The fall of 1989 was remembered for the first release of the Stussy World Tour t-shirt. Shawn Stussy created what would become an enduring concept in graphic t-shirt designs. The idea and execution were simple: juxtapose two cultures from traditionally different worlds – a style device that had been used in art and music. On the front of the tee, names of cities associated with giants of high-end fashion and glamor are written in a stoic and formal Helvetica type. London, Paris, Los Angeles, New York, Tokyo – these were the cities considered to be the style capitals of the contemporary world. The back of the shirt was printed with names of boroughs where our kind of street culture was actually thriving. Considered dark and underground, these untapped urban areas were about to shake up the world. Scrawled in a hand drawn manuscript, the back of the t-shirt clashed with the front in style, look and meaning. The graffiti was a shout-out to this band of outsiders – Brooklyn, Bronx, Compton, Santa Ana and Venice – that is reppin’ a new vibe, direction and attitude.

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In 2006, Stussy reinvented this classic and iconic t-Shirt with the World Tour Project. A group of over 40 artists were handpicked and invited to do their rendition of the World Tour T-shirt. They were graphic designers, graffiti artists, clothing designers and comic book artists. Their unique hand writing style and artistic vision were specifically chosen to fit with our ethos and identity. The t-shirts were released in small groups starting in March 2006 and new designs were dropped throughout the year. The second half of the year also saw some special events and collaborations for this project. All built and created new pages in a never-ending history. “It ain’t where ya from, its where ya at…
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WES HUMPSTON 
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I started drawing as far back as I can remember at John Muir elementary school in Santa Monica copying from books and things that I liked. Then I would copy from magazines like Surfer, Hot Rod and Creepy. I loved Creepy Mag. I started skateboarding with Craig Hollingsworth, his brother Dean and Kevin Kaiser. I rode down the driveways and streets in front of Craig’s house on one of their Hobies with white chalky wheels that left white tracks where we had turned on the driveways. I started body surfing around age 13 and soon got into belly boards. Craig, Dean, Kevin and I started making them at Craig’s garage first and we would draw and paint them like something we saw in a surf mag or movie. We drew stony caricatures we picked up from Zap Comics or an album cover or something like that.

Around 1974, I started making wooden skateboards out of any kind of wood I could find. Some I made out of flexible ply wood: I tied a brick to it to put rocker in it, then fiber glassed both sides of it with sand stuck to the top for grip. The trucks were held in with wood screws and I had Cadillac wheels with loose bearings (this board was a health hazard!). We would skate the local bank, St. Clement’s, everyday and then heard about a bigger bank at a school named Paul Revere. We were told it’s like “Sunset Beach.” Then we heard about some pool (I think Tony Alva told Kevin and I) so we went and checked it out. I was so blown away by pool riding! Watching TA doing upside down burt’s on vert was unreal. I had never seen anything like it and till this day pools are my favorite skating to watch!

I kept making belly boards and skateboards and hooked up with Jim Muir and we started up this little company called Dog Town Skates. We came up with the first wide boards anyone had ever seen: 8”, 9”, 10”, 11” and 12” boards. We would go buy warped planks of hard wood and cut the first concave boards out of them. It seemed like the better board I had, the better I would skate and was always making new boards with new drawings and paintings! In 1979 and 1980, skateboarding went bust and I got into the graphic arts biz, a.k.a. printing. I free-lanced doing art for friends. I did a bunch for Jim Muir and the 80’s DT crew. I did art for Natas Kaupas’s Santa Monica Airlines board and his skate shoe with Etnies. In the 90’s I did art for Burt Lamar’s snowboard company and for many surfboard companies, but missed making my own skates.

In the mid 90’s, Ray Flores came by my house and I showed him a board I had made for him. He flipped, saying that nobody was making old school skates, and wanted me to start making them so he could sell them in his shop. I started Bulldog Skates, designing the boards and doing the art. I hooked up with my business partner Rich Fozmire, who was a collector and wanted to do a high quality product line of boards and wheels and I have some friends riding their models, too. So that is how we got to this point today.

– Wes Humpston
 
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MR. CARTOON
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Born and raised in Los Angeles, Mister Cartoon was introduced to design through his rudimentary career as a graffiti artist in the 80’s. He has since found his calling in hip-hop culture through the creation of tattoo art, magazines, album covers, backdrops for music videos/TV shows and the trunks of lowriders. His style of art and fine line tattooing was invented in the prison system but was popularized on the street in the 70’s. His artwork revered, Cartoon is a member of the Soul Assassins family of artists. U.S. magazines that have featured Cartoon’s work include Rolling Stone, Details, Detour, Vibe, XXL, Hustler Source, V America, Lowrider, Fine, Burst, H Magazine, Tokion, and the UK magazines Loaded and FHM. Cartoon has done album covers, logos and/or advertising material for Snoop Dogg, D12, Eazy E, Clipse, Cypress Hill, Shady Records, Stussy, Supreme, Tribal Streetwear, Black Flys, X- Large and Joker Brand Clothing. His intricate art has been inscribed on the bodies of Eminem, 50 Cent, Dr. Dre, Lloyd Banks, Mobb Deep, Cypress Hill, Method Man, Beyoncé, Fat Joe and Kanye West. He has exhibited in LA, NY, Tokyo and London. Most recently at Nike’s Blue house in Venice, CA where he broke the style barriers with the first ever, limited lowrider Nike Cortez and AF1 to be released at the end of 2004 throughout 2005.
 
REAS

REAS
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Todd James aka REAS is an internationally known artist and designer who spent the bulk of his childhood and adolescence watching cartoons, eating cereal, and writing graffiti. Through his work on NYC’s subway trains, as REAS, he mastered the practical challenges of good design at an early age. James’s commercial works include logos for clients such as the Beastie Boys, The Source, Eminem, Mobb Deep, and Redman, and remain some of rap music’s most enduring icons. As the Puppet Designer and as a Production Designer on Comedy Central’s hit show Crank Yankers, James’s singular aesthetic sensibility was introduced to a television audience with great success.On the fine art side, work by James has been shown at the 2000 Venice Biennale, the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, the Tate Museum in Liverpool, and at Dietch Projects in NYC. Some recent paintings and his animated video installation, Beloved Fiend, are now traveling in the worldwide Beautiful Losers museum tour. James currently divides his time between Los Angeles, where he is a co-creator and executive producer of Cartoon Network’s Minoriteam, and New York, which is homebase for his company, REAS International.
 
GHARIOKWU LEMI

GHARIOKWU LEMI
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Ghariokwu Lemi is surely one of Africa’s best-kept secrets, a self taught illustrator, graphic designer and songwriter, what more could we ask for. He has gone on to be a pioneer in his field of art, and taught many students his ideology of art.Lemi has created over 2,000 album covers in his 30 year career and has received many awards including: Nigeria Music Award, Fame Music Award and Sleeve Designer of the Year Award. Some of his most well known covers were for Nigerian musical legend and creator of Afrobeat, Fela Anikulapo. In July 2003, he participated in “Black President: The Art and Legacy of Fela Anikulapo Kuti” in NYC, contributing 13 pieces of all original art. On this trip, the president of MTV commissioned Lemi to paint his first painting on American soil. “Everybody’s Gotta Be Somebody” which then inspired film of the same name, which was screened at the Spitz Gallery (NYC) in October 2004.
 
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123KLAN
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Scien and Klor have been big on the graffiti scene since 1989. When they discovered Neville Brody’s work on typography, graphic art became a logical extension of their graffiti writing. They produced their first digital graffiti pieces, and 123klan were the first to blend graffiti writing and graphic art on the web, making it not just an exhibition tool but a new creative medium. The screen, like a blank wall, became a space to be laid out. In parallel, the influence of graphic art could be seen on their walls; everything revolved around lettering. For these trailblazers, graffiti writing and graphic art are closely linked and, as they say themselves, “Style is the message.”
 
EINE

EINE
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Despite the name, Eine is from a small town in Kent, and is not actually German. He quit his high powered job in the city to become a career graffiti writer. Eine specializes in massive workings of letters across shop fronts, and his full name in paint all over the east end of London.
 
ROSTARR

ROSTARR
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Romon Kimin Yang aka Rostarr is a Korean-American artist who has been based in New York since 1989. He has exhibited his works throughout the United States, Japan and Europe. Although his foundations are rooted in graphic design, he is more recognized as a painter. His work is defined by an expression he calls ‘Graphysics’, which is based on Graphic Design + Physics (energy). Creating in a free-formed and automatic process, his work weaves an individual vocabulary of iconography and symbolism. Nature, human psychology and mysticism are inspirations that he tries to convey in his art. His work extends into the mediums of painting, digital media, sculpture, textiles and public art projects with the ‘Barnstormers’ collective, a core member since 1999. Emphasis on sponsorships and collaborations with such companies as Nike, Agnes B, Gravis, Yamaha, etc. have been an integral part of branding Rostarr internationally. In 2004, he was recognized as an honoree at the A.I.C.P. show held yearly at the MOMA, under ‘graphics’ for the Nike Basketball “Flow” commercial. His first book “Graphysics” was published in 2001 by Alife. In January 2000, he was featured as one of I.D. magazines “40 under 30″.
 
ANDY JENKINS

ANDY JENKINS
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To hear him say it, the crux of Andy Jenkins’ current work lies in his guilt. The guilt of one human’s consumption in a culture of excess. How does he channel this guilt? The man is a creative pack rat of amazing proportions. He saves every scrap of paper he comes in contact with. In 1995, he began using these notes, receipts, business cards, paper bags, envelopes in a series of works loosely entitled the “Post Consumption Guilt” series. You could call it a sort of recycling as the found objects background fodder for his neurotic, intricate, line art. Some pieces stand individually and others are actually sewn together into large paper “quilts”. He continues to nurture and refine this idea of regeneration today in his current series of paintings entitled “Ugly Beauty” after the composition by Thelonious Monk. Jenkins is also considering venturing into 3 dimension, as his home studio is being over-run with found objects as well.

“A few years ago I did a couple of… I guess you could call them sculptures, but they were really, toys. Dangerous toys made out of metal scraps, nails and various junk. I think I need to go there again before my wife kicks me out of the house with all my collections.” Most nights, you can find him hunched over his work on the floor of his kitchen studio or behind the keyboard of his laptop. If you’re curious what he does during the day, he’s been the creative director for the Girl Skateboard Company since it’s inception in 1993. To find out more or see some of his current work and projects, visit his personal web site at bendpress.com or the Art Dump Collective site at theartdump.com or the Girl umbrella site at crailtap.com. Busy man, the Jenkins character.”

– Carl Sanger
 
BEN DRURY

BEN DRURY
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Ben Drury was born in Cornwall in 1972. He is currently a freelance designer living and working in London. He was art director of the infamous Mo’Wax recordings as well as working extensively in the music industry. He maintains long-term creative collaborations with James Lavelle (Mo’Wax/Surrender) and William Bankhead (Mo’Wax/Answer). He worked closely with legendary artist Futura 2000 designing the artist’s monograph ”Futura”, published in 2000. He is currently working for numerous clients including WEA, XL recordings, Answer, Surrender, Nike, Channel 4, All Tomorrow’s Parties as well as curating his own personal project entitled ‘Trust Me London’ which is informed by a love of London’s underground pirate radio culture.
 
JIM PHILLIPS

JIM PHILLIPS
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Jim Phillips is best known for skateboard, surf and rock art. Born 1944, he lived mostly in Santa Cruz, Ca. His first published art was in Surfer Quarterly and his work was in many surfing and other publications since. Jim’s earliest job was working in surfboard fiberglass. He progressed to applying art on surfboards, and developed new and different ways to do it. After attending California College of Arts & Crafts in Oakland, Ca. in 65 and 66, he began a free-lance graphic service specializing in rock posters and other forms of advertising. From the urethane revolution in the mid-seventies, to 1990, he was art director for NHS/Santa Cruz Skateboards, creating hundreds of skateboard designs, including the Screaming Hand. Quoted by Thrasher Magazine, it’s “One of the most recognizable skateboard icons in the world”. Phillips created graphics for many of the industries top skateboarders like Hosoi, Natas, Roskopp and many other pro skateboarders. A book of his work, Surf Skate & Rock Art of Jim Phillips is available at Amazon.com. Look for his soon to be released Rock Posters of Jim Phillips, also from Schiffer books and the Skateboard Art of Jim Phillips which is scheduled for 2007.
 
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TET
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Tetsu Nishiyama aka TET was born in 1974 in Tokyo Japan. W)TAPS designer. Chief Editor for “PHILOSOPHY ZINE”. Creative Director of BLACKFLAG, which opened in the Aoyama district of Tokyo in 2005. His clothing career started in 1993, working side by side with SK8THING on the 40% AGAINST RIGHT label. In 1996, he started W)TAPS which is renown for military based styling and unparalleled garment quality. He also developed the CARGO line of and highly functional concept bags and accessories with YOSHIDA KABAN. TET has covered alot of ground outside of W)TAPS as well. His work was featured in the UNDERCOVER 2000 S/S collection in 1999 and in the same year he curated the experimental exhibition of Harajuku-based artists, photographers and label directors entitled MOUT. TET followed up with a “MOUT-exclusive” in 2000, directing the legendary COMMAND Z exhibition featuring FUTURA, STASH and other international and Japanese artists and labels. TET’s own artwork reflecting his experiences and relationships was exhibited at JFA in 2004. Whether directing ad campaigns or taking on outside design projects, TET is always expanding his sphere of creativity.
 
MAROK

MAROK
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MAROK aka Thomas Marecki was born in 1972 in Berlin.

• 1991-1994 study of graphic design • 1995 founding LODOWN magazine • 1997 production of the first video for LODOWN called SUPER LO8, all filmed on super 8 material • 1999 co-founding the LODOWN ONLINE project www.lodown.com • 1999 publishing and creating the first LODOWN graphic book, called LODOWN ENGINEERING at ‘die gestalten verlag’ • 2001 publishing and creating the second LODOWN book called SCHIZOPHRENIC- ‘lodown Engineering part 2’ at ‘die gestalten verlag’. • 2001 SCHIZOPHRENIC EXHIBITION @ ffwd gallery – Berlin • 2001 finishing the second LODOWN video ‘SUPER LO8 part 2’ • 2002 ‘m – transforming language’, publication @ ‘die gestalten verlag’ • 2003 casual phrophecies, Marok solo exib.. Berlin • 2004 Marok Gasbook 16 at Gasbook publ… japan • 2005 superstar 35 book • 2006 quitting LODOWN as art director

 
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KR
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Originally from Queens, New York. Time in San Francisco, California. Presently living and working in Brooklyn, New York. Perfected the Krink formula in California while searching for the ultimate in permanent ink. Krink world tour 2006. Accept no imitations. Painting, photography, sculpture, pushing product. Making it happen in money makin’. KR book dropping in 2006.
 
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MODE 2
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Born in Mauritius in 1967, and moved to London in 1976 where he did most of his schooling. He has been drawing for as far back as he can remember, and spent most of his youth engulfed in comics, sci-fi and fantasy literature as well as role-playing games such as “Dungeons & Dragons.” Today he is one of the world’s great character graffiti artists, setting the bar for all aerosol artists with his crew The Chrome Angelz in the 1980’s. He now travels the seedier parts of the world drawing pictures of buxom ladies without them realizing it. Sooner or later, this will get him locked up.
 
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FUTURA
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NEW YORK CITY 2006

1955: Introduction: new york city • 1955- 1969 Experience: limited • 1970: Invention: graffiti artist: dawn of a decade • 1971: Nom de plume: futura 2000 • 1972-1973: Education: minimal • 1974-1978: Military: honorable • 1979: Insertion: street art community • 1980: Exposure: subways & galleries: dawn of a decade • 1981: Influence: recognition • 1982: External: cultural exploration / exploitation • 1983: Conclusion: chemical imbalance • 1984: Soviet: moscow metro • 1985: Aftermath: death of a movement • 1986-1989: Employment: messenger • 1990: Computing: extensive: dawn of a decade • 1991: Acceleration: graphic design: painting • 1992: Professional: companies. Kinkos • 1993: Incorporation: tokyo • 1994: Medium: clothing • 1995: Transition: internet • 1996: Crossover: Bathing Ape: Mo Wax • 1997: Retail: reconnaissance • 1998: Extension: Futura Labratories. UNDER COVER • 1999: Production: three dimensional characters • 2000: Millennium: book release: dawn of a century • 2001: Commercial: Levis x Futura • 2002: Experience: advanced aerosol abilities • 2003: Placement: Nike. Medicom. North Face • 2004: Cache memory: toshiba • 2005: Hawaii: Steve Mc Garrett • 2006: Event Horizon: Silly Thing Occupation: battery charger • Conclusion: the futura is written 05.12.2006 Thank you..

 
DR. REVOLT

DR. REVOLT
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Dr. Revolt was born and raised in N.Y.C., an original member of the historic New York City graffiti crew, The Rolling Thunder Writers (RTW). Known for doing both tags and elaborate pieces on the Broadway #1 line with colorful psychedelic and comic art influenced stylings and later, taking it “all-city.” With his contributions to the seminal classic hip-hop films “Wild Style and “Style Wars”, various music videos and album covers, creating the classic “YO! MTV Raps” logo and a tour of duty in Baltimore where he, like a “messenger of style” single handedly kick-started a graff-scene that still feels his influence today, his place in the history of “graff-dom” is secure. His work has been and continues to be seen in various publications and art galleries globally.
 
ERIC HAZE

ERIC HAZE
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Born in New York City in 1961, as a member of the influential “Soul Artist” group, Haze was an essential part of the collective of artists who brought graffiti as an art form into the arena of art galleries and media consideration. Working and showing alongside artists such as Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat, Haze played an integral part in the New York underground and hip hop culture that emerged as a definitive theme of popular culture entering the early 80’s. Upon founding his NY based design studio in 1984, HAZE went on to design and produce a wide range of landmark works in the hip hop and entertainment communities, many of which proved to be both ground-breaking and definitive icons of the times, as well as setting the standard for the commercial viability of the aesthetic and emerging markets that signified “urban culture”. In 1991, HAZE moved his base of operations to Los Angeles where, alongside his design studio, he founded his current eponymous clothing company HAZE. As one of the pioneers of the streetwear movement, Haze and his company continue to define the cutting edge urban graphic and product design. With a growing international base, distribution and retail network, the impact of HAZE products now extends throughout the US, Asia and Europe. In addition to the line of graphics based prints, embroidery and sportswear oriented garments, the company HAZE has also consistently pushed the boundaries of the marriage between art, design and product, producing limited editions of jewelry, furniture, posters, skateboards and accessories. Having relocated his studio and company headquarters back to New York City in 2005, Haze continues to direct his international clothing brand and product line, while also maintaining his individual involvement in various art and design projects worldwide. Recent collaborations and products include sneaker designs for Nike and New Balance, a G-Shock watch for Casio, a Bearbrick design for Medicom Toys and a custom show car for Toyota/Scion.
 
KEVIN LYONS

KEVIN LYONS
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Creation has flowed from Kevin Lyons since childhood and his track record runs the gambit. After graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design in film in 1992, Lyons went from Associate Producer at Nickelodeon/MTV to co-founding the NYC based design firm Stereo-Type, a driving force in the underground hip-hop scene that worked with New York club GIANT STEP, Soul Kitchen, 555 Soul and the LA-based Brass Recordings among others. He has worked both in and out-of-house for Nike, Spike Jonze, Girl Skateboards and a three-year stint as Art Director for Tokion magazine. In addition to doing several solo zines with Nieves, his work has been published in Thrasher, Relax, ID, LoDown, The Face and Huge Magazine. He has also written several articles for the AIGA Journal. Furthermore, he has taught at R.I.S.D., CalArts, Yale Graduate School of Design and Pratt Institute. His freelance clients include Nike Basketball, Jordan, Adidas and Stussy. Lyons now lives in Philadelphia where he maintains a small experimental project/company called Natural Born. He continues to work with SSUR as well as with his friends at Stussy Japan, HUF, Commonwealth Stacks, Stones Throw Records and Beams.
 
ERIC ELMS

ERIC ELMS
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Eric Elms was born and raised in California where he first started doing street art under the name ADORN. He studied design at Pratt Institute, and now works as a freelance designer, working and painting out of his studio based in Brooklyn, NYC. He has worked with such brands as NIKE, Shepard Fairey, SUPREME, KAWS, SSUR, Kevin Lyons, 2K, aNYthing and co-founded the clothing brand PriceLe$$. Eric’s work has been featured in such publications as Tokion, Relax, I.D., Mass Appeal, BeingHunted, Book Magazine, Made Magazine and HUGE. His paintings and screen prints have been in shows in all over the world.
 
EASE

EASE
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Born in Miami into a family of Cuban exiles, José Parla moved to Puerto Rico at a very early age before returning to Miami again when he was nine. He currently lives and works in New York, and is only recently reflective of the wanderings of today’s urban populations. In the context of these migrations and upheavals, José Parla’s work attempts to extract and methods of architectural construction: cement, wood, vinyl as well as those of traditional art like paper, paint, powder dye, wax and ink. Yet because these fragments are inflected by the memories and experience of the artist, he considers them to be paintings in sense that is probably truer that one that refers merely to the physical presence of pigments and oil. Parla describes the objects of his method as segmented realities or memory documents. Each bears the name of the location or experience from which it draws its source. José Parla lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He was awarded the Francis Mc Common Scholarship to the Savannah College of Art & Design, Georgia in 1989. He was exhibited his work in various group and solo shows in Miami, Atlanta, New York, Los Angeles, Paris and Tokyo. His work is featured in the collections of Agnes B., Tom Ford, Katy Barker and has been published in The Miami Herald, Atlanta Journal Constitution, The Village Voice, Tokion, Rolling Stone, Another Magazine, Dazed & Confused, The Fader, Relax magazine in Japan and Refill magazine in Australia.
 
GHOST

GHOST
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Cousin Frank aka GHOST was born in the Bronx in the mid 60’s. He turned to the world of graffiti writing on walls to release aggression and to survive. He took to the tunnels and quickly learned how to navigate them well and even thrived there. Among other writers he quickly gained a reputation and became known for his “don’t give a fuck attitude” and for his tags and throw-ups which were everywhere, especially on trains. He also became recognized for his unique style and color schemes, as he began to paint full size pieces with crazy undulating lines and a funky look (he calls it his Bugaloo style). Unlike other writers he rarely planned what he was going to create, taking chances with both what and where he was going to write. Those familiar with graffiti history, call him one of the “die hards.” For his extreme attitude and relentless ambition to bomb trains – which he believes is the place where graffiti has the truest meaning. Because of this belief, and because Cousin Frank views his roots in graffiti as a matter of survival, he has never been comfortable with transferring what he did on the streets and trains onto canvas or into galleries. The development of his drawing style which bears the influence of his piecing style has allowed him to make a transition between both worlds. His black and white highly detailed pen and ink drawing style shares the same risky spontaneity of his pieces. Both possess the same distinctive undulating linear style with intricate patterning and fantasy dreamscape look. Here Cousin Frank also starts with no preconceived ideas, effecting surrealistic automatist drawing practices, as well as other surrealistic imagery. There is little room for error in his drawing technique. Just as there wasn’t in his bombing days. These constraints have been balanced out by the strange, almost playful humor of the artist’s characters, by his freaky sensibility, which he sums up as “burnt.” Cousin Frank’s newer paintings fuse some of those anthropomorphic fantasy characters of his drawings with the vibrant colors that his pieces are known for. These works combine the in-your-face energy and exteriority of his throw ups within the twisted fantastical interior workings of the artist unconscious.
 
TAKA HAYASHI

TAKA HAYASHI
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A self taught painter/illustrator/graphic designer, Taka was born in Yokohama, Japan in 1971. He moved to the U.S. in 1981 and relocated himself in Santa Monica where the early 80’s Skateboarding scene had a huge impact on his life and art. He began drawing at a very early age and spent most of it either skating or experimenting with art. Some of his past projects have been for Vans Syndicate, 74, Union LA, and LAMF a new clothing company by the Cult’s lead singer Ian Astbury. He currently works with Stussy, where he has been designing for two and a half years. On top of his busy schedule, he is still able to work on his own t-shirt project called Destroy Your Enemy aka DxYxEx.
 
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PUSHEAD
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Once you get over the mispronunciation or misspelling of the name… it’s PUSHEAD. No cats, no doors to pull, just the oozing type, know what I mean? Pushead is currently celebrating the 25th anniversary of the nomme de plume. From roots that began in Boise, Idaho, where iconic classics such as the Misfits ‘Evileye’ and the Exploited ‘Mohican Skull’ were created, to the double decade home stand in San Francisco, where it all began to gel. Metallica, going on 20 years of merch with the created Damaged Skull, to Motley Crue, Corrosion of Conformity, Prong, Cocobat, Kylesa, and even the infamous Dr. Octagon cover are just the tip of the iceberg. A widely recognized part of the skateboard and hardcore punk world, with graphics for Zorlac, Thrasher (where the cult following of the ‘Puszone’ grew), Conspiracy, and the list goes on. Record labels, clothing companies, merchandise, toys, consultant, vocalist / songwriter, and not to mention those endless hours of scratching away on white paper, which seems to be what most people know Pushead for. Somewhere, somehow, if you did or didn’t know, a Pushead piece has pass by you sometime. Everything else is just a name game.
 
NECK FACE

NECK FACE
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Cousin of famous serial killer Richard Ramirez, young Neck Face decided that instead of killing people he would put his killing on to the streets. Neck Face has done graffiti in cities all over the world. Neck Face says “there are still some cities that haven’t had their spines touched.” Inspired by heavy metal, Neck Face runs rampant throughout cities world wide. Neck Face is originally from Northern California and currently resides in New York City and Australia.
 
KOSTAS SEREMETIS

KOSTAS SEREMETIS
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[American Painter born in 1972] “Everything in my spectrum is accounted for and I define myself in a creative process. I am only a conduit in my actions of creation.”
 
GREY PVC

GREY PVC
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Raised in Albuquerque, NM gave GREY the fire to get out of middle America ASAP. He spent his youth skating and sleeping at Embarcadero, touring with renowned bands, and collecting every Helen Love record ever made. When he’s not producing breakcore pop or breaking hearts in Brixton, he can be found painting his name on trains across the world, starring in Kylie Minogue videos and making up alternate lyrics to RBL Posse songs. GREY’s work has appeared in The Art of Getting Over, Morning Wood, Thrasher, Hair News Now, Artweek, Shoplifters Quarterly, XLR8R, and While You Were Sleeping, among others.
 
DELTA

DELTA
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Boris Tellegen aka Delta is a visual artist who works primarily in the field of graffiti painting. In his visually spectacular work, Delta significantly transforms both the traditional presentation mode of visual art, as well as the genre of graffiti painting itself. He introduces an alien and idiosyncratic aesthetic into graffiti painting that escapes the common logo-like word ID’s that make up most of graffiti production. Simultaneously he significantly transforms the domain of visual art by introducing an abstract and highly architectural style of painting, in a literal sense, to the street, and to the often illicit context of graffiti and street painting.
 
ROB ABEYTA JR.

ROB ABEYTA JR.
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Rob Abeyta Jr. is painter, designer and art director living in the harbor area of Los Angeles. Currently, he is working with NIKE as the senior designer on a new line of sneakers & apparel to rollout later this year. In addition, he is a member of SA Studios creative team with Mr. Cartoon and Estevan Oriol. His past works have included collaborations with Spike Jonze, French Director and Academy Award Winner Michel Gondry and numerous music packaging designs ranging from the seminal punk band LOS CRUDOS, to The Transplants, to LA hip hop legends MACK 10, Cypress Hill and DJ Quick. Other works include the design of numerous skateboards and apparel while working as an Art Director for Fourstar Clothing at the Girl Skateboard Companies. While design and art direction take up his days, the nights are taken up by learning the process of tattooing with Mr. Cartoon.
 
KAWS
 
GEOFF MCFETRIDGE

GEOFF MCFETRIDGE
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Geoff McFetridge is a graphic artist based in Los Angeles, California. He creates work for clients within the traditional world of graphic design as well as on projects that test those boundaries of his job description. This unbounded approach to doing art and design is a definitive aspect of his work.After graduating from the MFA Design program at the California Institute of the Arts he became art director for Grand Royal Magazine from 1995-1997. Although at first glance he appears only to have himself as a client, he has a stellar list of clients; Patagonia, Stussy, Burton Snowboards, Marc Jacobs, Lignet Roset, Milk Fed, Girl Skateboards, Hermes, and Greenpeace. He’s designed a shoe and watch for Nike. Over the years he has produced; toys, skateboards, sandbags, wallpaper, fabrics, couches, bikes, books, stickers, sweaters, sunglasses, films, songs and poems. His “mini-poster packs” are part of SFMOMA’s permanent collection. He has had solo shows at Colette in Paris, Parco Gallery in Tokyo, Spiritroom Berlin, Kemistry Gallery London and George’s and New Image Art in Los Angeles. His work is currently part of the touring museum show “Beautiful Losers” which is touring internationally. His titling work includes Spike Jonzes film “Adaptation” and the doodle-ridden sequence for Sofia Coppola’s The Virgin Suicides. His music videos and commercials for clients like Hewlett-Packard, Pepsi, Napster and the ESPN Winter X-Games have garnered awards and attention at numerous festivals. McFetridge was featured in the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt Design triennial and the California Design Biennial in 2003.
 
ESPO

ESPO
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Steve Powers aka ESPO wrote graffiti, authored The Art Of Getting Over, co-founded The Indelible Market / Street Market with Barry McGee and Todd James, authored First and Fifteenth Pop Art Short Stories, designed a plastic sneaker that indicted consumer and corporation alike, contributed illustrations to the New Yorker, created raincoats for people he admired and flyer passers on Canal Street, founded the Dreamland Artist Club and got new signs painted on half of Coney Island, and is currently making paintings and writing a novel. He lives in Manhattan.
 
KOA

KOA
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Based in Lille/ France. Graphic Designer / Illustrator. His monsters/ghosts are more ridiculous than horrible. They are the mirror of what we have in mind (fear, hate, power, money, madness). The monsters/ghosts are monsters we can find in a freak show, they can make us laugh, fear or vomit but they are not monsters they are more humans than humans. He works on different creative media: t-shirts, jeans, caps, skates, toys, plush, CD covers, magazine covers and magazine illustrations, motions, web design, paint, graff, draw… Clients: Xbox, Artoyz, Stussy, Carhartt, Spies, String Repubic, Wcube, Zslide, Clark, Play Imaginative, Kid Robot, The Lazy Dog, Territory, Level Art, Pyramid, Belio, Creative Review, Steve House, Madl, Ride the Rockett, Vaporz, Mass Appeal…
 
CODY HUDSON

CODY HUDSON
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Cody Hudson, works under the name Struggle Inc., is a Chicago based commercial artist and painter. He is known for work that has a bold, organic and modern feel to it. He has worked on everything from skateboard graphics to national billboard campaigns to mixtape covers. His paintings have been exhibited throughout the US, Europe & Japan. He enjoys ice fishing, sleeping, reading and things made of wood.
 
BRENT ROLLINS

BRENT ROLLINS
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A bi-racial wunderkind with good hair, Brent Rollins was born and raised in South (Central) LA but now lives in Brooklyn. He began his career at age 18, designing club flyers and movie logos for classic flicks such as ‘Mo Better Blues’, ‘Boyz N The Hood’, and ‘Dead Presidents’. From 1994-96, he art directed the misunderstood bastard step-child magazine Rap Pages for publisher Larry Flynt.WORD. CLUB FLYERS, MOVIE LOGOS AND PORNOGRAPHERS. HOW VERY… 90’S. WHAT ABOUT MORE RECENTLY? BR’s signature graphic collages and art direction have blessed tees for Supreme and HVW8, cover art for Spank Rock, Gang Starr, Dilated Peoples, Mos Def and Talib Kweli’s BlackStar, Lyrics Born, Blackalicious, blah blah blah blah blah!… and Bobbito Garcia’s sneaker bible, “Where’d You Get Those?” among many, many others. SO HE’S A GRAPHIC DESIGNER — YET ANOTHER ONE. HOLD UP… DUDE WROTE BOOKS AND PRODUCED TV SHOWS? As the opposable thumb in NYC’s five-fingers-of-death media squadron known as “ego trip” BR has co-authored two books (“ego trip’s Book of Rap Lists” and “Big Book of Racism!”). He co- produced their VH1 network specials (“ego trip’s Race-O-Rama!”). BR also designed/art directed those shows, and new projects are in progress. A’IGHT, A’IGHT. WORD. “THE BRENT ROLLINS DESIGN EXPLOSION!” IS ALL OVER THE PLACE AND NOW I’M COVERED IN SHRAPNEL. JUST DON’T TELL ME HE’S ALSO “GETTING HIS ART ON.” In recent years he’s created collage murals for Nike, UNDFTD in Santa Monica and exhibited at the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center (a collab with photographer Jamil GS). His work has been featured in IDN, Tokion, XLR8R and Made. OK. RESPECT. HE’S BEEN GRINDIN’. And to quote the late, great Mister Notorious Biggie… “if don’t know, now you know, n*gga”
 
SK8THING

SK8THING
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Since the early 90’s, Skatething has been a significant design and direction influence in Tokyo’s independent and underground fashion and cultural scene. Never to be constrained by medium or genre, Skatething’s creativity has found myriad outlets, among them his work in Asuka-plublished magazine “A Monster Party of Tears”, sleeve art for Kan Takagi album “Warrior” and Youth’s “Suicide”, and his picture work, J.O.Y “The Freedom of Space”and “Cobra A Mansion / A Marionette Show” are personal highlights. Skatething’s current passion is the Japanese mobile phone site “The End.”
 
MARK WARD

MARK WARD
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Birth: 1981 • Resides: South London London based Graphic Artist Mark Ward, graduated from Central St Martins, and has since worked freelance for such brands as Stussy, Nike, Medicom Toys, New Balance and Island Records. At the ripe old age of 25, he’s a washed-up skateboarder turned snowboarder with a dodgy knee, who concentrates more on the graphics than the tricks these days. Mark doesn’t like to take himself too seriously, but is serious about his artwork. Heavily influenced by the worldwide graffiti scene, Mark’s interest began with spraying his Dad’s patio in leafy Surrey, which didn’t go down too well. We’re pleased to say he’s come a long way since then…
 
GONZ

GONZ
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Mark Gonzales aka “Gonz” is a professional skateboarder, known as a pioneer of street skating. He is also an accomplished artist, poet and author. His brand, Krooked skateboards is a respected and revered part of the skateboarding industry. His books, “Social Problems”, “Broken Poems” and “High Tech Poetry” have all received critical praise. His drawings, sculptures and paintings exhibit internationally. Mark Gonzales currently resides in New York City.
 
MICHAEL LEON

MICHAEL LEON
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Michael Leon co-created the skate/lifestyle brands Commonwealth Stacks and Rasa Libre and is one of the most influential characters in the skate & design community. He art directed the Fourstar Clothing line and has contributed designs to Stussy, DC, Arkitip, and Virgin Records among others. Michael’s artwork has been shown in Europe, Canada, and Japan, as well as recent solo exhibitions in the US. He is currently working as an art director at Nike in Beaverton, Oregon.
 
FLYING FORTRESS

FLYING FORTRESS
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Besides being a US bomber used in the second World War, Flying Fortress is the name of a German born graffiti artist. Starting off 14 years ago as your traditional graffiti artist, armed with a can of paint and good night vision, Flying Fortress became jaded with letters and trains and started to focus on new ways to do it. He searched for a for an ego logo to put on the streets instead of the traditional tags everyone else was doing. He eventually made the jump from graffiti artist to graphic designer.
 
GARY PANTER

GARY PANTER
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Texas-born illustrator, painter, designer and part-time musician, Gary Panter is a child of the ’50s who blossomed in the full glare of the psychedelic ’60s and, after surviving underground during the ’70s, finally made his mark in the ’80s as head set designer for the successful kid/adult TV show Pee Wee’s Playhouse, a job which brought his jagged art and surreal cartoon ideas into the homes of America and bagged him three Emmy Awards. With Pee Wee, Panter created another world, a fantasy extension of his natural studio habitat which was constructed out of a collection of garbage and buried treasure. In the same way that Francis Bacon surrounded himself with images that inspired him to carve out his grotesques in oil paint, so Panter gathered around himself the rubble of his childhood to create Pee Wee and the host of lovable (yet strange) characters which inhabit his Playhouse.Possibly the most influential graphic artist of his generation, a fact acknowledged by the Chrysler Design award he received in 2000, Gary Panter has been everything from an underground cartoonist to an interior designer (for a crèche inside the Philippe Starck-designed Paramount Hotel in New York) to an internet animator (his Pink Donkey and the Fly series can be seen online at Cartoon Network’s web site). He is also the creator of Jimbo, a post-nuclear punk-rock cartoon character whose adventures were first chronicled as a comic strip in the ’70s LA hard core-punk paper Slash and later in RAW magazine. Although the inspiration for Jimbo was partly rooted in the ’60s underground comix movement, other influences such as Japanese monster movies, cheap commercial packaging, the work of Marvel comics artist Jack Kirby, Mothers Of Invention house artist Cal Schenkel, and the writing of cult science fiction author Philip K. Dick leaked into the project. All of which gave Jimbo a startlingly fresh look that was subliminally familiar yet defiantly oddball. -Edwin Pouncy
 
KEGR

KEGR
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KEGR began painting at the age of 16. Since then he has been working under many different aliases, teasing people and other graffiti writers, as well as learning new experiences along the way. Between 1994-2000 his main artistic concentration was trains, but has since moved on to trucks driving through the city streets. Throughout his travels he has done a lot of painting, biking and stealing.
 
ANYTHING

ANYTHING
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From the highest highs to the lowest lows, a New York Thing can be anything, and no one knows this better than Aaron Bondaroff who goes by the moniker A-Ron the Downtown Don, founder of the New York City-based creative collective aNYthing.It’s been an exciting ride for A-Ron since he was a 15 year old high school dropout in 1992. While his first introduction to the streetwear scene was getting caught stealing at the legendary Union boutique, he soon found himself entrenched in a world of downtown kids who would become his extended family and inspiration for the future. In 1994, he captured the attention of James Jebbia, founder of New York’s most exclusive skate label Supreme, and was hired to work in the newly-opened Lafayette Street retail flagship of the insider-y brand. From shop boy to marketing guru, to creative consultant and public face, Bondaroff climbed the ranks quickly and learned the ropes of what could surely be dubbed “organic branding.”

For six years, Bondaroff curated photo shoots, merchandised collections, occasionally modeled and drew upon the talent of creative friends like photographer Ryan McGinley or artist Dan Colen for the benefit of the Supreme brand. In the office or in the shop, Bondaroff naturally made moves that kept Supreme in demand for six years. Networking – that intuitive, enigmatic skill that combines social grace, a charming like ability, an inquisitive nature and underlying love of humanity – comes easily to Bondaroff. His mixed (Puerto Rican and Brooklyn Jewish) background, a liberal and open upbringing and his purely native New Yorker high tolerance for both different strokes and different folks, have granted Bondaroff a healthy does of magnetism coupled with a genuine interest in alternative perspectives. His post at Supreme allowed him easy access to a mixed bag cast of downtown characters – skaters, graff heads, weirdoes, painters, club kids, nerds, lesbians, poets, thugs and everything in between. Their cumulative energy epitomized the oft talked about energy of New York City, and thus became Bondaroff’s passion.

Inspired by the way the city came together as a unified force in the days after the monumental and horrific events that took place on 9/11/01, Bondaroff founded the brand aNYthing – his personal vision for the future distilled from his vast social circle and his love for the big city. It began with T-Shirts, but has become a social contagion. There is the aNYthing line of clothing that is graphically inspired by the iconography of local sports teams, advertisements and other essentially NYC eye candy, the aNYthing retail shop on Hester Street, deep in the bowels of downtown at a symbolic crossroads of ethnic enclaves and the aNYthing record label, made up of diverse talents and rising stars from the city’s underground. Each arm of the aNYthing brand is an expression of a new bohemia, a modern counterculture made up of misfits and dreamers all stamped with approval by A-Ron – the pied piper, the connector, or as he is called, the Downtown Don.

 
COMMISSARY

COMMISSARY
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No one embodies the true meaning of street wear, with all its contradictions and many different facets more than Andrew Lee and his brand invisible:man. Fact is, street wear is impossible to create or to learn at a college. It is a manifestation of person’s lifestyle, in a very peculiar time, which has spawned an unprecedented multi- faceted sub-culture, which is nearly impossible to project in its entirety. Well, almost. Andrew, through his label invisible:man, has managed, to not only represent this amazing sub-culture, but also lead and shape it into which no one has been able to do so before him.Be it through his clothing collections that not only have achieved cult status in Tokyo, New York, London, L.A. and Berlin but also through his omnipotent reach and influence as a freelance designer for brands such as Stussy, Neighborhood, the Japanese skateboard company T-19, Real Mad Hectic, Kinetics, or global footwear companies such as ès and Madfoot. Additionally, his work, is being recognized by the couture world, thanks to his attention to detail and exceptionally high standards in regards to quality as well as his ability to not only predict trends, but to set them. Andrew sets the standards which the world of fashion, design and life style try to follow, but by the time they get to his level he is already way ahead of everyone else. Upon moving to Califoria, Andrew has opend his Commissary shops, in San Diego and Costa Mesa, Stocking his friends and families brands… -Steven Vogel
 
HIT

HIT
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Born in 1971 in Tokyo. Moved to the UK in 1992 and worked at Cuts Soho. Started work for G5 in 1995. A designer for one of the world’s leading underground streetwear labels – the UK offshoot of Tokyo’s GoodEnough. Her graphics have also been used by the labels Gimme5, Undercover, aNYthing, Nike, Mad Hectic, Let it ride and A Bathing Ape, and she is known for her all-over t-shirt prints.
 
MADHECTIC

MADHECTIC
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MadHectic started in 1994 as a store that sold assorted imported American streetwear in Harajuku. They pioneered bringing American streetwear to Tokyo and were responsible for introducing brands such as Sarcastic and Subware into Japan. Over the years, MadHectic kept their store in Harajuku as a streetwear retailer that sold exclusive independent Japanese and American labels, and at the same time worked on creating their own MadHectic brand. MadHectic was started by two individuals: Magara and Yoshifumi Egawa (aka Yoppi). Yoppi has been supporting Stussy since the early 90s as the unofficial Stussy model in Japan. Currently for Madhectic, Yoppi is creative director/co-owner. Magara is the other co-owner, and has started a sub-label of Madhectic called Masterpiece which also has a record label and sound system. Masterpiece has done several collaborations with Stussy over the years. This World Tour graphic was designed by Akeem, who is the current art director for MadHectic. Akeem has also contributed other designs to Stussy in the past.
 
LEILOW

LEILOW
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Leilow was established in 2003 in Honolulu, Hawaii by DJ & NY Stussy Tribe member, Jules Gayton aka DJ Jules. After years of traveing the globe deejaying, Jules decided to slow down in Hawaii and LEILOW. Jules now combines his passions for music and art, skateboarding and surfing, vintage clothes and collecting into all things LEILOW. Keep it on the down low, Leilow. Aloha.
 
ROGUE STATUS

ROGUE STATUS
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Rogue Status is a collective spearheaded by Johan Esbensen, Rob Dyrdek, and Rex Holloway which creates controversial clothing designed to extort a response. For better or for worse, many of their designs referencing current events have fueled dialogue throughout the world. This version of the World Tour t-shirt references cities with a powerful historical and political relevance. LIVE AWOL.