West One

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By West One - Tuesday, July 2, 2013

When I came back home on Saturday I found a package at my door. It was from Bluster. Inside was SERVE’s new book.. An hour later after going through it, I was shaking my head torn between Depression and Pride. The depression was due to the fact that Serve is SO prolific, and has mastered so many styles, that he makes you brutally aware of your own weaknesses. The pride is because Serve and I came up together in the 145th Street train tunnels in the mid 80’s,  » Read more about: You Got SERVED  »

The Dutch Giant

By West One - Monday, November 19, 2012

  This week saw the passing of a good friend, Justin Van Hoy, aka The Dutch Giant. Justin was really tall – maybe 6, 4” with shaggy bright Orangey-Red hair and a Jesus-like beard. He had been engaged in a long fight with Cancer, but died suddenly outside of his home on Wednesday. Justin was an extraordinarily talented designer and illustrator, but more importantly was a selfless lover and promoter of art. He was also a gallery owner and curator for his space This,  » Read more about: The Dutch Giant  »


By West One - Tuesday, March 13, 2012

I know it’s already been posted, but wanted to big-up Sacha Jenkins and Chino for their efforts in putting these books together. Often those defining the Culture are not from the Culture and the end result reflects that. Book publishing in general is not a high profit business, in fact it’s often a no-profit business, so i view this as a labor of love on their part, and I’m happy to be included in the documentation of this important part of our history.  » Read more about: PEACE BOOK  »

More Fire

By West One - Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Here is some artwork I recently did for my good brother Sung to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of his innovative footwear brand Clae. This is the third installment of his Five by Five Series where he pairs musical and visual artists together. My at-bat was for the legendary Japanese Reggae sound system Mighty Crown. The original painting The Inspiration – when I first heard this mix and Ky-mani Marley’s dubplates of his father’s Sun is Shining,  » Read more about: More Fire  »