The Devil Wears A Pink Suit by SABER

Excellent essay on street culture and how it interacts with commerce by SABER It is a response to the article “Radical Graffiti Chic,” a pointed attack on LA MOCA’s Art In The Streets Exhibit claiming

The inner city is not so protected. Art in the Streets will earn MOCA accolades from the already standard-free art world, but it will only increase the struggles of Los Angeles’s poor communities to enjoy a modicum of the security and order that the wealthy take for granted.   – Radical Graffit Chic

THE DEVIL WEARS A PINK SUIT by SABER (A Response to “Radical Graffiti Chic”)

After looking at the longest list of credentials of one person I’ve ever seen—Yale, University Of Cambridge, Stanford Law, Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, contributing editor of City Journal, recipient of 2005 Bradley Prize for Outstanding Intellectual Achievement, etc, etc—I came to the conclusion that approaching Heather Mac Donald’s fortified intellect would be the equivalent of challenging the IBM Chess Terminator: cold, calculating, and absent a pulse. I find it hard to believe that someone of such high stature would spend so much energy on something that seems trivial in comparison to her passion for deportation and torture. Yet she seems really upset at the idea of a museum honoring over forty years of development in Graffiti Art.

In her lengthy article “Radical Graffiti Chic,” she refers to artists as “vandal-anarchist wannabes” and attempts to highlight their hypocrisy. She names me personally in the article, stating that I am quick to sell out to any corporate sponsor: “Saber, who declares in an interview with the graffiti journal Arrested Motion that ‘there is no room for empathy when there is a motive for profit,’ has sold his designs to Levi’s, Hyundai, and Harley-Davidson.”

In trying to paint me as a hypocrite for capitalizing on my intellectual property, Heather does not take into account that I support my family through my art. I have painted everything from sets to faux finishing to gold leafing to put food on the table or to pay for health care bills, since insurance companies have refused to cover me due to a pre-existing condition (epilepsy). Heather, who is paid to write articles, should understand the process of making money for one’s creative output, and that this is not what I was referring to in the Arrested Motion quote. I was referring to health insurance companies taking away accessible facilities from sick people in order to save a buck at the expense of the patient’s life. To compare my art to the health insurance companies is ludicrous…. full essay  here.

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///
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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.