Artist News

Urban Soule Summer Update

Dear Friends,
Summer is finally here and there is much to do in outdoor activities... this email focuses on the Open Air Festivals I will be participating in! Please do stop by,say hello and enjoy the outdoors with some crisp lemonade and new art work!


June Happenings!

room 218 hostel [ ]

The room I painted at the Hostel


More Banksy Work in San Francisco

Taking a break from biking around the city to snap flicks of Banksy's fresh work. Got rooftop access to photograph the piece on Valencia St. Was tipped off about the fresh one on Sycamore @ Mission (on the Cafe Prague wall). Uploading these before heading to SoMa to check out the large rat.



[u] Banksy up in San Francisco

Howard @ 9th St., SoMa, SF (photo: Dennis Yang)

Commercial @ Grant, Chinatown, SF (comes with a poorly written Chinese sign that translates to "Please don't erase this graffiti. Police are investigating
this case. You can erase by the end of next weekend of April.") Photo:

Valencia between 19th and 20th Streets. Above Amnesia bar.

R.I.P. Pixnit (Boston)

[This was emailed to me via Pixnit's email address, making me think that the "concept" of Pixnit is now dead. Hope it isn't the artist!]

PIXNIT, 35; Notorious Boston Artist

PIXNIT, the controversial Boston based artist as famous for her anonymity as for her street art, is missing and presumed dead.  Her breakthrough came in 2007 when the Boston Globe ran a profile about her provocative artwork.  Her painting style, combining graffiti with a distinctive stenciling technique, was guerilla art designed to simultaneously beautify and to critique the uses and misuses of the urban environment.

PIXNIT was last seen April 2nd when filmed by a CCTV camera near Pont Alexandre in Paris, France.  It is believed that she was on her way to meet other Parkour enthusiasts for a practice session.

“Parkour is the physical discipline of training to overcome any obstacle within one's path by adapting one's movements to the urban environment.  Practitioners like PIXNIT run along a route, attempting to negotiate obstacles through jumping, climbing and gymnastics,” said Vanessa Platacis, Project Manager for PIXNIT Productions. 

Joe Boruchow Releases "Stuffed Animals" Cutout Graphic Novel

Stuffed Animals: A Story in Paper Cutouts, my first graphic novel, will be released the evening of March 19th in conjunction with a debut performance by my band, The Nite Lights.  The show includes a slide show of the graphic novel with an instrumental musical score played live by the band.  Four years in the making, the book was awarded a Xeric Foundation grant for graphic fiction allowing for the publications of a hard bound edition that will be available at the show.  
Stuffed Animals is a narrative composed of 100 black paper cutouts.  It tells the tale of a young boy and his shocking discoveries over one adventurous and terrifying night.  An apparition from the past guides the hero through a dangerous secret world in this masculinecoming of age story.  Is manhood more than just a mustache?  Get the book and see!
In addition to celebrating the release of the book at Johnny Brenda's (1201 Frankford Ave, Philly) on March 19, The Nite Lights will debut our most ambitious project to date.  We have been composing the music since November for the 20 min long slide show of Stuffed Animals that will be shown silent movie style with the live band.  (We're hoping to have a DVD of the slide show and music available at the show, but this is now tenuous because the recent snowfall put us a little behind schedule.  I am, however, hopeful that we will have them).  The Nite Lights will play it twice: once at 9 pm (for early birds) and again later at 12am (for you night owls)  with the sweet sounds of Mondo Topless, Northern Liberties and DJ Brown Jeff sandwiched in between for an extra delicious evening of artsy entertainment.  Of course, the book will be available for sale at the event.
Tickets for the event are on sale at To buy the book now visit or it will be available at most Philadelphia independent bookstores soon.  More at

Jef Aerosol Update


"L'Art et la Manière : Jef Aérosol", film de Manuela Dalle (26mn) sera diffusé sur ARTE TV ce dimanche 14 février à 13h.

après la diffusion télé, le film sera visible pendant une semaine sur le site Arte :

Article dans le journal Le Monde :

"L'art et la Manière : Jef aérosol", a film by Manuela Dalle (26') will be broadcast on Arte (French/German TV channel) on Sunday Feb 14th at 1pm.

Then, it will be visible for a week on the Website :

Press article in Le Monde :


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