It’s been a while since we posted on the FatCap blog, so we decided to give you an update on the changes that have been going on over on our side. Since we launched the new FatCap, we have been managing both English and French content. With the addition of a few key players in the US we’re going to be better able to bring you content from the French site in English and visa versa. If you didn’t catch them, we’ve published a whole bunch of articles that were both originally written in French, now published in English for you to read.
Actually being in America has made a difference for our site, but do not fret, we keep our focus on covering artists and crews worldwide. In addition to expanding in the US, we have also reached out to writers from Latin America to start bringing us more than stories on Chilean Miners. Not that those men didn’t give us all an epic tale to recount, but we preferred El Mural Ferroviario that Denegro1 reported on from Santiago.
The FatCap team has also been hard at work forming key partnerships with teams of photographers and artists that are making paramount contributions to the graffiti and street-art scenes. This means more coverage, shared news and exclusive content. For instance, you may have noticed that we ran an article from The Street Spot, the home to photographer’s Becki Fuller and Luna Park.
And so I can tell you a story about how this all came about. Our first encounter with Becki was for an afternoon as she gave us a tour of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Syd was in New York from Barcelona, and I trained up from Philly to meet this dedicated, quirky and prolific package of a person. On a rainy, but perfectly NY fall afternoon, we walked the streets, past abandoned buildings, art galleries, and workshops. Though the entire FatCap team has been in NY plenty of times, it was exciting to see her pages and pages of photos on Flickr coming alive. We even happened upon Julius from Laid Back. After that choice afternoon, the ladies of The Street Spot have lent us their photos for our article on The Underbelly Project and for Community Serviced, and put us in contact with Sina from Papergirl NYC. If you haven’t checked out these articles, you’re really missing out.
The team is also hard at work to bring more artist interviews to your eyes and ears. We listen to our readers, and those of you that have reached out have told us that these interviews are what you like the most. This fall we’ve given you the juice on M-City, Mark Bode, Mr Puppet, Sea and Roa. We couldn’t have asked for a better lineup, but you’ll want to stay tuned through the winter, because we got it!
Things did not slow down from there because, if you didn’t catch it, we were let in to a world of artist residencies by following AM & DCAP on their own in Paris. Documenting the real experience of American and French artists as they collide, and from a female perspective, brought a whole new twist to what FatCap is trying to bring to you on the daily. This is a community that we’re all a part of if you haven’t noticed, and it seemed to come full circle that AM would sync up with Banga, and eventually Vince when he returned to Paris from Casablanca.
We’re on the move, but always thinking of you dear. Promise to keep you posted more often.