Posts Tagged ‘Graffiti’

FIRST LOOK | SHEPARD FAIREY’S PRINTED MATTERS AT LIBRARY STREET COLLECTIVE, DETROIT

May 26, 2015  |  Streets  |  Comments Off on FIRST LOOK | SHEPARD FAIREY’S PRINTED MATTERS AT LIBRARY STREET COLLECTIVE, DETROIT

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At this point, the world’s most prolific street artist needs no introduction or analysis. Simply put, Shepard Fairey is the AC/DC of street art;  the Metallica of Graffiti; the Taylor Swift of streetwear. His fan base is legion, and at a time when he could do a show anywhere in the world, it’s nice to see the Read More

PUBLIC ART | JR COMMEMORATES THE LEGACY OF FUKUSHIMA

May 19, 2015  |  Streets  |  Comments Off on PUBLIC ART | JR COMMEMORATES THE LEGACY OF FUKUSHIMA

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The 2011 Japanese Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster triggered by a massive earthquake and tsunami left the region devastated, evacuated, and irradiated. Four years later, it’s remaining inhabitants are still working to regain the way of life they once knew and cope with Read More

ON THE WALL | STEVE “ESPO” POWERS’ NEW MIAMI BEACH MURAL AT THE CARLTON HOTEL

May 12, 2015  |  Streets  |  Comments Off on ON THE WALL | STEVE “ESPO” POWERS’ NEW MIAMI BEACH MURAL AT THE CARLTON HOTEL

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OG street art legend and master of the lost art of sign painting Stephen Powers (aka: ESPO) wrapped up his biggest work in Miami yet last month when his massive new mural on the Carlton Hotel in South Beach was unveiled. Wrapping the three story building from top to bottom, Powers’ work completely covers the hotel in his trademark catchphrases, bits of Beat-style Read More

OPENINGS | TODD JAMES “FANTASY ISLAND” AT LAZARIDES, LONDON

May 6, 2015  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on OPENINGS | TODD JAMES “FANTASY ISLAND” AT LAZARIDES, LONDON

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Supertouch buddy Todd James (aka: REAS) as been on a tear the past few years, firing off new shows of his trademark psychedelic post-street art paintings every few months at home and abroad. This month sees his newest body of work, Fantasy Island, on display at London’s notorious Read More

STREET LIFE | JR’S GIANT STREET WALKER IN FLATIRON, NYC

April 23, 2015  |  Streets  |  Comments Off on STREET LIFE | JR’S GIANT STREET WALKER IN FLATIRON, NYC

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Debuting on the streets of NYC (literally) this week is the latest large-scale work by Supertouch buddy JR. For this installation—commissioned by the New York Times for the cover of their weekly magazine as part of a Read More

STREET LIFE | NASTY NECK FACE GRABS TAKEOUT IN CHINATOWN, NYC

April 21, 2015  |  Streets  |  Comments Off on STREET LIFE | NASTY NECK FACE GRABS TAKEOUT IN CHINATOWN, NYC

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He’s been laying low for a minute now, but the original street demon Nasty Neck Face is back in action in LA & NYC, where he left his mark with an OG-style burner in Chinatown. Don’t forget, Satan Always Wins… Read More

STREET LIFE | VINCENT LAMOUROUX TURNS THE SILVERLAKE GRAFFITI MOTEL WHITE

April 20, 2015  |  Streets  |  Comments Off on STREET LIFE | VINCENT LAMOUROUX TURNS THE SILVERLAKE GRAFFITI MOTEL WHITE

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For decades the Pacific Sunset Motel at 4301 Sunset Blvd in Silverlake was a decomposing shell of a former drug den turned public graffiti gallery better known to locals as the “Bates Motel” for obvious reasons. Now with developers set to finally demolish the abandoned structure in May, French artist Vincent Lamouroux has turned the Read More

STREET LIFE | RON ENGLISH BRINGS BACK THE HOUSTON & BOWERY MURAL WALL

April 19, 2015  |  Streets  |  Comments Off on STREET LIFE | RON ENGLISH BRINGS BACK THE HOUSTON & BOWERY MURAL WALL

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It’s been a year since the legendary graffiti wall at Houston & Bowery in NYC saw the light of day, but this weekend it reemerged from an ongoing construction project to be coated by longtime Supertouch buddy & notorious Popagandist Ron English in his garish tribute to the Read More

FIRST LOOK | JASON WILLIAMS (REVOK) AT LIBRARY STREET COLLECTIVE, LA

April 10, 2015  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on FIRST LOOK | JASON WILLIAMS (REVOK) AT LIBRARY STREET COLLECTIVE, LA

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Renowned for his prodigious output as a graffiti artist under the moniker REVOK for more than two decades, 38-year-old LA native Jason Williams has been quietly distinguishing himself in recent years with an accomplished and elegant body of abstract geometric assemblage paintings that draw heavy inspiration from the tradition of Read More

ON EXHIBIT | BARRY McGEE’S NEW MURAL AT FACEBOOK HQ

April 1, 2015  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on ON EXHIBIT | BARRY McGEE’S NEW MURAL AT FACEBOOK HQ

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One of the lesser-known valley trends is the current rush for tech companies of all sizes to procure artist murals for their offices. The craze has been a boon for artists—most specifically, street artists—with the likes of Dave Flores, Tim Biskup, Maya Hayuk, and Tristan Eaton all creating major works for several firms in recent months. Now longtime Supertouch buddy Barry McGee joins those ranks with his new Read More