You see rats here everyday. Looking out of the office window in Dumbo I saw the biggest one I've ever seen, it was as big as a rabbit and ran across the building site across the street. This however is just ridiculous...
Free food is good food
The Soup Man, up on 57 st somewhere, is more like the Soup Fairy than the Soup Nazi, as it was known on Seinfeld. They're always really nice and last time we ended up getting dinner on the house. It may not look that great in the picture but trust me, it's damn good soup!On the way home we passed this eh, piece of art on Bedford Ave. Good thing they chained it down or someone might run off with it!
Matteo at the Italian label Pasta just sent me this pic. I recently designed five or so graphics for them. Should be in the stores sometime this summer. Ask someone from Sweden what the text says.
Stencil Graffiti Capital: The Exhibition
So last night was the photo exhibition and launch party for our book Stencil Graffiti Capital: Melbourne at the Until Never Gallery in Melbourne, Australia. Over 1000 people passed through the doors and a whole stack of books and prints were sold. I so wish I could have been there to meet everyone again. Damn.Photos by Peter Casamento
Timbuktu at Scenic
Went to see Timbuktu at Scenic last thursday. Was good but unfortunately the crowd sucked, so it wasn't as fun as it should have been. There are so many homesick people from Sweden in NYC. Everytime a Swedish band plays they all go there, even if they don't like the music. Of the people in the audience that night maybe five would have come if it had been back home. Too bad the usual Scenic crowd wasn't there.
Film Title of the Century
And the award goes to...
That's not a frisbee
On my way home a few nights ago I caught what I thought was a frisbee that someone threw at me. Didn't notice the bleeding at first and threw it back. Still don't know what it was but it was sharp! Goodbye fingertips. To make me happy again Anna cut off some heads for me.
We went to Chinatown to check out their new year celebrations. Dragons and confetti galore. These kids were really cool though and probably the most photographed dragon this year.Because of the boring laws here in NY, fireworks are illegal. So instead of the amazing fireworks show you'd expect from the Chinese, they had a firecracker show. It was about as exciting as it looks. Poff.This is what we in Sweden call krimskrams.
Cut your hair and quit your job
I got bored and to get something to do I decided to chop off my hair. I always use razor blades when I cut it and this time I only cut my finger three times. I'm so proud.Anna snapped another pic, nice and green.
Show and tell
Josh McPhee, author of Stencil Pirates, held the exhibition Paper Politics in Dumbo, about a block away from where I work. I've had paintings in several shows that he's organized, so it was great to finally meet.And here's something I did for another show. This time organized by Jimmy Au, in Hong Kong. Jimmy is one of the guys behind the Sneaker Freaks shows and was also the guy who guided me around Asia on the K-spray tour. He's given trains to about a million artists to paint or do whatever they like with them. This is my wreck. End of the line bitch.
Anna and the darkness
Anna arrived and everything went black.Like magic.