Since the hip-hop monster first came into being in the 1980′s there’s been some changes to the tenants living in its house. Rap, graffiti, and breakdancing have always been kings in the kingdom – now pay heed to skateboarding as well. Skateboarding has been synonymous with spraypaint graffiti since its own birth and culmination into a street-worthy activity from all the way back in the 70′s through the 90′s where the many different forms of skateboarding were all at their height. Remember when Tony Hawk first pulled off the 900? That shit was awesome. Now let’s take a look at a project by graffiti artist D-Face that ties skateboarding and graffiti together for a new modern age.
There’s this fellow named Roger Gastman out there, one of those guys whose work you’ve almost certainly seen even if you don’t know his name, and what we’ve got here today is a set of three prints arranged by him for your consumption. These prints are part of a greater project by the name of “Tools of Criminal Mischief,” a limited edition book to which these prints “The Cans” are a companion. Before you start having a heart attack over how lovely these combinations of ink and paper are, let’s talk for a moment about who this legendary everyman is, and why he loves to hang on to rust-collecting cans of poison so much.
Since we’ve never done a roundup post or a top 10 post or anything like that on World Famous Design Junkies before, this is going to act as sort of a long-range list. This right here is the first ever 2 year top ten posts OF ALL TIME World Famous Design Junkies post. What you’re about to view is the strangeness of these internets. Some of this list makes perfect sense, some of it you might never have guessed. Behold! Continue reading
Look at this amazing work of art. There are 6 of these, all of them looking very similar, but all of them being hand-painted. Individually. Oh my goodness they are amazing. And you can and SHOULD bid on them, because the artist who made them is giving 100% of the profit to the WWF. That’s the World Wildlife Foundation, the one that saves the pandas. And all of the other animals ever, because they totally rock hard. For real. Continue reading
Behold, an aqueous set of photographs taken and produced by a really radically talented picture taker by the name of Mark Mawson. They’re so aqueous in fact, that they’re nearly all fully submerged. There’s several groups, some of them with a single photo, some of them with several. Discover the beautiful quality inherent in each captured bit of light floating in space, and the color, oh my goodness the color. What a masterful selection of elements. Continue reading
Thanks to well-written fellow collector of lovely ideas Yorath Roth from Letters from Berlin, I’ve re-discovered my favorite sticker from my travels overseas! I live in Minneapolis now, and my trip was to England (Alnwick, London), Scotland (Edinburgh), France (Paris), and Italy (Rome). More than likely I found this in either Rome or Paris. I believe it was Paris. There was a bit more graffiti there than in Rome if I’m not mistaken.
In celebration of this discovery, this post is a small compilation of photos of the stickers I put up in Paris myself! Yay! Continue reading
Silly graffiti. It’s the best graffiti there is. If you’re after a career in graffiti art, you’re either 10 years too late to start, or 6 years too early. If you want to make your mark on the world with a marker or a spraypaint can, you’ll want to get silly. Really, really silly, and especially jokish. Make jokes. The smaller you make the tag, the better, just so long as one other person sees it. Or just take a photo of it. Then someone like one of these people will post it. Then millions upon millions of people will see your joke, and you’ve just totally changed the course of history. The entire course of history! Continue reading
Photographer James Cooper brings you under the sea in a collection of ways you might never have thought of or up. Take for example the set of green horses just floating about. Or perhaps you’d be more into some green string tied to some rocks? I bet you’re here for the spraypaint can. All of these things are much more magnificent underwater, and since I know that’s what you want to see, Cooper has you covered. Continue reading