Judith Supine (via New Image
My web connection is spotty but I will try to keep up. I am slowly going t add more original content to the site in the form of reviews and such so get ready world.
Graffiti legend “IZ THE WIZ” will be missed
“You’d be polite, and pick up, and say ‘Hello’ and be surprised at what was at the other end of the line, maybe directing your future for the next minutes, hours, days. That’s why in the studio we never have telephones. We choose to go into the music, creative process. Once this is finished, and we close the session, we come out again, and then, we’ve enough time to get in contact with our friends.”
Kraftwerk’s Ralf Hütter discusses the quaintness of telephones before the Cell age. (via daily swarm)
Trashy Trash DJ Same DNA has a mixtape you need to hear
“I don’t know if it’s sad, pathetic or what, but I don’t think so. I mean, nothing has felt too terribly wrong yet and I generally have a good moral compass—all things considered. I really try not to over-think this shit. Otherwise you just wind up sounding like phenomenologist Shepard Fairey. So let’s just say I ran away and joined the circus and leave it at that.” Skateboard graphics legend and exploiter of stupid human tricks Sean Cliver hasn’t gone too far ….yet. (via Vapors)
“Yeah, I’m rolling weed,” he said. “I have a medical card. I’m a weed smoker.” Skateboard Pro Jereme Rogers Walks the edge after a bit of a funky mushroom trip on his roof (via ignored prayers)
Did you know there is a cassette copy of the Talking Heads in the Space Station? That lil bit of info is courtesy of this guided tour of David Byrnes studio (via PSFK)
Wooster has a cool video up of Dain, a pensioner who is putting some of the most vital work up in the mean streets of NYC
Colossus of Roads
Steal, Quietly, Question Michael Genovese 2008
A day in the life of The One
One of my all time favorite Graffiti writers is the Bad man JAone XTC. Dude has crazy exploits and really changed the way folks thought about all out bombing. He was one of the definitive NYC writers in the early nineties. Just check this article from Rolling Stone magazine about Him – ROLLING STONE,FEB 9,1995
JA is also an actor, who has been in Films like Karate Kid 3 and Whiteboys.
You need to know that the onestop spot for they dutty dutty is homeboy Skip’s jump SuperDuty ToughWork. Dude has taken over my ipod on the forreals.
The greatest performance(nsfw) at Coachella. I was hoping to see Naked Wizzerd but Police Brutality was just as good if not better. (Via daily Swarm)
“They were trying to figure out how I got up so high. I think I told them I was smoking angel dust and that’s how I had gotten up so high and laughed.” 2f2k friend Ghost RIS is getting mad love these days, what with Stussy putting out a book about his art to accompany a new line of shirts. read his interview. (via donutchocula)
“I wanted to make the process of painting with spray-paint more like painting rather than, say, like an architectectual drawing. I was trying to be more creative and have the elements that go into painting a character, but with letters. I really like the idea of trying to make the letters a texture, like melting wax, or plastic-y.” Interview with EWOK MSK. (Via Bunnykitty)
One of my favorite videos. Of particular note is Sean Young’s part in the park.
The Nature of Time Mars-1 2009
I’m actually going to have to cut it short here and handle some stuff with my uncle sam.
Studio visit with Judith Supine (via Arrested Motion)
Imagine that instead of the paltry $50million given to the NEA for the stimulus we tried to go the same route as the Japanese and fully invested in the “Soft Power” of culture. Imagine all the people……. (via AMM)
Catch you on the flipside Homie.
A short trip through the calling cards of 70’s/80’s Chicago gangs (via supervision)
3 artists who demonstrate how the politics of the age affected the development of modern art (via mental floss)
French street artist Space Invader has a new documentary about his “Invasions” of the worlds cities (via visual culture)
“Fairey’s willful pattern and practice is to repeatedly copy the works of other artists and photographers, While plaintiffs have attempted to cloak their actions in the guise of politics and art, there is no doubt that they are profiting handsomely from their misappropriation.” AP finally sues Shep Fairey over the Obama image. To make matters worse he is also getting hit with 29 other vandalism charges in Boston. I bet he wishes he didn’t brag about being more up than any graff writer in Boston. Also in an effort to save face, or protect his neck in this lawsuit business he has dropped his cease and desist case with the steeler baby.
Best style? Most respected? Outtakes from the seminal 1982 graffiti documentary Style Wars (via wyw)
“We all wandered into a country fair, where we could at least find some shade and cold drinks. I remember I took some pictures of Kurosawa walking around, including one that shows him in the midst of a Cajun band, the Louisiana Playboys.” Wim Wenders lazy sunday with Coppola, Lucas, and Kurosawa (via guardian)
It’s all about production at Flavor Paper (via funderburg)
Twins Antonio Frasconi 1947