Filed under: Back In The Days, Fashion, Inspiration, Skateboarding, Uncategorized | Tags: 1990s, 3D, 3D Innovations, Boston, Brian Anderson, Connecticut, Drugs Destroy Dreams, East Coast, History, Matt Landon, Sk8, Skate, Skateboarding, Skating
Thanks to Anthony Pappalardo and Jenkem for putting this out. Know your skateboarding history.
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
Filed under: Art Show, Graffiti, Inspiration | Tags: Adam Adelson, Adelson Galleries, Art Shows, Boston, Caype, Graffiti, Keep Caype Free, News, OD, OD Crew, Press, Ten Artists, The Boston Globe, Tyson Andree
“GRAFFITI ARTIST FIGHTS HIS ADDICTION TO STREET ART”
by Aaron Dentel-Post GLOBE CORRESPONDENT MAY 31, 2013
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.
Filed under: Art, Art Show, Books, Graffiti, Inspiration | Tags: 2013, Alert, Alone, Alone One, Alone1, AloneOne, Art Show, Book release, Books, Christian Acker, Cinik, Cornbread, Cosbe, Eric Haze, Faust, Flip The Script, Graffiti, Grey PVC, Gyer, Handstyles, Kaves, LES, Lions, Lower East Side, Mike Giant, New York, New York City, NYC, Reed Space, Release Party, Slick, SR One THR, Stay High 149, Sure, Toper, Typography, White Rabbit
I got a piece in…
151 Orchard St
(Lower East Side) NYC
Thursday, April 4th. 7-10PM.
UPDATE: Some follow up photos from the night HERE.
Filed under: Inspiration, Music | Tags: 1993, Alone, Alone One, Alone1, AloneOne, Classic Hip-Hop, Digable Planets, Hip-Hop, Inspiration, Music, New York City, NYC
“NY is a museum with its posters and graffiti
If you’re in the city
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.
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: Back In The Days, Inspiration, Music, YouTube | Tags: Blues, Funk, Gil Scott-Heron, Inspiration, James Brown, Marvin Gaye, Music, New York City, NYC, R&B, Soul, Winter, Winter Doldrums
Slow blogging season. More soon. For now, a few classic tunes..