The Graffiti world lost a legend yesterday, here is more info courtesy of UNKUT.COM
"One of graff’s greatest characters has passed on. Having set records for bombing outsides in his prime, he underwent a blood transfer after suffering kidney failure in 1996 as a result of a life of inhaling paint fumes, having started his world famous career in 1972. It was this same condition that finally claimed his life on June 17, 2009. Rest In Peace IZ.
'A lotta trains, a lotta fun…a lot of art'."
Peep the photo and video tributes over @ UNKUT.COM
The wait is over... our homies KWIZ MASSTURRZ (HSDG) have finally released their debut album: "Talkies Ruined My Life in the Pictures" the album is dope as hell so pick it up today at the shop for the extremely reasonable price of $10... peep a sample here!
We were proud to be involved with this year's 3rd annual SNEAKER WARS this past Saturday, alongside Top of the World, Norml, and of course our homies Kapacity Entertainment. Thanks to everyone involved, including the collectors that brought out heat, the wide assortment of artists that participated and of course Vans for all their help. I can't forget to send a stoopid fat shout to the DJ's for the night, my man DJ Illo and of course the legend himself "Kool Bob Love' Bobbito Garcia, for blessing the jam proper. I will try to post some pics from the night soon.
For now, if you missed the night go down to Top of the World to peep the custom Vans... there are many still available for silent auction until the end of June!
SNEAKER WARS 2009 w/ BOBBITO GARCIA This will be an event not to be missed! Host: Kapacity Entertainment Type: Music/Arts - Exhibit Network: Global Start Time: Saturday, June 13, 2009 at 9:00pm End Time: Sunday, June 14, 2009 at 2:30am Location: Clarendon Street: 15 George St City/Town: Ottawa, ON
View Map Google MapQuest Microsoft Yahoo Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Description Top of the World, Norml, Layup and Kapacity Ent. present:
3rd annual: Sneaker Wars
in collaboration with Vans and Insight
Date: June 13th, 2009
Location: Clarendon (old Helsinki) - 15 George St
Time: From 9pm to 2:30am
Cover: $7 from 9pm
$10 after 12am
Featuring music by:
BOBBITO GARCIA aka KOOL BOB LOVE (New York City) - 2hr DJ Set Video Biography - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMx6RIgKzmo http://www.myspace.com/bobbitogarcia http://www.youtube.com/user/bobbitiogarcia http://www.bouncemag.com
& guests DJ Illo, Drastik Vektrx & Die.Nasty.
1. Sneaker Battle
**Calling all Sneaker Heads! You think you got what it takes to be Ottawa’s sneaker champion? Simply send us pics of your shoe collection, with a small description to:
** Featuring men’s and women’s categories!
**All the finalists will be contacted and invited to showcase their 3 best shoes from their collection at Ritual Nightclub where this year’s champ will be announced!
**Finalists will also be responsible to build a display for their shoes and will be judged on their presentation.
** All entries must be received by Sunday, June 7th 2009
2. VANS Customs Battle!
** New this year, 20 local artists were handed a fresh pair of all white Vans shoes to customize anyway they choose.
** The shoes will be displayed at Ritual where you, the public, will help us pick the winner… Plus, place a bid during our silent auction and a pair of “Customs” could be yours!
** Artists include:
Brian Watson Jay Relly Jenna Armstrong Dario Pertuzzi Julian Garner Jennilee Murray Jimmy Gobeil Drew Mosely Patrick Avive Daser Robbie Lariviere Gunk Redfive Josh Chambers AZdead Mopes Vivs Guen Douglas Mr. Jollymore Kiersten Eagan