Deep in the heart of Berlin, a team of nocturnal artists are lock-picking their way through the city.
Known collectively as the Berlin Kidz, they've become notorious for scaling building exteriors, roping down 9-story-high structures, catching tags on skyscrapers and even on moving trains.
The Berlin Kidz made their name in the international graffiti scene in the mid-2000s, shocking the world with extreme adrenaline-inducing stunts. The team is best known for sprawling red and blue graffiti tags across city rooftops as well as installing ominous, hanging bicycles high on Berlin Landmarks.
Now, a film by graffiti documentarians The Grifters (@thegrifters) tells their story.
Titled Über Freaks, the film takes audiences on a ride through the streets of Berlin, chronicling graffiti crew the Berlin Kidz as they undertake several nights out executing illicit art.
Created by Parisian filmmaker, director and The Grifters founder Good Guy Boris, the film is a first-hand take on what it’s like to be part of a graffiti crew and its mischief.
In conjunction with the new film, The Grifters are releasing an expansive collector's edition book documenting the region's contemporary graffiti culture.
Clad in a cover made from the high-visibility vests appropriated by the writers who infiltrate rail networks, the book is titled the Grifters Code: Documenting Modern Graffiti Writing, and contains exclusive behind-the-scenes photos and unreleased works featuring Europe’s most renowned and infamous artists.
Both the book and film are set to unveil February 8 on The Grifters' website. Watch the trailer for the film and a sneak peak of the book, below.