Some really sad news in the graffiti world as FAUST brings news that his partner in crime, SURE, has passed away in the line of duty in Afghanistan. If you’ve got a keen eye for stickers and graffiti, you’ll no doubt recognize SURE’s impressive writing style combining graffiti and calligraphy as one expressive artform on the streets. His tag and stickers are often seen next to FAUST’s on mailboxes, street poles, trucks, and doors all over the city.

Certainly an artist from beginning to end, SURE will definitely be missed — although I’m sure FAUST has something up his sleeve in tribute to his friend.

Martha Cooper posted some additional photos of SURE’s elegant handwriting style here if you care to take a look.