Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
One of my favorite fantasy artist has past away Frank Frazetta.An amazing artist he was known for many posters, album covers etc,In his 70’s he lost use of his right hand and taught himself how to draw with his left, and the work was just as good.I grew up on this mans art works and my he rest in peace.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Friday, April 30, 2010
Friday, April 23, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Legendary Gangstarr artist Guru has succumbed to cancer after a lengthy bout with the disease. The artist, born Keith Elam, died on Monday April 19. He was 43 years old. Solar, Guru’s partner, expressed sadness over the loss. “The world has lost one of the best MCs and Hip-Hop icons of all-time — my loyal best friend, partner, and brother, Guru,” Solar said in a statement. “Guru has been battling cancer for well over a year and has lost his battle.” Guru, a Boston native, rose to fame in the 80’s as one half of Gangstarr, the iconic rap group with DJ Premier. The group released six highly regarded albums in their tenure until 2003 when they broke up. After his successful run with Premier, Guru founded 7 Grand Records with producer Solar. Solar also said that Guru wrote a final letter to fans and sent it out through a press agency. “I, Guru, am writing this letter to my fans, friends and loved ones around the world. I have had a long battle with cancer and have succumbed to the disease. I have suffered with this illness for over a year. I have exhausted all medical options.”
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
GRAFFOMAT is entering the market with a new state of the art graffiti supply vending machine!
GRAFFOMAT will supply you with all of your favorite state of the art graffiti supplies such as markers, caps, gloves, and everything else that the graffiti writer needs. Including ski masks!
Forget about the times where you would run out of paint in the middle of the night and there would be nothing you could do about it. Graffomat is here for you 24 hours a day, located easily accessible on almost every street corner in your neighborhood.
But dont think will be seeing some in AUS anytime soon ha
Sunday, April 11, 2010
My friends at WELL DRESSED VANDALS have dropped a new LONGNECK MAFIA tee it comes in blue print on white tee and teal print on black tee jump in quick there are only a limited run..
So as they say.. Dust off your milk crates and polish your bottle openers. The perfect accessory for street drinking connoisseurs. Limited run of 20 per colourway.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
Many of you are fans of or have seen Style Wars the documentary filmed by Director Tony Silver and co-Produced by Henry Chalfant. Its been many years and so many changes have taken place with the advent of new technologies and media that it has become increasingly urgent to preserve the film for future generations. Public Arts Film has relaunched the website http://www.stylewars.com to raise funds to help preserve and digitize the film and outtakes. This is important work that needs to be done in an effort to save the film from erosion and other damages. I would ask of all my friends and fellow bloggers to donate anything they can, there are special incentives for donors as well, spread the word too. Any amount will help save the film and its legacy. Read more below—-
In the early 1980s, Mayor Koch, enraged about graffiti, began buffing the city’s colorful, painted trains. In the end, he may have succeeded, but not before Tony Silver and Henry Chalfant captured the magnificent first wave of graffiti in their pioneering documentary, Style Wars. The film is seen around the world as an important footnote in hip hop culture and New York City history. Today, that history, too, is threatened. The original footage is damaged and fading. A new kind of buffing is taking place – a “celluloid buff” – that threatens to eradicate the record of the first brave and indomitable writers who took the world by storm.
You can help preserve that history!
Public Art Films is currently on a fund-raising mission to restore the original print, and to create a new high definition master which will preserve the record of the first painted trains to its original vivid colors. We’re inviting you to take part in this historic enterprise.
The Restoration Project
Twenty five years after its initial release there is still a strong, global demand for the film. In an effort to keep up with this demand we must be able to offer the film in the the most up-to-date formats. We are embarking on a project to restore STYLE WARS and bring it up to the highest technical standards available today in order to create a High Definition edition of the film. We will be transferring the original 16 mm negativeinto full HD 1080p while cleaning and restoring the film during the process. The HD master will be better, sharper and more brilliant than the original. From it we can strike new prints, author new DVDs and participate in the digital economy.
We have looked at the original negative and discovered that it was damaged during the many years it has been in storage. Fortunately, it will be possible to repair it, using digital technology, painstakingly working on each damaged frame. The restored film will have unprecedented sharpness and clarity and the vibrant colors of the painted trains will be revealed in their original intensity.
One of the questions people always ask us is, “What’s in the outtakes?”
STYLE WARS was originally edited to its 69 minute length from about 30 hours of 16 mm film that we shot in 1981 and 1982. We have been able to visit the storage facility at the Academy Film Archives in order to look through some of the outtakes. It was very exciting to see wonderful scenes in the extra footage that didn’t make it into the finished film. There are many shots of trains and some surprising masterpieces rescued from oblivion. There are more scenes from the B boy battle at United Skates of America between the Rock Steady Crew and the Dynamic Rockers and there are interviews with Skeme and his mom, Dez, Kase 2, Shy, Seen, Dondi and all the other kings and characters that people have grown to love.
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Sigi von Koeding aka DARE has lost the fight to cancer and died tonight in Basel. We are stunned and shocked by the rapid development and the loss of one of the most important graffiti writers of the world. Our sympathy goes to the family and close friends of Sigi.
IN LOVING MEMORY TO OUR FRIEND
SIGI VON KOEDING aka. “DARE”
16.09.1968 - † 06.03.2010