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3D INNOVATIONS AND ITS SIGNIFICANCE TO EAST COAST SKATEBOARDING

Thanks to Anthony Pappalardo and Jenkem for putting this out. Know your skateboarding history.

From JENKEMMAG

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3d innovations started by matt landon in 1990

Along with the rest of the skate-o-sphere, I was shocked to learn that Brian Anderson and Alex Olson quit Girl. It’s the equivalent of quitting pizza or sex–you’re crazy to give either up unless someone has a gun to your head. Rumors quickly surfaced that BA was starting a new brand out of the Skate Mental camp and anyone from Alex Olson to Dill and A.V.E. were going to skate for it. Eventually Anderson started leaking logos on Instagram for his new brand 3d skateboards.

While the name 3d might seem fairly innocuous to most, it really irked the inner skate nerd in me. What was the big deal about the name?

Well it was already used by a company started in Connecticut in 1990 by Matt Landon or Skimps if you know him well. Most people know Brian Anderson is from Connecticut–Groton to be specific–and he’s close in age to both myself and Landon, so he had to be aware of 3d Innovations right? Chrome Ball mentioned getting 3d’s DVD (which is still available here for only $5.00) and Quartersnacks posted a complimentary and detailed review of it in 2011 when it was released. Of course my surprise was nothing compared to how Landon felt when he heard about the new venture. Continue reading



CAYPE in the Boston Globe

My homie CAYPE in an article from THE BOSTON GLOBE, May 31, 2013 (reprinted from here and here):

“GRAFFITI ARTIST FIGHTS HIS ADDICTION TO STREET ART”
by Aaron Dentel-Post  GLOBE CORRESPONDENT     MAY 31, 2013

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Former graffiti artist Tyson Andree has fine arts works in a group exhibition in Adelson Galleries Boston through June 30.

Graffiti gained popularity as art on New York City subway trains in the 1970s. Andree says he’s been told that it was artists named Gene, short for Genius, and Sen2 who brought it to Boston around 1980. He says his history of the Boston graffiti scene comes from an artist named Click, one of the originators of Boston’s graffiti scene.

By 1983, Boston had a full-blown graffiti culture. The elevated Orange Line route that ran through Roxbury was a particular hot spot, with graffiti works lining roofs and high walls within view of passing trains.

More than two decades later, balanced on a girder over the iron-gray water of the Charles River, Andree, now 33, is going by the name Caype, and he must be one of the most prolific and longest active graffiti writers in Boston’s history. It’s also a chapter in his life he’s trying to move past.

He is the first graffiti artist to be represented by the Adelson Galleries Boston, which deals primarily in artwork by contemporary and modern masters like Jim Dine, Andrew Wyeth, Alex Katz, and others. Andree is included in a group show titled “Ten Artists,” which runs through June 30.

Some of his works on paper have also been included in Barry McGee’s exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art.

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“Flip The Script” Book Release Party & Art Show… NYC, Tonight

I got a piece in…

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Flip The Script” Book Release + Art Show
at…

REED SPACE
151 Orchard St
(Lower East Side) NYC

Thursday, April 4th. 7-10PM.

UPDATE: Some follow up photos from the night HERE.



20 years ago… Digable Planets – “Pacifics”

“NY is a museum with its posters and graffiti 
If you’re in the city
on Sunday 
come check me”…

- “Pacifics” from Digable Planets

20 years after being released, this song is still one of my favorite hip-hop tracks to just straight up CHILLLLL out to.



Cold Grillin’

Just a few pics from a new Tumblr I put up. Nothing too serious. Collllld Grillin’


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Har-Mar SuperStar

A little drawing I did of Har Mar SuperStar

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pencil on paper
4″ x 6″
2013

And a few photos of him at his show last night at GlassLands/Brooklyn…

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Just a few tunes for the winter…

Slow blogging season. More soon. For now, a few classic tunes..



NEKST MSK D-30 R.I.P.

The graffiiti world lost another one yesterday with the early passing of Houston  CA  NYC, nationwide crusher “NEKST”…

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“MSK” by NEKST, seen from the Williamsburg Bridge

kgibbs-61391“NEKST” Houston St. (NYC)*

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“NEKST” Houston St. (NYC)**

Nekst-truck“NEKST” (S.F.) **

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“NEKST” MBTA Red Line (Boston) **

* stolen pic from theKeeganGibbs.com

** stolen pic from ?

 



More Art Soon/ “Letter To Ex”
October 10, 2012, 5:50 am
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“Letter To Ex”
pen on paper
2012



Danny Brown “Grown Up”
August 3, 2012, 9:00 am
Filed under: Inspiration, Music | Tags: , , ,

Slow bloggin this summer, new stuff soon. Until then, my fave video for 2012, Danny Brown’s “Grown Up”…

*thanks to Mark for always showing me the newest ish.



“STUCK” Zine #1

New zine out from CarnageNYC. Thick 60 pages of pics and interviews, stickers, and dope  silkscreened covers (frameable pieces themselves). Check em out…

“Stuck” No 1 consists of 60 pages of previously unreleased photos of some of the sickest NYC stickers plus interviews with BASER, ALONE, MINUS and CRASTY. Each copy of the zine comes with three hand-written stickers, along with a full set of four vinyl stickers made exclusively for this issue. The cover image was screenprinted over layers of stickers and up to four colors of paint, giving each cover a completely unique look and texture. (Note: a very small number of covers are available in white ink).

Stuck is limited to 300 hand-numbered copies.

More info and pics at CarnageNYC.

Get a copy here.

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( * pics stolen from Juxtapoz, words snagged from Carnage.)


DEPOE!
May 13, 2012, 6:53 am
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Oldie but goodie flick I took of my homie Depoe One in action on a mural 20 feet up…

Depoe… on a ladder, on scaffolding, on cynder blocks, on a picnic table. Brooklyn, 2009 FTW!

And speaking of Depoe, if you’re in NYC today check out my homie Depoe’s show  opening today…

Crossing Art
136-17 39th Avenue (Btwn. Main St & 138th St)
Ground Floor
Flushing, NY 11354 
www.crossingart.com



“Snowblind” group show


Awesome group show featuring Martha Cooper, Ray Mock, Jesse Edwards, Mike P, Ian Reid, Alexander Richter, Steven Siegel, Michael Fales, Oscar Arriola, Graham Shimberg and Bob Barry.

And while you’re there pick up a copy of  Carnage #2,  “Making Deals”, “The Old New York”  and  “Locked” zines (while they’re still available).

 

Klughaus Gallery
47 Monroe St.
New York, NY 10002

 



“Bobby Zero”

A background I painted for a cocktail party & presentation for the Flying Canter Brothers’ new film “Bobby Zero” starring Mos Def and Erykah Badu…

35′ x 6′
spraypaint on… not a wall… not canvas… but… PAPER! Ugh!!
(photo:  Rae Maxwell ..Thanks!)

The Flying Canter Brothers talking a bit about the film.

DJ Lo Down Loretta Brown, or as you might know her.. Erykah Badu, provided some audio candy for the night.. fun times.

Filming for “Bobby Zero” will begin shortly, check it out when it’s done next year!



“Becoming A Writer” by Harlan Ellison
November 11, 2011, 11:11 am
Filed under: Inspiration, Uncategorized | Tags: , , ,

“Becoming a writer is easy. Staying a writer is hard” – Harlan Ellison

..funny how a lot of these quotes by different writers about writer’s can easily be read into by other writers.




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