February 17, 2009

February 12, 2009

Shepard Fairey Arrested In Boston

BOSTON — A street artist famous for his red, white and blue "Hope" posters of President Obama has been arrested on warrants accusing him of tagging property with graffiti, police said Saturday.

Shepard Fairey was arrested Friday night on his way to the Institute of Contemporary Art for a kickoff event for his first solo exhibition, called "Supply and Demand."

Two warrants were issued for Fairey on Jan. 24 after police determined he'd tagged property in two locations with graffiti based on the Andre the Giant street art campaign from his early career, Officer James Kenneally said. One of the locations was the railroad trestle by the landmark Boston University bridge over the Charles River, police said.

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February 11, 2009

A good read- TIME Magazine's articles about graffiti from '64-'07

Or, are the stylized smears, colored tags and toilet scribblings found nationwide a little of both? See what TIME has said about the graffiti phenomenon over the years:


thanks for the link http://delirium1986.multiply.com/

Pinoy writer Udon (Taiwan)

more photos here http://www.flickr.com/photos/22673107@N07/3017530135

February 08, 2009

The Take Over! THE Clothing x Okto x BoyAgimat

The Boy Agimat and THE collab Hoodie is made of 10/90 polycotton. It features front and back BoyAgimat Logo waterbased imprint, a zip-up front, hand pockets, and a comfy hood. Available in mens and ladies sizes. Limited stocks only. Php980 a piece.

For orders, visit THE Clothing or contact 0923.9110865

The men's Latino Icecream and Misprint T'shirt by Okto and THE Clothing features a front screenprinted photo design. This tee also has signature tags at various spots. Available in mens and ladies sizes Php 399 per shirt.

For orders, visit THE Clothing or contact 0917.9205047

Props! BENZ of PH crew

February 07, 2009

Gawad Kalinga x Art 40 x Street Art for a cause

okto, egg, exld, done, trip, vermonyo, kdragon, juan234, wula, ekis - does house painting courtesy of Gawad Kalinga and Art 40.

Buhay na buhay! KoloWn's guerilla gardening!

Few months back in 2008 we featured our friend KoloWn's guerilla gardening in the streets of Cebua (left), and we recently learned that it is actually alive up to now (right) - it has roots that grips on to the steel pole now. Flowers soon? let's hope!


French outdoor installation artist (call it “street art” if you must) extraordinaire JR continues his epic 28 MILLIMETER: WOMEN Project with the unveiling this week of his most ambitious stage yet in KIBERA, KENYA. Reconnecting with the subjects he photographed over a year ago in the city—one of the largest slums in Africa—at the start of his mission to portray on a grand scale the unseen and unempowered women of the world, the reunion was an especially poignant moment for the artist. With the help of enthusiastic residents, JR managed to cover 2,000 square meters of local rooftops with photos of the eyes and faces of the women of Kibera, giving them a monumental voice and presence in a city where their own existence is often marginalized.

Read more of the story at Supertouchart.com

Reordering an O2 billboard in East London. A Film From CutUp Collective

Nicked from woostercollective.com

February 01, 2009

Finnish Graff artists in the Philippines

Vesku & Niko from Finland is doing a Philippines tour- currently they are in Cebu
meet them on Feb 7, 2009 in Manila! and chew some Salmiakki


Venue: TBA

Planners at Unang Hayag exhibition

Nemo Aguila, Dexter Fernandez (Krayolaeater) and Albert Sy

Technical K.O.

Knockout in Proj 8