Freunde von Freunden talk to Akroe, the French Graffiti artist turned graphic designer, at his Paris studio. “Etienne Bardelli, the man also known as Akroe, first became famous for his graffiti and later earned esteemed success in the 2000s following his work with album covers.” Born in the small town of in France, “Akroe” moved to the Strasbourg Saint Denis area of Paris, where he still lives today. His choice of “heavy, monumental installations” over illustrations are inspired by his surroundings.

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