Rest in Peace Jonas Bevacqua | A true streetwear pioneer

May 31 2011 . 08:04pm

Thank you for all the support thoughout the years and for being a stand-up guy and friend. Rest in peace Jonas.

-The Seventh Letter Family

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LA Sign Language | Patrick Martinez

May 31 2011 . 07:59pm

A dialog with the streets of Los Angeles seen through the eyes of visual artist Patrick Martinez and filmmaker/cinematographer Chaim Diesto.

Shot and edited by: Chaim Diesto
Directed by: Patrick Martinez
patrickmartinez.com

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Robert Tagudar aka DREAM | August 3, 1964 to May 28, 2011

May 31 2011 . 06:12pm

Robert Tagudar aka DREAM
August 3, 1964 to May 28, 2011

DREAM was the epitome of everything I stand for; we shared the motto, “On to the next, burn to the last.” He loved all aspects of graffiti, but chose to strip his work down to two colors. He didn’t want anyone to be able to say he hid behind colors or characters. He wanted his pure style to show through—and it did. He was a true king.

On a personal level, DREAM was a good friend. He was always there for me—up until the very end. He came to the graffiti exhibition at the Pasadena Museum of California Art, and he came to my show, Blurring the Lines, at Corey Helford Gallery.

He told me he wasn’t feeling well, and left the opening early. Later that night, he texted me and told me he was proud of me.

Well, brother, I’m proud of you. You always held your head high, never complained, and were humble, loyal and strong.

You did your last piece for Art in the Streets, and it seems like everything we dreamed of as young writers in the 1980s is finally coming true. I wish you were still here to enjoy it with me, but either way, you always be a pillar of West Coast graffiti.

Thank you for being an inspiration and, most importantly, being a friend.
Rest in peace.

-RISK

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AUGOR | Ironlak Los Angeles

May 30 2011 . 09:56pm

Find out more at: Ironlak.com

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Stormie Mills | Willie T and Steven Guzman

May 26 2011 . 06:17pm

 

Since launching his career as a visual artist 25 years ago Stormie Mills has carved a distinctive niche for his work that has seen him showcased internationally to critical acclaim. Stormie’s work is an emotional expression of the beauty found within decay, captured within the layers of his paintings.

Along with success at his solo shows across Australia, Stormie Mills has crossed many geographic boundaries with representation in Barcelona, Berlin, Greece, London, Los Angeles, New York & Miami.

Stormie Mills has established a strong following for his unique statements on life, his imagery highlights the strength needed to continue onward in the face of adversity shining the spotlight on the superhero in all of us.

Music by Marcelo D2 – Kush
Best Of Both Worlds – Naked Truth

Directed by: Willie T
Shot by: Willie T & Steven Guzman

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