OG SLICK FLAG

This article was posted by Bates 3 months, 2 weeks, 3 days, 23 hours, 35 minutes ago.

OG SLICK FLAG from Montana Colors on Vimeo.

30 seconds is enough for Slick from LA when he presents this interpretation of the flag of the United States of America.

© Bates & 12ozProphet - Sunday July 13, 2014

IRONLAK STRIKERS FEATURING SOFLES

This article was posted by Bates 3 months, 2 weeks, 3 days, 23 hours, 38 minutes ago.

SOFLES dropping some goodness with the all-new Ironlak Strikers - Tri-grip Twin Markers and Ironlak 1mm Fibre-tip Pens.

The new Ironlak Strikers come with premium quality Japanese made nibs in broad (8mm chisel) and fine (1mm bullet point) sizing dimensions — along with high performance Japanese alcohol-based inks that enable versatile blending and various stroke combinations across 160 vibrant colours.

Featuring a completely re-designed durable Poly-Propelene Tri-grip barrel and an air-tight lid that protects the marker from drying out whilst offering the user a more ergonomic experience.

The markers are packaged in a high quality canvas bag that doubles as a stand while drawing.

Shot/cut: Selina Miles.
Music: Don’t Hate The 808 - Bass Nectar

© Bates & 12ozProphet - Sunday July 13, 2014

KAOS & OGRE ‘WE CAME IN GREENPEACE”

This article was posted by Bates 3 months, 2 weeks, 3 days, 23 hours, 40 minutes ago.

Kaos & Ogreoner - Graffiti from philip abussi on Vimeo.

Director: Andrea Marini
Editor: J. B.
Music: “The Green Giant” by Philip Abussi

© Bates & 12ozProphet - Sunday July 13, 2014

JONONE WEST SIDE STORIES

This article was posted by Bates 3 months, 3 weeks, 29 minutes ago.

JonOne, urban contemporary artist, brings his vibrant paintings to Los Angeles
for his second solo exhibition at the Fabien Castanier Gallery, “West Side Stories.”

His exhibition is on view at the Fabien Castanier Gallery, June 7 - July 12, 2014.
For more info visit our website:
http://castaniergallery.com/

© Bates & 12ozProphet - Thursday July 10, 2014

BLADE: KING OF GRAFFITI NEW BOOK OUT

This article was posted by Bates 3 months, 3 weeks, 2 days, 23 hours, 37 minutes ago.







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

This article was posted by Bates 3 months, 3 weeks, 2 days, 23 hours, 49 minutes ago.

Roskilde Graffiti Festival 2014 from Pauser on Vimeo.

© Bates & 12ozProphet - Monday July 07, 2014

MY NAME IS: SLICK

This article was posted by Bates 3 months, 3 weeks, 3 days, 1 hour, 5 minutes ago.

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 4 months, 2 days, 1 hour, 44 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 4 months, 2 days, 13 hours 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

This article was posted by Bates 4 months, 3 days, 15 hours, 40 minutes ago.

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

This article was posted by Bates 4 months, 3 days, 16 hours, 59 minutes ago.

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

This article was posted by Bates 4 months, 5 days, 6 hours, 47 minutes ago.

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