Haze Billboard in Honor of Adam "MCA" Yauch

Graffiti // Wednesday, June 13, 2012
In Haze's words about this billboard, “I was recently asked to create a memorial piece to honor MCA as part of the billboard project currently going on in LA.  The piece just went up yesterday at Santa Monica and Vine, and is the third in a trilogy behind Kaves and Shepard.  I was grateful to be given such a public forum to properly celebrate the life of my friend and collaborator Adam Yauch, and hope that these memorials will reverberate among the community that continues to mourn his passing.”

The Good Track Road

Graffiti // Wednesday, June 13, 2012
An old Nace train recently benched still holding on strong through the years.

StayHigh 149 Rest In Peace

Graffiti // Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Legendary New York graffiti writer, Wayne “StayHigh 149 Roberts, passed away yesterday at the age of 61.  The artist who began writing in 1971 was known for his smoking stick figure and uni-wide “Voice of the Ghetto” tags.  After disappearing completely in 1975, it would be 25 years until Stayhigh surfaced again, emerging with a well-attended gallery show.  Stayhigh continued to write his name in the street despite his age and influenced generations of writers.

Maurice Sendak, author of Where the Wild Things Are, RIP

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 08, 2012
We lost another legend this week, with the passing of Where the Wild Things Are author Maurice Sendak early this morning. He was 83. Sendak illustrated over 100 books and authored over 20 more, but it was his 1963 landmark illustrated book, Where the Wild Things Are, and his character Max, that made Sendak one of the most famed authors of children's literature ever.

RIP: Adam "MCA" Yauch of the Beastie Boys

Music // Friday, May 04, 2012
We felt we would be doing a disservice today if we didn't mention the immeasurable loss of Beastie Boy Adam "MCA" Yauch, who died today at the age of 47 after a long battle with cancer. Of course, the Beastie Boys played a pivotal role in fronting a cultural fusion of hip-hop, skate, art, film, punk, and activism, and Yauch was at the forefront of socially conscious celebrity.

RIP, Moebius

Juxtapoz // Monday, March 12, 2012
On March 10th, 2012, the world lost one of the great masters of comic book art, Jean Giraud, aka Moebius, at age 73 after a long struggle with cancer. The French artist is most widely known for his work on the comics Blueberry and Silver Surfer, his contributions to the sci-fi magazine Métal Hurlant (Heavy Metal), and his cinematic collaborations with likes of Alejandro Jodorowsky and Ridley Scott.

I Flow Like The Marker I write with...

Graffiti // Thursday, March 08, 2012
Without a doubt Oakland-based graffiti writer, Dream One, had a prolific career and an enormous influence on the world of writing.  One of the strongest skills Dream had was knowing how to communicate with his art and use it for community activism. His legacy is one that has been carried on by his crewmates and friends, staying alive on the streets walls.

Mike Kelley, RIP

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 01, 2012
We were noting the other day how Mike Kelley's installation at Art Basel 2011 (originally shown in the 1990s) was one of our favorite things we had seen the whole trip. Sadly, California-based Mike Kelley was found dead today from an apparent suicide in his home in Southern California. He was 57.

FRIDAY SPOTLIGHT: AYER

Graffiti // Friday, October 14, 2011
Every Friday we are going to feature someone old or new, traditional or unconventional, active or not, and so on. This week’s spotlight is on Ayer.

In Graffiti: Case 2 RIP

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 17, 2011
In my own personal opinion, Case 2 was the most charismatic and positive character in the influential movie Style Wars. His quotes are timeless and his swift way with words made him a stand out. He passed away last weekend, but his work and persona will definitely be influencing generations to come.
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