International Graffiti Times, Centerfold, Tight, Volume 15, 1994; Design by PHASE 2


Tight (IGTimes),Phase 2, Art Director, poster centerfold, Issue 15, 1994. Side A: full color offset on glossy paper; Side B: black & white offset on glossy paper, 19  x 25  in. (uncut).

In addition to complete sets of IGTimes, Gallery 98 is also offering for sale four individual IGTimes pages.  Although widely disparate in design, all copies of IGT were printed as double-sided sheets measuring 17 x 22 in.  These pages were then folded like maps and in most cases their design reflects the folded partitions. In a few instances pages were conceived as single entities so they could be unfolded and hung as posters.  It is these poster-style pages that we are selling here separately.

This is the centerfold for issue #15. With the arrival of Phase 2 as art director in 1986, IGTimes grew in ambition and popularity.  Issues expanded to include multiple pages, some printed in full-color. Phase 2 introduced a cleaner and more legible design without undercutting density and dynamism.  This photomontage entitled “Renegade Culture / Situation Stylers” combines extreme detail in a tight page design.


Side A


Details (Side A)


Side B


IGTimes Homepage

Graffiti and Street Art International Graffiti Times Periodicals Phase 2 Posters


IGTimes: Urban Street Culture, 1984–1994

Among the underground publications of the 1970s and 80s IGTimes has the distinction of being the first periodical devoted to New York street and subway art.