“When Stylewars came out to the world the 4 major influences of our culture were Cap , Dondi (RIP) , Case2 (RIP) and Seen”
Etch-a-sketch is proud to present you a collection of subway maps from New-York to Paris and more by one of them :
The legendary Capone.
Etch-a-sketch is the new online gallery that will showcase , as style-writing , ‘graffiti’ or so called ‘street-art’ is now going global , worldwide artists on multiple medias like Subway map from different cities or framed cardboard with classic signatures!
Most of the art have never been displayed , very exclusives and pretty unique ! More Artists will be featured anytime soon.
Mint & Serf
Special Graffiti Unit
Wednesday, July 28
6:00 – 10:00 pm
July 28– August 15
Gallery Hours: Monday – Saturday 11-7, Sunday 12-6
Gallery Located: 175 Seventh Avenue on the NE corner of 20th and 7th Ave.
Nearest Subway: C, E exit 23rd @ 8th Ave., 1, 9 exit 23rd @ 7th Ave.
Contact: Michael Lyons Wier, Gallery@LyonsWierGallery.com
Graffiti, graffiti, all is not graffiti.
Today I am in London awaiting a yummy omelette which is being lovingly prepared for me in the kitchen. So I decided to take a few moments to write a little post for you, the loyal readers of Day in the Lyfe.com!
Japanese American artist Yoskay Yamamoto has been making quite a name for himself in the art world over the past few years. His Koibito (恋人) toy was released last year through Munky King. The characteristic fish head design takes its name from the Japanese word lover or sweetheart.
This name seems fitting for such a design. For any artist that creates does so out of love. Perhaps this is too sentimental an idea, but I strongly believe it.
This artist currently calls LA his home. Check out some more photos of his work including the Koibito figurine below. Talk soon, ok, bye bye.
New York artist NohJColey has created a fitting tribute to 3 graffiti legends who are no longer with us. His wheatpastes of artists Tie, Sace, and Iz have been turning up on the city streets. It is rare that one artist takes the time to acknowledge the contributions of other artists. Day in the Lyfe asked him a few questions regarding his new work.
DITL – What was it that drew you to these artists, Tie, Sace and Iz, and why did you want to create these tributes?
NohJColey – I felt like Sace, Tie and IZ each shaped the graff moment in their own individual way. Whether it be hangover pieces, humongous paint rollers or back to back fill in’s they brought something to the graff world that separated them from other artist at the time. I created the tributes because I felt like when a person passes away people mourn but its not continuous. I wanted to remind people that these individuals need to be remembered for eternity.
DITL - What kind of response have you got from friends of the writers and the public in general?
NohJColey – I have gotten some remarks like “why is a street artist doing portraits of graff artists.” Overall I think everyone likes them and the graff writers that I respect seem to love them.
DITL – We mentioned other artists that tragically passed like Nace, and Heist, any plans to make more tributes?
NohJColey – Yeah, I’m definitely going to continue this series. The continuation of the Sprayed N Stone series will be called Buff Resistant. I’m not sure when I will begin to work on it but I’m pretty sure it will be mid 2010 sometime. I really want to dig threw pictures the next time around.
DITL – I was talking with Specter today, and coming from a solid graff background, he didn’t feel that there was a difference between the graff lettering and the street art that he produces. Because you share a similair graff background do you share his opinion on the artforms?
NohJColey – I think it’s all based on aesthetics. Some people fell that quantity is better than quality. If you look at Specter’s work in general it’s more about quality versus quantity.
DITL – In an average day in your lyfe, how much time do you spend focused and creating your art?
NohJColey – Honestly, twenty-four hours a day. I woke this morning and finally had an answer to a design question I had for weeks.
Check out more of NohJColey’s artwork on his Flickr.