Sam is an old school NYC writer who was there for the glory days of train bombing. He ended up in Indianapolis several years ago and came into contact with FAB Crew while studying at Herron School of Art and Design. Earning his stripes as a member of UW, Sam has seen the remarkable transition of graffiti from a rite of passage among his childhood friends into a global movement and now and industry.
Sam’s work is featured in issue 20 of Humanize, an online and printed magazine that showcases art and culture in Spanish and English simultaneously. His work captures not only the ‘look and feel’ of graffiti, but really reflects the textures of the city itself. This series of paintings seems as if they were peeled off of city walls, then color corrected for maximum impact. Expect to see more of Sam in the FAB Crew universe in the future.
If you’re in Austin within the next week or so, you should check out the Haus of Hipstamatic. They’ve taken over a house just off the city’s legendary 5th street and converted it to something of a low-brow VIP lounge complete with a full schedule of live bands. Klipsch partnered up to provide their signature high end audio gear for the sound systems inside and out.
The creative folks at Klipsch were looking to go a step further and give the speaker cabinets themselves some creative flair. Headquartered in Indianapolis, a few mutual contacts pointed them to FAB Crew. We were glad to accommodate. These cabs were a blast to paint and the whole project went smooth as silk. We’re hyped to have our work associated with the Klipsch brand and ecstatic to have our work in the mix at SXSW.
Cory Robinson is a friend of ours for several years now. An Indiana artist whose furniture and woodwork are beautifully crafted and well designed. It seems like everyone is trying to mix the old with the new, the classical with the avant-garde; but Cory’s work really manages to capture those qualities with the combination of clean lines and (naturally) distressed wood. Good dude, great artist.
His duo show with Matt Hutton opens tonight, First Friday, and runs through March. The spot is Gallery 924, the flagship of the Arts Council of Indianapolis; also friends of FAB Crew since we first worked with them in 2011.
We will be in the house tonight shaking hands, kissing babies and showing support for some of our local treasure. Get your preview on:
Remote is a OG Boston writer from the 80′s. Today he’s based in Miami and he’s got his hands in everything from public art to merchandising. We met him when he showed up in Indianapolis to complete a couple of walls for the 46 for XLVI mural project. We showed them some local spots and got a few pieces in; he’s a solid dude.
He just got some shine on 12oz. as the latest installment in the ongoing Handselecta series. Here he rocks a Hello Sticker dry erase board from Graff Toyz… Check them out.
These digital magazines by Bombing Science take us back to our early days when graffiti magazines made local legends into international stars. Now, they’re just a nice free gift for graff senior citizens. It’s also cool to see that the I-Dub, along with other SubSurface homies like Devious and Hiena, are getting a little shine.
Get ready, Muncie. This here truck carries flavors so good that rice begs to be on bottom.
Just learned about this film today. If you were a fan of ‘Pee Wee’s Playhouse’ or surreal music videos like Peter Gabriel’s ‘Sledgehammer’ then you already know and love this man’s work. Whether you have heard of him or not his work is incredibly interesting, imaginative and funny as hell. Do yourself a favor and watch the trailer. Then do Wayne White a favor and buy the film like we did.
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