Limited Edition Prints Drop Today at 3pm, Exclusively at 1xRUN Monday 12/23 at 3pm EST / 12pm PST
“My approach on paper is often similar to outdoor pieces: loose, aggressive, and executed with little planning in terms of the end result. I avoid using pencil and go into a white page with light but hold marker strokes or curves, progressively working darker as the piece takes shape. Every stroke is influenced by the tone and energy of the one before it. From an abstract composition as a starting point, I tend to go in with layers of repetitive figurative imagery that go with the flow that is already laid out on the page. The freestyled characters should seem in motion, up to shit in some sort of fashion, often side profile. Text helps to set the mood. I know the work is done with there is enough narrative to tell many layered intersecting stories.” – Rime
1xRUN Thru Interview
Moving Into Now & Dangerous Joseph Shit by Rime
1xRun: Tell us a little bit about the execution “Moving Into Now”, when was this piece created and with what materials?
Rime: “Moving Into Now” was created over a few sessions over a week and a half period back in the summer of 2013 with markers and shit. I worked on it while in New York City and Los Angeles. The original is the same size as the prints here, 18”x24” inches. There is no definite game plan with these type of works. I draw when in the mood and build on whatever is already on the page.
1xRun: What is unique about this piece compared to your other work?
Rime: This piece has elements inspired by my move back to New York City earlier this year. After 8 years out west it’s nice to be back home.
1xRun: Let’s talk about “Dangerous Joseph Shit” a 60-page limited edition zine that catalogs some of your recent work, tell us about the theme and what people can expect in this zine.
Rime: “Dangerous Joseph Shit” is a compilation of some recent work from the past two years. The aim with the layout is to show the influence graffiti has on my paper work and vice versa.
1xRun: The idea for “Dangerous Joseph Shit” began as a follow up to your Arrest Sheet portfolios, tell us a bit about why you feel that zines and zine culture are so important to graffiti culture?
Rime: I think zines are a good way to display a portion of work or theme in a non formal way. Growing up in graffiti, collecting magazines and books was always a big deal. With the internet taking over of the documentation of graffiti it seems rare to see graffiti in print and not on a screen.
1xRun: Why were zines so impactful on you both growing up and recently?
Rime: I’m down with shit I can look at and hold in my hands.
1xRun: Why should people buy pick up this print and zine pack?
Rime: It will solve all their problems in life.
1xRun: Describe this print and zine in one gut reaction word.
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Back at it for December, 2012’s Art Basel, Rime and The Seventh Letter teamed up with Klughaus Gallery and Live From The Streets to bring an out of the box experience to Miami. With rented UHaul trucks to be painted, mobile music performances, and a cache of alcohol, weed, and mushrooms on deck, Rime and crew were able to keep the party going through out the week. Long nights of painting, partying, disappearing people and vehicles, and outwitting cock blocking cops made for hard to forget adventure.
See the Live from the Streets episode (featuring Rime, Wen & others) made from sounds collected
from this Art Basel trip here:
See photos of the finished spray painted pieces from this project here:
Live from the Streets on Facebook
Miami Nights 1984
The Anthropologists of Nosy Mangabe
The dynamic duo Chef Sam “Sammy D” Demarco of First Food & Bar and celebrity designer Antonio Ballatore of HGTV’s Antonio treatment, bring Manhattan’s Lower East Side vibe to their new urban eatery on the Las Vegas strip. A culinary and artistic collaboration that features unbeatable burgers, signature shots, and exciting art installations by the country’s top street, graffiti, and photographic artists. This new venture is sure to be a bustling hub of street culture, New York-style nightlife, and imaginative cuisine.
Rattlecan is bringing some of the highest quality street artists in the world under one roof on the Las Vegas Strip. The array of awe-inspiring work by renowned artists RIME, AIKO, HOW and NOSM, KRINK, KING RUCK, DEFER, Buck Wild, Martha Cooper, Kenneth Cappello, Curtis Kulig (LOVE ME), and Richard Duardo of Modern Multiples create the boldly unique interior of the restaurant.
Find out more at: jerseyjoeart.com
In Detroit the streets be wild and only the most thug motherfuckers come out on top, falling on both sides of the law. Veteran detective Rimessy Foley diffuses terrorists attacks, lays the hammer down on sucker mc’s, and comes up on dealers and crackheads. But at the end of the day he always finds time to artfully violate his paper work and rewrite the Arrest Sheet.
“Sit around long enough and you’re bound to come up with something interesting. Whether it’s an all night drawing session, or a series of half-joking ideas blurted out in brainstorming meetings at the 1xRUN headquarters to come up with something new for a promo video.The only agreed upon point was that if we’re going to put out a video, we might as well have fun making it. Our main goal was to create something obscenely retarded, but cool. Whether it’s on found arrest sheets or in a three minute online video, a bullshit story thrown out there should come across as amusing, somewhat offensive, and (hopefully) viewable.” – Rime
30 Felony Edition Print Sets – 1xrun.com/runs/Arrest_Sheets_Felony_Edition
Five Arrest Sheet Prints Hand-Embellished, Signed & Numbered by RIME
Embellished Coffee Folders
Laminated Print Sleeves
Embossed Deluxe Wrap Sheet Folder
20 Misdemeanor Edition Print Sets – 1xrun.com/runs/Arrest_Sheets_Misdemeanor_Edition
Five Arrest Sheet Prints Signed & Numbered by RIME
Highland Park Arrest Sheet Folder