looking through some old photos and came across these classics….
Zephyr circa 83/84….good stuff!
Cooz and Risk piece with self portrait character…this was for Hot Rod magazine cover shot. my first commercial gig…
Pan Pacific roof top, after one of the unsuccessful attempts to keep the building buffed….
Young Lords piece in the Radio Tron…. By Soon, Legit, and myself, late one night after the club….Goodtimes!
Pyro WC illegal piece on Venice and Arlington…Check out the Prime and Duke tags, they rocked a few nice pieces there also…..This place turned into a mini yard later….
Sooooo Quickkkkk……hundreds of these…..Good times..
Recently some friends of mine from BLACK FLYS SUNGLASSES came to the studio and told me about their marketing plan for 2011. They have allocated a budget to sponsor some Graffiti artists. It is a cool program because their goal is to promote the artists as much as they promote their brand. They didn’t want to put any restrictions on the program I.E. the artists have to paint a Black Flys mural etc. They will produce small viral videos of the artists presented by Black Flys. The thing that caught me my attention is the focus will always be the artists and the art. They are using real artists to do it their way. There is nothing worse than seeing corporate graphic artists do graffiti. Its really cool to see companies get behind the art form the right way!
For this project I decided to do a Balck Flys piece for the video, then Risk-cycle it into a Risk piece….
RISK DOES BLACK FLYS PIECE
A few weeks ago I was visiting a good friend of mine Bobby Ruiz at Tribal Street wear. Bobby is an avid collector and photographer, I was delivering my latest piece when he took me upstairs to see his private collection. I was blown away by his collection of original art and photos. He had originals by Doze, Mode 2, Retna, Revok, Saber, Estevan Oriol, etc. etc. WAY TOO MANY Heavy Hitters to mention…… It was really impressive. It was really cool seeing how the originals look before they are turned into Tribal designs, and print material. I asked him to take a handful of his originals and product down to Montana LA and show some of the before and after process. Here’s a couple shots of the evening by Jae Bueno….