Tempt One is “Getting Upper”

Tony Quant aka TEMPT ONE

Tony Quant aka TEMPT ONE at Getting Upper in Pasadena

At the Pasadena Museum of California Art a poster project and museum exhibition is up that examines how communication and typography has been infected by graffiti and street art. Twenty-six graphic designers were each asked to create a silk screened poster that reinterprets a letter of the alphabet in the spirit, but not conventional styles, of graffiti. (more…)

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Interview with the incredible & inspiring South African street artist Faith 47

The Ginko Agency brings us Faith47, a painter and street artist known best for the giant murals that adorn the city of Cape Town.

“Public spaces should be used for the public to engage with each other in. If you look globally the street art scene is huge, and there is a lot of really high quality work being done. It’s really like a new art movement that a lot of people can’t get there head around, but I think in 20 to 30 years from now people will be reading about it in all the art history text books.”

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Barry McGee hits Sao Paolo

“Compelling art to me is a name carved into a tree. Sometimes a rock soaring through a plate of glass can be the most beautiful, compelling work of art I have ever seen.” – Barry McGee

The Site of the Stars Makes Me Dream

Van Gogh quote illustrated by Seb Lester

I know nothing with any certainty, but the site of the stars makes me dream.

A quote by a man who needs no introduction, Vincent Van Gogh.

Magnificently illustrated quote by London based type designer, illustrator, and artist by the name of Seb Lester. Check out his website at seblester.co.uk. He has created typefaces and type illustrations for some of the world’s biggest companies, publications and events, including the likes of Apple, Nike, Intel, The New York Times, The 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics and J.D. Salinger’s final reissue of The Catcher in the Rye. He is passionate about letterforms.

SIT – NOIR

SIT - 9HK

SIT is a killer artist based out of Amsterdam. He straight up crushes it with raw talent when it comes to illustration as exemplified through his technical mastery, creativity, and dynamic use of contrast. His new series is called NOIR and for the first time was presented last weekend at Blooom/Art Fair 21 in Cologne. To see an interview and more images click more below.

SIT - Noir - Number 8

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Just Another Day In The Life…

Yes on Prop 19!
– Lets Tax and Regulate in CA –

San Francisco wheatpaste project—documented from start to finish—aiming to encourage California residents to go out and vote Yes on Prop 19 this Tuesday, November 2nd.

Credits: The Gentleman’s Smoking Club.

For more information, check out yeson19.com
Music: ‘Deceptacon’ by Le Tigre

Welcome to LA – Krush from The Seventh Letter

Known gallery posted this video last week of Krush from The Seventh Letter crew killin’ it! This cat is on point. Not only does Krush showcase incredible illustration skills and some on point can control.. he also put together the raw beat. The Seventh Letter represents such mad talent.

Welcome to LA…

Banksy gets wild with the opening sequence for The Simpson’s!

Street Artist Banksy directed a ridiculous version of the famous opening sequence for The Simpson’s! And just like Banksy, we all love capitalism and consumer culture, especially when slave labor, unicorns and dolphin heads are involved!

“MoneyBart”, which is the name of the episode in which the themed opening sequence, featuring Banksy’s name written on some of the famous Springfield landmarks, was (according to the BBC), apparently inspired by reports the show outsources the bulk of their animation to a company in South Korea. The episode was screened in the US over the weekend and will hit UK screens later this month on October 21.

Thanks to Tommy for this golden nugget!

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TRESPASS: A History of Uncommissioned Urban Art

This video is on point and the book TRESPASS: A History of Uncommissioned Urban Art is going to be even better… Make sure you grab yourself a copy! Sara and Mark from The Wooster Collective sat down with writer Carlo McCormick of Paper Magazine, artist WK Interact, founder of Creative Time Anne Pasternak, and photographer Martha Cooper to talk about TRESPASS which hits stores worldwide this October.

Featured artist include: Faile, Billboard Liberation Front, Shepard Fairey, Graffiti Research Lab, KR, Steve Lambert, Leon Reid IV, Laura Keeble, Vomito Attacko, Martha Cooper, Michael DeFeo, WK Interact, Ron English, Thurndercut, Txtual Healing, Alexandre Orion and many more.

REBEL8 – Mike Giant at Barracuda – Return of the Lost Angels

Rebel 8 at Barracuda - Trouble and Trifle

Rebel 8 at Barracuda - Trouble and Trifle

Mike Giant kills it and we’re amped he’s coming down to Hollywood! Giant used to create graphics full time for Think Skateboards in San Francisco. Now he’s rocking REBEL8, his own streetwear company (with his partner Joshy D.) that reflects his deep roots in skateboard, graffiti, and tattoo cultures.

DON’T MISS IT!!!

Rebel 8 party at Barracuda on Melrose in Hollywood on 24th July from 2:00pm – 9:00pm. Mike Giant will be painting live and signing at the store. Limited R8LA edition gear will be available. DJ Morse Code spinning. Plus FREE Tsing Tao and FREE tequila and margaritas!