Street art culture and the urban landscape of graffiti would be very different today, had it not been for the works and influence of OG Slick. The Honolulu native spent much of the 1980s in Los Angeles using his signature cartoony characters and unique approach to letter writing to shape the foundations and open doors for the burgeoning street art movement. Over the course of his career, much of his art migrated into fashion, finding collaborations with names like Stussy, X-Large and adidas. Slick now spends much of his time working on his clothing brand DISSIZIT!, which is soon to celebrate 10 influential years on the streets. You can stay ahead of Slick’s forthcoming projects on his DISSIZIT blog here. In the meantime, enjoy this latest Pen & Paper installment which shows a true street art legend hard at work.
Photography: Brandon Shigeta/HYPEBEAST