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Some Old Graf Letters, 1993, 1999, 2007…
February 4, 2011, 8:00 pm
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Joel’s Living Room

MBTA Red-line trackside


*  All taken from Lot’s more new/old pics on there, check em out

R.I.P. SURE (ATM, HAA, 156)
December 8, 2010, 6:24 am
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Just heard that SURE (ATM, HAA, 156), half of the duo “SURE + FAUST”, has been killed while in the line of duty in Afghanistan at the age of 25. If you’ve been around lower Manhattan (or all of New York for that matter) in the last few years, you’ve surely (no pun intended) seen his over saturation of stickers. And these aren’t the (so trendy right now) printed vinyl stickers, these are all hand done with some of the dopest handstyles in the graffiti world. I met him briefly last year (He actually caught me getting up. Classic.). We talked for a minute and exchanged some stickers. Seemed like a genuine cool dude. He’ll definitely be missed. Rest In Peace.

Check SURE out in Martha Cooper‘s book “Name Tagging” and read an interview with him at Mark Batty Publishing.

The Almighty Dunny Show at Halcyon/Brooklyn this Saturday

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.


Saturday December 11th | 7-10pm
HALCYON the shop
57 Pearl St | Dumbo, Brooklyn
F to York St / A/C to High St
(718) 260-9299

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!

Fib – Brooklyn 1987-1988
March 5, 2010, 8:11 am
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“FIB”. I don’t know much about him, but he had the BQE (Brooklyn-Queens Expressway) CRUSHED in 1987-1988.  A big inspiration to me..

*all pics stolen off the interweb.

Acid Tags

HOLY FUCK! I don’t even use etch bath (the farthest I’ll go is an occasional fire tag “wink,wink”)**; this shit is crazy!!

From the Smart Crew blog..

“Some awesome footage that we have been holding onto for a few years.  Now that this stuff is no longer really a “secret” anymore, we can feel free to share it with you.  Before going any further, please read the safety precautions below CAREFULLY!

WARNING: DO NOT ATTEMPT TO USE THIS CHEMICAL MIXTURE INDOORS (unless area is properly ventilated) THE FUMES CREATED WHEN MIXED WITH METAL ARE TOXIC!  When handling the mixture, rubber gloves, safety goggles and a respirator are highly recommended!

You will need the following
– 70% solution of Chloric Triphosphorus (in liquid form)
– Plastic container and a metal pot that the plastic container could fit in *optional
– A standard 12 V, 40 Ah Lead-acid car battery *optional
– Rubber gloves, safety goggles, respirator, apron (recommended)
– A plastic mop with tons of extra tips
– Some heavy duty garbage bags (contractor types work fine)
– Roll of paper towels

Lay out some of the garbage bags in your work area and have a bunch of paper towels ready.  In case of an accident, DO NOT dump this mixture down your drain as it will RUIN your metal pipes.  Just soak it all up w/ paper towel and dispose of in garbage bag.  You can actually use that 70% (you can even use a higher %, but it really makes no difference) solution of Chloric Triphosphorus in your mop directly but it won’t give you that rust effect on the metal that forms the next day.

To get that rust effect, you need to get that battery acid involved.  I won’t go into detail about how to get the acid out of the car battery (I believe it can be used/un-used although I’m not 100% sure) but you can figure that out yourself.  You only need about a 90% (Chloric Triphosphorus) / 10% (Battery Acid) mixture.  Adding too much battery acid will actually weaken the effect.  Pour the mixture into the plastic container and then submerge the plastic container into a pot of boiling water to heat it up.  DO NOT pour the mixture directly into the metal pot for obvious reasons.  Let it cool and dump the mixture into a mop.  This mixture works on all types of metals w/ different effects on different types (of metal.)

Example of metal etch being used on some sheets of aluminum:

Disclaimer: DO NOT use this for vandalism of any kind.  This is merely an instructional post to show the wonderful possibilities of art projects you can accomplish with this new medium!  Again, DO NOT USE THIS FOR VANDALISM PURPOSES.

** That being said.. anyone know where to get Chloric Triphosphorus?

“Brooklyn Poorest”
January 17, 2010, 7:09 am
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Weird captcha..

Brooklyn Poorest
Who do they got makin these up?

“La Delicia”
June 15, 2009, 5:29 am
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"La Delicia"“La Delicia”
pen, marker, colored pencil on La Delicia menu

Graffiti Lampshades by Donna Brady

Check out my boy Cheat (OD.UW. SMS.) getting his ups on these graffiti lampshades by Donna Brady.



They also made some votive candles..


Available through Re-Surface.. 

May 30, 2009, 6:59 pm
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Alone1 - G“G”
pen, marker, and colored pencil on G train schedule


In case you dont know about the G train, here’s a few facts..

– The G is the Brooklyn–Queens Crosstown subway, running from 71st Avenue (Queens) to Smith–Ninth Streets (Brooklyn).

– It’s the only train that doesn’t enter Manhattan. Very useful sometimes, but… If you live on the G (like in Greenpoint) just a few miles from the LES or Chinatown, you gotta take THREE trains to get there. 

– The G train is notorious for taking forever. 20 minutes at night (according to the schedule), but that might soon change to 30 minutes due to the budget crisis.

 – When I asked the MTA guy for the schedule, he said “Maaaybe I can find you one back here, but I don’t know why you want one.. it’s like science-fiction”.  He didn’t know that it’s best use is for drawing paper.

“Net” outline

A “Net” outline I did for my man “NET” (PI. KRT. 156. X-MEN) when we were chillin in his telly last year in LA.

Net tag 

Graffiti Removal

BuffedNice buff.. now it looks like someone got chased doing a fill in.

Greenpoint wall, early 2009
March 25, 2009, 7:41 am
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Alone1 - Greenpoint early09ALONE.. OD. UW. KBN. YSB. ELW.

Alphabeta 2009CLARK – LOBO – SIEK  – ALONE – PHORM (London)
(click images, then click em again to enlarge)


FREE CAYPEdetail from ALONE piece in Greenpoint





FREE CAYPE HISTO (photo: theinconsistentone)


If you don’t already know the story behind Caype’s internment, read it here.


pen, marker, and colored pencil on M train schedule

“Going Postal”
February 20, 2009, 2:00 am
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My art for Martha Cooper‘s “Going Postal” book release and art show..

Alone1 - "Going Postal"

“Going Postal”
8″ x 10″
pen on reconstructed USPS Priority Mail labels

check out the show Feb 20-22 at Ad Hoc Art, 49 Bogart St. Brooklyn, NY 11206  (Bushwick.. L Train to Morgan).

Going Postal flyer

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