#NYCBOXTRUCK EPISODE 5: QUEENS WITH SMART CREW

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© Grotesk & 12ozProphet - Tuesday July 15, 2014

#NYCBOXTRUCK EPISODE 4: MANHATTAN WITH MICAH

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© Grotesk & 12ozProphet - Tuesday July 15, 2014

#NYCBOXTRUCK EPISODE 3: BROOKLYN WITH CHINO

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© Grotesk & 12ozProphet - Thursday June 26, 2014

#NYCBOXTRUCK EPISODE 3: MANHATTAN WITH MICAH

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© Grotesk & 12ozProphet - Thursday June 26, 2014

#NYCBOXTRUCK EPISODE 2: BRONX WITH WANE

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© Grotesk & 12ozProphet - Tuesday June 24, 2014

#NYCBOXTRUCK EPISODE 1: STATEN ISLAND WITH RIME AND TOPER

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© Grotesk & 12ozProphet - Tuesday June 24, 2014

SNOW BEACH by Grotesk & Case Studyo

This article was posted by Grotesk 3 months, 6 days, 19 hours, 6 minutes ago.

SNOW BEACH:
Edition of 20 with 3 Artist Proofs
Size: 19,5” x 7.25” x 4.5”
Medium: Hand Sprayed Acrylic and screen printed logos on Red Nordic Pinewood
Sculpture comes in a screen printed poplar wood box

Available Friday, May the 23rd 2014 at casestudyo

“Back in Switzerland in my DJ days, I saw the Wu-Tang Clan video ‘Can It All Be So Simple’ on MTV and Raekwon was wearing this cryptic jacket that just said ‘SNOW BEACH’ on the chest. I was (and still am) a huge Wu fan and became obsessed with this jacket. Why ‘SNOW BEACH’? It didn’t make any sense. Was it a drug reference? — You sell coke; you’ll be chilling on the beach?

Since Raekwon was wearing it, I knew it needed to add up. But in those days without the internet, I had to settle for my own theories.

7 years later I moved to New York and noticed a lot of kids in the graffiti scene wearing POLO—teddy bear sweaters, sailing pullovers, adjustable caps; all sorts of gear that you’d never expect. I asked around and a co-worker from Queens explained the whole Lo-Life movement: What started as a gang from Brooklyn wearing Ralph Lauren as their colors had become a whole New York subculture. Shoplifting was the way most got their POLO fix. Eventually the movement would spread around the globe.

In time, the rare early 90s pieces became as valuable as a Rolex or Gucci bag. Nowadays Lo-Heads are willing to pay up to $6,000 for a windbreaker from 1992 and the ‘SNOW BEACH’ jacket might be the most sought after of them all.   

This sculpture is an homage to a fascinating subculture that could only be born in New York and a tribute to Raekwon, one of the greatest MCs of all time. I made it as minimal and crisp as a POLO windbreaker. And I figured if you share my celebration of everything this represents, you might want to raise the bar with a dedicated shrine, so the ‘SNOW BEACH’ sculpture comes in a wooden ‘Ralf Grotesk’ sarcophagus to protect your piece from dust, snow, the beach, and whatever corrosive elements lurk in New York City and beyond.”



© Grotesk & 12ozProphet - Thursday May 22, 2014

No MAS PRESENTS: THE CITY OF CHAMPIONS COLLECTION

This article was posted by Grotesk 3 months, 2 weeks, 6 days, 20 hours, 48 minutes ago.

We have a new collection available on No Mas website. Get ready for your summer in the city and get some.
With all respect to Pittsburgh there’s only one city of Champions and it has five boroughs. Birthplace of Michaels Jordan and Tyson, home town to teams with more titles than any other in the nation. No Mas pays tribute to the city that never weeps with a collection of new vintage objects—shirts, vinyl, pennants, posters, cinchbacks, VHS tapes. It’s a trip up our personal canyon of heroes with Darryl waving from the back seat and 976-1313 on speed dial. Go New York Go New York Go!

© Grotesk & 12ozProphet - Thursday May 08, 2014

BRILLIANT, BRILLIANT, BRILLIANT…

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© Grotesk & 12ozProphet - Saturday March 29, 2014

SOLD OUT

This article was posted by Grotesk 5 months, 1 week, 2 days, 22 hours, 48 minutes ago.

Thanks to all the people that bought my lamp before it even came out! I am very grateful.
Make sure you go to case studyo to see the other amazing editions they have for sale.

© Grotesk & 12ozProphet - Wednesday March 19, 2014

6FT6In the “BANNED” edition

This article was posted by Grotesk 5 months, 1 week, 4 days, 8 hours, 30 minutes ago.

We are about the release the “BANNED” color way of my lamp produced by Case Studyo
23 lamps will be available in the next few days. Stay Tuned.

© Grotesk & 12ozProphet - Tuesday March 18, 2014

KNICKS DEADHEAD

This article was posted by Grotesk 5 months, 2 weeks, 1 Day, 4 hours, 56 minutes ago.

Welcome back to New York to the only deadhead with 11 rings: Phil Jackson!

© Grotesk & 12ozProphet - Friday March 14, 2014