Sunday, 30 August 2009
On a more light hearted note, this one is for our good friends and regular readers over at BTP- Pete Thrush and his comrades to name a few im sure others can fill in the other "team" members
Tactical Canned Bacon perfect for your underground bunker or trackside bushes. It has about 54 pieces of bacon per can(9 ounces ) and the cans have over 10 years of shelf life so you can stake out for a long time. You can check out from thinkgeek for $16. You never know they may even do bulk buying.
seems every brand at the moment is doing "montana collaborations" at the moment. Here is one more to add to the list. The "Carhartt x Montana Limited Can".
For the second time Carhartt gets together with Montana on a limited edition spray can. Manufactured by Montana in Spain, the 400ml hardcore can is filled with the typical Carhartt orange color. The first limited edition originated from the collaboration with French artist KoolFunc’88, a member of the Ultra Boyz crew and contributor to the current Carhartt T-Shirt collection. Limited to 1000 cans worldwide, they are available now in Carhartt flagship stores.
ooohh limited to a 1000 cans.. makes it so much more appealing!
Jon Naar’s 1972 book “The Faith in Graffiti” is as iconic as any in the archival of the most important era in Graffiti and street art, Stussy have collaborated with the photographer in a series of tee’s based on photos from the book. At the same time launching their new site which see’s Naar’s collaboration take centre stage with a feature on the artist. Check out the new site and the feature
you can see the feature and website here
for those heading to Paris or going in the near future it will be worth checking this out
Todd James offers a preview into an upcoming exhibition that begans early next month in September. The Parisian exhibition at colette under the moniker “Don’t Stop Get It Get It” showcases Todd James’ colorful crude aesthetic. The show begins on Tuesday, September 1st.
Thursday, 27 August 2009
A component of the Fondation Center’s Born on the Streets exhibition is Evan Roth’s graffiti taxonomy project. From April 24 to 28, 2009, Roth documented 2400 tags in the Paris. The result is a comprehensive look at the style, range, and diversity of hand styles in the city.
Currently occupying the full gallery space and extending to the facade of the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Born in the Streets - Graffiti covers the origins and spread of the graffiti movement. Among the artists represented are JonOne, Barry McGee, P.H.A.S.E 2, and Evan Roth. With the aim of allowing the public to rediscover the art form, the exhibition remains on view until November 29, 2009.
The Foundation is located at 261 Boulevard Raspail, Paris.
Definately worth checking out if you are in the area. There is also a legal wall outside and a good source tells me quite a few english heads have hit the wall in recent weeks.
Following on from Born In The Street a blanket retrospective on graffiti’s roots and contemporary adaptation at the Fondation Center in Paris, a heads up on the recently published catalog. Much like the exhibit, the book chronicles the graffiti movement from its Bronx origins to the present. Richly illustrated the book is published in the style of a notebook. Available now from COLETTE.
Upper Playground teamed up with legendary West Coast artist Mister Cartoon to create a t-shirt and Montana Colors Artist Can. The first in a series of four artist cans, the Mister Cartoon MTN x UP can depicts a stylized vision of LA, complete with downtown storefronts and the Virgen de Guadalupe. In addition to the Montana collaboration, Mister Cartoon has designed his first t-shirt graphic for Upper Playground with an image that combines his classic iconography with impeccable lettering
You can order yours HERE
Saturday, 22 August 2009
I am definently one of the people that is delighted at the news that the capital's biggest camera operator, the London Safety Camera Partnership (LSCP), is in trouble after Transport for London slashed its budget by almost half.
"Speed cameras are in place to raise revenue, not save lives. Speed is not the problem. Inappropriate speed is."
The first of a new £223million fleet of London trains intended to "revolutionise" commuter travel was unveiled today by Mayor Boris Johnson.
It marks the first stage of ambitious plans by Transport for London to build an orbital railway around the capital by the Olympics in 2012.
The trains will run on TfL's London Overground - the first 24 on the North London, West London and Watford-Euston lines and a further 20 on the East London line which reopens next year. Ten more will be delivered by 2011.
"Air conditioning, walk-through carriages and CCTV, combined with the completion of the East London line by 2012, will revolutionise the network."
Delays in upgrades and short of money
Commuters could be forced to wait longer for air-conditioned tubes because of a planning dispute. Transport for London is spending £3.7billion on 191 new tubes for the Metropolitan, Hammersmith & City, Circle and District lines by 2012. But Westminster council has signalled its opposition to the "crude" design of an electricity substation needed to power the fleet.
Commuters could soon also see an increase in commercial "buy ups" on the Tube as bosses seek to fill a £1.7billion shortfall threatening upgrades to stations and the introduction of air cooling systems.
Need air con on buses aswel please
The first new tube in more than 10 years entered service today. It is the first of 47 Victoria line tubes which are due to be added to the network by the autumn. The frequency of the tubes is increasing and the capacity of the line is also going up by 20 per cent. As well as a few inches of extra headroom, the tubes give a smoother ride and the doors open wider.
The tubes have in-carriage CCTV, improved ventilation and none of the debris visible on existing rolling stock after 40 years of service. The lights are brighter and the carriages appear more spacious.
£850m extension to Northern line
Boris Johnson is planning an extension of the Northern line from Kennington to Battersea power station.
The Mayor, Transport for London and Wandsworth and Lambeth councils want government permission to raise money for the project.
They hope to use a financial model involving the sale of council bonds to fund the £850 million scheme.
£695m upgrade to Victoria Tube station
Passengers using one of London Underground's (LU) busiest and most congested stations are set to benefit from a major £695m upgrade as part of TfL's Investment Programme.
Used by more than 80 million passengers each year, Victoria Underground station is at the heart of London's transport network.
When complete, the scheme will increase the size of the station by about 50 percent with a new ticket hall, lifts and additional escalators to ease congestion, and step-free access from street level to all platforms and for interchange.
Wednesday, 19 August 2009
To celebrate their release into the wild, DPM are having a sale on those ever so bland yet ever so street conspiracy t-shirts - you can nab one for a mere ten pence (plus P+P of course - that's how they get ya!) here; http://dpm.bigcartel.com/product/dpm-conspiracy-charge
THINGS TO MAKE AND DO:
With me leaving it's not all doom and gloom, here's some stuff to occupy yourselves with when your wrist has gotten too sore to wank one last time;
The epic http://kempfolds.blogspot.com/ offers numerous folded photos of Ross Kemp's butters face.
They say that nothing in life is free. However, that's clearly bollocks, because competitions give away shitloads of cool stuff for free on a scarily regular basis. Here's a site which collates a list of shitloads of competitions which are all closing soon, some giving away pretty sweet prizes. My mate won an iPhone through one of them. http://www.theprizefinder.com/index.asp?SectionName=Closesoonpage
And finally, the irrepresibly fun Curveball. Play it!
And, for no particular reason, our man Vier DWS on foreign steel. Niceeeeee.
So yeah, have fun in this shitty, increasingly authoritarian, rainy, expensive, CCTV saturated country that we all love so much. I'm gonna be chilling on a sunny beach, eating fresh seafood, smoking cheap fags and drinking nice wine, and checking out endless tanned bikini clad tarts. Fuck you all, and do me a favour, if you by any chance happen to see any KPS reaches anywhere, stick a big fucking line through them all. LOVELY.
Oh, and just because I'm feeling ultra generous:
Bring back lax security measures...
Oh, and disregard that, I suck cocks...
Tuesday, 18 August 2009
Sunday, 16 August 2009
Saturday, 15 August 2009
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As he was a *DAILY* user of this site, Im sure he'd love some TGF support and love!!!!!
Monday, 10 August 2009
First, in foreign news, some poor, poor bastard has been sentenced to TWENTY FOUR YEARS for going on a few bombing sprees. Video below...
A sad sign of the times. US fashions take a few years to reach the UK, and graff is no exception, so with any luck UK writers won't be looking at life imprisonment just for expressing themselves.
In terms of economic occurrences, from the sounds of things in the random thread, most of us sound pretty broke. Apparently the lucrative thing at the moment is to design iPhone applications. Heard about some geek making upwards of $50,000 for this waste of fucking time, an app which simulates a pint of beer on your screen, which you can then e-drink.
Next, domestic affairs; if you haven't downloded Skire's excellent Solvent Abuse graffiti movie film picture talkie, then you really fucking should. Anyone interested in the beautiful fusion of graff and subway systems the world over should really have a peruse. You can download the sexy bastard here; http://www.mininova.org/tor/2795507
And finally, if the weather's been getting you down, bask in the sheer liquid wonderment of the following;
Hao is a handy light specially dedicated to light-writting. By French designer Aissa Logerot. It shaped like a bottle of spray paint, the LED light can change colors and brightness on the fly and while it's powered by an internal battery that can be charged by shaking of the can.
"Graffiti artists can conserve their own gesture they have with an aerosol spray. It is possible to change the color and the brightness of the led to change the graffiti��s styles. If the light doesn��t have enough battery, the user must shake it to have energy again."