28 February 2009


If you're in The Left Coast area tonight this show should be off the chain!

KRUSH, RETNA, REVOK, RIME, AUGOR and EWOK and our hometown hero POSE and more throwing it down, don't miss this one!

Canvas Gallery 8-11pm
441 N. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA

Upset Magazine now on Twitter

We has joined The Twit Cult. Stay up on every time Frank steps in piss on the subway or where Ghetto P is drinking his beer!

This time is ours, I'm going to Love you.

Upset Magazine we is susceptible.

27 February 2009

Morning Breath X Cycle @ Ad Hoc NYC

Art Show tonight at that spot Ad-Hoc again!
This time it's Cycle and Morning Breath
Should be fresh if you're not all art-ed out. 7-10


Morning Breath & Cycle

February 27th through March 22 2009

Opening Reception: Friday, February 27th 7-10pm

CYCLE was born in 1971. He grew up writing graffiti and skateboarding. CYCLE received his BFA from George Washington University in Washington DC and then his Masters from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. He makes his living producing Fine Art, Illustration and Graphic Design. When not producing Fine Art, Illustration and Graphic Design, CYCLE enjoys graffiti and skateboarding.

Morning Breath, Inc. is a creative studio focusing on visualization, illustration, and design. Doug Cunningham and Jason Noto’s works break through the clutter by delivering fresh and innovative creative solutions targeted to the youth culture. Their collective history and experiences in graffiti art, music packaging, and skateboard design is the driving creative force of Morning Breath. In all of their creative works, Morning Breath continually strives for the balance of art, design, and advertising.

26 February 2009

Going Postal Book Release Party Pics

Martha Cooper's latest book release for Going Postal hosted by Ad Hoc Gallery was a huge success. Economy be damned, people were buying art and stickers, slanging, and exchanging all night long like it was some kind of Russian black market. A good time to be had by all. The cops camped outside wished they could come in!

Friends in front of artwork by Overconsume, Cosbe, Stain, and Faust--all artists featured in Going Postal.

Selling stickers.

Martha's book published by Mark Batty sold out.

Photo prints from the book by Martha.

Martha's vest was insane!

This little one's a go-getter.

Faust and Aiko

The stickered panels hung near the ceiling circa 1999 were donated for the show by Art Crimes in Philly.  Old school stickers of Twist, RIP Dondi, and more.

Aiko bunny sticker in edition of 30 sold out.

More stickers for sale.

C-Damage stickers

And pizza with egg to celebrate.

Martha now has a blog at 12 ounce's website. Peep more flicks from the set up of her show.

ZBIOK/REMED at Brooklynite Gallery

International street artsits Zbiok (from Poland) and Remed (from France) are both known for their large scale street art--we're talking four-story high wheat pastes--and they're taking over Brooklynite gallery beginning this Saturday. I'm sure they'll do it up big!

"It Hurts" by Zbiok and Remed
Opening: Saturday, February 28th 7-9 PM
@ Brooklynite Gallery
334 Malcolm X Blvd (A to Utica Ave.)

Photo of a Remed piece in Prospect Heights, BRKLYN courtesy of Brooklynite Gallery

Gorey Handstyle

via: handselecta.com

24 February 2009


The Buff Coming To NYC


23 February 2009



22 February 2009

I'm Single Handedly Ruining Your Childhood.

It ain't just the Japanese who got the weird porn market on lock! Amazingly horrifying.
-Images and post by FRANK SERPICO


Repping' Chicago's Southside while getting down on a familiar beat with Tight Lyrics



Metagraffiti is a book/DVD that collects more than 20 short films from all over the world. With two long essays about graffitifilm and a running time of over 120 minutes Meta Graffiti is a vibrant testimony of the development of today’s graffiti art. These short films are about and featuring graffiti. Humour and playfulness are in focus.

21 February 2009


kid cudi - day 'n' nite

Refuckingdiculously Good


20 February 2009

Going Postal Book Release and Sticker Show Tonite!

Book Release Party for Martha Cooper's Going Postal

Opening Reception: Friday, February 20th, 7-10pm @ Ad Hoc Art, Brooklyn, NY

For Going Postal, Cooper has compiled a collection of photographs shot in numerous cities, including New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Tokyo, Berlin and Amsterdam, featuring postal-sticker art created by FAUST, STAIN, C.DAMAGE, GET2, COSBE and many more. Tonight's sticker show showcases these artists plus many more!

Here's a preview:

Martha loves stickers.
Surprise from Art Crimes in Philly
More Surprises!

Behind Scout's tough exterior is a cat who's ready to party.

Ad Hoc Art
49 Bogart Street, Brooklyn
Show on view through Sun Feb 22nd (1-8pm)

18 February 2009

The Question?

17 February 2009

The Vandal Squad Event

From PowerHouse books: "The recent release the book Vandal Squad: Inside the New York City Transit Police Department, 1984–2004 has caused consternation throughout the global graffiti community with charges that author Joseph Rivera is profiting off the very criminals he spent his career incarcerating." (Um, he is profitting off of them and so is PowerHouse books, $35 a book is a bit much, but nevermind.)

"In response, the powerHouse Arena will host a conversation between former members of the Vandal Squad and the graffiti writers, the first such event of its kind. With the intent of providing an open forum for public discussion to discuss the issues regarding the methods that the Vandal Squad employs and their impact on the lives of the writers themselves. Panelists include Vandal Squad author Joseph Rivera, former Commanding Officer Lieutenant Steven Mona, original Vandal Squad Lieutenant Ken Chiulli, graffiti legend COPE2, graffiti activist Ket, and street artist ELLIS G. The event will be moderated by cultural consigliere Sacha Jenkins SHR."

Think there will be a throw down? Or a stimulating conversation on vandalism and the law?

Thursday, March 19, from 7–9pm @ powerHouse Arena, 37 Main Street, Brooklyn

Trouble Andrew’s Chasing Money

15 February 2009

J - Line on Smash!

Brooklyn Represent.



Tommy Used To Work On The Docks

Hail The Jumbo Tron!

13 February 2009

Valentine's Day-- Dedicated to My Ex-Girlfriends

By Nicky Paychecks
It has been said that "music cures the soul", however all things capable of delivering greatness are just as effective dispatching evil. Music is like all forms of art is bipolar. Here is my top ten Country songs dedicated to every ex-girlfriend I have. (Well except you Kristin, we can still make it work. Hit me up after the 14th.)

10. I Hate Every Bone In Her Body But Mine
9. I Ain't Never Gone To Bed With an Ugly Woman But I Woke Up With a Few
8. If The Phone Don't Ring, You'll Know It's Me
7 I've Missed You, But My Aim's Improvin'
6. Wouldn't Take Her To A Dogfight 'Cause I Know She'd Win
5. I'm So Miserable Without You It's Like You're Still Here
4. Piss Up a Rope and Watch that Piss Dribble
3. She Took My Ring and Gave Me the Finger
2. It's Hard To Kiss The Lips At Night That Chewed My Ass All Day.

And the #1 Country & Western song is...
1. She Broke My Heart, I Broke Her Legs

MSK's EWOK on Vimby

EWOK's mom would always have to hide her pens and pencils cause he'd be drawing on any and every paper material available. Check out his video as he talks about how he was introduced to graffiti, getting back to oil painting, and the crew and artists that have inspired him. >

11 February 2009

Meet Kaws

10 February 2009

Shepard Fairey: Sue Me and I'll Sue You Back

Update: Shepard Fairey has gots lawyers

The NYTimes reports: In a pre-emptive strike, the street artist Shepard Fairey filed a lawsuit on Monday against The Associated Press, asking a federal judge to declare that he is protected from copyright infringement claims in his use of a news photograph as the basis for a now ubiquitous campaign poster image of President Obama.

Mr. Fairey’s lawyers contend in the suit that Mr. Fairey used the photograph only as a reference and transformed it into a “stunning, abstracted and idealized visual image that created powerful new meaning and conveys a radically different message” from that of the shot Mr. Garcia took.

Manny Garcia, the person who actually took the photograph said, “If you put all the legal stuff away, I’m so proud of the photograph and that Fairey did what he did artistically with it, and the effect it’s had.”

Fairey was arrested in Boston a few days ago.

All Gone Book Launch

All Gone 2008, the bible of must-have street products created last year, produced by French cult boutique Colette, La MJC, and indesignwetrust. This Friday, February 13th @ Reed Space.

09 February 2009

I'm On A Boat!

Andy Samberg Killing it again!
Just when you thought he couldn't top last years hilarious hit "I C*m In My Pants" with cameo by Mr. Timberlake, he takes it to some next level ish with "I'm On A Boat!" featuring T. Pain!

08 February 2009

Obama Likes His Peach Cobbler

We just found these never-aired clips of Obama in 2001 on the restaurant review show "Check, Please" filmed in Chicago. Those corn cakes look good!

Promoting the Southside!

Ill Technology: DJ Revolution

Dj Revolution

07 February 2009

Shepard Fairey Arrested, Again

This is Arrest #15 for Fairey. The Boston Globe reports:
"Shepard Fairey, the controversial street artist riding a roller coaster of publicity with his red, white, and blue posters of President Obama, was arrested in Boston last night on his way to deejay an event kicking off his exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art.

Fairey, 38, who is known for his countercultural style, was arrested on two outstanding warrants and was being held, according to a police official with knowledge of the arrest who requested anonymity.

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, police Officer James Kenneally said Saturday."

Read more here.

COPE 2 Tonight

All That Glitters is Gold: A group exhibition curated by Melissa McCaig Welles and Cope2
February 6- March 2, 2009
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 7th, 7-10pm

McCaig Welles Gallery
129 Roebling Street, Suite B 

Brooklyn, NY

Lego Maniac

Fun with legos time! Christoph Niemann's I Lego NY.

The Brick Testament: The Bible illustrated through legos.
Adam & Eve Naked

06 February 2009

Carhartt- Big Geezers Tour Book and DVD

Last year Carhartt sponsored The Big Geezers Tour, a journey that put talented young artist like Galo, The London Police, Bo130, Microbo, Will Barras, Joska, Wayne Horse, and Jeremy fish on a bus to ride around Europe, spread some love and share the color, characters and all the energy that has made each of them iconic and acclaimed visual artist each with their own unique aesthetic language.



Hudson Pilot Talks of 'Disbelief'

Captain Chesley Sullenberger, pilot of the airliner which made an emergency landing in the Hudson River in New York last month, has given his first interview about the incident on 60 Minutes.
'I knew immediately it was very bad.'
He said his initial reaction was one of disbelief. Capt. Sullenberger was hailed as a hero after ditching his plane safely. All 155 people onboard survived.

Investigators have now confirmed that a large flock of birds collided with both of the engines of Flight 1549 shortly before it ditched, on January 16th. Authorities released a recording of communications between air traffic controllers and the pilot this week.

Capt. Sullenberger is heard calmly telling controllers the aircraft had been struck by birds. Asked if he was able to return to the airport, he answered: "Unable."
In the last of his messages, he said: "We're gonna be in the Hudson."

Watch the video here: cbsnews.com/Capt. Sullenberger
Source: BBC.com
Read this article in NYMag about how great pilots like Sully may be a dying breed.


"Money" feat. David Byrne, Chuck D, Ras Congo, Seu Jorge, & Z-Trip, featuring the artwork of Shepard Fairey.


You’re Welcome America. A Final Night With George W. Bush

Will Ferrell is taking his hilarious George Bush impersonation to Broadway.

For six short weeks appearing in what he calls the “faggy theater district,” Ferrell spot on portrays our previously dumbfounded president in You're Welcome America. A Final Night with George W Bush, a one-man Broadway show, representing the TV and film star's Broadway debut, will open Feb. 5, 2009.

To read more about the show and buy tickets click here: playbill.com/You're Welcome America

05 February 2009

Masstransiscope: I Ain't Never Seen That Before!

It's great to find suprises in least likely of places. Masstransiscope is idea of the artist and filmmaker Bill Brand, who along with the public art organization Creative Time asked the MTA in the late 1970s to let him transform the tracks themselves into art.

He created a mass-transit version of a zoetrope, the earliest motion picture device, by constructing a long slitted light box alongside a subway track with a series of paintings inside so that, when a train passed, riders experienced the illusion that the painting was moving. The 228 hand-painted panels recently been been repainted and can be seen in the abandoned Brooklyn Myrtle Avenue subway station on the B/Q Manhattan-bound line.

What Smells?

Everyone knows NYC stinks: Hot garbage on the sidewalk in summer, the peculiar fishy smell of Chinatown, poop on the subway. But maple syrup?

Newsday reports: "A maple syrup smell that has mysteriously wafted through New York City numerous times over the years has been traced to a New Jersey facility that processes fenugreek seeds for flavorings. The sweet odor has drifted through swaths of the city off and on since 2005, perplexing New Yorkers and city officials."

Fenu-what? The mysterious scent has finally been linked to a NJ facility that produces the chemical which is used in caramel, maple, and vanilla flavoring. Most smell complaints have come from Manhattan's Upper West Side.

Writing this reminded of the NYC Subway Smell Map from Gawker a couple years ago.

New Ink and Markers from Molotow

Molotow Distribution, the company that designed its own spraypaint brand, has come out with it's own range of High Solid Premium Paint ink and markers.
The brand-new ONE4ALL™ Ink and Markers. ONE4ALL™ .

The ink is a high-pigmented solid waterbased acrylic concentrate for highest coverage. Xylene-free, quick drying, light proof, weather resistant, permanent.  Made in Germany


In this documentary, directed by Anthony Marshall (co-founder of Lyricist Lounge), Kane talks about his years growing up as a kid in New York, his life in the rap game, his influence on fashion and his lyrical superiority.


04 February 2009

Freak Machine

New music video by The 9000 called Freak Machine


Staton Chapter Presents: Before I Die

Check out this photo show for Sean Vegezzi curated by Serf and Mint. I have a warm place in my heart for tunnel cats.

Dave Chappelle in London

Back In 2007. Still funny as hell.

KD Crew Reppin' in PR!

03 February 2009

Meeting Of Styles: Chicago

The International Meeting of Styles is one of the biggest and best graffiti jams in the world. Taking place all over the globe, The Meeting of Styles provides a great venue for graf artists to come together, literally allowing different styles to meet and develop.

01 February 2009

Ass and Titties!

Stay fit with Nicky Paychecks Workout Plan!

Posterboy Arrested

Posterboy was arrested at his own art opening, the Friends We Love show in NYC on Friday.
Putting out youtube videos of wrecking stations before a big art show ain't exactly treading lightly.