Friday, February 29, 2008

NYC Subway Trains

We never had the foresight to take photos of the trains in the 1980s. PW was the photographer of the crew back then. He had, I think, two full albums of TPA flics. Unfortunately, over the years, because of moving from place to place, they were lost. I've been able to get a few flics of the Queens faction of TPA...CER, DEMO, LUST, etc.

Here are few found floating around the internet which probably have been seen before.



Close up of Sye...Photo courtesy of SPone




Sunday, February 24, 2008

Simple Style and Color

This was more about letters, style and color impact. We didn't want to take away from the pieces with alot of background and visual distraction. We did this by the train tracks believing that people in the passing train would be able to see it because of the contrasting colors and legibility of the pieces.

The FC castle was a last minute idea.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Summertime in Winter 2007

The weekend of January 6 was crazy! It was brick the week before and we wanted to start 2007 off right. It was sunny and 70+ degrees that day and we were all  itching to paint.


Wednesday, February 20, 2008

More Rio

One night we went bombing, it was rush hour and the traffic was thick in this underpass. Traffic jam like NYC. We just bombed while everyone was bugged. No one said a word, not even the cops that drove by.

We met local writers, OZON and SPIT. They took us all over. While driving thru Rio we saw this white wall and decided to pull over and piece...

Ozon,Knows,Arab, Arma,Spit


The next night we did silvers on the beach in Ipanema....

At Rio's Hall of Fame


Sao Paulo 2007

In Sao Paulo, we met up with BINHO and some of his peoples. BINHO was mad hospitable. He made us feel at home.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Rio De Janeiro 2007

DOC, WANE and me on the main road way into Rio...

Photos courtesy of CISCO Digital

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

TC5 Tour: Brazil 2007

Rio De Janiero and Sao Paulo - May 2007.


Brazil is like the New York of the 1980s. You can just paint anywhere, anytime. OFF DA HOOK!!!

We were in Brazil (Rio and Sao Paulo) for 8 days I think. Me and Wane painted everyday we were there.  

Saturday, February 9, 2008

On the wall

Changed it a bit.


Sew.Pero...we each did our own characters. I got my image off the internet. We just wanted to piece and add characters.

Friday, February 8, 2008

In my head...

Fresh off my last joint, that PERO piece, I woke up with this image in my head. I saw all the letters sitting perfectly. I quickly sketched the letters to memorialize the idea. I get these flashes alot during the course of the day but usually don't get a chance to jot them down because of work or my family situation.

Here's a clean version of the sketch...coming to a wall soon!

Then with color...

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Be afraid, be very afraid...

Friggin' dude is a MONSTER! He got style for miles. When you piece with PART.TDS, you gotta bring your "A" game. Nothing short of that. My dude is on another level. He pieces with such ease, so nonchalant that it's disgusting.

On this day, it was me, TOTEM, GETS and PART. Boy, I'm glad I didn't piece next to him. I've done that a few times and he slayed me.

When he got out there, me and TOTEM already had our pieces up, so I was safe. GETS had the misfortune of piecing next to PART or so I thought. GETS laid it down. He brought the heat. One of GETS' best joints by far...

Gets bringing his "A" game



Sunday, February 3, 2008

First of 2008

50 degrees in the sun. I needed time to relax away from my family pressures. I went out to piece solo. By now, if I was at last year's pace, I would have a few pieces in for the first of the year but this year is bad. My father is in bad health with cancer. I moved him in with me and have been looking after him.


Saturday, February 2, 2008

March Madness

I had been corresponding with MAD C for a little while. She informed me that she was coming to NY and wanted to paint while she was here. She came out and painted with me and DEZO.

When she stepped off the train, she was mad little. I had no idea how much artistic power was in that little frame. When we got to the wall, we spoke briefly about what to do. There was no theme, no plan, we justed pieced. She suggested doing the cracked wall and that she would do first I was like, "OK, whatever"...Yo, she finished her piece first and it was so crisp and clean. Then she knocked out the background. I was impressed!

Sye-Mad C-Dezo