September 29, 2011

Ad Color was on September 16. Congrats to everyone that won awards and on another sucessfull year. I was really wrapped up installing the Bodega artwork so I could not attend but still honored to be part of the fam. I will be there for sure next year. 

Check out the write up on



September 28, 2011

This was an awesome campaign we worked on with Narrative Marketing.

Here are some looks:


art is not a crime

September 27, 2011

“art is not a crime” — I used to hate this saying when I was younger. Matter of fact, I thought it was corny. Recently they took this old house and turned it into a beautiful piece of artwork.  However, the city then tried to give the owner a $5,000 a day fine till the mural was taken down.  I think that everything worked out in their favor, but it still raises eyebrows on where the country stands on public art.

Risk and Retna Secretly Paint a Santa Monica House for Heal the Bay

Lafayette x Artek

September 27, 2011

I am really happy to announce the launch of the collab we did with Lafayette. I really like the brand and the clothes are super ill. They are one of my favorite brands and it was great working with them. This is not the last so watch out for more to come.
Here are a few pics.


Tokyo Rising

September 27, 2011

I saw this a while ago. It was a good film showing Pharrell and how the earthquake on 3.11 effected the people of Japan.

Peace to all my friends from Japan…

Watch the full documentary here: Tokyo Rising


September 27, 2011

West show is this week in LA. He was one of my favorite writers with the whole FC crew. Its is great to see how his style evolved. His paintings are truly dope. Wish I was there this week to check it out.


Fab or Freud…

September 27, 2011

I saw an article a few weeks back that Fab Five Freddy stole a piece from Oh of the Wallnuts Crew. Then last week, Revok posted evidence that he ripped off Severs piece.
Influence and biting are thin lines. When i was first introduced to graff, I studied other writers but always tried to remix their style to make it my own.  Below is the piece that Freddy took from Jee. It was clearly Jee’s piece getting sold as Fabs art. Somebody approached him about it and he says that it’s like when rappers sample music.  Jee’s responded (from what I know), “rappers still need sample clearance and have to pay royalties”.

Thanks to Jee for sharing this.  I once looked up to Fab Five Freddy for his influence in the game of art, hip hop, and NYC in general. But knowing the game and culture, he should work harder at developing his own style of art and not using someone else’s. And if he was, he should have collab’d with the artist and I’m sure it would have worked out.