When looking at photographs of Bond Truluv’s work i often wondered how the artist was able to create the neon effect which has become his signature. German writer Truluv approaches any surface he plans to cover in aerosol paint with a methodical mindset. In the days leading to the actual festival we spent many days exploring and painting walls at the abandoned Jerma Palace Hotel in Malta. Truluv was always first onto the site every morning to begin his paint session then he’d return around 5am to take his famous neon effect photograph which really highlights the artists technique. I was always the second person on site so was able to see the craftsman at work. The sweltering heat reached forty five degrees which presented its own problems for artists painting on the roof. Truluv produced a special piece for the actual festival and joined up with geeks Digital Nature to create a video mapping wall. I really enjoyed our chats and look forward to working and hanging with the artist again in the future.