Filed under: Fashion, Inspiration, Movies, Photography, Uncategorized | Tags: Bling, Fashion, Gold, Gold Teeth, Grillz, Hiding Money In My Mouth, Style, Teeth
Just a few pics from a new Tumblr I put up. Nothing too serious. Collllld Grillin’…
Filed under: Art, Books, Inspiration, Music, Photography | Tags: 2013, Alone, Alone One, Alone1, AloneOne, Art, Drawings, Har-Mar SuperStar, Music, Musicians, Sean Na Na, Sean Tillmann, Sketchbooks
A little drawing I did of Har Mar SuperStar…
And a few photos of him at his show last night at GlassLands/Brooklyn…
Filed under: Graffiti, Inspiration, Photography, Uncategorized | Tags: Atlanta, Bombing, Boston, Chicago, D-30, Detroit, Fill-ins, Graffiti, Houston, Los Angeles, MSK, NEKST, New York, New York City, NYC, Philadelphia, R.I.P., Rest In Peace, Saint Louis, San Francisco, St. Louis, Subways, Trains
The graffiiti world lost another one yesterday with the early passing of
Houston CA NYC, nationwide crusher “NEKST”…
“NEKST” Houston St. (NYC)**
* stolen pic from theKeeganGibbs.com
** stolen pic from ?
Filed under: Art, Books, Graffiti, Inspiration, Photography | Tags: 2012, Alone, Alone One, Alone1, AloneOne, As Seen In..., Baser, Brooklyn, Carnage, CarnageNYC, Crast, graf, Graffiti, Interviews, Minus, NYC, Stickers, True Grit, Zines
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.
Filed under: Art Show, Inspiration, Photography | Tags: 2012, Art, Art Shows, Demo, Depoe, Inspiration, NYC, Photography, Queens
Oldie but goodie flick I took of my homie Depoe One in action on a mural 20 feet up…
136-17 39th Avenue (Btwn. Main St & 138th St)
Flushing, NY 11354
Filed under: Graffiti, Photography | Tags: Bloods, Brooklyn, Crips, Gang Graffiti, Gangs, Graffiti, New York, New York City, NYC
After aborting my Los Angeles relocation a few years ago, I thought along with the gang driven drive-by shootings and talk of “colors”, I’d also be leaving the accompanying graffiti. Well, maybe not so quick. Seems that New York has been getting its fair share of gang turf wars as evident on the streets of Brooklyn…
Filed under: Art, Photography, Politics, Ramblings | Tags: -Fuck, Alone, Alone One, Alone1, AloneOne, Art, Free Drawing Paper
…more free drawing paper.
Filed under: Art, Graffiti, Inspiration, Photography, Ramblings | Tags: 2009, Aakash Nihalani, Bushwick, Graffiti, Graffiti vs. Street Art, New York, New York City, NYC, Photography, Poster Boy, Posterboy, Street Art, Streets
If street artists want to co-exist and be accepted by the graffiti world, there’s an old graffiti rule that they should understand. “DO NOT GO OVER OTHER PEOPLE.” ESPECIALLY if it’s bigger, better, or old. Sure those tags and those filled in “throw up” letters DO make a nice looking background to your street art. But that graffiti was there FIRST. It might not seem like much, but those letters were done on the spot with risk of arrest, possibly by someone from another city/country , a king, or even a RIPed writer’s last artifact. Undoubtedly potential historic pieces in the graffiti world. You CAN NOT go over them. Go BEHIND them? Hmm.. Maaaybe? ..If it’s done respectfully. This is a pic I took in Bushwick back in 2009..
“Give respect, Get respect.”
Filed under: Art, Back In The Days, Books, Graffiti, Inspiration, Photography, Vintage Spraypaint | Tags: "History Of American Graffiti", 2011, 5AV, Albuquerque, Alert, Alone, Alone 1, Alone One, Alone1, AloneOne, American Graffiti, Atlanta, Baltimore, Bay Area, Blackbooks, Books, Boston, Caleb Neelon, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Denver, East Chicago, Freight Train, Freight Trains, Future textbooks, Graffiti, Hawaii, History, History of Graffiti, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami, Minnesota, Nashville, New Jersey, New Orleans, New York City, NY, NYC, OD, Oregon, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Providence, Reviews, Roger Gastman, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Spraypaint, Tagbanging, Texas, Virginia, Washington D.C., Washington DC, Wisconsin
This book came out about a month ago. I meant to do a comprehensive review on it, but with about 400 PAGES a proper review would take months for me to write. And I don’t want to reveal too much of the book. Here’s a small preview…
First, the cover. Take off that paper one that it came with and reveal the (MUCH doper, in my opinion) vintage spraycans cover hiding under there.
Then get ready for a Graffiti History 101 on the history of over 25 cities. Just check out the Contents pages!..
Of course any history book is bound to overemphasize certain people and events and omits others (REZENT! LOST!). However the Boston and New York sections are pretty accurate and no way as biased as it could have been. I’m not so knowledgeable on the other cities, but hopefully they are just as accurate.
In addition to the individual city chapters, there’s profiles on some very influential writers such as Cost, Revs, Twist, and others.
Then to top things off, they’ve even included info on spraypaint, blackbooks, tagbanging, freights, the list goes on..
I was very pleased to see the Boston chapter giving just credit to the X-men, Jayrock, Remote, and of course the much justified write up and photos of Alert (OD. KBN. 5AV) and Ryze (5AV KBN.) in the Boston chapter.
The OD crew gets their mention. I get a mention and some quote. And a photo (not one I would have chosen.. guess I should have submitted some of my own.) of an “AN” I did on the Porter MBTA tracks in 1993. Yup, the “Star Market wall”.
They also go on in the Denver section about Alert and Hel (OD KBN) relocating out there and hooking up with SWS.
Overall, this is a great book that will undoubtedly (like it or not) be used as THE first and foremost account of 20th century graffiti and will be studied for centuries to come. Grab a copy while you can still get an original first pressing.
*** Oh yeah, BIG THANKS to Caleb and Roger for hooking up me up with a copy of the book!!
Filed under: Photography | Tags: Boston, Brooklyn, Exploring, NYC, Photography, Rooftops, Urban Exploring
Weather it’s up the back fire escape at a stranger’s party or sneaking/breaking into buildings and up the stairs, I always seem to find my way up… to the rooftops.
Filed under: Back In The Days, Inspiration, Photography | Tags: 1980's, Back In The Day, Boston, Forest Hills, Jamaica Plain, MBTA, Old-School
Before Boston’s MBTA Orange Line went into the trench in 1987 it was (arguably) a beautiful elevated trainline. Forest Hills station would become my “ground zero”. Here are some pics from the late 70′s/ early 80′s, but looking very similar to the Forest Hills I knew going to school in 1986-1987…
West elevation Forest Hills station – looking East across site of former New Haven Railroad station.
View of concrete covered portion of elevated Mainline Structure (Section F-6) – looking Northeast along Washington Street at intersection of Arborway. Arborway overpass crosses overhead at left. In the background is the start of Section F-5. Arborway yard is at the center in the background.
View of elevated Mainline structure – looking North – along Washington Street at juncture of Section F-5 and Section F-6 (the concrete enclosed portion of structure). Remaining stub of the former incline that led down to the Arborway storage yards is at the right.
*All pics and descriptions taken from here.
Filed under: Books, Graffiti, Inspiration, Photography, Uncategorized | Tags: Alone, Alone1, AloneOne, Book, Cost, Faust, Graffiti, Martha Cooper, Name Tagging, Stickers, Sure, Twist, Zephyr
If you weren’t lucky enough to get an early copy at the book launch party, it’s now available at Amazon.com or your local book store.
Filed under: Art, Inspiration, Photography | Tags: Alone, Alone 1, Alone One, Alone1, Art, Art Studio, Inspiration, Studio, Workspace
Filed under: Books, Inspiration, Photography | Tags: Book, Graffiti, Martha Cooper, Name Tagging, NY, NYC, Stickers
“For nearly a decade I’ve photographed hand drawn tags and street art on stickers. My best finds are now published in a little book called Name Tagging. It launches this Saturday at the OBEY pop up store at 151 Orchard Street from 5:00pm-8:00pm. If you come with stickers, you may be able to trade with some of the elusive artists featured in the book.” - Martha Cooper
If you’re in NY this weekend, check out the book release and meet the photographer, Martha Cooper.
And be sure to check out her blog over at 12 oz.
Filed under: Inspiration, Photography | Tags: Art, Art of Graffiti Removal, Buff, Buffed Walls, Graffiti, Maryland, Photography
Buffed Graffiti, Maryland, 2009