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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)

Scaner

Whether you look at the quality of his work or just the number of his pieces on the walls of our city, Scaner is among Montreal’s top graffiti writers. Although he is known to do outdoors and indoors commissioned work, he is still very active on our streets and back alleys and has managed to retain his street cred and the respect of his peers. His work never (or very rarely) gets vandalised and it is time that eventually gets the better of it (some of the work shown in the image gallery below is more than 10 years old which is almost an eternity in the graffiti world!). He often collaborates with his good friend Axe as well as other members of the various crews he associates with, mainly KG (with Stare and Zek) and DA, and to a lesser degree VC, JKR, TFB, TFO and 156.

For more information on Scaner and more photos of his work, check out his personal webpage as well as Facebook, Instagram and Tumblr.

Scaner tagQue ce soit par la qualité de son oeuvre ou la quantité de pièces de sa main sur les murs de notre ville, Scaner est sans contredit un des top graffeurs à Montréal. Bien qu’il gagne son pain par du travail commandé (extérieur et intérieur), il est toujours très actif dans nos rues et ruelles et a de ce fait réussi à conserver le respect de ses pairs. Son travail n’est jamais ou très rarement vandalisé et c’est le temps qui à la fin en a raison (à preuve certaines pièces datant plus de 10 ans dans la galerie-photo ci-dessous, du rarement vu). Il collabore fréquemment avec son bon ami Axe ainsi qu’avec d’autres membre des divers crews avec lesquels il s’est associé, principalement KG (avec Stare et Zek) et DA, et dans une moindre mesure VC, JKR, TFB, TFO er 156.

Pour plus d’information sur Scaner et plus de photos de son oeuvre, visitez sa page personnelle ainsi que ses pages Facebook, Instagram et Tumblr.


graffiti pieces

In Rosemont.

In upper Plateau.

In Hochelaga.

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

In a central Montreal alley.

In upper Plateau.

In Hochelaga.

In upper Plateau.

Next to the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

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

In Hochelaga.

Monk.e (left) and Scaner (right) in Hochelaga.

In Rosemont.

Heating up Rosemont.

In Hochelaga alley.

Rooftop burner in Petite-Patrie.

Well hidden in the Plateau.

Well hidden in the Plateau.

Well hidden in the Plateau.

In upper Plateau.

In Rosemont.

Inside gym of an abandoned school.

Inside gym of an abandoned school.

In Hochelaga.

In NDG.

Scaner (bottom centre), Serack (top) as well as Ether TFB, Axe, and Hsix contributing to the 2013 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Scaner (top 2) and unidentified artist (bottom) in Hochelaga alley.

On abandoned warehouse.

In upper Hochelaga back alley.

In Town of Mount Royal.

At the 2015 Chromatic block party.

On Mont-Royal.

Above the LNDMRK offices.

On Ontario. The cats are presumably by Axe.

In Pointe St-Charles.

In Pointe St-Charles.

By train tracks.

Inside abandoned building.

At the back of an industrial building.

Scaner on wheels.

Another truck side.

Another Scaner on truck. Also visible is back by Bryan Beyung.

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

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

One more truck side.

By train tracks.

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

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

Trackside piece in Petite-Patrie.

In Hochelaga park.

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

In Griffintown.

On abandoned warehouse.

Doing Hoacs‘ name at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

In a NDG/Côte des Neiges alley.

In a NDG/Côte des Neiges parking space.

In a NDG/Côte des Neiges alley.

On the Plateau.

Another one on the Plateau.

In Centre-Sud.

Partially taken over by nature in TMR.

In Centre-Sud.

In Old Montreal.

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

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

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

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

On roof edge visible from Papineau.

Another roof edge, this one on St-Laurent.

More rooftop, this one at the abandoned Transco.

More rooftop action at the abandoned Transco.

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

In Petite-Patrie.

Under expressway. Artist at the bottom is unidentified.

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

In Hochelaga.

In Parc-Ex.

Under bridge in centre-sud.

In Plateau back alley.

On St-Laurent mid-level roof.

In upper Plateau.

In abandoned industrial building.

By train tracks.

In Hochelaga.

In Hochelaga.

Rooftop throw.

In Mile End.

Smak and Scan over St-Laurent.

Stare and Scaner on d’Iberville.

More train track work.

In Petite-Patrie.

Under expressway.

On industrial buiding.

In alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

In Hochelaga.

In Rosemont.

In Pointe St-Charles.

More industrial work.

Throw in Rosemont.

Tag and throwie.

Throwie and tag found inside abandoned school.

Throwie found inside abandoned school.

Throwie found inside abandoned school.

Throwie in Mile End.

On closed business on Sherbrooke.

Good luck finding this one.

Two-for-one.

Industrial Hochelaga.

At the abandoned “Jailspot”.

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

In alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Trackside in Verdun.

On the Plateau.

In Petite-Patrie.

Fading away in Griffintown.


murals and mural pieces

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

Another angle of the above piece for Mural Festival.

Presumably Scaner’s longest commissioned piece.

Above piece seen from the other end.

Same as above, middle detail.

With Stare in Old Montreal.

Scaner, Stare and Axe on Frontenac.

Commissioned work on restaurant sidewall in village.

On the abandoned George General d’Auto Reparation.

Plateau back alley.

Sleeping dogs should check their backs, in Griffintown.

On St-Hubert near train tracks.

In alley off St-Laurent.

Above the LNDMRK offices.

Another one above the LNDMRK offices.

Rooftop twins in upper Plateau.

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

In alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

In alley between St-Laurent and Clark (left) and in the fashion district (right).

In upper Plateau.

Off St-Laurent roof.

In Petite-Patrie alley.

At the abandoned “Jailspot”.

Inside abandoned school.

On the abandoned George General d’Auto Reparation.

Worn out piece on the Plateau

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

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


tags

Elaborate tag found near Cabot x Gilmore walls.

Scaner (top) and Axe (bottom).

Scaner tag on the move.

Applying for a job with Garbage Beauty.

Don’t adjust your screen focus.

Making you dizzy?

On fence

On fence

Bubble flop

Drips

Intervention on someone else’s wheatpaste.


wheatpastes and paste-ups

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

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

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

Tag paste-up in Chinatown.

Throwie paste-up in Chinatown.

Throwie paste-up in Chinatown.

Throwie paste-up in Chinatown.

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


stickers

Sticker tag.

Sticker tags.

Sticker throwies on the George General d’Auto Reparation.

Top 10 graffiti, top 10 stickers, top 5 other of 2014

This is part four of Wall2WallMTL’s Top 100 Montreal street art of 2014, featuring the top 10 graffiti, top 10 stickers and the top 5 pieces that couldn’t be listed in any other category. See also:
part 1: top 25 big murals
part 2: top 25 small painted pieces
part 3: top 25 pasted pieces

Series on the same theme are treated as one entry. Works are presented in random order. Click on images to see full size.

Voici le top 10 des graffitis, le top 10 des stickers et le top 5 des oeuvres inclassifiables de 2014 à Montréal. Voir aussi:
1ère partie: top 25 des grandes murales
2ième partie: top 25 des petites pièces peintes
3ième partie: top 25 des oeuvres collées

Les séries sur un même thème comptent pour une seule entrée. Les oeuvres sont présentées sans ordre précis. Cliquez sur les images pour voir en plus grand.


Top 10 graffiti

Unlike other categories in this Top 100, this one does not strictly feature my ultimate faves of the year. A lot of the graffiti I love I never had a chance to photograph before it disappeared (for example Koal’s great blue and pink piece in the alley between Clark and St-Urbain which was painted over too quickly). I also decided not to include in this list graffiti featured in the context of the Under Pressure festival because then the top 10 would almost just be filled with that. So here’s the top 10 one-off Montreal graffiti that I was able to photograph.

Contrairement aux autres catégories de ce Top 100, celle-ci n’inclut pas nécessairement mes graffitis préférés de l’année. Je n’ai pas eu la chance de photographier toutes les pièces que j’aime avant qu’elles ne disparaissent (par exemple le graffiti bleu et rose de Koal dans la ruelle entre les rues Clark et St-Urbain qui a été recouvert de peinture noire trop rapidement). J’ai aussi décidé de ne pas inclure dans cette liste les graffitis produits dans le contexte du festival Under Pressure parce que ceux-ci se seraient presque accaparé le top 10 au complet. En conséquence, voici donc le top 10 des graffitis uniques que j’ai eu la chance de photographier.


(from left to right) Cens, Opire, Awe, Lyfer, Five Eight and Juice Funk, and friends, on St-Rémi


Collective work involving mainly Robe, Pask and Fore near the corner of Villeneuve and St-Urbain
(shown in 3 photos because too spread out)



Fore and Robe in alley off Clark


Collective work on Cabot x Gilmore walls, featuring Sen2, AG Crew, Geser, Bacon, Scaner, Kemr, Sewk and Brong. Shown here in 4 parts.




Koal and Bosny in abandoned warehouse in Hochelaga


123Klan (first photo) and Fezat (second photo) on ‘legal wall’ on Gilmore


Zdey on Clark near Des Pins


Astro on abandoned warehouse in Hochelaga


Zion and Pease(Peace) in Hochelaga


Meor in alley between St-Dominique and Coloniale


Top 10 stickers

Series on the same theme are treated as one entry. Works are presented in random order. Click on images to see full size.

Les séries sur un même thème comptent pour une seule entrée. Les oeuvres sont présentées sans ordre précis. Cliquez sur les images pour voir en plus grand.


QBNYC’S Turtle Caps series
(many many more variations exist)


Shifty Cat vs social media series


Waxhead‘s retouched retro images series


Miss Me‘s ‘Pussylluminati’


National Zombi
(many variations exist)


Shifty Cat warnings


WhatIsAdam aka WIA‘s new Maple Sizzurp variations


Futur Lasor Now sticker combo


Citizan
(many more variations exist)


Waxhead‘s painted sticker series
(many many more variations exist)


Top 5 non-classifiables

Series on the same theme are treated as one entry. Works are presented in random order. Click on images to see full size.

Les séries sur un même thème comptent pour une seule entrée. Les oeuvres sont présentées sans ordre précis. Cliquez sur les images pour voir en plus grand.


WhatIsAdam aka WIA, dressed-up garbage cans, parc Jeanne-Mance
(photos © Whatisadam)


Mathieu Connery installation on the corner of St-Christophe and Marie-Anne


Waxhead and Starkey on thick wooden pieces


Fake boxing day poster ads by Miss Me
Photo on the right © Miss Me


Cam for Decolonizing Street Art