“As popular and loved as street art is nowadays, so dismayed graffiti still often is. Still, it’s the origin of this art form that has long since outgrown the train yards of the New York subway system”, so read the announcement of a unique event that promised to “go back to the thriving roots of graffiti culture for a unique exhibition.” After months of preparations, it finally happened on Friday night May 18, with S/ASH GA\ERY (Slash gallery
) as the gracious host to an audience of which every single member was masked. For one night, creativity was celebrated over legality. It was called BALACLAVA, Jake, 1UP, Risote and Pose were involved and there's an item about it in issue 18.