Making graf f it i pay

Anonymous graffiti duo BMD met in detention at school in New Plymouth when the pair was 12. History doesn’t relate whether the punishment was for drawing on the walls.


FAST FORWARD a decade or so and BMD has thrown off its illegal-painting- on-thewall “bad boy” image and started making some legitimate money adding street cred to company offices, corporate brands, and even private houses.

Last year BMD worked with brands like I Love Ugly, Google and Microsoft. The pair appeared in a couple of videos to show off the capabiliti­es of the Microsoft Surface Pro 3, and there was also a competitio­n where fans got to suggest an idea for a big piece of graffiti art.

This month they are up in Honolulu graffitiin­g vehicles (and other secret stuffstuff )) for Hawaiian Airlines’ 85th birthday celebratio­ns.

BMD is also increasing­ly getting commission­ed by New Zealanders prepared to pay to get their walls defaced. How much for a wall? No one’s giving anything away.

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