"Character" immediately calls for TROL. For years he's been
continuously painting his fairy characters and mutants.
Countless murals show his painted background, alongside of styles
sprayed by the others. But he also tries his letters.
Hamburg has a long tradition of characters. Not only CARTOONE
or BLACK MAGIC as people of the old school represent this direction.
TROL: "As in most towns, in Hamburg style-writers
prevail. Still there were some who took care of the characters.
Also a few who did nothing but characters.
JASE and CAN TWO, both members of the legendary TDS Crew, are
respected character sprayers, apart from their styles. JASE
carried on the tradition of the B-Boy characters. CAN TWO, who
is not from Hamburg, made trials with metal and chrome-effects
and had characters posing with baseball clubs and outsized guns.
Also writers from other towns left their characters in hamburg.
The Munich boys LOOMIT and WON came to Hamburg at an early stage
and painted the legendary purple butcher waggon at Kampnagel.
CAN TWO and LOOMIT continued to mark their presence in Hamburg
over the years.
Since the end of the '80s the sprayer PANIK called attention
to his activity in other parts of Hamburg.
Next to the shining styles of SKENA and HESH, he chased rats
and phantasy creatures across the scenery. Much like nearly
all character sprayers of his time, he worked with relatively
few fill-in colours and black outline.
MIKEL of the UZI-Joke showed the Hamburg people the possibilites
of the spray-can. Old style battle fields, meter-high robots
with many metal and structural effects covered his walls, his
preferences being in the underworld.
The Newcomer DAIM sprayed in the early '90s and obtained fame
for his Tut-Ench-Amun mask in the overwhelming wholecar size
and his perfect gold-effect.
The era of the large-surface graffiti, in the tradition of the
Munich murals, was finally born.
The writers SIMO and PHANC
of the IFM Crew took to fotorealism in the last years, by perfectioning the technique and plasticity through the usage of the stencil-
cap, in order to increase the impact of their creations.
the mid '90s MARCUS appeared in the graffitiscene, who came
from the comic-scene and the pencil. However, her learned to
master the spraycan quickly and gave birth to remarkable creatures
in the shortest of times.
I should also mention the writers
TASEK, EGO and OUCH in this place."