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Posts tagged "drawing on the walls"
Apr 08, 2013
Jun 23, 2012
Norman Mailer, The Faith of Graffiti
In 1973, author Norman Mailer teamed with photographer Jon Naar to produce The Faith of Graffiti, a fearless exploration of the birth of the street art movement in New York City. The book coupled Mailer’s essay on the origins and importance of graffiti in modern urban culture with Naar’s radiant, arresting photographs of the young graffiti writers’ work.
Filed under: my reading year 2012
Feb 06, 2012
Mad Men Falling Man Street Posters Humorously Altered
You may remember we recently posted about the stark minimalistic “falling man” poster that was created to promote the upcoming fifth season of Mad Men. Well, the street version of that poster has taken on a meme of its own, where it has been humorously altered (either in real life or digitally) to incorporate the “falling man” into a funny scene. He can now be found breakdancing, bouncing on a trampoline and being saved by Superman.
Jan 09, 2012
Oct 24, 2011
Aug 22, 2011
Walls Notebook is a notebook / sketchbook that features 80 pictures of “clean” NYC walls instead of blank pages. Write, draw, paste, or doodle on these inspirational backdrops. You’ll be one step closer to being the street artist you’ve always wanted to be … minus the jail time.
Fun idea. Filed under: drawing on the walls. (Thanks, Paige!)
Jul 04, 2011
“No Standing, Only Dancing” by Rennie Ellis, 1974
Australian photographer Rennie Ellis (1940-2003), manifested his lust for life in the incredibly raw and titillating images of ’70s & ’8os that perfectly capture the heyday of Rock ‘n’ Roll rebellion, sexual experimentation, high fashion & tomfoolery.
Don’t miss the pic of Bon Scott & Angus Young.
Jun 21, 2011
Stop-motion drawing video by willbryantplz:
Mercer, a human resources consulting firm, commissioned us to create this short to promote their new website.
I worked with ole Adam Voorhes once again to create several promotional stop motion pieces. This one features me drawing on glass and an original composed track by my friend Tim DeLaughter aka Newton Tenderfoot (of The Polyphonic Spree).
Love this. It’s hard to get sick of drawing + stop motion. Filed under: drawing on the walls
May 13, 2011
May 07, 2011
Cornbread and The History of American Graffiti
Common knowledge to those in the know, but perhaps a surprise to neophytes, graffiti as we think of it today started in Philadelphia, not New York. In 1965, yearning for his grandmother’s cornbread while at reform school, Darryl Alexander McCray started writing CORNBREAD on the school’s buildings, vying for attention alongside the names of gangs. Released in 1967, CORNBREAD ran roughshod through North Philadelphia, inspiring others like COOL EARL and KOOL KLEPTO KIDD. Soon, teenagers were canvassing the city with their tags, running in crews, and keeping tabs on other crews operating in different neighborhood…
…kids rallied around graffiti. In fact…they invented it: “Graffiti can claim something that no other art movement can: it was entirely created and developed by kids.”
This book looks great.