Stephen "ESPO" Powers is an artist, writer, sign mechanic, and to us, a genius. He has long been at the forefront of the graffiti art world, transforming the medium to both fine art and sign painting, all the while expressing a humor and wit rarely seen in art. With the opening of Stephen Powers: Coney Island Is Still Dreamland (To a Seagull) at the Brooklyn Museum, Carlo McCormick reflects on the past, present, and future of ESPO, and his position in art history.

Also in the February 2016 issue:

  • The handmade legacy of ICY SIGNS
  • El-P of Run the Jewels talks band identity
  • Mark Ryden explains the beauty of math
  • Austin Lee and soul technoloy
  • Legendary photographer Julian Wasser and the great checkmate
  • Matt Leines and flatness as the rule
  • Black and white ambiance with Jesse Draxler
  • Erik Parker and the technicolor crisis
  • Lucas Foglia reenters the great frontiers of America
  • Allister Lee shows the power of black
  • Freda Salvador goes handmade
  • ... and we Shop Small and think big around the country...