Location: Vain Salon, 2018 1st Avenue
By: DVS graffiti crew (currently)
Description: This wall has a long history in Seattle. The Vain Salon was formerly the Vogue nightclub. The wall was done by the DVS graffiti crew. Read more here on the Vain blog: The Vain Graffiti Wall: A Brief History. This commentary on graffiti, Seattle's secretive graffiti world steps out of the shadows, describes the wall thusly:
The DVS pieces evoke the early styles of New York City’s subway artists (circa 1980s). Intricate lettering styles connect, overlap, flow into each other. Flourishes like arrows, spikes and cartoonish characters are common. This classic, old-school style is the foundation for every thing graffiti has become today.