MONTANA VERSUS PROJECT: Amend VS. "Merlot Red"

Graffiti // Sunday, March 16, 2014
To promote a range of new spray paint colors, Montana Colors invites established writers to test out one color each in this video series entitled “VERSUS Project.” This time around Oakland-based writer, Amend, busts out a trackside piece using the “Merlot Red” color.

Jase in 1994

Graffiti // Friday, January 24, 2014
Take it way back to 1994 (it that really 20 years ago now?) in Washington D.C. and Jase was tearing up the yards with pieces like this. Still burns most of the graffiit being painted today.

Classic Dream Piece

Graffiti // Thursday, October 03, 2013
As if you didn’t already know that Dream dropped some of the illest pieces ever two decades ago!

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 "DREAM" Francisco interview 1993

Graffiti // Thursday, December 01, 2011
Mike Francisco (1969-2000), known by his graffiti name Dream, was a true pioneer in the Bay Area graffiti scene and beyond.  Dream believed that there was power in the message, a mental liberation in writing, and continually focused on issues of police brutality, national liberation, racism, and rebellion. We stumbled on this video of a young Dream being interviewed at  "No Justice, No Peace" art show opening in Oakland.  A charismatic character that remains influential in style and innovation.

Let Your Hair Down

Street Art // Tuesday, May 10, 2011
The wall on the side of 1AM gallery in San Francisco just received a make over from Vogue TDK.  Vogue has been painting Bay Area walls for over two decades but rarely do we see this type of work from him.  Hopefully, this painting of a seductive woman with voluptuous long hair calms the occupants of this known crime ridden neighborhood.