Tag Archives: graffiti

[PICS] Deep Ellum Mural in Progress

28 Jul
Vodpod videos no longer available.View on Flickr.

Many lament the loss of the great Dallas landmark that was the Good Latimer Tunnel. Some exceptional art that was truly representative of the region met its demise to make way for progress, this time in the form of the DART Rail. These shots of the mural-to-be are from Saturday July 25, 2009. Look forward to this weekend, when it looks like the finished product will be ready for the public.

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Tony Bones Interview

8 Aug

Dallas and New York  based artist Tony Bones has made about as many enemies as he had fans with his years of prominent graffiti. Many have entered the debate as to whether his work actually qualifies as art. Tony’s luck has caught up with him in his home town, though and now he is forced to face the ugly consequences of his illegal activities. Fortunately for the artist, enough of an audience exists that a transition to galleries has become his main focus. The N. Period had the chance to sit down with Tony Bones recently at The Public Trust in Deep Ellum, where he has an upcoming solo show.

N.: What was yr first experience with graphic art/design?

Tony Bones:  I got started really I guess doing doodles.  On school papers, on my school tests, like in the margins and stuff.  Then it moved on to my desk, and then I started writing in the bathrooms at school — it just went everywhere from there. All city, all over the place. It was an evolution, then it consumed me, the whole graffiti thing.

N.: I know that you are from East Dallas, which is one of the most culturally diverse parts of the city.  When you were growing up, did you know how great of a neighborhood that you were in?

TB: I didn’t really have anything to put it against, but I definitely had an appreciation for it.  East Dallas has more of a neighborhood feel, kinda like an old flavor, more of a sense of community, I’ve always had a lot of love for the East side.

N.: Who were your influences once you got into graffiti?

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Tony Bones Solo Show at The Public Trust

31 Jul

Dallas and New York City-based artist Tony Bones will have a solo show beginning August 9, 2008 at Dallas’ The Public Trust gallery.  Artists’ reception will begin that evening at 7 PM and the show will be running until September 6.  Full details after the jump.  Stay tuned to The N. Period for more juicy Tony Bones coverage in the coming days.

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Estevan Oriol

12 Jul

Great photographer. More at EstevanOriol.com. [via Hamburger Eyes.]

Amazing Graf Animation

7 Jul

Some truly spectacular work was put in by artist Blu as he has created this beautiful sequence using graffiti and stop action animation. The mind fairly boggles. Thanks for this to my buddy Jonathan and his friend’s blog.

More info at blublu.org

Texas MADE Showcases Lone Star Artists in Virginia Show

13 Mar

Texas MADE 1

CUTTHROAT, DARK, DUAL

Texas MADE 2

Justin French, DMISE, PixieLife

Texas MADE 3

stncl.07, ENKS, Scotch!

Dave Lowell

Dave Lowell

The Alexandria, Virginia art gallery Art Whino is set to launch a show called Texas MADE: Spotlight on 10 Emerging Texas Artists on March 21, 2008.  Much of the art is graffiti-based or -inspired and really showcases some of the more talented stuff that’s coming from the Lone Star State.  I encourage anyone in the area to swing through to see how us Texans are capable of more than is stereotypicallyrepresented.  Showcased artists include CUTTHROAT, DARK, DUAL, Justin French, DMISE, PixieLife, stncl.07, ENKS, Scotch! and Dave Lowell.  Show runs until April 4, 2008.

More details here.

AZ – The Hardest (Feat. Styles P & Large Professor)

7 Feb

Also available hi-res here.

This amazing video is the coolest use I’ve seen yet of the trend of light graffiti that has been in vogue over the past year or so.  The creators of this great video have published an amazing instructable of how they did it here, which they parlayed into a $15,000 laser engraver in a contest from the folks over at Instructables.

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