Doves, Bond, and GERMENcrew Go Hard in the Paint
Ah yes, what's on the agenda today in our list of arresting art and arrestable offenses? Some creativity here, criminality there. Maybe it's the chemtrails, maybe we were all brainwashed with the need to be famous from a young age, maybe it's talent forcing its way through damage and injustice. Regardless of why, it's there, and we hope to bring you the best and most exciting of what street art and graff that there is to show, week to week. Peruse and admire or seethe, it's a free world. Sort of.
Doves is one of those guys who's been flipping that classic New York wlidstyle for years, in a way so fye that it never gets old. Most recently, we have this burner on a walls of concrete cubes, adding another cool element to his work. It's only one piece of many in what's being called the Bushwick Yard, and FreshPaintNYC fell threw to catch the action like you might expect.
Why paint a building when you can paint an entire city? The Mexican government asked GERMENcrew to come through and splash color over an entire mountainside section of the Palmitas district of Pachuca. It covers 20,000 square meters, includes over 200 buildings, affects 1,800 people, and took five months to complete. They even claim that violence among youth there has been totally eradicated, although I can't find a reliable source for that. Before the vibrant colors were added, they primed the entire area with white paint, which is a sight in itself. They even filmed a video during this period with a white-painted shaman type dancing while waving colorful smoke all around himself.
Brendan The Blob Monroe
Wavey. Can't say we've seen many box trucks like this. Very simple line work, but nice depth and energy. The Blob is coming!
The work of Bond is always eye catching and full of wonder, but looking at it usually gives me a little bit of anxiety. The amount of precise detailed work, with all those straight lines and tiny accents, feels more like punishment than pleasure to me, and it sort of rubs off on the impression I get viewing the end result. But I just can't front on this. All those layers and light work and vibrant colors make it hard to peel my eyes away. Bond, Flames Bond.
Don't Pout because this isn't traditional graf. It's true, his letters are super weird, but his style is a lot of fun. All those bright colors put together in new ways, the vibrating energy, the multitude of techniques all come together for a nothing but good time. The best part of this one is how he lets the concrete shine through in various parts of the fill like it was just another color, which you might not notice if you didn't look closely.
Okay, we've officially featured Amuse more than any other writer in these pages. But just look at this: He's stepped into the fifth dimension. It didn't even take some art gallery to boost his motivation to take things to this new level. I wish this was my room.
Trains Trains Trains
The graffiti interwebs have a great cross-section of train painting videos that features a little bit of something for everybody. You've got goons in Buenos Aires basically abducting workbums until they finish their mission; first-person shooter panels and whole cars from Dublin, complete with chase scene action; crispy fat cap line work in a Berlin U-Bahn layup; and some creatively edited footage of mad burners rocked in Vienna yards.
ANIMAL New York
Looks like the wild run of the Animal New York blog is finally coming to a close. We wish you all the best in your next projects. Always enjoyed browsing the site. Good luck homies.