Filed under: Politics, Ramblings | Tags: 2013, Brooklyn, courtesy card, Family Ties, Get Out Of Jail Free, It's Not WHAT you Know It's WHO You Know, New York, New York City, NY, NYC, NYPD, Patrolmen's Benevolent Association, PBA, Politics
“It’s Not WHAT you Know…”
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: Art, Candy, Fashion | Tags: airbrushing, Bodypainting, Brooklyn, Coney Island, Coney Island Mermaid Parade, Forgot to mention.. of course we rode THE CYCLONE!, Mermaid Parade, Mermaids, NY, NYC, Why's my brother fighting the fire with NO PANTS ON?
The annual Mermaid Parade at Coney Island was last weekend. Beautiful day and I got to paint/airbrush some scales on a couple of beautiful mermaids…
Yes, I can airbrush. No, I will NOT do any t-shirts. But I will body paint for the right person, project (and ..price!). Now taking appointments for Halloween and the next Mermaid Parade or anything else fun.
So many cool costumes at the parade and throughout the day/night. Some people’s creativity was really impressive, girls were looking great as usual, and I got more than a chuckle at others. Here’s a glimpse… (more…)
Filed under: Art, Art Show | Tags: Aaron Jasinski, Abe Lincoln Jr, Adam Lee, Adam Miller, Ahh'd Art, Albert Art, Allison Revilla, Alone, Alone 1, Alone One, Alone1, Ardabus Rubber, Art, Art Show, Ashley Hay, Bishop 203, Blake West, Brian Colins, Brooklyn, Bryan Collins, Chamarro, Chelsea Bloxsom, Chris Rabb, Chrisosaur, Christian Cabuay, Cope 2, Cozy Robot, D-LuX, Damarak the Destroyer, Danicus Prime, Dave Rapoza, DESN, Droppixel, Dumbo, Dunny, Ego, Evilos, FAS, FOOX Okkle, Frank Mysterio, Hellsing Chaos, Ian Ziobrowski, Igor Ventura, James Fuller, James Yeah?, Jay222, Jennipho, Jeremy Dale, Jon Paul Kaiser, Jonathanway$hak, Juan Franco, Kid Robot, Lana Crooked, Leecifer, Matt A, Matucha Studio, Michal Wisniowski, Mishka NYC, Miss Kika, Moody, Mr DEN, Mr. Walters, Nasty Neil, Nemo, Nerviswr3k, NY, NYC, Osiris Orion, Owen Dewitt, Paddy Leung, Patricio Oliver, Paul Duran, Perry J Osman, Phetus, Pretty Poopie, Rampage Toys, Resin, Royce Bannon, Sergio Mancini, Sinned, Sneaky Raccoon, SNO, Spanky Stokes, Squidkidsink, Suckadelic, Taek, Task One dust, Taz, Tenacious Toys, The Chief Rocka, The Flight Yellz, Tom Freak, Trevor Zammit, Troy Stith, Tyler Coey, Uncle, Valerie G, Viseone, We Kill You, ZAM
Genuine Artikle would like to announce “The Almighty Dunny Show” curated by Genuine Artikle and hosted at Halcyon in Dumbo Brooklyn. On Dec 11th over 250 customized 3 inch Kidrobot Dunnys will be on display at Halcyon from 7pm to 10pm. Many of today’s hot designers will be represented in this weekend only event in the heart of Brooklyn’s underground.
The Dunny is referred to as the top designer toy platform. It is only produced in a printed form, so all pieces for the show were stripped bare and mailed out to national and international toy designers, graffiti writers, street artists and graphic designers.
Come join us for a free night of art and a special set of music provided by legendary Brooklyn DJ JASON JINX.
THE ALMIGHTY DUNNY SHOW
Saturday December 11th | 7-10pm
HALCYON the shop
57 Pearl St | Dumbo, Brooklyn
F to York St / A/C to High St
With artists: Abe Lincoln Jr, Cope 2, D-LuX, Mishka NYC, Patricio Oliver, Task One dust, Jay222, Nerviswr3k, Nemo, Sneaky Raccoon, Igor Ventura, Leecifer, Tyler Coey, Suckadelic, Damarak the Destroyer, Viseone, Sinned, Droppixel, Osiris Orion, James Fuller, Jon Paul Kaiser, Sergio Mancini, Bryan Collins, Bishop 203, Chelsea Bloxsom, Ahh’d Art, Spanky Stokes, Tenacious Toys, Frank Mysterio, Brian Colins, Rampage Toys, Miss Kika, Nasty Neil, Albert Art, Trevor Zammit, FOOX Okkle, Royce Bannon, Phetus, Mr DEN, ZAM, Ian Ziobrowski, James Yeah?, Jeremy Dale, Uncle, Matt A, Resin, Chris Rabb, Blake West, Christian Cabuay, Chamarro, Squidkidsink, FAS, Taz, Evilos, Tom Freak, Allison Revilla, Paul Duran, Ardabus Rubber, Hellsing Chaos, Jonathanway$hak, Pretty Poopie, Owen Dewitt, Paddy Leung, We Kill You, Adam Lee, Ashley Hay, Aaron Jasinski, Michal Wisniowski, Ego, Valerie G, Moody, SNO, The Chief Rocka, Lana Crooked, Matucha Studio, Danicus Prime, Dave Rapoza, Juan Franco, Jennipho, Adam Miller, Perry J Osman, Taek, ALONE ONE, Troy Stith, The Flight Yellz, DESN, Mr. Walters, Cozy Robot, Chrisosaur and MANY more!
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: Art | Tags: Alone, Alone One, Alone1, Art, Boston, Drawings, Free Drawing Paper, New York, NY, NYC, Westin, Westin Hotel
Filed under: Graffiti, Photography | Tags: AL, Buff, Graffiti, Haeler, Mint, New York, NY, NYC, Rambo, Removal, Soup
MINT gettin the buff
It’s a like a big race. Obstacles everywhere. People gettin taken out left and right. No finish line. Heads just tryin to stay in the front of the pack for as long as possible..
Filed under: Art | Tags: Alone, Alone One, Alone1, Art, Drawings, Free Drawing Paper, Graffiti, New York, NY, NYC, Piece, Pommes Frites
Filed under: Art Show | Tags: Alone, Alone One, Alone1, Antagonist Movement, Art, Art Show, Lower East Side, New York, Niagara Bar, NY, NYC
Got some art in a one night show with the Antagonist Movement this Thursday.
June 11th, 2009
9pm – 2am
112 Ave A. (corner of 7th St.)
Lower East Side, NYC
Art. Drinks. Good times. Come through.
Filed under: Art, Graffiti | Tags: Alone, Alone One, Alone1, Alphabeta, Brooklyn, Clark, ELW, Fly ID, FlyID, Graffiti, Greenpoint, Lobo, New York, NY, NYC, Phorm, Piece, Siek
Filed under: Graffiti, Inspiration, Photography | Tags: Acne, Acner, Alone, Alone One, Alone1, Alphabeta, Boston, Brooklyn, Caype, Free Caype, Fuckin Wack Ass Graffiti Laws, Graffiti, Greenpoint, Histo, New York, NY, NYC, OD, Tonek
detail from ALONE piece in Greenpoint
HISTO (photo: theinconsistentone)
If you don’t already know the story behind Caype’s internment, read it here.
Filed under: Photography | Tags: 24 Hours, Never Sleep, New York, New York City, NY, NYC, Reasons To Live In New York, The City That Never Sleeps, Up All Night
Filed under: Art, Graffiti | Tags: Alone, Alone One, Alone1, Art, Devin, Drawings, Graffiti, Inspiration, Lottery, Lotto, New York, NY, NY Lotto, NYC, Tank
For a really awesome kid, Devin. Changed my life more than he’ll ever know.
Filed under: Photography | Tags: 2008, Adze, Alone, Alone One, Alone1, Art of Graffiti Removal, Bay Area, Bay Bridge, Blogs, Boston, Boxtruck, Bronx, Brooklyn, Buffed Graffiti, Caype, Celtics, Celtics Dancers, Cholo, Divorce, Dumpling House, East Coast, Echo Park, Ellis G., Ellis Gallagher, Fire Escapes, FTW, Gas, Graffiti, Hew Burney, Jesus Saves, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Lost, Lower East Side, M.T.A., Minivan, Nevada, New Years, New York, Noxer, NY, NYC, Obama, OD, Odee, r32, r33, r34, Red Wings, Redbird, Redbirds, San Francisco, Second St, Second St Tunnel, Slay, Subway, Taco Tuesday, Tacos Mexico, Travel, Union Pool, UW, Vault, Water Towers, West Coast, Williamsburg
2008 was a crazy year for me. The “divorce” was finally over and no more mortgage. I was set free in a lot of ways. Here’s some pics from the last year that never made the blog..
I drove (..yeah crazy already) about 15,000 miles in a year.
..even in a minivan, I can’t drive 55. Topped out at 117, shaking ALOT.
Spent alot of time in Los Angeles. Things are just different there.
LA doesn’t have so many Dunkin’ Donuts.
FTW. These dudes were up in Echo Park.
Dope SLAY sticker. This dude was up, creepin tags in weird not-so-quick-to-buff spots.
Ellis G came through for a West Coast visit.
Hew Burney came through with the pics when in Vegas..
Taco Tuesday dictated the schedule in ’08.
OD crew wasn’t being pushed anymore, partly due to a “bad apple” bumming out everyone. Something had to give, and it was either retire the crew or clean it up and move on. Bad apple removed.. new apples added.
Welcome to the family Caype OD.
Gas prices got out of control (I had to spend $5.15 a gallon once in Hollywood), leading me to drive less and steal more (gas). Which made LA suck even more.
..so even with all the beautiful weather and women, LA just wasn’t for me.
I was out.
and oh yeah, huge political news.. Obama pulled it off.
Happy New Years!