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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)

New graffiti April 2016

This post features photos of graffiti pieces created around Montreal during April 2016 and that I was lucky enough to catch. If you want to see new works as soon as I photograph them, you can follow me on Instagram.

Cet article présente les meilleurs graffitis créés à Montréal au cours d’avril 2016 et que j’ai eu la chance de trouver et photographier. Pour voir les nouvelles oeuvres aussitôt photographiées, vous êtes invités à me suivre sur Instagram.


Scaner in upper Plateau.

Smak in upper Plateau next to the Scaner one above. Scroll down this list for more by Smak.

Glare in upper Plateau near the above two.

Zek in Hochelaga.

Debza‘s companion piece to the Zek one above.

Debza in Rosemont.

Lyfer under bridge.

Lyfer in Côte-des-neiges.

Algue in Côte-des-neiges.

Algue under bridge.

Algue in Côte-des-neiges.

A quickie by Algue in Côte-des-neiges.

Algue (left) and Elfu (right) under bridge. Scroll down for more by Elfu.

Nybar under bridge.

Nybar in Rosemont.

Gnar under bridge.

Algue at the top of an abandoned building in Hampstead, representing the 203 crew.

Ekes under bridge.

Ekes in Rosemont.

Ekes in Rosemont.

Scribe in Côte-des-neiges.

Scribe under bridge.

Arnold under bridge.

Yesir under bridge.

Yesir in Rosemont.

Skor in Rosemont.

Skor in Rosemont.

Skor at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Skor under bridge.

Skor at the abandoned “Jailspot”, part of a prod featuring also Narc, Tuna and Shok (see below).

Narc at the abandoned “Jailspot”, part of a prod featuring also Skor, Tuna and Shok (see above and below).

Tuna at the abandoned “Jailspot”, part of a prod featuring also Narc, Skor and Shok (see above and below).

Shok at the abandoned “Jailspot”, part of a prod featuring also Narc, Tuna and Skor (see above).

Shok at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

Shok in Côte-des-neiges.

Vesk in Côte-des-neiges.

Tuna doing the name of his crew (SIK) in Côte-des-Neiges.

Fleo (letters) and Axe (character) representing K6A at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Apashe at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Haks at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Haks (left), Capes (right) and Nemo (top right) at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Unidentified writer (left) and Speak (right) at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Eskae One (left) and EK7 (right) at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen. Visible above is an older one by Gaulois.

The POM crew redid one of their walls in Hochelaga. This left half shows Elfu (dinosaur), Serum (top right) and Aces (bottom right).

This is the other half of the above POM crew wall, featuring EK7.

EK7 (left) and Fokus (right) at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Aces at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Aces on the top shelf at the PSC legal graffiti wall. Scroll down this list for more by Aces.

Serum on the top shelf at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Jmoe in Rosemont.

Heavy in Rosemont.

Peace in Rosemont.

Quote in Rosemont.

Kwun at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Meor at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Meor in Rosemont.

Ewol in Rosemont.

Rouks at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Wonez (letters) and Rouks (character) in Rosemont.

Swik (letters) and Nemo (character) at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Nemo (character) and Crane (letters) at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Crane (left) and Sank (right) at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen. Also visible above is an older one by Hope.

Noper at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

123Klan in the fashion district.

Eskro (letters) and Apok (head) at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Eskro in Côte-des-neiges.

Eskro (left) and Hero (right) in Rosemont.

Eskro (bottom) and Kube (top) at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Eskro piece found in Rosemont.

Raes on Mile End garage door.

Ekler at the abandoned “Jailspot”.

Dekor at the abandoned “Jailspot”.

Dekor at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

Ratek in the abandoned Transco.

Kaner in the abandoned Transco.

Kaner at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Saner (left) and Koni (right) at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Saner (left) and Koni (right) at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Nasp in Rosemont.

Bomr in Rosemont.

Zanex in Rosemont.

Blek in St-Michel.

War in St-Michel.

War in Côte-des-neiges.

War in St-Michel.

Beo in St-Michel.

Nerv at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Aner at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Aner under bridge.

Epos in Rosemont.

Crack in Rosemont.

Max and Ogen at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Desr at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

Daym (letters) and Karl Marks (bird) at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Yope aka Peyo at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Yope aka Peyo (left) and Warek (right) at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Cafe, Acro and Vapo from the VHS crew reclaimed their spot on the top floor of the Southern wall of the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen. Also visible in the photo on the ground level are Hers (see close-up below), unidentified, Vapo (see close-up below), Acro (see close-up below), Slake and unidentified.

Vapo and Acro from the VHS crew also took over the top level of the other side of the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen. Visible at ground level are Saner (see close-up above), Penar, Aces (see close-up above), Slake over Eskro (see close-up of untouched piece above) and Apok (see close-up above).

Vapo (left) and Acro (right) at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Arek at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen. Also visible above is an older one by Hope.

Arek (ground level) and Aces (above) at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen. Both pieces are new from this month. Scroll up this page for more by Aces.

Gnius in Rosemont.

Another one by Gnius in Rosemont.

Quest in Rosemont.

Hers at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Hers at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Unidentified (bottom left), Hers (bottom right) and Aces (above) at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Kist (ground level) at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Remo and Nesa at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Bopor (left) and Gaulois (right) at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Gaulois (left) and Bopor (right) at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Heras (left) and Veto (right) at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Amok (left) and Hater (right) at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Easy 3rd aka Mr Chose above the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Caos (letters) and Past (character) at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Lect at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Reces at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Smak in Côte-des-neiges. See top of this page for more by Smak.

Kelen at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Balis in Rosemont.

Noce inside the abandoned Transco.

Noce inside the abandoned Transco.

Noce on the roof of the abandoned Transco.

Sapoe on the roof of the abandoned Transco.

Inuit on the roof of the abandoned Transco.

Inuit inside the abandoned Transco.

Inuit inside the abandoned Transco.

Inuit inside the abandoned Transco.

Censure inside the abandoned Transco.

Censure inside the abandoned Transco.

Censure inside the abandoned Transco.

Censure in Côte-des-neiges.

Venon inside the abandoned Transco.

Venon inside the abandoned Transco.

Unidentified writer found at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

Over in Côte-des-neiges.

Over in Côte-des-neiges.

Over in Côte-des-neiges.

Snatch(?) in Côte-des-neiges.

Skor

Skor is mostly known for his affiliation with Ahuntsic’s SIK crew (alongside Shok, Narc and Tuna), but he also represents crews TBK (with Kemt, Sewk) and ITS (from Chicago). He returned to graffiti in 2013 after a break of about 10 years. He quickly gained the respect of his peers and of fans through his dedication to his art and his incredible talent. This made it possible for him to organise unofficial graffiti jams such as the Silver Beach jam from October 2015. He constantly experiments with style and has evolved considerably since his return to the scene. He is also incredibly prolific, as evidenced in the photo gallery below which shows just a fraction of what he has given us since mid-2014.

To view much more than what is shown here, you should check out Skor’s Instagram and Flickr pages or this feature on Bombing Science. Skor is also featured in this February 2016 interview with the SIK crew published at Mook-Life.

Skor est surtout connu pour son affiliation avec le SIK crew d’Ahuntsic (aux côtés de Shok, Narc et Tuna), mais il représente aussi les crews TBK (avec Kemt et Sewk) et ITS (de Chicago). Il est revenu au graffiti en 2013 après une pause d’une dizaine d’années. Grâce à son dévouement envers son art et son incroyable talent il a rapidement gagné le respect de ses pairs et des amateurs de graffiti. Ceci l’aide surement lorsqu’il organise des jams non-officiels tels que le Silver Beach jam d’octobre 2015. Skor expérimente continuellement avec le style de ses pièces et a ainsi évolué considérablement depuis son retour à la scène du graf. Il est aussi extrêmement prolifique, tel que démontré dans la galerie-photo ci-dessous qui ne montre qu’une fraction de ce qu’il a créé depuis l’été 2014.

Pour en voir beaucoup plus que ce qui est présenté ici, jetez un coup d’oeil aux pages Instagram et Flickr de Skor, ou ce profil photo chez Bombing Science. Il est aussi possible d’en apprendre un peu sur l’artiste via cette entrevue avec le SIK crew publié chez Mook-Life en février 2016.


burners and other bigger pieces

Pieces in this section are shown in reverse chronological order, so the most recent are at the top.

Les pièces de cette section de la galerie sont présentées en ordre chronologique inverse, de la plus récente à la première que j’ai photographiée.

At the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall.

In an abandoned spot in Côte des Neiges.

In Rosemont.

In Rosemont.

In Rosemont.

For the Scan You Rock jam.

In Rosemont.

With Tuna on character at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall, with Tuna on popsicle character.

At the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

At the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall.

At the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall.

At the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

In an abandoned building in Côte des Neiges.

Tribute mural by Skor (left, middle) to his grandfather, with contribution by Narc (right).

In Rosemont.

In an abandoned building in Côte des Neiges.

In Hochelaga.

In Rosemont.

In Rosemont.

In an abandoned place in Côte des Neiges.

Skor’s part in a 123Klan jam in the Plateau.

At the Papineau legal graffiti wall (he ran out of paint hence the white zones on the right; image slightly cropped on the left).

In a Ahuntsic alley.

At the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

Skor on letters and his girlfriend MlyneFortier on her first character at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

Rooftop piece for Plaza Walls.

Five Eight (top), Skor (middle) and Cemz (bottom) for the 2016 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Skor’s part in the 2016 Amalgam Festival in Sherbrooke.

Doing Scan‘s name at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

At the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

In Ahuntsic.

A quick one on the left and a throw on the right.

In Côte-des-Neiges.

At the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

In Rosemont.

Quick bubbles by the waterside.

In Rosemont.

In Parc-Ex.

At the Projet45 DIY skatepark.

In Côte-des-Neiges.

At the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

At the Lachine legal graffiti wall.

In Rosemont.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall.

At the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

At the abandoned “Jailspot”. This was part of a prod titled Four Lokos with other members of the SIK crew.

In Rosemont.

In Côte-des-neiges.

In Côte-des-neiges.

In Ville St-Laurent.

Going big in the abandoned Transco.

In Hochelaga.

At the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

In Ville St-Laurent.

In Ville St-Laurent.

In Rosemont.

A quickie at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall.

At the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

At the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

In Ville St-Laurent.

In an abandoned school.

In an abandoned school.

In Ville St-Laurent.

Boxing day piece at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Christmas season piece in Ville St-Laurent.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall; photo © Skor.

This one was designed by SIK crewmate Narc and done by Skor at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

In a Ahuntsic alley.

Up the stairs backwards in the abandoned Transco.

In an abandoned school.

Giant letters in the abandoned Transco.

In the abandoned Transco.

On the roof of the abandoned Transco.

In Rosemont, as part of a Silver Jam actually curated by Skor, featuring 18 artists among the best in Montreal.

At the abandoned “Jailspot”.

Back of truck done at Elementality’s Hip Hop You Don’t Stop Festival from September 2015.

In the abandoned Transco.

In the abandoned Transco.

At the 2015 graffiti jam in Lachine. Seen beneath Skor is a piece by Smak.

On the roof of the abandoned Transco.

At the abandoned “Jailspot”.

Five Eight (top), Earth Crusher (character) and Skor (bottom) for the 2015 edition of the Under Pressure Festival. Seen above is an older piece by Serak.

At the abandoned “Jailspot”.

At the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen. Also visible top right is a throw by Reabs.

At the abandoned “Jailspot”.

Skor (left), Legal (right) with a character by Jmoe in between. This was found in Parc Ex.

In Parc-Ex.

At the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen. Also visible top right is a throw by Mr Chose.

At the abandoned “Jailspot”.

Part of a major prod in Ahuntsic with members of the SIK and HSP crews.

In Rosemont.

Loker (left) and Skor (right) at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

In abandoned lot in Hochelaga.

In abandoned lot in Hochelaga.

A quick one in Mile End.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Over an older piece by Max at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen; also visible above is a big piece by Acro.

At the abandoned “Jailspot”.

At the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen. Seen above is a piece by Crane and above that a wheatpaste by Lovebot.

In Rosemont.

In abandoned lot in Hochelaga.

In Parc-Ex.

In a Hochelaga alley.

With Kemt on the left in an abandoned lot in eastern Montreal.

With Kemt on the right at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

For the 2014 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

In Hochelaga.

In an abandoned building.

In someone’s back yard in Hochelaga.


throws

In Parc-Ex.

In Parc-Ex.

In Ville St-Laurent.

In the abandoned Transco.

In an abandoned school.

In Ville St-Laurent.

In the abandoned Transco.

In Côte-des-Neiges.

In Côte-des-Neiges.

In Côte-des-Neiges.

At the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

At the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

In Ville St-Laurent.

At the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

In Ville St-Laurent.

In Parc-Ex.

In the abandoned Transco.

On the roof of the abandoned Transco.

With crewmate Tuna (left) in the abandoned Transco.

With crewmate Tuna (top left and bottom) in the abandoned Transco.

With crewmate Tuna (left) in the abandoned Transco.


figurative work

Skor supplied the characters to bookend these letters by Kemt.

New graffiti March 2016

This post features photos of graffiti pieces created around Montreal during March 2016 and that I was lucky enough to catch. If you want to see new works as soon as I photograph them, you can follow me on Instagram.

Cet article présente les meilleurs graffitis créés à Montréal au cours de mars 2016 et que j’ai eu la chance de trouver et photographier. Pour voir les nouvelles oeuvres aussitôt photographiées, vous êtes invités à me suivre sur Instagram.


Ether at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Smak at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Scaner doing Hoacs’ name at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Scaner in Hochelaga.

Smak in Hochelaga.

Skor in Hochelaga.

Skor in the abandoned Transco.

Narc in the abandoned Transco.

Shok in the abandoned Transco.

Shok in the abandoned Transco.

Arek in the abandoned Transco.

Skor at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Skor in Ville St-Laurent.

Skor in Ville St-Laurent.

Skor in Côte des Neiges.

Skor in Côte des Neiges.

Tuna in Côte des Neiges.

Tuna in Côte des Neiges.

Shrek in Côte des Neiges.

Killa EF in Côte des Neiges.

Scribe representing Underdogs at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Naimo representing Underdogs at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Naimo on a car heading for the scrapyard.

Ekes on the opposite side of the above car.

Ekes in Rosemont.

Ekes under highway.

Logre aka Reebok

Bosny

Bosny under expressway.

Meor under expressway.

Pask under expressway.

Koal in Rosemont.

Epos in Rosemont.

Pease aka Peace.

Pease aka Peace.

Quote

Kwun

Kwun in Rosemont.

Blek in Rosemont.

Blek in Rosemont.

Blek in Rosemont.

Debza in Rosemont.

Acek at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Omar aka Royal at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Crane at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Crane and Homer at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Crane in Rosemont.

Swik in Rosemont.

Wonez in Rosemont.

Wonez at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Noper near the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Easter production by Haks at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Easter production by Angr at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

F.One representing HSP at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Block on the abandoned Transco.

Venise on the abandoned Transco.

Eskro at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Eskro in Rosemont.

Laki at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Laki and Ozek at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

EK7 at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Gaulois at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Flavor, Resno and Gaulois at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Gaulois doing TMRC in Rosemont.

Reab at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Nstor in Ville St-Laurent.

Raes

Face

Duke

Duke in Rosemont.

Neak (left) and Bewet (right).

Staple at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Lect at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Reces at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Gnius in Côte des Neiges.

Actor in Côte des Neiges.

Nasp in Côte des Neiges.

Bomr in Côte des Neiges.

Totr in Rosemont.

Totr in Rosemont.

Amok at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Feros in Rosemont.

Axl? Babkianaxl? at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Mean and unidentified artist at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

PSC legal graffiti wall 2016

For information about this Montreal open air gallery, see the wall’s welcome/information page. See also: 2015 image gallery.

The image gallery below is in reverse chronological order. The most recents pieces are at the top and the ones from the beginning of 2016 at the end.

Pour plus d’information sur cette galerie à ciel ouvert, voir la page d’accueil et d’information du mur légal. Voir aussi: galerie-photo des oeuvres 2015.

La gallerie-photo ci-dessous présente les oeuvres en ordre chronologique inverse. Les pièces les plus récentes sont donc au début et celles datant du début de 2016, à la fin.


Vogue

Koni (character) and Saner (letters).

Crane

Nor

Royal

Debza

Resok

Kzam

Jaws

Haks

Someone representing RCD (Beaf, Yema or Snok).

Bask

Apashe

Grab

Aces

EK7

Rizek

Mark(?)

Staze

Haks

Flavor

Janek

Ekes

Crane