.

Tchug in Rosemont. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art (under ‘Scribe’) for more by Tchug.

Temps under a bridge.

Tens in an abandoned building in the South West.

Tuna on letters, with Skor on character, in Ahuntsic.

Tuna in Ahuntsic.

Tuna in Villeray.

Venice in the South West.

Ware in Rosemont.

Wesh / le Renard Fou in Rosemont. Le Renard Fou also made it into the Retrospective of 2019 pasted street art.

Wuna‘s contribution to the 2019 edition of Canettes de Ruelle.

Wuna contribution to the 2019 edition of the Under Pressure Festival. Scroll up to Hest further up this list for more by Wuna.

Yema in an abandoned building in the South West.

Zek in Rosemont.

Zek on the tribute wall to Scaner from the 2019 edition of Mural Festival. Check out both the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art and the Retrospective of 2019 pasted street art for more by Zek.

Zenow (ground left), Sank (top) and Medor (ground right) for the 2019 edition of the Under Pressure Festival. Scroll up for solo pieces by Sank and Medor.

Zero aka Loyal at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Retrospective of 2018 murals and other painted street art

This image gallery brings together 100 great murals and other painted street art pieces from 2018. 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 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.

The pieces are shown here in alphabetical order of artist/crew name. To ensure that the list wasn’t filled with only work from a few popular artists, I have set a maximum of 4 pieces per artist. Collaborations by two or more artists count as one entry.

See also:
Retrospective of 2018 pasted street art
Retrospective of 2018 graffiti

Cette galerie-photo présente 100 murales et autres pièces de street art peint créées en 2018 à Montréal. Cette liste n’a pas la prétention d’être un best of de l’année puisque les goûts sont personnels et je n’ai évidemment pas eu la chance de tout photographier. La sélection s’est faite en partie parmi mes pièces favorites, mais surtout parmi les préférées de mes abonnés 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 2018 pourraient ne pas y figurer.

Les pièces apparaissent ci-dessous en ordre alphabétique d’artiste/crew. Pour que la liste ne soit pas totalement accaparée par quelques artistes populaires, j’ai fixé un maximum de 4 pièces par personne. Les collaborations entre deux ou plusieurs artistes sur un même thème ne comptent que pour une entrée.

Voir aussi:
Retrospective 2018 street art collé
Retrospective 2018 graffiti


The 203 crew‘s wall for the 2018 edition of the Under Pressure Festival featuring Lyfer, Ekes, Arnold, Borrris, Flying Eric, Opire and Algue. Scroll down this gallery for some solo work by Arnold and Borrris. Lyfer, Ekes and Algue all have entries in the Retrospective of 2018 graffiti.

Above 4 photos: the 203 crew‘s wall by Borrris, Lyfer and Ekes for the 2018 Canettes de Ruelle alley production. Top photo shows the full wall, then the other three are close-ups on Borrris’ central character and Lyfer and Ekes’ letter pieces.

Add Fuel paid us a visit this year and created 2 walls, including this one found in a downtown alley.

Adida Fallen Angel spreading love in a Rosemont alley. He has also made it into the Retrospective of 2018 pasted street art.

Above 3 photos: 3 artists – 3 styles in this “Save The Ocean” session found at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel: Adida Fallen Angel, Aldarwin and Sewp. The latter artist has also made it into the Retrospective of 2018 graffiti.

Ankh One and Osmoze collaboration from the 2018 edition of the Under Pressure Festival. Ankh has also made it into the Retrospective of 2018 graffiti, under ‘K6A’.

Arnold character in the Plateau. Scroll up to the first piece at the top of this page for more by Arnold.

Astro mural in Verdun.

Axe Lalime‘s contribution to the 2018 edition of Mural Festival.

Axe Lalime in the South West.

Axe Lalime in the South West. There’s more by Axe down this list under ‘Dodo Osé’. He has also made it into the Retrospective of 2018 graffiti.

Bibi Una mural in a Plateau alley. She also has a wall in the Retrospective of 2018 graffiti.

Borrris wall in Hochelaga. Scroll up to the two 203 Crew murals at the top of this page for more by this artist.

A gorgeous wall by Danae Brissonnet between Villeray and Ahuntsic.

Jace Cantoro in the McGill ghetto.

Ruben Carrasco in St-Henri.

Ruben Carrasco in Villeray.

Cryptik‘s contribution to the 2018 edition of Mural Festival.

Raphaël Dairon‘s contribution to the 2018 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Demsky‘s contribution to the 2018 edition of Mural Festival. He has also made it into the Retrospective of 2018 graffiti.

A long wall by Deps in a narrow Plateau alley.

One of many owls by DMT found this year in cleverly hidden spots in the South West.

Dodo Osé (geisha) and Axe Lalime (cat) from a K6A & friends jam in the South West. Axe has solo entries listed under his name above and has also made it into the Retrospective of 2018 graffiti.

Dodo Osé mural in Hochelaga.

Self-portrait mural by Dodo Osé in Verdun. He also helped Fluke on his mural listed below.

Chris Dyer‘s contribution to the 2018 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Earth Crusher in Rosemont.

Earth Crusher in the Plateau. There’s more by this artist in the Retrospective of 2018 graffiti under ‘Five Eight’.

Tristan Eaton‘s contribution to the 2018 edition of Mural Festival.

Elfu’s part on the LTG wall at the Canettes de Ruelle.

Elfu‘s part in the 2018 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Manuel Fleury on the back of a parked abandoned truck.

Above 3 photos: full shot and 2 details of Fluke‘s homage to the Polish community in Hochelaga. He was assisted by Fonki, Five Eight and Dodo Osé. Fluke, Fonki and Five Eight also made it into the Retrospective of 2018 graffiti. Five Eight also has an entry in the Retrospective of 2018 pasted street art.

Cécile Gariépy mural on a sports centre in TMR.

An alley piece by Germ Dee. Check out the Retrospective of 2018 pasted street art for more by Germdee.

Above 5 photos: Haks, Capes, Nemo, Lapin and Vedas collaboration for the 2018 edition of the Under Pressure Festival. The wall is quite long and the street rather narrow, hence the five close-ups above. Haks also helped Monk.e on a wall listed below, scroll down to view. Both Haks and Nemo have entries in the Retrospective of 2018 graffiti.

Hary in a Rosemeont alley.

Jest got a few mural gigs this year, this one is his biggest and best one. Check out the Retrospective of 2018 pasted street art for more by Jest.

Kor in a Plateau alley.

Above 2 photos: two shots of this wall by Korb in Longueuil. Check out the Retrospective of 2018 graffiti for more by Korb.

Nikki Küntzle in St-Michel.

Labrona created 4 pieces in the Plateau in parallel to Mural Festival, here’s one of them.

One more off-Mural piece by Labrona. He is also heavily featured in the Retrospective of 2018 pasted street art.

A gorgeous mural by Lacey and Layla done during the 2018 edition of Mural Festival.

Lacey and Layla wall in the South West.

Mural by Kevin Ledo in Little Burgundy honouring Daisy Peterson Sweeney. For Mu.

LeMonstr participated in both Mural and Under Pressure this year, this is his contribution to the 2018 edition of Mural Festival.

LeMonstr also participated in the Canettes de Ruelle block party in a Rosemont alley.

LP Montoya mural in Petite-Patrie.

LSNR participated in both Mural and Under Pressure this year, this is his contribution to the 2018 edition of Mural Festival.

LSNR mural piece in a Rosemont alley for the Canettes de Ruelle production. This artist has also made it into both the Retrospective of 2018 graffiti and the Retrospective of 2018 pasted street art.

Above 2 photos: Mu invited German artist Case Maclaim to paint in Montreal this year. His long wall (shown here over 2 shots) is found in St-Henri.

The Mad Rats‘ contribution to the Canettes de Ruelle alley production. Check out the Retrospective of 2018 graffiti for more by this duo, together under ‘Mad Rats’ and in solo under ‘Boporc’ and ‘Gaulois’.

Maliciouz‘s beautiful piece in Mile End.

Maliciouz‘s contribution to the 2018 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Mastrocola and Melsa Montagne collaboration in the Plateau.

Mateo‘s tribute to Hubert Reeves in a Rosemont alley, for Ashop.

Above 2 photos: full shot and close-up of a mural by Mateo in Villeray.

Christina Mazzulla and Willy Wales for the 2018 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Mu invited Italian artist Millo to paint this rooftop wall in the Plateau.

Australian artist Miser spent six months in Montreal this past year, he did a lot of graffiti and painted 2 big murals including this one in Ville-Marie.

An awesome mural by Miser in a Plateau alley.

Above 2 photos: front and lateral shots of a wall by Monk.e on a South West high school. Assistance by Haks and Jimmy Baptiste. Haks has more work in this list, above under his name. He is also featured in the Retrospective of 2018 graffiti.

Monk.e mural in Mercier.

Monk.e‘s tribute to New Orleans jazz in a Rosemont alley.

Monk.e on the wall of a school in Ville St-Laurent. Monk.e is also featured in the Retrospective of 2018 graffiti under his own name as well as under ‘K6A’.

Mono Sourcil’s contribution to a K6A & friends production in the South West.

Above 2 photos: full shot and 2 close-ups of this corner piece by Mono Sourcil in the Plateau. She also has an entry in the Retrospective of 2018 pasted street art.

M’Os Geez‘s contribution to the 2018 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Above 2 photos: MSHL, SBU One and Naimo collaboration on this truck painted while the 2018 edition of Mural Festival took place. Scroll down for more by SBU One, and have a look at the Retrospective of 2018 graffiti for more by both SBU One and Naimo.

MSHL‘s contribution to the 2018 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Paynt and Hozek collaboration in a Rosemont alley.

Above 2 photos: collaboration between Paynt (top right), Hozek (bottom left), Sepan (top left), Magic (bottom right) and Gost (bottom middle) for the 2018 edition of the Under Pressure Festival. I’m including a close-up on Magic’s part because it is less visible in the full shot.

Poni and Cyrielle Tremblay collaboration for the 2018 edition of Mural Festival.

Alex Produkt‘s contribution to the 2018 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Above 2 photos: full shot and close-up of a long Emily Read mural celebrating the Peregrine Falcon in Petite-Patrie.

Above 5 photos: full shot and 4 close-ups on a long Emily Read mural celebrating the Alpine Ibex in Petite-Patrie.

Michael Reeder‘s fantastic mural from this past year’s edition of Mural Festival.

Rouks‘ beautiful contribution to Estival de Canes 2018. Rouks also does graffiti and has made it into the Retrospective of 2018 graffiti.

Royal and Crane‘s collaborative tribute to Skizo and Cons, 2 graffiti artists who have passed away in the past few years. Have a look at the Retrospective of 2018 graffiti for more by both these artists.

Saner‘s contribution to the 2018 edition of Mural Festival.

SBU One‘s participation in the 2018 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

SBU One on a garage door in Hochelaga. Scroll up this gallery to ‘MSHL’ for more by SBU. He has also made it into the Retrospective of 2018 graffiti.

Above 2 photos: two full shots and a close-up on Scribe and Tchug‘s collaboration for the 2018 edition of the Under Pressure Festival. Unsurprisingly, Scribe is also featured in the Retrospective of 2018 graffiti.

Smithe‘s contribution to the 2018 edition of Mural Festival. There’s more by Smithe in the Retrospective of 2018 graffiti under ‘Demsky’.

A beautiful collaboration between Snikr (figurative) and Rekal (letters) in a Plateau alley. There is more by these artists in the Retrospective of 2018 graffiti under ‘Rekal’ as well as under ‘Fleo’ and ‘K6A’.

This Mu mural found downtown is a tribute to Alanis Obomsawin. It was designed by Mekyoh and done by a collective of artists under the direction of Rafael Sottoclichio.

Above 2 photos: two different angles of Swarm‘s contribution to the Canettes de Ruelle alley production. Swarm is an active wheatpaster, check out the Retrospective of 2018 pasted street art for more of her work.

Nick Sweetman‘s off-Mural piece in a central graffiti alley.

Nick Sweetman (wasp) and Dré (letters) side by side in a central graffiti alley.

Tava in Petite-Patrie.

Tava and Wizard Skull collaboration in Petite-Patrie.

One more Tava and Wizard Skull collaboration in Petite-Patrie.

Tone stencil near Griffintown.

Vean Psilocybe mural in Ville-Marie

Above 3 photos: full shot and two close-ups on Waxhead‘s huge contribution to the 2018 edition of Mural Festival.

Waxhead‘s part in the Canettes de Ruelle alley production. Check out the Retrospective of 2018 pasted street art for more by Waxhead.

Benny Wilding‘s tribute to Gilles Villeneuve in Chinatown. Check out the Retrospective of 2018 graffiti under ‘Cemz’ for some letter pieces by this artist.

Above 5 photos: five shots of Zek‘s work around this park building in Ville St-Laurent. Unsurprisingly, Zek is also featured in the Retrospective of 2018 graffiti.

This beautiful Hochelaga wall by an unidentified artist was finally completed in 2018. The left half dates back a few years, but the right half was done in 2018.

Retrospective of 2018 graffiti

This image gallery brings together 200 great pieces of Montreal graffiti from 2018. 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 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.

The pieces are shown here in alphabetical order of artist/crew name. To ensure that the list wasn’t filled with only work from a few popular writers, I have set a maximum of 3 pieces per artist. Collaborations by two or more artists under one common theme count as one entry.

See also:
Retrospective of 2018 murals and other painted street art
Retrospective of 2018 pasted street art

Cette galerie-photo présente 200 pièces de graffiti produites en 2018 à Montréal. Cette liste n’a pas la prétention d’être un best of de l’année puisque les goûts sont personnels et je n’ai évidemment pas eu la chance de tout photographier. La sélection s’est faite en partie parmi mes pièces favorites, mais surtout parmi les préférées de mes abonnés 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 2018 pourraient ne pas y figurer.

Les pièces apparaissent ci-dessous en ordre alphabétique de nom d’artiste/crew. Pour que la liste ne soit pas totalement accaparée par quelques graffeurs populaires, j’ai fixé un maximum de 3 pièces par personne. Les collaborations entre deux ou plusieurs artistes sur un même thème ne comptent que pour une entrée.

Voir aussi:
Retrospective 2018 murales et autre street art peint
Retrospective 2018 street art collé


I never single out a piece in my yearly retrospectives, but this huge tribute to Scaner deserves a special mention. As far as I know, nothing of this scale has been done ever before. The piece is the creation of Scaner’s KG crewmates Zek (who wrote the letter outlines) and Stare, it features characters by Harry Bones and Axe Lalime, and is filled with pieces by nearly 100 local and international artists. A special post is dedicated solely to this historical creation, check it out here. Zek, Stare and Axe all have solo pieces in this list, scroll down to see them. Zek and Axe are also featured in the Retrospective of 2018 murals and other painted street art.

Above 3: 123 Klan‘s Scien, Klor and Aiik in their annual Sun Youth production.

Above 3: 123 Klann’s Scien, Klor and Aiik at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

The 123 Klan‘s Scien (letters) and Aiik (figurative part) in Rosemont.

Acek’s part in the N2N crew’s section at the Estival de Canes 2018.

Acek in an abandoned building.

The AG Crew partly redid their classic wall at the Cabot x Gilmore walls.

Above 2 photos: The AG Crew‘s Senck and Snipes in a Côte des Neiges alley.

Algue at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Amon (ground) in Hochelaga. Also visible above is Vazy.

Amon in Hochelaga. He was also involved in the huge CEK crew roller further down this list, scroll down to ‘CEK’.

Off-Mural piece by Pedro Amos in a graffiti alley.

Aner at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Apashe in Rosemont.

Apashe at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Apashe at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Aper under an expressway.

Arek, Shok and Sewk were the first ones to make into the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome‘s main building, one of the best graffiti hotspots of this year.

Arose in an abandoned building.

Arrow in Mercier.

Ason at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Ason on a parked train car. Ason also participated in this year’s edition of Under Pressure, scroll down to ‘Snok’ below to see it.

Awe on truck for the 2018 edition of Hip Hop You Don’t Stop. The background is an earlier one by Fleo with the help of Dodo Osé. The opposite side was done by Rekal, check it out below under his name.

Awe in an abandoned building. Scroll down for more by Awe under ‘Serak’, as well as under ‘K6A’ as he joined those raccoons earlier this past year.

Axe Lalime, in a production put together by Miser for his return home after having spent half a year in Montreal. Scroll up to the Scan You Rock tribute at the top of this list, as well as down under ‘Fokus’ and ‘K6A’, for more by Axe. Axe is also featured in the Retrospective of 2018 murals and other painted street art.

Above 2 shots: Beast (right) and Nor (left) in an abandoned church. Scroll down for more by Nor under his name.

Beast in an abandoned building.

Bibi Una‘s contribution to the 2018 edition of the Under Pressure Festival. She is also featured in the Retrospective of 2018 murals and other painted street art.

Boporc‘s contribution to this year’s 123 Klan/Sun Youth prod.

Boporc in Rosemont. Scroll down to ‘Mad Rats’ below for more by this artist.

Bosny at the Lachine legal graffiti wall.

Bosny trackside.

Bros in Rosemont.

A huge CEK roller in eastern Montreal. Pieces at ground level are (from right to left) by Bhar, Boes, Jher, Rcap, Amon, Resno, Police. Amon also made this list with solo pieces, scroll up to view.

The Boro wall for the 2018 edition of the Under Pressure Festival featuring Cemz (top letters), Esprit (left half) and Sight (bottom right letters). Scroll down for a solo piece by Esprit.

Cemz on Ashop’s wall in Hochelaga.

Cemz in the Plateau. Cemz is also featured in the Retrospective of 2018 murals and other painted street art under ‘Benny Wilding’.

Truckside Colfer. The opposide side of this truck also made this list, scroll down to ‘Haks’ to view.

Colfer at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Cosy at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Crane at the PSC legal graffiti wall. Scroll down for more by Crane under ‘Korb’. He is also featured in the Retrospective of 2018 murals and other painted street art in a collaboration with ‘Royal’.

Dales behind an industrial building in the South West.