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“History Of American Graffiti” by Roger Gastman and Caleb Neelon

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!..



Instead of starting with the expectected Cornbread and Taki 183 stories, it starts earlier with other forms of graffiti.



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!!



Mermaid Parade 2011

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… Continue reading



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.

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
(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!



Martha Cooper’s “Name Tagging” Book Launch, Saturday, NYC
May 14, 2010, 10:45 am
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“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.

 




“Westin”
November 7, 2009, 8:18 pm
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"Westin"“Westin”
pen, marker, colored pencil on Westin Hotel envelope
2009
Sold



The Buff
June 19, 2009, 6:20 pm
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Buffing Haeler and SoupHAELER and SOUP (AL) getting buffed

Buffing MintMINT gettin the buff

Buffing RamboRAMBO gets it too

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..



Rent Is Too Damn High (.org)
June 18, 2009, 7:32 pm
Filed under: Politics | Tags: , , , , , ,

RENT IS TOO DAMN HIGH.

RITDH

Landlords asking for proof that you make 40 times the rent just to get their apartment.. in Bed-Stuy! People are paying 50%+ of their income on rent. Not sure what the solution is, but I’m glad to see someone standing up against this shit. Not just talkin about it, but actually driving around, and spreadin the word with a megaphone. Much respect to mayoral candidate , vietnam vet, and social activist Jimmy McMillan.

JimmyMcMillan_at_city_hall

Check out his website RentIsTooDamnHigh.org (and make sure your volume is up to hear the background track.. dope!), and especially the video(s).



“The Tasty Sauces”
June 12, 2009, 12:20 am
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Alone1 - TastySauces“Tasty Sauces”
pen, marker, colored pencil on reconstructed Pommes Frites menus
8″ x 10″



Antagonist Movement Art Show
June 10, 2009, 10:14 pm
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Antagonist flyerGot some art in a one night show with the Antagonist Movement this Thursday.

June 11th, 2009
9pm – 2am

NIAGARA
112 Ave A. (corner of 7th St.)
Lower East Side, NYC

Art. Drinks. Good times. Come through.



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 CAYPE

FREE CAYPEdetail from ALONE piece in Greenpoint

FREE CAYPEFREE CAYPE

FREE CAYPEFREE CAYPE

FREE CAYPERATE 

FREE CAYPEACNE

FREE CAYPE HISTO (photo: theinconsistentone)

FREE CaypeTONEK

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



Reason #166 To Live In NYC

24hours



“Devin”
January 4, 2009, 10:54 am
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Alone1 - "Devin"“Devin”
pen on NY Lotto ticket
3.25″ x 8.5″
12 – 2008

For  a really awesome kid, Devin. Changed my life more than he’ll ever know.



2008 Wrap-Up (Photos From the Past Year)

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..

the Whip in NevadaI drove (..yeah crazy already) about 15,000 miles in a year.

112

..even in a minivan, I can’t drive 55. Topped out at 117, shaking ALOT.

Caution Rattle Snakes
Spent alot of time in Los Angeles. Things are just different there.

MomsLA doesn’t have so many Dunkin’ Donuts.

Galo LA
Size LAGalo and Size. Don’t know who did the cholo characters, but they are so LA and really dope.

FTW Billboard

FTW. These dudes were up in Echo Park. 

sLAyDope SLAY sticker. This dude was up, creepin tags in weird not-so-quick-to-buff spots.

"Adze" “ADZE ” also had his ups.

Elllis G LAEllis G came through for a West Coast visit.

Bay Bridge The Bay Area became my new second home.

Hew photographing RamonaHew Burney came through with the pics when in Vegas..

Pink Gucci in Vegas
Alone1 - "Stitches" shirt in Vegas 

Tacos Mexico
Taco TuesdayTaco Tuesday dictated the schedule in ’08.

2nd St tunnelSecond St Tunnel.

caype_odOD 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.

Lost 2008Lost OD UW” made a comeback.     

Alone in LAI did a bit of painting myself (but let’s not get into that). 

Caype buffedThe fuckin Nazis brought down Caype.         

Vault ODeeVault got put down in OD. Welcome bro.
 

Aloneblog BannerGetting bored, and with the recomendation/encouragement from some friends, I started this blog.

LA Gas Prices
Gas GaugeGas 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.

LA Sunset
LA women..so even with all the beautiful weather and women, LA just wasn’t for me.
I was out

Grasses
Celtics Girls

Watertower and Fire Escape
MTA Redwing
Dumpling House
Lower East Side X-mas
Eldridge St graffiti

NY from BKEast Coast <3 .

Obamaand oh yeah, huge political news.. Obama pulled it off.

New Years Eve 2008Happy New Years!




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