Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Tastes Like Gold Part 4

Here is the 4th set of pictures from the Tastes Like Gold TLG crew. Thanks to G@BR!3L for all pictures. Click on the pictures to enlarge.

Tastes Like Gold
Tastes Like Gold Character

Tastes Like Gold
Transfusion Tastes Like Gold by Augor

Tastes Like Gold
Tastes Like Gold Tags

Tastes Like Gold

Augor Tastes Like Gold Billboard

Tastes Like Gold
Tastes Like Gold Tag

Tastes Like Gold
Tastes Like Gold Character on La Cienega

Tastes Like Gold
Trav Tastes Like Gold

Tastes Like Gold

Tastes Like Gold Character

Tastes Like Gold

Tastes Like Gold Character

Tastes Like Gold

Augor Tastes Like Gold


Tastes Like Gold

Naut Tastes Like Gold

Related:
Tastes Like Gold Part 1

Tastes Like Gold Part 2
Tastes Like Gold Part 3

Monday, September 29, 2008

More Graffiti in Japan

The following pictures are courtesy of Remo Camerota, author of the newly released book, Graffiti Japan. For more information about the book, check out GraffitiJapan.com.

If you are going to be in New York next month, check out the release launch of Graffiti Japan at the Alphabeta Gallery in Brooklyn: 70 Greenpoint Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11222 (Directions)
Graffiti in Japan
Graffiti Japan

Graffiti in Japan
Graffiti Japan

Graffiti in Japan
Obey Giant in Japan

Graffiti in Japan
Graffiti Japan

Graffiti in Japan
Graffiti Japan

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Friday, September 26, 2008

Graffiti - No surface is Spared

Walls, windows, trees, poles, trains, boats and of course trucks... There is no surface is spared from graffiti.

I spotted this truck on the Westside of Los Angeles on a residential street. All sides were covered in paint.

Truck Graffiti
Truck Graffiti - The Blood Clots

Truck Graffiti
Truck Graffiti Close Up

Truck Graffiti
Truck Graffiti - Drugs, Shux

Truck Graffiti
Truck Graffiti - Zen

Thursday, September 25, 2008

The Crazy Robertson Stencils

The Crazy Robertson is a Los Angeles legend. He is not like any other person that calls the streets his home.

There is no other homeless guy that refuses money.
There is no other homeless guy that has a clothing company named after him and is involved in the creative process.
There is no other homeless guy that was drafted by the Kansas City Royals.
There is no other homeless guy that is on rollerblades and has superb dance moves.
The list can go on forever.

For more information, check out TheCrazyRobertson.com

Here are some stencils that celebrate The Crazy Robertson.
The Crazy Robertson Stencil
Crazy Robertson Stencil with a GraffHead tag

The Crazy Robertson Stencil
Crazy Robertson Stencil

The Crazy Robertson Stencil
Crazy Robertson Stencil

The Crazy Robertson Stencil
Crazy Robertson Stencil

The Crazy Robertson Stencil
Crazy Robertson Stencil

The Crazy Robertson Stencil
Crazy Robertson Stencil - Part of the Will Dance for Freedom Piece

The Crazy Robertson Stencil
Crazy Robertson Stencil - Part of the Will Dance for Freedom Piece

The Crazy Robertson Stencil
Crazy Robertson Stencil

The Crazy Robertson Stencil
Crazy Robertson "Negative" Stencil

The Crazy Robertson Stencil
Crazy Robertson Stencil

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Cap Test - Blue Dot

We continue our cap test with the Blue Dot cap. This cap is a soft spray cap. If you press lighter you get a skinnier line and if you spray harder you get a fatter line. This cap works well for fills and if you want thicker outlines. The spray diameters are about 2 to 4 inches depending on how hard you press on the cap.
Blue Dot Spray Cap

Thanks to James from Oink Art for the video using the Blue Dot cap.


The Blue Dot cap works on the following spray paint brands: Belton Molotow, Krylon, Montana Hardcore and Ironlak. It also works on Rustoleum brand paint, however as with the Transversal cap, it leaks. I also tried it on a cheap Osh brand and it completely leaks.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Crazy Gideon's

If you are from LA you have seen his commercials. He yells about his crazy discounted prices on electronics. Every town has a "crazy" guy that sells electronics at low prices. Crazy Gideon is LA's crazy guy.

Crazy Gideon's is in Downtown LA and has some fresh graffiti on its walls. Many businesses have realized that it is in their favor to allow graffiti artists paint their walls instead of tags showing up on a nightly basis.

Thanks to Ezo for the info.
Crazy Gideons Downtown Los Angeles
Crazy Gideons Downtown Los Angeles

Crazy Gideons Downtown Los Angeles
Ezo

Crazy Gideons Downtown Los Angeles
Olak

Crazy Gideons Downtown Los Angeles
Meex

Crazy Gideons Downtown Los Angeles
Kofie TPS RF

Crazy Gideons Downtown Los Angeles
Tyer CBS

Crazy Gideons Downtown Los Angeles
Trixter WCA RF


Here is one of Crazy Gideon's commercials

Monday, September 22, 2008

Freeway Bombing Using Multiple Colors

Freeway bombing is insane. Cars are whizzing by you at high speeds. Catching tags is crazy, doing throw ups is crazier. But those that do multiple color paintings are out of their minds. These are some examples of Los Angeles graffiti that are either on freeway dividers or side walls.
Los Angeles Freeway Colors
Fuego KND PBK
Colors Used: Yellow, White, Black, Blue

Los Angeles Freeway Colors
Germ AMP UGR
Colors Used: White, Black, Blue

Los Angeles Freeway Colors
IRY Crew
Colors Used: Yellow, White, Black, Light Blue, Dark Blue, Pink, Grey

Los Angeles Freeway Colors
Owie AUB
Colors Used: White, Black, Blue

Los Angeles Freeway Colors
Dahm STP
Colors Used: Orange, Red, Black, White, Blue and Pink

Friday, September 19, 2008

Microsoft Likes Graffiti

Today I received an email from Microsoft promoting its new campaign "I'm a PC." It's a direct reply to Apple's Mac an PC commercials where the PC is depicted to be an idiot. I watched the "I'm a PC" commercial and about halfway through I noticed Los Angeles graffiti artist Man One COI declaring that he is a PC and he "..challenges the law."

I watched the Microsoft commercial a few more times just to make sure that my eyes are not playing tricks on me. Man One .appears about 20 seconds in the video and if you don't blink you can see him paint a wall. Microsoft may be using a graffiti artist to make itself look hip. Everyone associates Apple as being hip. It is amazing that Microsoft, one of the largest companies in the world, uses graffiti in its commercials. Hats off to Microsoft!

All of the GraffHead.com content is prepared on PC. So I guess GraffHead.com is a PC.


Man One COI - "I challenge the Law"


Man One COI - "This is my office "

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Futura Strategic Synchronicity VIP Event

Futura Los Angeles Strategic Synchronicity

I used my GraffHead VIP status and attended the preview night of Futura's LA show entitled Strategic Synchronicity. The event was held in what I consider Downtown Los Angeles' skid row district. The building had a great vibe with high ceilings that completely fit Futura's work. The turnout was amazing and everyone looked like they were enjoying themselves.

Futura Los Angeles Strategic Synchronicity

It was great to finally see Futura's work in person, since I had heard so much about him. Futura was involved in graffiti's early days in New York. He started doing graffiti in 1970 way before most of the current graffiti artists were even born.

A short video so you can get a feel for Futura's Strategic Synchronicity show


Futura Los Angeles Strategic Synchronicity
The event had a live DJ and video of Futura's work was playing on a screen hanging from the high ceiling. The colors and Futura's signature designs were inspiring.

Futura Los Angeles Strategic Synchronicity

The show runs Friday, September 19 - Sunday, Sep 21. If you are in Los Angeles, I suggest you make time to check it out. The gallery is open 11AM to 6PM and is located at 610 South Main Street Los Angeles CA 90014.

Futura Los Angeles Strategic Synchronicity
Picture taken outside of the Futura Gallery

Futura Los Angeles Strategic Synchronicity
My favorite piece from Futura's Strategic Synchronicity show.

Check out the rest of Futura's work from the Strategic Synchronicity show

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