Caleb Neelon Interview

Caleb Neelon AKA Sonik.

Our friend Caleb is one of the most important North American Street Artists and Authors today. He is largely responsible for Os Gemeos breaking into the US via his writings in Juxtapoz, Editing at Swindle and his books. Author of Graffiti World , Graffiti Brasil, Book of Awesome, the children’s book Lilman Makes A Name For Himself and the upcoming History of American Graffiti.

Caleb speaks regularly at universities, international conferences and festivals, teaches in various capacities around the Boston area, and works in various capacities as a creative consultant, writer, and artist with various local and international corporations. He has a Masters’ in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He also exhibits his artwork all over the world.

I asked him some questions……
HOW DO YOU MAKE MONEY?

Mine is an income salad comprised of art, writing, and educational endeavors.

WHERE HAVE YOU PAINTED?

I’ve painted in a lot of places that everyone who does what I do have
painted, but my favorites have been off the beaten track. Half my
family is Nepalese, so I’ve painted in Kathmandu a bunch, and I love
that because I get to figure out how to make it work there with local
materials. This year was fun because I got to paint in Nicaragua,
China, and Spain – all very different experiences.

WHAT WAS THE FIRST PIECE OF GRAFFITI YOU SAW THAT INSPIRED YOU?

Childhood memory is notoriously unreliable, but I saw some pieces
around here in the middle 1980s, and I also went to New York.

WHAT WAS THE LAST PIECE OF GRAFFITI YOU SAW THAT INSPIRED YOU?

I met these guys AEC and Waone from Kiev, Ukraine, while I was in
Spain recently. They are doing amazing stuff.

WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE PEOPLE TO PAINT WITH?

I love painting with anyone who gets it that this is supposed to be fun.

ARE THERE ANY MEDIUMS YOU’D LIKE TO WORK WITH THAT YOU CURRENTLY DON’T?

Fundium.

WHAT’S WITH ALL THE KID’S STUFF & YOUR EDUCATION DEGREE?

Kids are awesome.

DO YOU HAVE ANY HEROES?

People who leave everything behind to come to this country in order to
make a better life for their families and children, and anyone who
fights to punch a hole in the big lie.

IF YOU FOUND OUT THAT ONE OF YOUR FRIENDS SOLD CRACK TO INFANTS FOR A LIVING, WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

I would show concern.

NAME 3 THINGS IN LIFE THAT ARE AWESOME.

Ellen, Ferdinand, and music.

FREESTYLE ABOUT LEAVES FOR 4 BARS NOW:

LEAVES
LEAVES
LEAVES
LEAVES

It’s for a hype man.

DO YOU THINK A BUFFALO CAN OUTRUN A MANATEE ON ROLLERSKATES ?

Verily.

ANY MESSAGE YOU WANT TO TEACH DA YOUTH?

It gets better.

Caleb is currently showing these paintings at the shop:


Untitled (hand, egg building, tree, on gold) 24″x24″, 2010, $2,000


Untitled (slanty building on copper) 10″x10″, 2010, $500


Untitled (egg building with leaves on copper) 12″x12″, 2010, $600

Untitled (boat in building on gold) 10″x10″, 2010, $500

Holla at me if you want to purchase.

Also Caleb loves the following things:

Misled Youth

MISLEDYOUTH

Jan 7th – Jan 25th 2012

Opening Reception Jan 7, 2012 (6pm-9:30pm) Music by AKA LUV, Gvcci Hcci, Youthquake

Fourth Wall Project
132 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215

FEATURING THE ART OF

LIL INTERNET (http://SOUNDCLOUD.COM/LILINTERNET)
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NICKY LESSER (http://www.nicolelesser.com/)
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KORAKRIT ARUNANONDCHAI (http://www.korakrit.com/)
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MR NVR
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NICKZ
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VICTOR VAZQUEZ (http://dasracist.net/)
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BEA FREMDERMAN (http://www.beafremderman.com/)
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ERIC SHAW (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ericdrawshaw/)
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LUCAS KING (VOMIT CITY)
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BeN WOLF NOAM (http://wolfnoam.tumblr.com/)
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ALEX KELLEY-HOFFMAN (http://www.hdboyz.com/)
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JEFF JOYAL (http://jeffreyjoyal.com/)
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JEANETTE HAYES (http://twitter.com/#!/jeanettehayes) **
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ISAI MENCIA JR (EMOTIONAL SHOWERS)
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SEYCHELLE OD ALLAH
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COCO YOUNG (http://cocoyoung.blogspot.com/)
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AUSTIN Eddy (http://jaustineddy.com/)
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SCOTT R KEIGHTLEY (lostboyskingdom.tumblr.com)
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GREG FOURNIER (http://ouchmyheart.com/)
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WILLIAM BALL
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ELISSA SALAS (http://overdoseone.tumblr.com/)
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ANGELIQUE ALVAREZ (http://5footliving.tumblr.com/)
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JACKSON KELSEY

LIVE MUSIC SETS
BY
*AKA LUV

*LACEDGHOST (tweenage wasteland)

*GVCCI HVCCI (NSFW)

*YOUTHQUAKE (NYC PUNX)*BOSTON.DEBUT*

http://www.facebook.com/youthquakenyc

EXPECT
ART///MUSIC///BEER?!/////FUN///
@
Fourth Wall Project
132 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215

any ? call isai @ 978 837 2678

Holiday Bodega Product

New Bodega product is up for sale online. I did 3 of the stickers and the updated gucci flag tee. Hope you like.

On sale at bdgastore.com

Holiday Market


Dec 17 – Jan 4th

Artist Reception Dec 21st (7-9pm)  Sounds by DJ Frank White

Paintings, Prints, Photos, and Presents by AntiDesigns, Evoker, Fish McGill, Iris Grimm, James Mustin, James Weinberg, Josh Durant, Josh Falk, Lee Beard, MRNVR, Pat Falco, Percy Fortini-Wright & Ryan Lombardi

 

Fourth Wall Project

132 Brookline Ave.

Boston MA

 

Hours:   Tues-Sat 1-6pm,  Sunday 1-5pm.   Closed Xmas, Xmas Eve, NYE and Mondays

Odd Future

Left Brain and Domo Genesis stopped by the shop earlier in the day and came out rocking some nice tees at their show in Boston.

The Return of The Living Dead (1985)

If you play this flick while listening to Misfits or Slayer and you have yourself a seamlessly fitting movie+music mashup. Seriously, I tested this.

Superbowl Shuffle vs. Ask Kobe How My Ass Taste Freestyle (Shaq)

Which display of musical inclination set the bar higher for athlete driven musicianship?

Space 242 Presents: Revenge Of Freeky Fright Nights

SPACE 242, Boston’s LowBrow Destination Proudly Presents

REVENGE OF…FREEKY FRIGHT NIGHTS!
Annual Halloween Horror Ho-Down

FOUR DAYS ONLY! October 28-31
Opening Reception Friday, October 28 7-9pm
Costume Ball/Contest Saturday, October 29, 7-9pm
Gallery Hours: 1-7 Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday

SPACE 242 at Fourth Wall Project
132 Brookline Avenue, Fenway, Boston
[space242.com] [fourthwallproject.com]

Featuring Spooky and Halloween-Inspired Artwork By:
Alyssa Adams, R. L. Allison, Allison Bamcat, Joshua Baptista, Jessica Beebe, Andy Bell, Rocco Bittelari, Eric Bornstein, Amanda Boucher, Eliza Brown, Kimberly Buhler, Alex Carlson, Roxanne Chichowlas, Madeline Copp, Ellen Crenshaw, Mary Curtin, Kat Cuseo, Nicole Duennebier, Jyll Ethier-Mullen, Logan Faerber, Pat Falco, Anthony Feliciano, Michael Georgeson, Danielle Gosselin, Molly Halligan, Brian Hart, Scott Holloway, Alethea Jones, Joe Keinberger, Patt Kelley, Ron LeBrasseur, Jennifer Lewis, Aerica Lovett, Keith MacLelland, Natalie Magri, Steven Mardo, Kelsey Marr, Joey Mars, Fish McGill, Indigo Moorhead, Karen Moss, Greg Mutaffis, Scott Murry, Christian Noise, Jane O’Hara, Shannon Orcutt, Dave Ortega, PenCapChew, Rhonda Ratray, Mister Reusch, Dana Ricciardi, Heather Rose Anair, Caitlyn Ryan, Jennifer Schmenke, Lisa Scollan, Bob Stearns, Stones, Nick Sullivan, Tom Torrey, Kristen Uroda, John W., Maegan Wackell, Tami Wicinas, Katrina Wilbur, Bethy Williams, Brenda Wilson, Keith Zoo

SPONSORED IN PART BY
The Weekly Dig, Fourth Wall Project, Drink Masters

Click here to RSVP for the next opening!

Yuki Matsuda

Classic made in U.S.A. footwear and luggage are exceptional as traditional artifacts of the rugged and refined American past. -Yuketen Philosophy

Inventory Magazine managed to catch up with Yuki Matsuda, founder of the Maine based luggage and footwear company Yuketen.  The interview focuses on the many dimensions presented in the this year’s Fall/Winter offering which you can find in-store as well as in our webshop.

Was there any source of inspiration behind the FW11 collection that differed from previous seasons?
For FW11 I wanted to maintain the overall Yuketen aesthetic of classic American outdoor sporting lifestyle in addition to classic town and country American lifestyles.  Of course there are some new style additions for FW11 but overall the feeling is the same as with past seasons.

Does working in Maine feel it has influenced the direction of your brand? We know the region holds a special place in your heart.
I love Maine and I always enjoy spending time there.  Maine living is like being transported back in time 40 – 50 years because there is an overcoming feeling of freedom which cannot be experienced in a metropolitan area. Maine is removed from the influences of modern city life and there are less people so I feel great freedom when I am in Maine. I love all countryside areas throughout the World. I think I am more at peace when surrounded by nature.

More of this interview here.

Milton Glaser on Celluloid

Milton Glaser is American graphic design. The breadth and depth of his work stretches far and wide (co-founder of New York magazine and creator of the “I Love NY” campaign) but a couple things remain certain, the man’s ability to craft messages creatively in a manner that remains simple and to the point.  A documentary released last year ‘Milton Glaser: To Inform and Delight’ shadows him through daily activity with commentary that reveals his seemingly infinite intellect and originality.  Check out the documentary trailer above and buy/rent it through iTunes here. Also down bottom is Glaser’s TED speech, circa 1998, where he explains the use of design to make ideas new.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWmJcR-x_hc

And Still…Deadstock Kings

Operating in Los Angeles since 2009, shop ‘And Still‘ has been consistent in fulfilling the role of purveyor when it comes to deadstock vintage.  From jacketing to snapbacks, their inventory offers a variety of brands that cover all bases of vintage sports team apparel. Co-owner of ‘And Still” and native New Englander, Kirk Tilton, was recently interviewed by SneakerFreaker as a part of the mag’s comprehensive feature on THE team apparel brand Starter.  With the supply of deadstock vintage always on the decline, you can confide in ‘And Still’ to continuously offer up some gems.  Big ups ole homey.