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ABOVE’s South Central Tour

Street artist ABOVE has finished his South Central tour across the Americas. He’s posted the final video in the four part series complete with the requisite salsalicious soundtrack. Check it out above or watch the whole series from start to finish after the jump. Read more about this well travelled man of mystery, paint and wit here SouthCentral Tour (PART 1 OF 4) from ABOVE on Vimeo. SouthCentral Tour (Part 2 of 4) from ABOVE on Vimeo. SouthCentral Tour (Part 3 of 4) from ABOVE on Vimeo. SouthCentral: Part 4 (The Final Chapter!) from ABOVE on...

posted on: Nov 26, 2008 | author: thedirtymexican

Tag A Dummer

Tag a Dummer is an activist project that seeks to raise awareness of the negative environmental impact of the Hummer. Participants are urged to leave a message for owners by defacing the car’s branding and changing it from Hummer to Dummer. A special template in the exact dimension of the Hummer logo has been made available on the Tag a Dummer site to enable this. Simply download it, print out some stickers, identify your target, modifiy their logo and voila – instant activism. The site has a photo gallery of tagged dummers and a counter keeping track of successfully carried out Hummer hits as well as a variety of stats on the impact of the cars, alternative uses...

Tag A Dummer
posted on: Oct 13, 2008 | author: thedirtymexican

The Urban Cookbook – Recipes for the Graffiti Generation...

Came accross this in my favourite Sydney bookstore, Ariel, the other day. A pretty novel concept – combining two of our favourite things in the world: Art and Eating. The author put this book together over a great excuse for a trip around Paris, Berlin, and Amsterdam to London and New York. His road-trip rules were to use public transport, eat street food, and stay in cheap, locally run hotels. All of which allowing him to focus on visiting underground-art-type places, people and events that are seldom covered in traditional culinary or travel titles. There’s fifty recipes including such tantalising urban dishes as:┬áJerk chicken with hot pepper gravy, Ras-el-hanout lamb, Trinchada, Potjiekos and Rajad’s perfect steak. I’m hungry...

The Urban Cookbook – Recipes for the Graffiti Generation
posted on: Oct 7, 2008 | author: Edna

Light painted, piano playing dude is awesome and cute...

A few friends of mine attempted some of this light painting photography just last weekend. Our result was nowhere near as cute and awesome. Still, it was a lot of fun mucking around with LED lights and slow exposures. This one was done by Ryan Cashman from San Diego. In his words: Animated light paintings of a little piano player performing. Filmed at night with the lovely I-5 and San Diego skyline in the background. I would like to thank everyone for the fantastic feedback I have received lately. To answer a few questions, I wrote the music and recorded it first. The frames were photographed with a Canon Rebel using 20-30 second exposure time. I used a...

posted on: Sep 29, 2008 | author: Edna

Mad Sharpie Skills

You’ve got to give this guy props. Charlie Kratzer, a 53 year old lawyer from Lexington, Kentucky, decided to decorate his previously bland basement and it’s classic cream walls by adorning them with a mural that reflected his tastes in literature and culture. The entire thing was drawn by hand using $10 worth of Sharpies, the ubiquitous magic marker and weapon of choice for bus shelter vandals worldwide. Check for some Picasso and portraits of Winston Churchill, Sherlock Holmes and Shakespeare lounging alongside Rocky & Bullwinkle, The Marx Brothers and a rubbish can made into R2D2. The man’s got skills and you’ve got to give him kudos for following his passion and running wild with it, but you’ve...

posted on: Sep 26, 2008 | author: thedirtymexican

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