Posts tagged ‘Graffiti’

March 21, 2011

Team Robbo is an Intentionally Amorphous and Anonymous Graffiti Crew

by Accidental Bear

Thats it! I am filling my back pack with fat sharpies , spray paint, some stencils and anything else that will mark up a good abandoned concrete wall. I will take pics and post on line and then ( drum roll please) , I’ll be mutha’ Fn’ famous in no time!



Team Robbo “The Sell-Out Tour”

robbo 01 curatedmag Team Robbo The Sell Out Tour

Already a legend within the international graffiti community, London’s ‘King Robbo’ will soon lead his entire UK crew (known to the world as ‘Team Robbo’) into Signal Gallery for their first gallery show of the year. Team Robbo is an intentionally amorphous and anonymous graffiti crew, which has now grown into The Team Robbo Network. Its presence stretches across the world, overseas members working in collaboration with their UK counterparts. Team Robbo UK will be represented in this show by core crew members:  ROBBO, CHOCI-ROC, DOZE, FUEL, PRIME and P.I.C. – some of whom have worked together as a crew for around 25 years!

The exhibition is set to open on April 8, 2011 and run through May 7, 2011.

Signal Gallery
32 Paul Street
Hoxton, London, EC2A 4LB


February 28, 2011

Apparel with hip-hop roots isn’t just about bold logos and graffiti

by Accidental Bear

The Scifen Company Spring 2011

selectism - The Scifen Company Spring 2011

Apparel with hip-hop roots isn’t just about bold logos and graffiti based graphics. Barmak Badaei’s second season of the new look Scifen Company exhibits a paired down aesthetic with bold attention to fabric. Badaei’s take on classics, if you will, has a brash edge to it for sure, but isn’t without strong detailing and obvious considerations for the minutiae of manufacture.

We caught Scifen’s French Terry Crew in Vegas. We follow with a few highlights from the Spring collection. Coats above, more after the jump.

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December 13, 2010

Lets go for a Walk: The Mission, Where Gay is not as Obvious

by Accidental Bear
All photos by Mike Enders

Hop, skip or a jump away The Mission is always a colorful, interesting, sketchy and yummy good time. Walking down Valencia I had a thought, ” Im in the Mission, but can’t find the Mission.” Art stores, vintage stores, a bazillion hole in the wall and a handful ( yet multiplying exponentially), Indian Food, Greek Food, Hipster food, vegan food, Korean Take-out, etc etc. I am totally NOT against any of these places, just observing. American Apparel was suppose to go in down the street, but there was massive protest and petition signing by mission ” sruffies” ( that applies to boys and girls), that they were not allowed to open. Such neighborhood pride for most that have lived in Mission about 6 months probably. I live in Mission and LOVE it, at the same time welcome stores in. I would draw the line if a BK of McWhatevers where trying to open on Valencia.

One block over  sits Mission Street itself. You canlt help but to feel the hustle ( and smell it too). 99 cent stores galore, corners smothered with produce pushers and ice cream cart sales men, tranny hookers, supremely unattractive hookers, junkies, hipsters with bad posture carrying paper drawing pads and a frown, store fronts stocked with everything tacky and sexy teen jeans squeezed into half mannequins polluting the street so I have to weave back and worth. I stand out, for lack of hustle.

Mission gays and visiting from Castro gays don’t stand out so much, unless they are well dressed and look to have money. The straight men in the area are either dressed in mexican-western country gear or high water skinny jeans, greasy hair, mixed matched sox, a mustache, bike lock in back pocket, ironic tatoo on neck, (saying , I’ll never work for ‘the man’ “, buddy holly glasses ( with tape means you’re extra cool, ’cause you’re poor) and a Molly Ringwald looking awkward girl wraped on his arm. You must turn up your gay filter in order to see our own kind. Which is kind of refreshing , I leave my filter turned off. The ” GAY” of the Castro can wear a man out. I find myself pulled into a colorful eatery. Im starving. I order myself a Mojado Burrito, it said in parenthesis ,  the big one. Yes, thats what i wanted the big one.

Also, not a virgin wall seems to escape graffiti!

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