BLADE: KING OF GRAFFITI NEW BOOK OUT

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Written by Chris “FREEDOM” Pape, BLADE King of Graffiti is a hardbound book with hundreds of never before seen images of New York’s golden age of graffiti from BLADE’s personal archives, which illustrate why BLADE is considered the king of graffiti. Roger Gastman worked closely with the legendary graffiti artist to tell his story and produce this fascinating inside look at one of the most revered graffiti artists in the world. After painting 5,000 wildly creative trains by 1980, BLADE finally stopped counting. His amazing story parallels the graffiti movement almost from its inception. Through its glorious years in the mid 1970’s when BLADE earned his title, to his appearance in the global art scene where he’s still a major presence, BLADE shares his life story growing up in the Bronx in the most turbulent decade of New York’s history, where he played a big part in its creative rebirth. This book is due out in spring of 2014 and will feature events to promote it launch around the county.

Article from Roger Gastman site here:
http://www.rogergastman.com/blade/

Buy the book here:
http://www.amazon.com/Blade-King-Graffiti-Steven-Ogburn/dp/076434661X/ref=sr_1_7?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1404129428&sr=1-7&keywords=graffiti+books

© Bates & 12ozProphet - Monday July 07, 2014

ROSKILDE FESTIVAL GRAFFITI 2014

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Roskilde Graffiti Festival 2014 from Pauser on Vimeo.

© Bates & 12ozProphet - Monday July 07, 2014

MY NAME IS: SLICK

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My Name Is- SLICK from Quintin Co. on Vimeo.

Quintin would like to present the third episode of our series “My Name Is”. The “My Name Is” series is a mini documentary series that features our friends, family, and extended family. Each episode features a new individual covering what they do, why they do it and any advice for future generations. With this being said we are proud to present “My Name Is” featuring influential graffiti artist SLICK.
SLICK is no stranger to the game; for graffiti it was “Third Rail”, for skaters he did “Fuct Clothing”, he brought you the Asian flavor with a street twist with “Shaolin Worldwide”, and he has come full circle back to his graff roots with “DISSIZIT!”, SLICK’s work has been featured in countless documentaries, magazines, music videos, feature films and even an album cover or two, most notably “The Bizarre Ride to the Pharcyde”.
For more on SLICK’s art check out -
dissizit.com/
ogslick.com/
instagram.com/og_slick

© Bates & 12ozProphet - Monday July 07, 2014

YARD 5 AND FRIENDS PRESENTS: THE SUMMER ART-SHOW

This article was posted by Bates 2 months, 3 weeks, 3 days, 7 hours, 58 minutes ago.



The line-up for this year exhibition in Berlin
by the good people from Yard 5 shop!

Links:
http://www.yard5.de
https://www.facebook.com/Yard5GraffitiShopBerlin?ref=hl

© Bates & 12ozProphet - Saturday June 28, 2014

NYC BOX TRUCK: SMART CREW

This article was posted by Bates 2 months, 3 weeks, 3 days, 19 hours, 14 minutes ago.

The international soccer community is in a frenzy this summer thanks to the massive convergence taking place in Brazil. This means folks from different countries, cities, and boroughs even— all over the globe— are at attention and in grand hopes of their team’s road to victory. Queens, New York City isn’t immune to the highly contagious fever. Considering that the borough is a melting pot of soccer-loving ethnic communities like Colombians, Jamaicans, Mexicans, Germans and Greeks, among others, it certainly won’t be difficult to find locals gathered up at bars, restaurants, delis, or even in plain public, tuning in to the play-by-play of the latest match.

It was for this reason that the Queens-founded Smart Crew decided to make use of their special box truck canvas, provided by Nike NYC, to commemorate the spirit of the biggest soccer event on the planet. Formed circa 1997 by original members MEY, SYCO13, and LUK, the diverse squad has been gaining attention and strength since. They approach graffiti in a very collective and calculated manner that very much reflects, not only their name and iconic “S” with graduate cap emblem, but also the diverse unity found in soccer culture. The crew gets down like the teams get down!


Video by Will Robson-Scott
Photos by Brian Kelley
Words by Rainey Cruz
Edited by Luca Campanale
2nd Camera Brandon Kuzma
Canvases provided by Nike NYC

© Bates & 12ozProphet - Saturday June 28, 2014

DAIM: BEYOND MELANCHOLIA

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Mirko Reisser (DAIM) working on a new exhibition “Beyond Melancholia” date: 15.06. - 28.09.2014. in Hamburg
Link:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/DAIM/94372265872

© Bates & 12ozProphet - Friday June 27, 2014

NYC BOX TRUCK: MICAH

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The “city that never sleeps” is comprised of five boroughs. However, you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone that doesn’t categorize Manhattan as the quintessential mainland— no matter what partialness to the others. The 13-mile stretch (length) is filled with more history, relics, and stories than most can imagine. The magic of the most hustle and bustle lays here.

Harlemite and native New Yorker Micah, of über-successful local lifestyle brand Only NY, knows this probably better than anyone. He cites the city’s unlimited sights, sounds, and pulses as the unlimited source of inspiration for his art. Well, that and his fondness for the tranquility of nature— the complete opposite of the urban jungle. This limbo or understanding of balance, if you will, is what best describes his art’s flow, a parallel to the city’s momentum and pace.

Video by Will Robson-Scott
Photos by Brian Kelley
Words by Rainey Cruz
Edited by Luca Campanale
2nd Camera Brandon Kuzma
Canvases provided by Nike NYC

© Bates & 12ozProphet - Friday June 27, 2014

NYC BOX TRUCK: CHINO

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Where Brooklyn at? Apparently everywhere and anywhere if you let ubiquitous cuts like The Notorious B.I.G.‘s infamous “Madison
Square Garden Freestyle” call it— a staple at any hip hop party’s peak. Though the idea is more metaphoric than anything— being
everywhere at once really defies the laws of physics— Brooklyn sons like graffiti legend Chino BYI can testify to covering more County of Kings ground than most.

Video by Will Robson-Scott
Photos by Brian Kelley
Words by Rainey Cruz
Edited by Luca Campanale
2nd Camera Brandon Kuzma
Canvases provided by Nike NYC

© Bates & 12ozProphet - Wednesday June 25, 2014

NYC BOX TRUCK: RIME & TOPER

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Graffiti giants like Rime and Toper made Staten Island their stomping grounds during their New York City come up. And even if it is a place known for welcoming transitory residents (see some notable members of the infamous Wu-Tang Clan) or cats from Jersey— since the Bayonne Bridge connects to the Garden State— Staten Island breeds them hard. This is probably why powerhouses like Rime and Toper don’t find it too hard to “regulate” on walls and surfaces like they had to commandeer growing up writing together.

Video by Will Robson-Scott
Edited by Luca Campanale
2nd Camera Brandon Kuzma
Canvases provided by Nike NYC

© Bates & 12ozProphet - Wednesday June 25, 2014

NYC BOX TRUCK: WANE

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Mention the Bronx in a few places around the globe and you’re likely to get one of two responses from those that know— intrigue or dismay. Both stem from the same source, the borough’s infamy. Infamy for the sheer poverty that has historically plagued it, and ironically, created the conditions that birthed one of the most revered pockets of early, bourgeoning hip hop culture. Ask Wane COD and he’ll probably tell you firsthand what his esteemed borough meant to him and his style in the early ‘80s, when he dived headfirst into the language that’s taken him around the world— graffiti.

Video by Will Robson-Scott
Edited by Luca Campanale
2nd Camera Brandon Kuzma
Canvases provided by Nike NYC

© Bates & 12ozProphet - Tuesday June 24, 2014

BATES FEATURE IN BIZARRE BEYOND BELIEF

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BBB (Bizarre Beyond-Belief) Issue 13
We are very pleased to announce an unbelievably stacked line-up for issue lucky number 13. With artists and features from all corners of the world, such as graffiti BATES, NYCHOS, BUFF MONSTER, BIAS & fine-artists Vladimir Kraynyk and Simon Birch, a feature on Malaysian street-art by Beth Zener & a recap of Montreal’s Mural Festival by Naz Goshtasbpour. With a line-up like this it should come as no shock this issue is second to none.

© Bates & 12ozProphet - Wednesday June 18, 2014

SABER x ZES x BRANDED ARTS

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Special collaboration mural featuring SABER and ZES in Downtown LA

© Bates & 12ozProphet - Monday June 16, 2014