Saturday, September 29, 2012

Saber tags the sky over New York City

“Artists”, Saber in the sky over NYC 2012 NYC 2012 (photo © Eszter Klajman)

Lots more to see and read about this at BSA:

NL Holland, Amsterdam: Oct 7-14 Kosmopolite Art Tour

Aerosol Bridge Club and Urban Stylistix present KOSMOPOLITE ART TOUR – warm-up edition for 2013 – an international exhibition and big mural painting in Amsterdam, JustWritingMyName and more side- events.

13 internationally renowned urban artists from the Netherlands, Belgium, UK, Spain and Switzerland exhibit at MC Theater Amsterdam from October 7th. The exhibition opening will start at 17:00 and include an eclectic line-up:

Amik - Besok – Bonzai (uk) – BustArt (ch) – Casroc (be) – Chuck – Focus – Juice – Moze – Recal – Revolt77 – Richart 2010 – Skount (es)

All artists team up with a crowd of local heroes to paint a 650qm mural painting in the Northern part of Amsterdam within a common theme: “Circle of time” – 2012 the year of the Mayan Calendar.

Beast - Erik Heijbroek - Kash – Klash - KRM - Los – Maedist - Naad Artworks – Ottograph - Ser - Skating Chinchilla – Sket185 – Srek – TVKillz – Zaira

The Kosmopolite Art Tour will host the international Graffiti event “JustWritingMyName” providing extra wall space for invited artists from Amsterdam and Den Haag.

The Kosmopolite Art Tour was originally initiated by three contemporary art collectives: Mac Crew (Paris/Bagnolet), Farm Prod (Brussels) and Aerosol Bridge Club (Amsterdam) in order to promote the development of pictorial art through the model of international artistic meetings and exchanges.

The project has started in three European cities in 2009 - Amsterdam, Brussels and Paris – with the objective to present an eclectic overview of contemporary pictorial art through mural creations and exhibitions. The project expanded internationally in 2011 involving the cities of Johannesburg, Jakarta, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo.

Now the KAT will return to Amsterdam for the second time!

Date: 07.10. – 14.10.2012
Exhibition opening: 07.10.2012 – 17:00, free entrance
Location: MC Theater, Polonceaukade 5 . Westerpark . Amsterdam
Curator: Daniel Doebner, Markus Hinger, Sandor Sweet



07.10.2012 - 17:00

Polonceaukade 5 . Westerpark . Amsterdam free entrance
Marker Paint Jam @ Live On The Low
09.10.2012 - 22:00 – 04:00
Winston Kingdom . Warmoestraat 131 . Amsterdam
5 euro before 24:00, 7.5 euro after

Live Mural Painting
11. - 14.10.2012 – daytime
Het Breed / Nieuwe Purmerweg . Amsterdam Noord
free entrance

JustWritingMyName Graffiti & BlockJam BBQ
13.10.2012 13:00 – 20:00
Het Breed / Nieuwe Purmerweg . Amsterdam Noord
free entrance


Unlike the small paperbacks of yesteryear, this new Banksy book will make a spot for itself on your coffee table. It's in full color and showcases lots of his recent work - it's mostly full-page photos - interspersed with cheeky remarks from various sources. It's just the sort of unreliable narrative you'd expect from Banksy. A lovely collectible volume.

10 1/4” x 8 3/4”

228 pages
ISBN: 978-1-908211-08-8
$35.00 AUGUST 2012
Tel: +44 (0) 1325 488910
42 Swinburne Road
Co Durham DL3 7TD

Distributed outside of the UK by
Gingko Press:
Tel: 510 898-1195

Gingko Press
1321 Fifth Street
Berkeley CA 94710

PA, Pittsburgh: Oct 6-27, 2012: Michael Walsh

NYC: Oct 6, 2012: KR One, A Fistful of Stars

 28-17 38th Ave LIC NY 11101
7pm opening reception
one night only

Italy, Genova: Oct 20-21, 2012: Female Jam

UK, London: Oct. 11-14, 2012: Moniker Art Fair


11-14 October 2012

Village Underground, 54 Holywell Lane, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3PQ

Press Preview: Thursday 11 October 3-5pm
Private View: Thursday 11 October 5-7pm
Open to public: Thursday 7-9pm: £10 including catalogue on the door
Friday & Saturday 11am – 7pm: Free admission
Sunday 11am-5pm: Free admission

Facebook: Moniker Projects

Moniker 2012 will be installation based, featuring designated artist project spaces combined with a commercial element. Each space will be individually curated, presenting an alternative to the traditional art fair format.

Dutch artist Niels ‘Shoe’ Meulman, brings his inimitable brand of ‘calligraffiti’ to London for the very first time.

Artists will be represented by leading international and UK contemporary galleries. Making their Moniker debut will include Pertwee Anderson & Gold (London), White Walls, (San Francisco), Suben (Barcelona), Rook and Raven (London), and Galerie Itinerrance (Paris). Whilst Scream (London), Shea & Ziegler (London/Barcelona), The Garage and Adenken (Amsterdam) will all be returning following the success of exhibiting at previous Moniker editions.

Moniker has once again teamed up with Jealous Print Studio and will be releasing a series of affordable limited edition prints that can be purchased direct from the fair. Further information about the prints and Moniker 2012 will be available at over the coming weeks.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Saskatoon: Graffiti art show dedicated to memory of artist
RIP Spencer Robinson

"We Needi Graffiti" group show runs through October 5. The SCYAP Art Centre is located at 253 3rd Ave. S., Saskatoon, Canada.

Call for artists, worldwide: Deadline, Oct 25, 2012 - Stencil show


Deadline for submissions is October 25th

THe Wallz Gallery in Portland Oregon is looking for you to participate in their upcoming Stencil art exhibit.

To submit please email and send three-five of your best actual pieces you would potentially ship in for the exhibit.

We are also accepting stencils created on posters, stickers, clothing etc...

Just contact us and we will see how you would fit in.

Thanks for your interest and feel free to post/spread the word.

Stencils and Stickers can be mailed to

Mad Ink Designz
145 NE 92nd PL
Portland OR 97220

Call for artists, worldwide, Sticker Phiends show: Mail deadline: Oct 5, 2012


We are accepting stickers, paste-up posters and prints for the upcoming "Sticker Phiends 5.2 / Printed Matters" exhibit which will be opening in Phoenix, AZ in the beginning of October. Spread the word.

Please mail any and or all of the above mentioned to:

Mad Ink Designz
145 NE 92nd PL
Portland OR 97220

For info,updates and or questions contact us via and or

Deadline October 5

Your materials will be used in a collage that's not going to be sold and cannot be returned.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

USA: Can You Vote? This website can tell you. you registered? What's the process in your state. Check this site to find out what's what.

Monday, September 24, 2012

USA: register to vote - Sept 25 deadline in many states!
This form at League of Women Voters will help you get sorted out to vote in November. Don't wait!

Do you know a charity that needs computer help?

Hackers for Charity wants you to tell them about charities (worldwide) who need technical assistance with computer and internet issues:

Please pass this around. It's a time-sensitive offer.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Saturday, September 22, 2012

More on Facebook #snitchgate

Podcast: Barry McGee

Model Trains Yard

NYC big brother propaganda poster project

Seen others? Send the link or your photo to
(If it's not your photo, please send the link so we can give proper credit)

Teach yourself what you need to know - with free online resources

So education costs too much and the good stuff is always someplace you aren't, so the web is stepping up to help you help yourself. After all, we really educate ourselves, when it comes right down to it.

Stanford University in California USA started offering some excellent university courses free online. This is what's on right now, for example:

More about free online courses at Stanford:

Webmaker from Mozilla (maker of the awesome open-source Firefox browser) is now making it easy for you to teach yourself how to build your own cool stuff on the web:

Copyright and media law - how to protect yourself:

MITx, HarvardX and BerkeleyX:



Khan Academy:



Cheap design and web tutorials at Pay as little as a dollar per day for all you can learn: tutorials on design, photography, audio, video, business, and getting up to speed on various software tools, like Photoshop and Dreamweaver:

P2PU - learn with others:

Edupunk's Guide to a DIY Credential:

Internet surveillance and safety tips - You are not paranoid enough

Why Duck-Duck Go is better than Google: no tracking, better results. Plugins and extensions let you add it to your browsers.

Surveillance news in Australia:

Surveillance news in the UK

Apple wants to kill your iPhone camera on demand by governments:

Encouragement from Occupy Wall Street:

#Cryptoparty: info on how to protect yourself. It's from the Australian event, but the info is good for everyone, so you can understand your risks and how to get software that makes you safer.

How hackers and freedom fighters get caught (some lessons here for writers): (tl;dr: running their mouths, not being paranoid enough)

Encouragement from Anonymous:


We Are Legion: The story of the hacktivists:

Many voters in the USA are being disqualified so they can't vote - protect yourself

USA: The Republicans are trying to make sure as few women, elderly, and minority voters can vote, by stripping them of rights just before the election. They added new ID rules in many states.

Don't let that happen to you. Read up:
CA online voter registration

Facebook is asking your friends and family to rat you out

"Facebook wants to know if your friends' names are real. Are you going to be the snitch?" Screenshot:

Quitting is safer than staying. Delete your info.

G+ is as bad, and if they catch you using a pseudonym, they might nuke your other Google accounts.

Twitter and Flickr are a bit safer, but don't geolocate yourself and your photos.

If the police want to find you, any of these services will turn in your IP address, which might point to your location.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

OR, Portland: Aug 29, 2012: IAM 2012

IAM group show and silent auction

6-11 Sat 29 Sept. 

420 SW Washington
5th floor
Portland OR

CA, San Francisco: Aug 24 - Dec 9, 2012: Barry McGee (Twist)

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

NYC: show Oct 13-15, auction October 16, 2012

Doyle New York’s Inaugural Street Art Auction showcases many of the most important artists in the history of Street Art and Graffiti, spanning the early 1980s to the present day.

The public is invited to the exhibition on view from October 13 through 15.
Auction is on October 16.

Auctioneers & Appraisers
175 East 87th Street
New York, NY 10128

NYC: Sept 19, 2012: COST, Buffmonster and more - the evolution of street art, a panel discussion

You are cordially invited to
A panel discussion tracing the evolution of Street Art
With Buff Monster, Adam Cost (AKA COST), Hrag Vartanian and David Meade
Among the topics covered will be the transition of Street Art into
major galleries and museums and the globalization of
Street Art. An open Q&A session will follow the presentation.
Wednesday, September 19 at 6:30pm
Doyle New York
175 East 87th Street
New York City

The panel discussion is free and open to the public. 

Reservations required:

or 212-427-4141, ext 600

Buff Monster – The signature “Super Happy Pink” style of Buff Monster has been emblazoned across walls in nearly every major U.S. city, as well as cities throughout Europe. His work has also appeared in the The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, and major contemporary arts and culture magazines, such as Juxtapoz and Nylon.

Adam Cost (AKA COST) – Considered one of the Godfathers of the term “Street Art,” Adam Cost was instrumental in the shift from graffiti art – typically spray paint on walls – to wheatpasting and large paint roller pieces that attacked the walls of NYC throughout the 90s. Still producing work today, Cost has been involved in decades of Graffiti history.

Hrag Vartanian – Founder of the tremendously influential arts and culture blog, Hyperallergic, Hrag has also written for The Huffington Post, NYFA Current and The Brooklyn Rail.

David Meade – Founder and tour guide for Street Art Walk, David Meade leads an ever-changing walking tour throughout Brooklyn, hosting a tour of the changing landscape of Street Art.

Book: "Boher Graffiti Book"

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Enemies of the Internet - Infographic

Interview: Shok-1, in LiveFast Magazine

New Book: "Niels Shoe Meulman: Painter"

Meeting of Styles update 2012

Int. Meeting Of Styles 2012 - All In One

"We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools."
Martin Luther King (St. Louis, March 22, 1964)

Schedule 2012

24-26 August 2012 - Wiesbaden Germany
A Tribute To The Wall-Street-Meeting

25-26 August 2012 - Lublin (Poland)

08-09 September 2012 -New Jersey (USA)

14-16 September 2012 - Chicago (USA)

21-23 September 2012 - Las Vegas (USA)

29-30 September 2012 - Mexico (not confirmed)

06-07 October 2012 - Venice (Italy)

20-21 October 2012 - Guangzhou (China)

26-28 October 2012 - Caracas (Venezuela)

09-11 November 2012 - Buenos Aires (Argentina)

23-25 November 2012 - Quito (Ecuador)

New Book: Morris Park Crew

AZ, Phoenix: October 13, 2012 - Sticker Phiends 5.2/Printed Matters Urban Art Exhibit

 Sticker Phiends 5.2
Presented by: Mike "Mad One" Neely II
Location: The Cartel Lab
225 W. University Dr. Tempe,AZ. 85281
Date: October 13th 2012
Time: 8pm-12

Cope 2
Evoker 1
London Police
Mad One
Mr. Brainwash
Nate Luna
Shepard Fairey/Obey
Voxx Romana

All Ages!
FREE Handout's provided by our sponsors & artists
21+ID= Drinks
& Much More!!

Washington DC: 2012 Albus Cavus Workshops

France, Paris: Sept 13 - November 3, 2012: Delta

Boris Tellegen - DELTA


Backslash Gallery

\ From September 13 to November 3, 2012
\ Closed from Sept. 25 to Oct. 5 included

BACKSLASH is open from Tuesday to Saturday, from 11am to 7pm 

Backslash Gallery
29 rue Notre-Dame de Nazareth
75003 Paris

Métros Arts & Métiers, Temple ou République
Tube Stations Arts & Métiers, Temple or République

+ 33 9 81 39 60 01
      09 81 39 60 01

CA, Los Angeles: September 15 - October 27, 2012 - Retna

CA, Los Angeles: October 13, 2012 - Music/Street Art Festival

CA, Oakland: Sept 22 - Oct 22, 2012: Stand Tall pt. III

TX, Austion: October 6, 2012: Emerge - ATX Annual Graffiti Art Show

IL, Chicago: September 19 opens for fall 2012: James Prigoff - The History of Graffiti

Loyola University Chicago's School of Communication will host the work of James Prigoff, spraycan art photographer, for an exhibit opening on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 in Chicago.

This event is free and open to the public, and will include a lecture on the history of graffiti by Prigoff at 3:00 p.m. at 111 E. Pearson in Regents Hall that we strongly encourage folks to attend.

Then, beginning at 5:30 p.m in the School of Communication at 51 E. Pearson, a Chicago artist will do a live graffiti demonstration and we will open the gallery to tours. The photographer and artist will host a Q&A of their work, and a reception with drinks and hors d'oeuvres will commence.

To register for this free event or for more information, please visit

James Prigoff is an author, photographer and lecturer on the subject of worldwide urban murals. He is one of the most important photographers of aerosol art on the international scene. He started worldwide documentation of murals in the late 1960s. His interest would eventually lead him to aerosol art (graffiti). His personal photographs comprise one of the most extensive collections of aerosol art in the world. During the late 1970s and the early 1980s, Prigoff documented many aerosol art movements (from their infancy) across the United States and abroad. He is the author of "Spraycan Art," a premiere resource in the study of modern day graffiti. He has lectured extensively around the world and is credited as being one of the major forces in giving dignity and credibility to an art form that once was considered to be only vandalism.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

CA, Oakland: reopens Sept. 17 - Special Delivery 2012

Official site:
Check this site for open hours coming September 17.


"Its in Our Blood" Artist: Griffin One / Special Delivery Exhibit 2012
Griffin Wall & background pillar "Candel-totempole" are found on the top floor/3rd story.

SPECIAL DELIVERY is a large scale mural exhibition featuring a number of prolific street artists from the Oakland / San Francisco Bay Area.

We’re bringing SPECIAL DELIVERY back to home base and stepping up our game by painting an entire 36,000 square foot, three story warehouse! The building we have been invited to paint has been vacant for over a decade and has a long history of presence in the local graffiti art scene. It was recently purchased by a Bay Area based firm with plans to refurbish the building into a permanent office facility. The owner of the company happens to be on the board for the OMCA (Oakland Museum of California) . As an inspired art enthusiast, he noticed some of the graffiti in the building was done by the very same artists whom are currently exhibiting at the OMCA. Saddened by the destruction of this museum worthy artwork and the cultural history behind it, he asked Endless Canvas to invite the artists back to restore the graffiti in the warehouse.

What has resulted is a three part project. Part one: a professional photographer has documented all of the graffiti pieces in the building. Part two: we will be hosting the SPECIAL DELIVERY Art Show. For this we have invited over 20 of the Bay Area’s most prolific street artists to paint the interior space of the building, to be exhibited for public view in September. The new pieces will be documented thoroughly then later removed for necessary renovation of the warehouse. It will take about a year to refurbish the building. Once this process is complete, a selection of artists will be invited back to install permanent murals on the interior walls of the building. All three stages will be documented and followed by a published book sharing the project as a whole.

All of the participating artists have spent a significant amount of time creating works of public art in the Bay Area. Some have been featured in museums and documentaries and others are home town heroes in the underground art scene.

Impaktor - The drum synthesizer for iOS

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

OR, Portland: Sept. 6-29, 2012: Space //Form (huge group show)

Space//Form centers around notions of the architectural landscape.

Over 100 of the most relevant young contemporary artists were each given an identical 10x10 inch panel and invited to create a work depicting their interpretation of space and form within either the constructed or the natural environment.  The exhibition will be accompanied by integral installations by Mark Dean Veca and Michael Murphy. Curator, Sven Davis, has worked in architecture for over 20 years and is the UK Director for the internationally staffed online arts magazine, Arrested Motion.

Participating artists:

Aakash Nihalani, Adam Normandin, Adam Wallacavage, Alex Lukas, Alicia Dubnyckyj, Amy Casey, Anthony Zinonos, Augustine Kofie, Ben Eine, Bill McRight, Blaine Fontana, Brendan Monroe, Brett Amory, Carl Cashman, Carl Riddle. Cheryl Molnar, Chloe Early, Chris Ballantyne, Chris Scarborough, Christian Mendoza, Christopher Derek Bruno, Clayton Brothers, Cleon Peterson, Dabs Myla, Dana Brown, Dave Kinsey, David Kassan, David O’Brien, Deedee Cheriel, Doze Green, Drew Tyndall, Eric Shaw, Eric White, Erik Mark Sandberg, Francesco Igory Deiana, Frank Gonzales, Gary Taxali, Geoff McFetridge, Ghostpatrol, Greg Eason, Greg Lamarche, Hamishi, Henry Gunderson, Ian Francis, Jacob Magraw Mickelson, James Marshall (Dalek), Jason Thielke, Jeff Depner, Jeff Soto, Jim Houser, Jordin Isip, Josh Keyes, Joshua Krause, Judith Supine, Kai & Sunny, Karin Krommes, Karl de Vroomen, Katrin Fridriks, Kenji Hirata, Kevin Cyr, Kevin Earl Taylor, Kevin Peterson, Kid Acne, Kozyndan, Kris Lewis, Kristen Schiele, Lex Thomas, Logan Hicks, Lola Dupré, Louis Reith, Lucas Price, LX One, Mario Wagner, Marissa Textor, Mark Dean Veca, Mark Schoening, Mark Warren Jacques, Mark Whalen, Mars-1, Martin Wittfooth, Mary Iverson, Matt Leines, Maya Hayuk, Michael Murphy, Mike Stilkey, Moneyless, Nick Walker, Pakayla Biehn, Paul Insect, Pete Watts, Reginald S. Aloysius, Remi Rough, Rich Jacobs, Richard Colman, Ricky Allman, Rostarr, Russell Leng, Ryan Shaffer, Ryan Stewart Nault, Sage Vaughn, Saner, Seonna Hong, She One, Sidney Pink, Sinc, Slinkachu, Stephanie Buer, Sweet Toof, Teresa Duck, Tim Biskup, Tom French, Tristram Lansdowne, Wayne White, Will Barras, Winston Smith.

Breeze Block Gallery
323 NW 6th, Ave.
Portland, OR 97209

Wed-Sat 12-6pm or by appointment

LA Weekly: "Los Angeles' War on Street Artists" [huge article, Aug. 30 2012]