Sunday, May 30, 2010

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I don't know what's funnier. The policemen that can't climb a bank or the guy so serious about his Parkor practise that he tests his skills against cops?

Opinions of others that I tend to agree with.

I stole this from the Graff London blogspot, the following text is written by one of their contributers. Excellent stuff, refreshing.




Looks like he's been doing a few things in NY anyway, which I've not seen anywhere else. Dunno if you remember us saying about a Banksy interview a couple of years ago? After he agreed to it he had a slight change of mind when we brought our deep and difficult questions to the table. A thought from chunga:

Chunga,May 23 2008
02:57 AM
My beef with Banksy isn't due to him selling his art. It's pretty damn funny that he makes a living conning a-listers and other such celebrity amoebas into buying 'art' which took him 5 minutes to knock up in a studio. If I had the option of major notoriety and wads of cash in return for such little effort I'd take it, I'm sure anyone would. Remember, it's a lot easier to criticise people for betraying their beliefs when it's not you reaping the cash in question.

My objection to the cunt stems from the excessively gay pseudo-revolutionary message he attempts to purvey, and subsequently consistently betrays. He's an anti-capitalist, but an anti-capitalist who sets out his personal manifesto in an expensive coffee table book. He rails against the evils of advertising, then designs the cover of a Blur album, which inevitably gets reproduced as an advert.

Wall & Piece has bred this massive legion of pretentious, whiny cunts who bop around with Montana golds and a stencil of George Bush, and think they're shaking the state to its foundations. He's legitimised an incredibly shit form of graffiti, in that scrawl that contains a supposed political statement is now permissable as a vital social statement, whereas genuine graff is a pointless eyesore. What a cunt.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Cuppa T bub?



Tony creates his own artwork for his tees, a rare attribute in this mediocre world that has been forced upon us like minded creatures. With an affinity for nostalgia and hand painted signs, Tony takes imagery that is reminiscent of the Cold War era and combines it with his need to makes things about robots. Working to principles and rules set by himself, he toils tirelessly to bring you something that is more than what you are used, the three Ms. The majority, the man and mediocrity. Tony is better than you.
Suffer.

Monday, May 24, 2010

bang, bang, (your dead (with envy))

photo shoot

Photos shoot for m.f.t.g. bio in a real life magazine.

thanks to muhammad camm eramayn



Friday, May 14, 2010

Pose

This guy is a massive influence on me in the way that examines his own artistic practise.

My thoughts exactly

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

I'm just like Banksy

Convicted street artist defends work
By Aimie Cronin ⋅ March 12, 2010 ⋅ Post a comment


Street artist Phillip Sparrow in his Auckland workspace.
The distinction between street art and graffiti vandalism has come under the microscope, as a popular Auckland stencil artist was convicted of graffiti on private property at the Auckland District Court on Tuesday.

Sparrow Phillips’ conviction takes place just days after a 19 year-old was sentenced to almost two years behind bars for graffiti vandalism in Tauranga.

The government has a zero tolerance approach to graffiti, said police spokeswoman Cathie Collinson. The artistic merit of the graffiti has no relevance, she said, as the issue is about whether a person has permission to put their work on someone else’s property.

“If you walk down the street you are bombarded with billboards and you don’t get asked for that to happen. So what’s the difference between me putting up stencil art and billboards?” argues Phillips.

He insists there is a huge difference between graffiti vandalism and street art and gives the example of famous stencil artist Banksy to reinforce the importance and mainstream appeal of street art as a form of social commentary. He believes that while there is no artistic merit in tagging, stencil and graffiti art should be recognized and appreciated by the public, not policed.

AUT University advertising creativity lecturer Paul White agrees. “The difference between Sparrow and a tagger is massive,” he says. “Taggers aren’t trying to say anything.”

Phillips says teenagers who are angry about something make up the vast majority of taggers.

He adds that some adolescents begin with tagging but develop their work into more of an art form over time. In these cases, they are able to protest or say something to the public in a way that Phillips describes as “neutral.”

“No one can own it. The public are able to view it and appreciate it and then move on.”

Ninety per cent of the people he encounters are positive about his street art.

This month the government launched a programme called Tag Free Kiwi aiming to reduce the instances of graffiti. Secondary school students will be informed of the various criminal offenses and consequences surrounding graffiti.

The maximum penalty can be seven years in prison and Collinson believes the punishment fits the crime.

“Imagine if someone did it on your house or property,” she says.

Paul White disagrees: “If it were any good I would keep it there.”


If anyone sees this guys work, catch a tag on it, destroy it. Take photo and we'll post it on the blog. Does the concept of all for one mean anything to you? Just what the world needs, another stencil artist who relates to Banksy and thinks what he's doing is different to catching a tag.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

make it rain








Heres the first two official Made for the Grave designs printed.

Special thanks to Cambel and Sarah x

enjoy