TONES ONE (Switzerland) Born in Geneva, Switzerland and immersed in the graffiti milieu since 2000, TONES grew up as a writer within the EDK & DVS crew, directly inspired by the traditional New York style. Funky technician of the letter & committed disciple of style, his specificity is to make his letters dance through connections, funk and flow while respecting the New York school codes. Another specific feature of his work is to brighten letters up by fusing comic book illustrations, with use of vibrant colours. His first inspiration are his crew’s homeboys – Rey, Hews, Sneke in particular – as well as the legends of the New York graffiti such as Skeme, West, Doze and many more. His style has evolved over time through encounters with representatives of the milieu during several travels abroad and participation in graffiti festivals: within Europe, in Paris, Barcelona, Berlin, Belgrade, Cadiz, Granada – in North America – New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Seattle – and finally in Asia – Delhi, Mumbai, Goa, Kolkata, Benares, Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Macau among others cities. His approach to graffiti has driven him to express himself mainly in the street, following the underground spirit of this art. He however has participated in several gallery exhibitions as well over the last 6 years.