In a perfect world the name Vaughn Bodé would be as well known as Barak Obama. In the arenas of graffiti and underground art the Bodé name is a title of royalty that has been inspiring artists since before his death in 1975. Since then, his heir apparent Mark Bodé has carried on the family tradition to the fullest and has even taken it a step further to finish a few of his dad’s unfinished works.
To catch a glimpse of the works by West Coast duo Retna & El Mac, on a computer screen is one thing. To stand directly in front of one their productions is almost an experience. Simply put, Their combined styles of art and West Coast flavor create nothing short of visual monoliths. This video by I Am Los Angeles / Joris Debeij, captures the duo at various stages of a major production for an unnamed LA County Scho
This is one of the nicest productions we’ve seen so far. Entitled “Street, 2011,” this video documents one of MoCA’s most talked about installations created by Barry McGee, Todd James, Steve Powers. Additional support provided by Devin Flynn, Josh Lazcano, Dan Murphy, and Alexis Ross. Directed by
via MoCA “One of hip-hop’s most enigmatic figures, RAMMELLZEE was a graffiti writer, rapper, and sculptor. Born in Far Rockaway. Queens, RAMMELLZEE began a brief graffiti career on the A train in the mid-1970s.
The MF Doom Nike Dunk SB blindsided alot of us. The vinyl figure was a bit more obvious. This Sneaker Freaker Project totally caught us off guard especially since we featured the original Sneaker Speaker project earlier this year. Well have no fear, Mr. Metalface returns to your area with another freshly cooked batch of boiling unexpected.
And now we have an Art In The Streets Movie. With the runaway success MoCA AITS, looking at the future, it shouldn’t be any any surprise if it slowly and tastefully develops into a brand. We say slowly and tastefully, because the potential audience will slice and dice through the BS like butter. Until then, the show is still on exhibition and the celebration is still popping. OUTSIDE IN is a celebratory and his
Sickness. End of the Line, in association with Distillery Productions and Toby Summerskill, have filmed the first 3D Graffiti Time-lapse. Created to document the production of a painted promo for Disney’s Tron: Legacy this is the final 2D edit. This groundbreaking project was filmed in December 2010 and January 2011, in a warehouse in Shoreditch with the exterior shots taken from the rooftops of East London. The ligh