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The Rap About Graffiti: a roundtable discussion

This article was posted by Chino 1 day, 7 hours, 48 minutes ago.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 6:30pm.

Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue,
New York, NY
10029

For tickets please visit: http://www.mcny.org or ca,ll 917.492.3395.

© Chino & 12ozProphet - Tuesday September 16, 2014

TOUCHY SUBJECTS RIME | DABSMYLA | PERSUE

This article was posted by Bates 1 day, 20 hours, 43 minutes ago.


RIME | DABSMYLA | PERSUE
TOUCHY SUBJECTS

OPENING RECEPTION
Saturday, September 20, 2014 | 8-11pm
Exhibit runs through September 20 - October 4, 2014

The Seventh Letter
Flagship Store and Gallery
346 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

FOR MORE INFORMATION/MEDIA CREDENTIALS/SALES:
Casey Zoltan, Gallery Director / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Bill Hebner / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Dani Curlin / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
323-549-0007 Gallery

© Bates & 12ozProphet - Tuesday September 16, 2014

SEEN ON THE HOLLYWOOD SIGN

This article was posted by Bates 4 days, 17 hours, 5 minutes ago.


Seen and the Hollywood Sign - Graffiti Stories #1 by FondationCartier
Seen and the Hollywood Sign - Graffiti Stories #1

© Bates & 12ozProphet - Saturday September 13, 2014

INDIE 184 PARADISE SOLO ART EXHIBITION

This article was posted by Cope2 5 days, 5 hours, 19 minutes ago.

© Cope2 & 12ozProphet - Friday September 12, 2014

M139 Design launches NAS Time is Ilmatic website

This article was posted by Mare 139 5 days, 11 hours, 46 minutes ago.

M139 Design Studio launches the first phase of the Official Time Is Illmatic website in Association with Illa Films, Hip Hop Education Center and Tribeca Film http://www.timeisillmatic.com

© Mare 139 & 12ozProphet - Friday September 12, 2014

ALPHABET SOUP 2 AT GALERIE F

This article was posted by Bates 1 week, 6 hours, 49 minutes ago.


Opening reception Friday September 12th
Galerie F || 6pm to 10pm
2381 N Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago IL


Letterform and design as seen through the eyes of the street artist… part 2. Soup’s on.

BATES - MELON - SHIPWRECK - OMENS
ALTER - SEGE - FONZO - JONSKI
DOES - JASH - ASEND - COSBE
ANGRY WOEBOTS - COVE - BROOKS GOLDEN
EGS - TUBZ - REVISE - ANTCK - CLAM NATION

Links:
https://www.facebook.com/galerief
http://www.galerief.com

© Bates & 12ozProphet - Wednesday September 10, 2014

MEDIAH CBS, ‘RADI’AAL ENCOMPASS’

This article was posted by Los Montana 1 week, 11 hours, 47 minutes ago.

RADI’AAL ENCOMPASS -East from MEDIAH on Vimeo.

We got the video report from wall that Mediah CBS made in Toronto earlier this summer, all in collaboration with Montana Colors Canada (Le Sino). Enjoy.

© Los Montana & 12ozProphet - Wednesday September 10, 2014

T-Kid movie premier

This article was posted by Chino 1 week, 14 hours, 5 minutes ago.

The Harlem Film Festival and Love Machine Films present the nasty “The Nasty Terrible T-Kid 170” the movie.

Sunday, September 14, 2014, live painting at 3:30pm, movie premier at 5:30pm.

Maysles Cinema
343 Lennox BLVD,
New York, N.Y
10027

© Chino & 12ozProphet - Wednesday September 10, 2014

SERCH

This article was posted by Bates 1 week, 1 day, 16 hours, 44 minutes ago.

Serch from Up Yours on Vimeo.

We proudly present, a close up of Serch (NES ZF TM7 TDS)

© Bates & 12ozProphet - Tuesday September 09, 2014

Sacha Jenkins Teaching “Graffiti for Designers” Course at Pratt Institute

This article was posted by Grotesk 1 week, 2 days, 10 hours, 50 minutes ago.

This should be a very interesting class at Pratt:


This fall, Sacha Jenkins will be teaching a class at Pratt’s Center for Continuing and Professional Studies called Graffiti For Designers. The revolutionary course will examine the tenets of writing culture, and how they relate to and can be applied to graphic design.

“GFD presents an opportunity for artists to expand upon their areas of expertise, to better understand the aesthetics of writing so when they do visually borrow from this rich language, their accents look and sound pretty good,” says Jenkins. “As someone who grew up in New York at a time when subways cars were still actively painted, it is humbling to see how far what these inner city kids have taken the work they created. And it is such an honor to have the opportunity to share this knowledge with artists and scholars who are interested. Major kudos to Pratt for being game to push the boundaries.”

To get a better grasp of the significance of the course and how it came about, check below for an interview with Pratt’s Associate Director Chris Ferrara and Operations Manager William “Skuf” Carrero.

What lead to the creation of this class?
Chris Ferrara: I attended the “Write of Passage” exhibition that Sacha Jenkins curated, which acknowledged the pervasiveness of graffiti, not only historically on walls and trains, but now in industry and media channels. Whether it’s skateboards, video games, fashion and logo design—graffiti is clearly woven into the products we all purchase. All of these things helped form an opinion that the artform has arrived. It is no longer a subculture. It’s a culture. In terms of academia, I surveyed the landscape and realized that there is no real representation. With that came the opportunity to put a class together. Pratt is a highly regarded institution in New York City for art and design—and New York City is the birthplace of this youth-spawned art movement that has impacted so many corners of the globe.

The mission of the Pratt Continuing and Professional Studies program is very practical. We give designers the opportunity to enhance their skills and broaden their career opportunities. We want graffiti to be a part of their art palate. To be able to incorporate elements of graffiti into the work they create and to better understand and appreciate the form’s origins.

Can you speak on the development of this course, and its significance to the culture of graffiti overall?

William “Skuf” Carrero: This is one of the most important shifts in our culture–where we are actually analyzing our culture and connecting it to pop culture and other art movements in the world. I have been involved with graffiti for many years. I grew up with it. I’ve worked with artists around the world. I’ve grown up, but I’ve never left graffiti behind. I think the time has come to give graffiti its proper place in history. I am humbled that Pratt is giving the culture a look—a shot for people to better understand what it is we do.
The class has come together because there are now people in the position of power who understand, who are interested in connecting the dots. It took a long time to get here. But it’s no mystery that graffiti is one of the most important contemporary art movements. I feel blessed that Chris understands the importance and has really pushed and advocated for this class.

Any writer who has dedicated himself or herself to this culture knows that this isn’t a fad. This is an artform that has had a direct impact on so many different artforms. This is class is actually a big deal.


© Grotesk & 12ozProphet - Monday September 08, 2014