Thursday, August 30, 2007

jena six

This one knocked me out of my chair when I saw it, please pass this around, people need to hear about this

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Ramon and the Graffiti Monster

30 years ago, the Social and Public Art Resource Center distributed this booklet aimed at kids living in parts of the city overtaken by the "Graffiti Monster". It seems graffiti in Los Angeles was deemed enough of a problem in 1977 to warrant this type of outreach effort.

The main character is named Ramon and he definitely does not live in the suburbs.

The first graffiti writer we encounter is EL JOHNNY JOEY, catching a spot above LISA.

VIVA JOSE is up on the monster. Someone hit up the L.A. punk band THE WEIRDOS. The monster is composed of garbage and emits pollution from its dome.

Ramon's sister Rosita, does not believe the monster exists. (Incidentally, she has Rod Stewart and Santana posters on her wall.)

"Only those with artistic eyes can see The Beast," Ramon is told by a multi-cultural ensemble of muralists.

After being invited to join the crew in painting a mural, the Graffiti Monster gets offended and takes off, proclaiming that murals make the town too classy for his vandalistic ways.

The true artists cheer that graffiti has left and go back to work on their mural.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Twist Flix

Peep the link for a pretty good collection of Twist flix on Flickr.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

The Road To Clarity

Clearview, by Type Designer James Montalbano of Termainal Design (Brooklyn represent!) and environmental designer, Don Meeker. Meeker says of the project, “I’ve always thought that design can be a form of social activism.”

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Tooting Your Own Damn Horn Department 2.0

Just finished this video for Japanese hiphop duo Hifana with the WKTokyoLab team- some nice animated typografia y kanji/kana inside.

Tooting Your Own Damn Horn Department 1.0

Keep your eyes peeled for Nothing But the Truth, Nike SB Films' premiere release coming soon. Pretty much the most anticipated skate film since Yeah, Right. SB identity courtesty of yours truly and the good folks over at Brand New School.

Saturday, August 04, 2007


Those new krink squeeze markers are so buttery. Thanks to KR for the krink and the footie.

Friday, August 03, 2007

Still time to come up

Good turnout the other night at The Walls Belong To Us opening.

Most of the items are still up for auction (A few hours to go) So find something in your price range, to deck your walls and support a good cause.

This Martha Cooper photo isn't up on the site, but there were a bunch in the gallery, so stop by if you're in the area.

Espo's piece would look nice above my couch. But alas...

This piece by Jon One was by far one of my favorites (but you know I'm a sucker for a solid handstyle). But alas too rich for my blood.

Some other pieces I was feeling:



Metal Man Ed



Greg LaMarche

Jose Parla