Recap | Revok – Made in Detroit MOCA Book Release & Signing

January 07 2014 . 10:57pm


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REVOK  signing copies of his book, Revok: Made in Detroit, documenting works from the past two years in Motor City after his departure from his native Los Angeles. The book’s inspired by exploration of the Detroit and his pieces are representational of Detroit’s landscape, assembling rhythmic pieces from salvaged finds. Limited to 200 copies, each cover unique, sprayed by the artist in store.

Photos by: www.brozaphoto.com

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Building Detroit – Revok, Nekst, Pose

January 04 2014 . 08:17pm

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Revok signing | Made in Detroit | Grand Avenue Jan. 4, 2014 3-5 PM

December 24 2013 . 12:07am

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REVOK: Made in Detroit is a survey of the last two years of REVOK’s newer body of assemblage work inspired by the artists’ newly adopted hometown. These fantastic 3D collages of found materials are well documented alongside terrific images of the places & spaces of Detroit from which they’re made. The cover of each copy of the book will be individually painted by the artist.
For more info, please visit: moca.org/ or call (213) 626-6222

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Rime’s “Dangerous Joseph Shit” Limited Edition Zine + “Moving Into Now”

December 23 2013 . 11:45pm

Limited Edition Prints Drop Today at 3pm, Exclusively at 1xRUN Monday 12/23 at 3pm EST / 12pm PST

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“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.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.
Rime: Snafu.

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1xRun: Where else can people find you?
Jersey Joe: WebsiteFacebook Instagram + Twitter @jerseyjoeism – Seventh Letter

For mor information visit: 1xrun.com

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THE SEVENTH LETTER: RIKERS ISLAND 2013 #TSLTOUR2013

August 27 2013 . 10:07pm

Find out more at: TheSeventhLetter.com

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