31 October 2009

AAKASH NIHALANI: GAFFING TAPE GRAFFITI

Aakash takes common, everyday gaffing tape or masking tape and creates. Boxes, yes, boxes. Hit up his website http://www.aakashnihalani.com, get the straight dope. And yes, I know, I know...Aakash just uses tape, and yes, yes, we've all made a box with masking tape, but don't hate! Did you push it to the next level? I didn't think so, because if you did, I'd be talking about you, right? Right.

FatBlooded - Following Aakash Nihalani from William Zoe FitzGerald on Vimeo.

BURNING CANDY: RJs URBAN CANVAS PT 1-3

Some video from RJ aka Vandalog, featuring some of the fiercest graffiti artists in the UK. *Video props to Dscreet for Urban Canvas pt 1-3.







NECKFACE VIDEO: EPICLY LATER'D

Nasty Neckface...he's no gentleman, but he'll fuck public property up like no other! Chew on this rare video for a minute.

30 October 2009

STEVE POWERS aka ESPO: A LOVE LETTER FOR YOU

Graffiti legend Steve Powers aka ESPO and the City of Philly is involved in a public art project 'A Love Letter For You' like no other.

http:LL-I-love-you

NEW IMAGE ART GROUP SHOW '14 ARTISTS'

LA's New Image Art Gallery has another killer show coming up...do they ever not have a killer show? I don't think so. Their newest gig (Nov 6-Jan 2) sure as hell is no exception. A few Internationally known super-heavy weights of the street-art/ graffiti world include: The Date Farmers, Judith Supine & Skullphone.

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SHOW RUNS NOVEMBER 6 - JANUARY 2, 2010

New Image Art
7908 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 654-2192
www.newimageartgallery.com

14 Artists: Dennis McNett (Brooklyn, NY) will be exhibiting his striking sculpture of a giant Wolfbat. Offsetting these are evocative images by Paul Wackers (San Francisco, CA), pairing decorative and organic, textile-like patterning to create colorful landscapes. Paintings by Richard Colman (San Francisco, CA) along with collages by Erik Foss (New York, NY) depict edgy erotic subject matter that enchant or shock, to the viewers delight. Drawing on psychedelic counterculture is the vivacious portraiture of Eddie Ruscha (Los Angeles, CA), alongside equally spirited painterly images of popular magazine covers by Kellesimone Waits (Los Angeles, CA). Lori D (Portland, OR), a regular jane of all trades adds to all of this with folk-like paintings that are often humorous in nature with an animated quality to them. Layers and layers of torn, collaged newspaper under every painting give texture and depth to Jodrin Isip's (Brooklyn, NY) images of pensive figures. Juxtaposing the whimsical appeal of Jordin Isip is artist Cleon Peterson (Los Angeles, CA). His hyper-violent paintings reflect the anxiety of our times with clashing figures symbolizing struggle between power and submission in the fluctuating architecture of contemporary society. Recycled artwork by The Date Farmers echoes Mexican-American heritage rooted in California pop culture. Their paintings, collages and three-dimensional sculptures contain elements influenced by graffiti, Mexican street murals, traditional revolutionary posters, sign painting, prison art and tattoos. Keeping the blood flowing through the veins of the streets is the art of Judith Supine (Brooklyn, NY) with his distinct color palette, subject matter, technique, and bold themes; his street installations and collages resonate with a growing audience. Reverberating this is graphic imagery of Skullphone's (Los Angeles, CA) large painted canvas. Adding a playful yet charming element to the group is muralist and painter My Mo (Berlin, Germany) with hand-painted monsters on brown paper bags.

27 October 2009

ABOVE NEW YORK CITY: CITY SERIES

ABOVE just released his 2nd print from his 'CITY SERIES' edition. Did you miss out on the ABOVE PARIS piece that sold out in 2 days? I did!

ABOVE NEW YORK CITY is an edition of 25 pieces. Hand colored & finished by ABOVE. Each print is signed, custom embossed, dated, and numbered by ABOVE. +Each print comes with an individually numbered and embossed C.O.A.

Those of you that know The Wooster Collective will recognize this as the facade and once home of Marc & Sara aka The Wooster Collective NYC a few years back. The entire building, inside & out, was the single sickest art install of all time, with works by such Graffiti legends as The London Police, Flower Guy, Bast, Faile, Aiko, Skewville, Skullphone and ABOVE to name a few.

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Click here >> http://goabove.com/main/?p=473

LEVIS X OBEY COLLAB: 10.29.09

Shepard Fairey aka OBEY and Levis have teamed up to drop their newest collab, a limited edition capsule collection of apparel and some bitchin' posters, too.

OBEY will be creating a mural during a live installation at the Levi’s Store in Times Square, NYC, where he will unveil a series of 4 new poster designs at a live art install outside of the Levi’s Store. After Shepard completes the install, he will autograph his new posters. The 4-poster series will be 'gift with purchase' while supplies last.

The front-side of each of the 4 double-sided posters features a unique image. The flip-side of each poster also includes one piece of an over-sized mural image specially designed by Shepard. This 5th “bonus image” can only be created by collecting all 4 poster designs and combining them together.

22 October 2009

PAPER MONSTER TO RELEASE BAST, SWOON & JUDITH SUPINE PRINTS

Throughout the next couple of weeks we (Paper Monster) will be releasing prints and originals from Antonio Diaz, Judith Supine, Bast, and Swoon as well as introducing a couple of new artists so make sure to drop in occasionally and catch up.
As you know...Paper Monster dropped the Faile 'Star Spangled Shadows' print and the 'Love Sour Love' book today and they both sold out in seconds...no shit!

FAILE 'STAR SPANGLED SHADOW' PRINT by PAPER MONSTER

Faile 'Star Spangled Shadow'. Limited Edition of 300.

This new print from Faile comes to us with all the hand loving you have come to expect from these guys. Based on their large canvas shown last fall in London, this one is for all of you who do not have a bilboard sized wall to hang your art on.

Two Color Screenprint on Lenox 100 Paper. Acrylic & Silkscreen Ink on paper. Dimensions: 23 x 38 Inches. Signed, Stamped, and Numbered by Faile 2009.

FAILE 'LOVE SOUR LOVE': NEW BOOK FROM PAPER MONSTER

SOLD OUT!

October 22nd, 2009 Posted by: Paper Monster

Today we will be releasing our first limited edition hand-built book Love Sour Love. Started back in 2005 by the guys at Faile, this book has finally come to realization this past summer with a range of works being submitted over the span of those 4 years. This book is a limited edition of 80 hand-built books.

The premise of the book is simple. A handful of artists from across the globe were invited to submit four handmade pages representing their interpretation of the theme "love sour love". The only guidance provided was a strict color pallet of black, white, and any shade of green they found appropriate. The result is a book full of varied printing styles and paper textures.

Artists included in this book are as follows:

Miss Van, Futura, Bast, Judith Supine, Jeffrey Lin, Paul Insect, Alexander Strube, Blu, Alex Lukas, MOMO, Sam3, Andrew Forteath, Hugh Frost, Mike Perry, John Voight, Mike Houston, Keiichi Tanaami, Kayrock Screenprinting, WK Interact, Rotguy with Alex Lukas, Charles Wilkin, Anthony Lister, Borf, Faile and Swoon with original stories and poems by Matthew Boyle, Griffin Creech and Marcus Downe.

16 October 2009

FAILE: NEW PRINT ON PAPER MONSTER. NEW GALLERY SHOW NYC

Dear Faile fans,
Please be advised that the Perry Rubenstein Gallery will be repping the 2-Patricks aka Faile, in the USA, effective immediately. Pat & Pat, umm, I mean Faile, also plan on dropping a show at Perry Rubenstein mid-2010 (W. 23rd St, NYC).
Faile also plan on a secret drop of their newest print on Paper Monster next week, sometime...shhh!

DEVO: JOCKO HOMO

The original video to DEVOs 'jocko homo' that you can't get on YouTube...'cause the record company ass-puppets have disabled every version previously posted.

15 October 2009

'MUTO' by BLU: A STOP-ANIMATION FILM

Filmed in Buenos Aires '08. Twisted. Amazing. Blu.

BRUNO LEVY aka SWEATSHOPPE: VIDEO GRAFFITI

Bruno Levy aka Sweatshoppe and his video-graffiti piece. Shot live, no post production tricks or paint used in the making of this project.

SWEATSHOPPE, The Landing from SWEATSHOPPE on Vimeo.

BRUNO LEVY X MODESELEKTOR

Bruno Levy took thousands of photographs in Patan, Nepal over the course of a week using flashlights and long exposures. After getting the nod from Modeselektor and BPtich Control, he created a stop-motion narrative synched to Deboutonner.

Modeselektor - Deboutonner (Bonus Video) from bruno levy on Vimeo.

WOOSTER COLLECTIVE X YOU TUBE: IT'S ON!

Unarguably the best resource and meeting place for graffiti artists in the entire galaxy...The Wooster Collective, have finally teamed up with YouTube and now have their own dedicated channel. Marc & Sara, of The Wooster Collective, have been working tirelessly for years collecting street art, organizing and broadcasting it via the Internet and we (the fans of street art) now have a 'one-stop-shop' over at YouTube to satiate our need for graffiti. Hands to Heaven. Hallelujah!

http://www.youtube.com/TheWoosterCollective

14 October 2009

HISTOIRE de MELODY NELSON: SERGE GAINSBOURG

Soundtrack to Serge Gainsbourg's 'Histoire de Melody Nelson'. Starring Jane Birkin.
Synopsis: Man in Rolls Royce. Man runs over foxxie teenage English chick on her bicycle. Man & chickie get busy. English chick dies in a plane crash. Rad!
Here's a morsel for those of you out there that are fans of Portishead, Tricky & Massive Attack. Once upon a time, Portishead did a rare re.mix of Massive Attack's 'Karmacoma' (where they lifted a wee bit of Serge's jam).



11 October 2009

BLEEDING BILLBOARDS: NEW ZEALAND

The freakiest billboards I've ever seen 'when it rains, it bleeds'. The Road Safety Council of Papkura, New Zealand has commissioned a very, very bold billboard campaign, in an effort to increase safe-driving practices. A billboard of a cute little boy spews blood when it rains.

KICKSTARTER PROJECT: DESIGNING OBAMA ART BOOK

From the Kickstarter Project: Designing Obama Art Book.

The Obama Presidential campaign was innovative. For the first time in American politics, a candidate used art and design to bring together the American people—capturing their voices in a visual way. The Design Director of the Obama campaign, Scott Thomas, has collaborated with artists and designers to create Designing Obama, a chronicle of the art and design from the historic campaign. Get the inside story on how design was used by the campaign, and scope out the pieces, created unofficially, by grassroots supporters.

Designing Obama from mas / menos on Vimeo.

KICKSTARTER PROJECT: GRAND & LORIMER

Grand and Lorimer-Photos of Brooklyn's Art and Music Scene 1997-2005.
by Emily Wilson
An eight-year photographic history of Williamsburg, Brooklyn's vastly influential creative community during its defining years of 1997-2005.

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CHICAGO GRAFFITI: SLIDESHOW

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02 October 2009

L.E.D. THROWIE FROM GRAFFITI RESEARCH LAB

DIY LED Throwie from the chaps over at Graffiti Research Lab. Make some. Toss 'em.

MASSIVE ATTACK vs VAMPYR

Massive Attack's 'Angel' set to the much under-appreciated 1932 film 'Vampyr'. Vampyr was directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer.