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    Filmed on March 29th, 2020 🎥 by @juspix #phillygraff #silentwrytes #graffiti ...

    #rob #roblaw1 #law1 #phillygraff #silentwrytes #graffiti ...

    #frank #phillygraff #silentwrytes #graffiti ...

    #maze #be #da #taze #soek #nk #icp #wa #phillygraff #silentwrytes #graffiti ...

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    #teaz #ripteaz #14st #phillygraff #silentwrytes #graffiti ...

    #naterock #carbo #phillygraff #silentwrytes #graffiti ...

    #soek #sosa #ripsosa #phillygraff #silentwrytes #graffiti ...

    30 more pics into the forum - #Bler #Ses #phillygraff #silentwrytes #graffiti ...

    Had to move updates here. Twitter is broken. 49 pics added into the forum: hands for days thread. #Rod #oldschool #phillygraff #silentwrytes ...

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    Silent Wrytes Magazine, Issue 3

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    Volume 1, Issue 1

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    Released March 2008 - 115 copies

    Volume 1 is packed full of Philadelphia graffiti. There are over 400 images ranging from old school subway tunnels and 70’s gangster tags to today’s freshest pieces and throw-ups. You will also get a quick education in Philly Graff with the exclusive Daveski ICP interview. There are also some great quotes from a wide range of Philly writers like Kair, End, MB, etc. Also a Prodigy (RIP) Mobb Deep Interview courtesy of artofrhyme.com

    Volume 1, Issue 2

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    Released April 2009, 123 copies

    Issue 2 showcases 250+ pictures taken by Silentwrytes and Juspix. In Issue 2 you will find Philadelphia Graffiti from the 70′s up to this year, interviews by SAD KIW, OZ IYA, and NOTORIOUS BIK SAM1. You might even find some tunnel pictures, crushed walls, and a possible out of towner or two. There is also a look into graffiti through the eyes of Kieth Murray, AZ, Sticky Fingaz, and DEL courtesy of artofrhyme.com. Issue 2 delivers the same high quality print Issue one had and with only 123 copies printed, they won’t be around for long.

    Volume 1, Issue 3

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    Released July 2009, 203 copies

    42 pages, 100% color- Issue 3 showcases nearly 300 pictures taken by Silentwrytes and Juspix. In Issue 3 you will find a range of Philadelphia Graffiti from old school to new school. You will also find an exclusive interview with MB and a look inside his life. There is also a special tribute to KAP Rest In Peace as well as a tunnels page, freights page and a poles page. Each Issue is printed, folded, stapled and individually numbered by the Silentwrytes team. With only 203 copies printed, they won’t be around for long.

    Volume 1, Issue 4

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    Released November 2009, 163 copies

    42 pages, 100% color – Issue 4 is jam packed with over 320 pictures. In Issue 4 you will find interviews by Sloe and Bark. You will also find a range of Philadelphia Graffiti from old school to new school. There is a pieces page, a poles page, some tunnel shots, and much much more. Each Issue is printed, folded, stapled and individually numbered by the Silentwrytes Team. There was only 163 copies printed so get one before they are all gone.

    Volume 1, Issue 5

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    Released April 2010, 197 copies

    42 pages, 100% color – Silentwrytes Magazine Issue 5 is filled with over 300 pictures. In Issue 5 you will find interviews by Braze and JK. You will also find a range of Philadelphia Graffiti from old school to new school. A few lucky people will randomly receive a hand signed Braze or JK sticker along with the magazine. Each Issue is printed, folded, stapled and individually numbered by the Silentwrytes Team. There were only 200 copies printed so get one before they are all gone.

    Volume 1, Issue 6

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    Released October 2010, 406 copies

    42 pages, 100% color – Silentwrytes Magazine Issue 6 is jam packed with over 375 pictures! In Issue 6 you will take a look inside WCS with interviews from Sank & Laron. 40 random people will receive a free copy of the Whip City Mixtape “U Got Us Chopped”, with their purchase of the magazine. As usual you will find a range of Philadelphia Graffiti from old to new….Pieces, Wickets, Gangster hands, Outta-towners, and a Top Secret page. The front cover “Silentwrytez” wicket was done by Sank WCS and the back cover was done by ESPO. Each Issue is printed, folded, stapled and individually numbered by the Silentwrytes Team. There were 406 copies printed.

    Volume 1, Issue 7

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    Released March 2011, 406 copies

    42 pages, 100% color – Silentwrytes Magazine Issue 7 is crammed with over 400 pictures and zero advertising! Also an in depth interview with the one and only JS, yes you read that right, JS! Each magazine will come with a Silentwrytes sticker done by Kair and 30 random people will receive a sticker signed by JS. As usual you will find a range of Philadelphia Graffiti from old to new. Each Issue is printed, folded, stapled and individually numbered by the Silentwrytes Team. There were 406 copies printed.

    Volume 1, Issue 8

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    Released October 2011, 303 copies

    42 pages, 100% color – Silentwrytes Magazine Issue 8 has over 370 pictures. At this point you know the routine. You will find a range of Philadelphia Graffiti from old to new. There is a Met i2i interview, a Bate WCS interview, and a write up from KMD about their heritage. Each Issue is printed, folded, stapled and individually numbered by the Silentwrytes Team. There were 303 copies printed. 26 of them were signed by Bate and will be distributed at random.

    Volume 1, Issue 9

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    Released April 2012, 365 copies

    42 pages, 100% color and handmade by us – Silentwrytes Issue 9 delivers plenty of Philadelphia Graffiti from old to new. In this Issue you will find a Duck (RIP) TRK 245 interview, a contribution page from Nope, a few pages of Alphabets, a white out collage and zero advertising. 365 copies were printed, 26 of them were signed by Duck (RIP) and those will be distributed at random. Each Issue will come with one Razz (RIP) Rest In Peace sticker as we mourn the loss of a Philly King.

    About Silent Wrytes

    1999

    Silent Wrytes was founded

    1999 was a pivotal year in my life as I made the conscious decision to take Graffitti documentation seriously. I thought of the domain name SilentWrytes.com and decided to use a website as a platform to archive my photos. Although the internet was still in its infancy at the time, I found inspiration in Gnes37, a native Arizona writer who was already making noise with his website brokenschool.com. The website perfectly blended Graffiti with high-level web design, which was a rarity back then and served as a significant source of motivation.

     

    2000

    Going live

    Without any prior experience in web development, silentwrytes.com launched. At first, it was a basic website with only a few pages of text that showcased my documentation of Arizona, Philadelphia, and Freight Graffiti. It didn’t take long for other graffiti writers to take notice and begin sending in their own pictures. As a result, the archives began to expand, featuring more states and freights. It was exciting to see the website grow and become a platform for writers to share or find their work. 

     

    2002

    Site Re-design

    I was eager to re-vamp the website with a professional look. Gnes37 joined the SW team and introduced the SW2002 logo and site design. This brought a new perspective and fresh look to Silent Wrytes. This was also the year we decided to introduce the initial version of the SW Forums. This provided a platform for writers to interact and share photos. As more people began to participate in the forum, the community rapidly began to grow along with the site.

     

    2003

    Newport Box & Juspix

    I owe a debt of gratitude to the Silent Wrytes forum, which helped me forge two lifelong friendships that eventually became an integral part of the SW family. The first person I met through the forum was Newport Box, who would go on to become a marketing master for Silent Wrytes. It was through Newport Box that I was introduced to Juspix, who would become the top photo contributor and VP of the entire operation. Thanks to the contributions of these two talented individuals, Silent Wrytes continued to grow and evolve. I feel fortunate to have met such incredible people through the forum, and I know that their contributions have been immeasurable in shaping the success of Silent Wrytes.

     

    2005

    Growing pains.

    In the span of just a few years, the Silent Wrytes forum had grown beyond my wildest expectations. The website was averaging 23,000+ visitors a month.  We even secured our first paid advertisement with Montana Paint.  However, our success was quickly tempered, we got hacked. It was a tough blow to absorb, but the loophole was through the forum which was bootlegged and vulnerable.  This was a costly mistake and resulted in us losing the entire forum. A major set back, particularly since it happened at the height of our success. We remained committed to rebuilding and regaining our footing.

     

     

    2006

    SW TV

    After getting hacked, the forum concept had to take a back seat.  This time we reached out to Rewd who is also part of the SW family and is the Co-Owner of Hip-Hop website artofrhyme.com.  We focused on a new project: SW TV.  We collaborated to produce 16 short videos. Despite having his own website to manage, Rewd generously contributed his time to film and edit the videos. Additionally, he supplied all of the music for the project, which was a crucial element in bringing the videos to life. SW TV allowed us to flex our creative muscles and experiment with different ways of showcasing graffiti and music. 

     

    2008

    The Forum & The Magazine

    In 2007, we took a step back to focus on developing our next forum concept. It was important create something that would last. This meant acquiring a license for our Forum along with security. Finally, in 2008, we were ready to unveil our new Philadelphia-only forum. This new forum would surpass our expectations and solidify the photo archives. In addition to the forum, we also released the 1st issue of Silent Wrytes Magazine in March of 2008. This was a major milestone for us, and we were lucky to have the support of key contributors like Savior and Liquid. Overall, 2008 was a year of major growth and accomplishment for Silent Wrytes.

     

    2013

    Time for change

    After nine successful magazines dedicated to Philadelphia Graffiti, Juspix, Newport Box, and I decided it was time for a change. Social media was becoming increasingly dominant in the online world, so we made the unconventional decision to temporarily shut down our Instagram and website. We also turned off the forum because it no longer felt like the right fit for our community. Instead, we returned to our roots and focused on a long-term project that we were truly passionate about: The Silent Wrytes Book. This book would allow us to create something that would stand the test of time and honor the culture that impacted our lives so significantly.

     

    Silent Wrytes Magazines laid out

    2014

    john KWES

    Juspix and I were still feverishly attempting to move forward crafting The Silent Wrytes book.  This is around the time John Kwes joined the SW family. Our plan was to get all hands on deck and focus on the book. Juspix and John were both ready & willing but life would constantly throw me obstacles, hindering the book’s progression.  It would not be until 2018 that I could concentrate on the book.  Luckily the team was cemented and eager to continue.

     

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    2018

    The Book

    Despite everyone having jobs and or families, we made a deliberate decision to devote all our energy to the book and keep the website closed. We meticulously sorted through numerous photos, devised a strategy, and began having frequent meetings. To give you an idea of the challenge we faced, our Book folder currently contains over 56,000 files. The Silent Wrytes Book does not have a set deadline and will be published when we feel it is finished. It’s an enormous ongoing project.

     

    2023

    Silent Wrytes reboot

    Upon reaching a decade since our absence from the game, it seemed appropriate to attempt to restore all the old files. Reviving the old forum would be the biggest challenge.  Now the original 2002 website and the forum from 2005-2013 are fully operational. The @silentwrytes Instagram and YouTube pages have been revived as well.  We have fresh new ventures in development along with the Silent Wrytes book we have been crafting all these years.  The SW team would also like to express our gratitude to all those who have supported us throughout the years. Peace!

    • Admin, Juspix, Newport Box, John KWES, Rewd, Jackski & SBP Films