Sunday, September 28, 2008

Purple Rain

Purple...because of the fill. Rain because it didn't. It rained the whole weekend except for Dezo's spot. I woke up it was raining, but the forecast down by Dezo's way was calling for 30% chance of rain in the evening. I wasn't gonna let that window of opportunity pass me by.

I love that name...BLACK. It's dope to piece because it's so linear. You can bend and interlock the letters all day!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Black Bode

Dezo wanted to do a small production with Bode characters. We started at 1:30pm rolling the wall, which was late. We probably didn't start actually painting until about 2:30-3p. I did a quick fill and bounced by 6p.




Saturday, September 20, 2008

DEFintion - Doc Canvas

Doc asked me to help him with his canvas for the DEFintion book release. So I came by and laid down the tank.




Sunday, September 14, 2008

Black Roses

I did a mad lazy fill because we started late. Later than I'm used to or would want. I did the BLACK without the "C" because when I put up the first outline the "ACK" was all bunched up.

I like piecing early, so that I can get good dayshots when we're done. I usually don't go back to get daylight shots.


Keo rocking ROSES
Keo wasn't done when I bounced...so, I'll get a finished shot later.




Friday, September 12, 2008

Steel Wheels Show

On October 4th 2008, Mad Clout and Rails & RelicsPresents Steel Wheels - the show. Steel Wheels the show will showcase the a diverse plethora of railroad inspired art. Over the last 20 years, this traditionally clandestine subculture has gained popularity. Each year boring new generations of folkheroes and talented aerosol artists that hone their skills on the sides of American Rolling Stock.

Some other writers who are contributing: Web TC5, YZ TC5, Stak TFP, Teach2 TM7, Clark FLY ID, Cope2, Cavs SV, etc...




I think I'm done doing these little trains. What a pain!

DEFinition:The Art and Design of Hip-Hop

Cey Adams asked me to contribute a canvas to his upcoming book release. The release will be in conjunction with VH1s Hip Hop honors.

Skull closeup

Canvas before adding name

Final






Compiled by legendary hip-hop designer Cey Adams, DEFinition: The Art and Design of Hip-Hop is the first comprehensive anthology published in the name of the genre during the last thirty-five years. This landmark volume celebrates a culture that has made its mark on everything from fine art to the label on a bottle of Hawaiian Punch, including fashion, automobiles, movies, television, advertising, and sneakers. It highlights the careers and artwork of such crucial hip-hop elders as Lady Pink, Haze, Run-DMC, Dapper Dan, Buddy Esquire, Spike Lee, and Snoop Dogg as well as contemporary giants like Kehinde Wiley, Mr. Cartoon, Shepard Fairey, Dalek, Mike Thompson, Jor One, and Claw Money, and dozens of others, DEFinition examines the evolution of hip-hop as a visual phenomenon with the historical depth that only an insider like Cey Adams can provide. Featuring more than 200 stunning photographs and illustrations as well as compelling essays by some of hip-hop's most seasoned voices, DEFinition illuminates the culture in a form that speaks to aficionados and newcomers alike.


The book is available in October!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Yourz-Mite

YZ-Sye

I did this MITE outline in Canada with Chino, Dilinger and Skinz...problem is the spot by the tracks that it was done was pitch black. I couldn't see anything. I wasn't feeling it.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Trains of Thought Show



Here's a few shots of the show in Montreal, courtesy of Enue.COD
TC5, FC, COD were well represented. Graff writers from NYC and Canada had pieces on train prints. Keo had the best joint and I didn't have my camera to take flicks.



Wane


Enue


Jase Serve


Serve


Sye

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Just hanging out in Canada

We (Chino, Dilinger, Skinz and myself) pieced on this block in downtown Montreal. I wasn't fond of the wall...brick... so it was hard to buff. I did a piece that took little to no effort because the wall didn't rate anything better. The space was more like a fame spot, but Chino was getting all the love this day...



Me...none. hahahahaha