OYE, Read!

Read *Open*Your*Eyes (photo by Luna Park)

I can’t think of a better way to start my week than coming across a brand new roller by one of my favorite artists! Open your eyes and read motherfucking books all day!

Read (photo by Luna Park)
Read (photo by Luna Park)
Read (photo by Luna Park)

Cost Was There

COST: YOU CAN’T TURN REBELLION INTO MONEY (photo by Luna Park)

Last week, Cost completed his mural on the exterior of a garage at Bushwick’s Five Points.

Cost garage (photo by Luna Park)
COST: ENTER THE VOID (photo by Luna Park)
COST / SET rollers (photo by Luna Park)
COST WAS HERE 6.19.12 (photo by Luna Park)

Sweet Action

Sweet Toof Rooftop (photo by Becki Fuller)
Sweet Toof Rooftop (photo by Becki Fuller)

Last month, British artist Sweet Toof’s first solo show in NYC opened at Bushwick’s Factory Fresh. But after a month long trip stateside, the gallery is not the only place in Brooklyn where he has left his mark…

Sweet Toof Rooftop (photo by Becki Fuller)
Sweet Toof Rooftop (photo by Becki Fuller)
Sweet Toof Rooftop (photo by Becki Fuller)
Sweet Toof Rooftop (photo by Becki Fuller)
Sweet Toof Rooftop (photo by Becki Fuller)
Sweet Toof Rooftop (photo by Becki Fuller)
Sweet Toof Rooftop (photo by Becki Fuller)
Sweet Toof Rooftop (photo by Becki Fuller)
Sweet Toof x Deeker (photo by Becki Fuller)
Sweet Toof x Deeker (photo by Becki Fuller)

On a Roll with Rambo, Sabio, Cash4 and Smells

In the graffiti arsenal, the paint roller is a workhorse. It provides even coverage, laying a foundation for a piece or wiping the slate clean. Add an extender pole to your roller and all manner of otherwise hard-to-reach spots become a possibility. I’m an unabashed fan of blockbuster roller letters with drop shadows, the bigger and more visible, the better. And with a little practice, some unique styles can be worked out of a roller. Lately I’ve been noticing a lot of roller action on vacant billboards along the BQE as well as rooftops along the J/M/Z lines.

Rollers (photo by Luna Park)
Rollers (photo by Luna Park)
Rollers (photo by Luna Park)
Rollers (photo by Luna Park)
Rollers (photo by Luna Park)
Rollers (photo by Luna Park)
Rollers (photo by Luna Park)
Rollers (photo by Luna Park)
Rollers (photo by Luna Park)
Rollers (photo by Luna Park)

Your Summer READing

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If you follow New York City street art and graffiti, there’s one name you can’t ignore: READ. His annual trips leave a highly legible trail each time he hits New York: stickers, tags, rollers and pieces, he does them all with admirable style.

READ all about it on a wall near you.

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