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Chris Stain: June Projects

June 5-6: "Willoughby Windows" presented by Ad Hoc Art

Ad Hoc Art gallery has set up legal window murals in downtown Brooklyn which I will be participating in along with many others. An ambitious creative venture featuring an entire block of downtown Brooklyn consisting of 13 storefronts with 13 awnings/signs which will highlight installations by 13+ artists.

The opening will be a street party on Friday, June 19th, from 12 noon to 4pm.

Participating artists:
Chris Stain, Christopher Cardinale, Cycle, Dennis McNett, Ellis G, Gaia, Josh MacPhee, Lady Pink, Logan Hicks, Michael De Feo, Mike Houston & Martin Mazorra, Morning Breath, Nathan Lee Pickett

Vandals Target Banksy Mural in Bristol

Vandals target Banksy mural in Bristol

Monday, April 06, 2009, 12:55

One of Bristol's most famous graffiti murals, Banksy's Mild, Mild West in Stokes Croft, has been defaced.

A clean-up operation is underway on Monday after red paint was splattered across the giant piece of street art, one of Bristol-born Banksy's early works.

Dirty Pilot Book: PaperMonster special

DirtyPilot has a new book out covering graffiti, urban, and fine artists which features a special order through where you can purchase a deluxe edition of the book along with your choice of a print (limited) from one of three artists.

Direct Link To Book Site:
PaperMonster Print
Ghost Print:
Alber Reyes Print:

Pixnit: ICA: Design as Social Agent

Please join PIXNIT Productions for a full day of events at the ICA!

(BOSTON) The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) and Boston Chapter of the AIGA, the professional association for design, present “Design as Social Agent,” a daylong event on Saturday, April 4 from 10 am to 5 pm. Bringing together speakers from the fields of design, street art, music and politics, the event frames Shepard Fairey’s work within the context of grassroots civic action, punk rock and 80’s graffiti and skate culture. A series of presentations, conversations and gallery talks will explore how concepts of appropriation, plagiarism, legality and process have been exploded.

Tickets for each of the five main stage talks are $25 or $15 for ICA and AIGA members as well as students and seniors. Ticket holders will have free access to additional programs, including gallery talks, and presentations in the Bank of American Art Lab on a first-come first-served basis. In addition, anyone who purchases tickets to all five main stage talks will receive free admission to an upcoming ICA public talk or AIGA program, subject to availability. Tickets can be purchased at or by calling (617) 478-3103.

Main stage Talks in the Barbara Lee Family Foundation Theater

10 am Culture and Resistance
With Kevin Grady, Caleb Neelon, Vanessa Platacis (Project Director for PIXNIT Productions) and Elizabeth Resnick

Shepard Fairey's work distills many elements, drawing from the seemingly distinct worlds of music, skate culture, street art, graphic design, and fine art. Designer Kevin Grady, and Boston- based street artists Caleb Neelon and Vanessa Platacis (Project Director for PIXNIT Productions) provide a cultural orientation to frame Fairey's work, while designer, design curator and author Elizabeth Resnick explores how his work fits into a diverse and powerful history of dissent in design.

11:30 am Elegant Dissent and Anarchy
With Elliot Earls

Designer Elliott Earls presents his perspective on establishment and anarchy. How does one visualize dissent? It can take the form of a sophisticated challenge to dominant ideologies- political, religious, or cultural-or the opposite: an anti-establishment counterculture with no message. How are people responding to or acting on these images? Are designers defined by a "design canon" which determines the way they operate? Should they look beyond traditional sources of inspiration or court contradiction and chaos to produce relevant, resonant, and prescient design?

12:45 pm The Obama Effect: What Art Did for Advertising
With Pete Favat and Nicholas Blechman

“OBEY GIANT" and the subsequent "Obama HOPE" poster catapulted Fairey's work into the worlds of politics, corporations, and the mainstream media. These images were consumed and disseminated by people across the globe with startling voracity, and the establishment changed their thinking and their strategies for communicating with people previously "unreachable." Pete Favat, Arnold Advertising's Chief Creative Officer, and Nicholas Blechman, Nozone designer and New York Times Book Review art director, discuss how guerrilla marketing has taken hold and what it means for the way artists, designers, and the media operate.

Logan Hicks: Blogging Primary Flight (Art Basel)

Logan dropped me a pile of photos, which I haven't had time to go through, organize, post etc. due to being on the book tour. But Nikki in SF just tipped me off to Logan's FecalFace post about all the killer FREE, DIY art walls that he and a bunch of artists put up. In the mix: Boxi, Chris Stain, Billy Mode, Shepard Fairey, Ron English, and Logan himself.....

Logal also sent over a link to a Flickr pool with hundreds of pics of Primary Flight

Ron English stencils a background before pasting up one of his freaky characters. Primary Flight, Miami, FL

Stencil Revolution: Back From the Ashes

(hmmm..... they still appear to be down, but this email just arrived. hope they make it back! - Stencil Archive)

After months being down, and hard work Stencil Revolution is back on our feet. We have set up a multiple server architecture to ensure stability of our systems. This means, local, and remote back ups are done daily, and full site back ups are performed weekly. We won't be going down again, and we won't be taking anymore down time.

We'd simply like to let everyone know we're back up, and we're looking for our members to come back and contribute once again to our site. We have THE LARGEST stencil gallery on the internet, and it continues to grow by the day.

The forums team is looking for candidates to act as moderators, and global administrators. If you're interested please pm Menekali. We're also looking to set up contests, give a ways, and auctions both for SR, and for private members as well. An auctioneer system is in the works at the moment.

The tutorials section is days from being finished, and the infamous, .EPS exchange is in it's final stages of development as well. We're also looking for artists to interview, and are in discussions with JSLV Skateboards for a potential user gallery viewing in Los Angeles California. When the time comes, users will be encouraged to enter their pieces, and eventually have them sent to us, where they can be auctioned off at the gallery, and the proceeds given back to the artist.

Get the word out. You can beat us up, but you can't keep us down.

SOULE on many walls....

*Art Whino*

173 Waterfront St

National Harbor,MD

(more info coming soon)


*Laced Up Gallery and Elbasha Cafe*

(more details coming soon)

705A E Pike St

Seattle, Wa






*Artsic Festival*

The Haven Wolverhamptom

1st Floor Harian House

Fold Street


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