The Legend of Cool “Disco” Dan

DC History right here. Narrated by Henry Rollins, and premiering February 23rd at the AFI Silver Theater located in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Discover the “other” Washington of the 1980s through the story of legendary graffiti artist Cool “Disco” Dan, a mysterious, ubiquitous presence during the height of go-go music, record crime rates and city-wide dysfunction. Few people knew every block of the city like Dan, and as intrigue about his identity grew, his illegal scrawl became a unifying force for a city on the verge of chaos. Narrated by DC native Henry Rollins and featuring interviews with “Mayor for Life” Marion Barry, civil rights activist Rev. Walter Fauntroy, punk rock historian and activist Mark Andersen and musicians Chuck Brown and Ian MacKaye, this documentary from filmmakers Joseph Pattisall and Roger Gastman (producer, EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP) tells a fascinating chapter of DC history.

DIR Joseph Pattisall; PROD Roger Gastman. US, 2012, color and b&w, 90 min. NOT RATED

Tickets here

A Walk Through The Underbelly Project

For Sure 2013


A window down subway car was spotted at W. 4th street.

via, gothamist

From Here To Canarsie

Blade and Maze paint that famous wall in Orchard Beach, recognizable in Spraycan Art. (film starts at 3:24)

Openings & Parties: PopRally – Writers and Writers

Last night in the depths of MoMA, GZA, Adam Mansbach, José Parla, and Alan Ket were onstage discussing and exploring connections between graffiti and literature, and the hip-hop world. Afterwards, an invigorated crowd kept the conversation flowing to tunes from DJ J. Period and each took home a copy of Mansbach’s new book Rage Is Back.

Christos Katsiaouni was there for some pictures.

Rage Is Back


If you were to mash-up components from IT with Wild Style, and then gave the resulting work an adventurous narrative you might begin to understand Adam Mansbach’s great new novel Rage Is Back. A breezy, enjoyable read for anyone with a nostalgia for graffiti in a bygone era of NYC, the book has the added bonus of a cover and drop caps designed by KEO.

Pre-order now (onsale date is January 10th)

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Draw On Trains


The ProFreshionalism! New York City Subway Black book

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Weekend Watching: All City (1983)

A videotape by Henry Chalfant

Classic Blackbook Pages

From The Collection of Martin Wong

Jersey Joe on Grand and Union

Part of the Converse Wall to Wall project.

If you haven’t already, check out Joe’s show at Klughaus which is up until January 1st.


This is a really great series highlighting New Yorkers from all walks of life.

Peep Guess above, and see more here

Love and Security

Train painting videos have come a long way, and this one is pretty brilliant.

{note: naked dudes}

Snap Back – Dangerous Drawings About New York

RIME & TOPER have a show opening up at Klughaus tomorrow (12/15).

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RISK – The Skid Row Mural Project

The man gets happier with age.


Crack & Shine – Copenhagen

Film by Will Robson Scott

Os Gêmeos Louis Vuitton Scarves

That’s the real. Available January 1st.


COST REVS “Fuck You” Print – 1993
Edition of 100
23.5 x 36.5 Inches.
Acrylic Relief Print on Archival Paper.
Signed – Cost 2012.

André’s Love Graffiti Project

Pimp moves.

From André:

“Send me the name of your loved one – I’m going to be your public writer and Do a huge love graffiti for them in miami’s design district. Tell me why you love this person and I will choose the one that touches me the most. Email “

These Banksy Walls Should Just Go Into Museum Collections

Remember that scene in Children of Men? It’s called preservation, people. Think if someone had managed to steal an entire subway train back in the 1980s. Can’t see anyone being mad at that right now.

Anyway, dude’s getting the press he wanted…

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