ATL Jam is a three-day annual exhibition celebrating the legacy and evolution of Atlanta’s style writing culture.

Featuring some of the founders of Atlanta’s style writing scene, which dates to the early 80’s when the hip-hop movement came to Atlanta, ATL Jam brings style writers from all generations to paint walls around the Atlanta BeltLine corridor.

Free and open to the public, this event aims to showcase the skill, heart and soul of Atlanta’s style writers.

ATL Jam includes live painting, a vendor market and live music from local DJs.

So So Def Wall Tours
For decades, the iconic So So Def billboard on Interstate 75/85 South was a symbol of Atlanta’s dominance in the music industry. To the Atlanta graffiti writing community, however, it was a beacon that guided artists to a place where the magic happened.

Antar “Cole” Fierce, a retired graffiti writer and historian, rounds out the weekend’s festivities with two tours focusing on the history of Atlanta Graffiti and the So So Def overpass. Each tour features a Q&A session and photo opportunities.

Some of the 2023 artists included:

  • The United Kings Crew. Established in Atlanta in 1982, The United Kings Crew was part of the first wave of the hip-hop movement when it came to Atlanta in the early 1980s. Now in their late 50s, these men are still relevant and a huge part of the Atlanta style writing culture. 
  • Doctor Dax. Doctor Dax migrated from Miami to Atlanta when he was 9 years old in the 1980s and was immediately drawn to the names that were painted on the walls by The United Kings Crew. He has gone on to represent Atlanta in many fashions and is a known associate of Dungeon Family and Outkast. He started painting in the late 1980s and is still painting to this day.  
  • Save. Alongside Dax, Save played a vital role during the second wave of Style writing culture here in Atlanta. He would ride MARTA and see the writings on the walls and would hop off to watch and study. He has been painting since 1990 and is an important pillar of the Atlanta style writing culture.
  • Totem. Considered to be one of the most talented style writers of the present day, Totem was from the north side of Atlanta and used to come down to the city to express his name on the walls in the early 1990s. Now he does corporate jobs, painting private schools, working with the BeltLine, yet he continues to push the limit, unlocking new techniques and styles through his creative journey while staying true to the fundamentals of letter structure. He is one of the biggest inspirations in style writing the city has to offer.