Graffiti // Sunday, September 29, 2013
There are very few graffiti writers who can’t recite at least one line from the influential ‘80s graffiti documentary film, Style Wars. You couldn’t have had a more eclectic group of characters or written better lines. Being a super fan, Curve drew up 9 of the films stars and put them on a t-shirt. From top left to bottom right they are Seen, Case2, Cap, Skeme, Min, Trap, Iz The Wiz, Dez, and Dondi.
Graffiti // Monday, February 04, 2013
Ed Koch who was a three-term mayor of New York City in the 80’s passed away this past Friday. Koch was a hated mayor among New York graffiti writers, notably due to his appearances in the influential film Style Wars where he expressed his distaste and determination to combat graffiti. He hilariously suggested putting wolves in between two fences to detour graffiti writers from hitting the MTA trains.
Graffiti // Monday, July 09, 2012
Graffiti involving guns has always rubbed me the wrong way. Like the old saying goes, “Real men use fists.” The irony of this photo is of course that the infamous Style Wars star bully is the subject here and canvases surround him? Is this real? Is Cap still out to get you toys? Haha. Thank you Internet for my new screensaver.
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.
Juxtapoz // Monday, March 21, 2011
We say "if only" because if Todd "REAS" James and Steve "ESPO" Powers were going to take their slot at MOCA's "Art In the Streets" and do a musical version of the seminal cult graffiti film, "Style Wars," like they were Marina Abramovic performing for museum goers everyday, all day, that would be something to see. More after the jump . . .