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Backwoods Gallery Presents: USUGROW

ArtsComments ⋅ Feb 26, 2012
After debuting a range of work from Japanese artist Usugrow and fellow The Shinganist, Toshikazu back in July 2011 for the Oriental Elements Exhibition, Backwoods Gallery sheds the spotlight on the former in their latest short film titled, “Bac...

JR @ Los Angeles

ArtsComments ⋅ Feb 25, 2012
French humanitarian and cultural driver JR makes waves once again in Los Angeles. It was not that long ago that the TED winner touched down in LA for his Wrinkles of the City showing that plastered much of LA. This time around, another large-scale i...

TheSeventhLetter: 50 Characters in Miami

ArtsComments ⋅ Feb 22, 2012
As the final videos from Art Basel 2011 begin to roll out, TheSeventhLetter’s “50 Characters in Miami” is certainly a nice way to end the event coverage if this is indeed the swan song from the art exhibition. Featuring MSK’s...

Mr. Green: Live from the Streets featuring Rime

ArtsComments ⋅ Feb 20, 2012
In hip-hop producer Mr. Green’s continuing “Live from the Streets” series, where he pulls samples from various inspiration from urban locales in order to make a beat, he has teamed with MSK’s Rime for his latest. After learnin...

TheSeventhLetter: Rime, VandalsEYES Detroit

StyleComments ⋅ Feb 16, 2012
Set to “Bloodstains” by Agent Orange, director Willie T’s “VandalsEYES Detroit” finds Jersey Joe/RIME putting his stylish mark on the city. With a cameo from REVOK, and a clever piece that incorporates RIME’s signa...

STARK: Videojacking – Ni**as in Paris

ArtsComments ⋅ Feb 9, 2012
While the world awaits the official video for “Ni**as in Paris” from The Throne, digital culture magazine STARK released their visuals for the popular track, or what they have coined a “videojacking.” The clip follows a group...

TheSeventhLetter: Revok – The Motor City Is Burning

ArtsComments ⋅ Feb 8, 2012
Directed by Willie T, “Revok – The Motor City Is Burning” finds the artist joined by RIME and ROID for an exploration of the beautifully decrepit city of Detroit. With temperatures lent to playing outside in open fire hydrants, to n...

Retna @ Los Angeles

ArtsComments ⋅ Feb 8, 2012
Retna recently returned to the streets of Los Angeles to paint a large mural on the wall of the new LALA Gallery. Despite his upcoming show at Known Gallery with fellow 7th Letter member ZES, Retna spent two days painting the mural which features his...

Mike Giant x Apexer in San Francisco

ArtsComments ⋅ Jan 26, 2012
Mike Giant is a name that has become synonymous for both his tattoo style and street art. Together with renowned muralist The Apexer (also known as Ricardo Richey) and armed with a healthy supply of MTN Colors, see what happens when these two creativ...

1st To Do It: Larry Lovebone

ArtsComments ⋅ Jan 24, 2012
“1st To Do It” chronicles some of the most innovative, daring and unknown mavericks in the fields of art, music, sports and fashion. Through arduous research, spanning the stacks at toppled libraries to unearthed microfilm, these pioneers...

David Choe Immortalizes Beat Up Chicago Teenager

ArtsComments ⋅ Jan 18, 2012
Chicago police are currently questioning six Chicago teenagers after footage of a brutal beating of a 17-year-old Chinese student went viral on the internet this past Monday. Amidst the controversy of the events, street artist David Choe has chosen t...

RIME & TheSeventhLetter for ZOOYORK

ArtsComments ⋅ Jan 17, 2012
In presenting a collaboration with RIME of TheSeventhLetter, ZOOYORK will be releasing a series of limited edition decks, highlighting the graffiti work of the renowned artist. The portrayals were tagged onto city side walls in Oakland, California, a...

Montana Colors: TILT “Endless Obsession” Time-Lapse Video

ArtsComments ⋅ Jan 16, 2012
The first video in Montana Colors Big Addict series comes in the form of this time-lapse offering dubbed, “Endless Obsession.” Directed by Benjamin Roude and with music by Dick Laurent is Dead, the one-part hypnotic, and equal parts obses...

Classic Hits: New York’s Pioneering Subway Graffiti Writers Trailer

ArtsComments ⋅ Jan 11, 2012
Classic Hits: New York’s Pioneering Subway Graffiti Writers is a book by Alan Fleisher and Paul Iovino, with an introduction by Phase 2 that covers over 40 years of graffiti in the Big Apple. In Classic Hits, the pioneers talk about how they go...

REVOK x STEEL x REYES New Mural In San Francisco

ArtsComments ⋅ Jan 10, 2012
REVOK, STEEL and REYES took to the streets of San Francisco to put their Mad Society Kings stamp on the community. With signature styles permeate this collaborative effort which finds REVOK and STEEL working their lettering into REYES’ now icon...