As we draw closer to the new year we’ve asked a very special guest every day to take a moment to reflect on 2017 and to tell us about one photograph that best captures the year for them. It’s an assortment of treats to surprise you with every day – to enjoy and contemplate as we all reflect on the year that has passed and conjure our hopes and wishes for 2018. This is our way of sharing the sweetness of the season and of saying ‘Thank You’ to each of you for inspiring us throughout the year.
The ubiquitous graffiti crew 1UP is amorphous and shape-shifting but their work is easily spotted in their hometown of Berlin, one of the graffiti capitals of the Western World. With many members and a variety of handstyles and influences represented on roofs, risers, tunnels, trains, and even legal walls, the overall collection of 1UP tags has wide influence on other writers – with some of the work taking it up a level, two levels. Here they share a photo with BSA readers that represents a highlight of 2017 as they look forward to 2018. We were there that day in May at the UN construction site as well, and the scene will stay in our minds for a long time.
We chose this photo because we had a very intense, wild, special and heartwarming time with Marty this year. The last summer was full of crazy actions, and doing them together with Marty was just the top of the pie! Only good memories that we will hopefully remember forever! Stay tuned for news of our project together that will be hitting you next year!
Stay healthy everybody and have a colorful 2018!
One Love! One United Power!
One Love! One United Power!
1UP Crew. Berlin, Germany. May 2017. (photo © Martha Cooper)
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