Lee Quinones

If you think that graffiti art (in the contemporary NYC sense of the term) begins with  Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat, you're wrong...
Back in the day the real street legend was Lee Quinones, he's considered the single most influential artist to emerge from the graffiti era. He started with subway graffiti in 1974 and by 1976 he was a legend.
He worked in the shadows for years, then in 1983 he played Raymond Zoro in the most influential movie of the hip hop culture: Wild Style

This is a rencent interview for Life & Times:

Transforming packaging into playable music device

from the Kelli Anderson's website:

"I just finished up a really fun project—a paper record player wedding invitation! In the booklet-style invitation, a bit of paper-folding amplifies the sound of a sewing needle moving along the grooves of a flexidisc record. The hand-spun record yields a garbled, but scrutable listening of an original song by the couple. It requires a bit of tinkering and folding —effectively championing the inner science-nerd kid in the recipient. The whole thing serves as an interactive packaging for the song—which can be experienced on the paper record player, unscrewed + set on a regular turntable, or enjoyed online (for the non-nerds and/or audiophiles out there.) "

Shepard Fairey at MOCA “Art in the Streets”

Shepard Fairey at MOCA “Art in the Streets”: "

Shepard Fairey wants you to OBEY. The street artist has become synonymous with his many works including the ubiquitous Andre the Giant stencil and the now legendary Obama campaign “Hope” print. Fairey’s gallery of work at the MOCA allows exhibitors access to the distressed and red-tinted aesthetics seen in his work.

Photography: Brandon Shigeta

Read more at Shepard Fairey at MOCA “Art in the Streets”

Futura at MOCA “Art in the Streets”

Futura at MOCA “Art in the Streets”: "
Encompassing a career in graffiti, graphic design and apparel, Futura’s influence reaches far and wide. Pioneering abstract street art has subsequently made Futura’s designs synonymous with the concept, allowing for a multitude of collaborations and making appearances from clothing to record albums. MOCA celebrates the artist’s achievements with a space of his own.

Photography: Brandon Shigeta

Read more at Futura at MOCA “Art in the Streets”

Quentin VS Coen

"From April 7th - 9th Bold Hype will be taken over by Spoke Art and Ken Harman from Hi-Fructose magazine, with their show 'Quentin VS Coen'. Art inspired by the directors from over 100 different emerging artists. 

Opening Reception: Thursday April 7. 6pm - 11pm. Free Admission. Open to the public."

...from the Bold Hype Gallery website

here some preview:

Brian Despain: Robot Painting

"I've always enjoyed the idea that the robots I paint are all part of a series. Not a series in terms of painting, (Okay, they are indeed that, but that's not what I'm on about.) but a series of robots constructed on some long forgotten factory floor. As part of the realization of that mythos I use very similar designs and design elements over and over. "

 Brian Despain

(all works are Oil on Panel)

you can find other works at

Brian's website

here's a brian despain interview on youtube

"Exit through the gift shop" by Banksy

Last night I enjoyed this documentary:
"Exit through the gift shop"
directed by the english man of mystery: Banksy!
a part from the official definition
"the world's first street art disaster movie"
I think it's a brilliant overview on the
street art scene, along with its heroes and its craziest exponents.
here's the trailer:

some links:


Banksy Films

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Thierry Guetta (Mr. Brainwash)

Papercraft: Design and Art With Paper

This book is a collection of the most beautiful papercraft pieces today
and it contains also a dvd with DIY templates.

you can buy it here

YouTube Jazz Collaboration

"What you are about to see is a mix of unrelated YouTube videos/clips edited together to create ThruYou. In other words - what you see is what you hear."


Some links:

Kutiman YouTube Channel

ThruYou homepage