New 3D WSTeelo Snap Back Caps are now in stock and available for purchase on the WST Online store. There are 7 color combos from which to choose with some colorways being more limited than others.
I was very honored to have been able to have opportunity to help out a couple of good friends and crew mates execute their idea for a Tony Gwynn Mural Tribute. Tony Gwynn is a baseball legend and San Diego icon who was respected as much off as he was on the field for his craftsmanship, character, and loyalty to the City of San Diego. This project was spearheaded by Zone, who came up with the idea and Mr. Padre sketch, and Sake, who created the amazing Tony Gwynn portrait in addition to a lot of organizational, logistics, and media promotional work. I played a supporting role in helping to obtain some support for supplies from Ironak, WST, and Writerz Blok in addition to numerous digital mock ups, and numerous late nights of grunt work painting. Credit goes to Unique ASK XMEN for helping out with painting and to DazeRoc for also assisting with painting and video documentation of the project.
The entire process was an awesome experience of which to be a part. The scale of this mural made the project somewhat challenging but I’m very proud of how the team came together to make this vision a reality for the City of San Diego. Thank you to Rocco at Undisputed Gym for allowing us to use his building as canvas. And last but not least, we appreciate all of the support, financial and otherwise, and the tremendous feedback we’ve received in the process of creating this tribute!
New Large Format High Quality Art Prints now available!
The first is the “Wildstyle Burner 6” by Izze of Wild Style Technicians. This is the 6th installation of our Burner Series which we began producing in 1997. This print is available in a 12″ x 18″ Photo Print or 20″ x 30″ Large Format Print.
The second is the “Serval Style” print featuring dope illustration work by Steven Serval and great color work by Pres One! This one is for the Hip Hop Heads who like that unexplainable B-Boy flavor. Available in a highly impressive 20″ x 30 Large Format Print.
New 12″ x 18″ Prints and 20″ X 30″ Posters now available for purchase in the WST Online Store.
This piece was created as a collaborative effort between Daniel “Awrek” Toledo and IzzeWST.
Available in two sizes:
12″ x 18″ Photo Print with Glossy Finish
20″ x 30″ Digital Poster Print with Luster Finish.
Unique, Sake, and myself planned a little paint date a couple of weeks back which we scheduled for the Monday, March 10th. Since we wanted to keep iy simple, quick and inexpensive we decided to roll with solid black fills. None of us came prepared with outlines so we all free style’d our pieces which actually worked out fairly well. This was all of our first time outlining with Sugar Artist Acrylic and it worked just about as well as any paint I’ve ever used. I personally think Ironlak knocked it out of the park with this new brand.
Great time as always painting with good friends. I’m personally pretty satisfied with the results as well my personal progress in my ability to pull off relatively decent work without a sketch or blueprint. In the past this was a recipe for disaster for me… proving we are all students of the game until the very end.
In honor of this new production we are offering 20% off through Sunday, March 16th on your entire purchase at www.wildstyletechnicians.com with coupon code: FRESHPAINT14
Ebik reached out a couple of weeks back to let me know he was coming down with a friend to San Diego to paint and asked if I wanted to join. I was glad to be able to accept the offer as I felt I needed to paint something anyway to kick things off for 2014. So as usual, I didn’t really plan anything in the way of colors and I didn’t have a completed sketch but I figured those minor details could be ironed out on the spot. I arrived at the Writerz Blok around mid afternoon and we met by Ebik shortly thereafter. We picked a prime location on the first wall and went to work buffing our spots. Ebik knocked his outline off the dome quickly and picked a color scheme that I agreed to try and match to a certain extent. Having to return back to LA the same day, Ebik completed his piece. I on the other hand took my sweet time trying to maximize my scraps to put together a decent fill and had to come back 5 days later to complete my piece as the Blok was closed for 4 days. Overall, I was pleased with the outcome and was happly to get in a couple of much needed painting sessions. Thanks to Ebik for dragging me out! Check out his work and follow him at @ureye on Instagram.
I took a little road trip this past weekend to paint with Ebik and Strae at the Venice Beach Art Walls. I have been wanting to paint there for some time so I was happy to receive the invite. We arrived at the wall around 1PM and thankfully there was still space so we went straight to work. About 4 relaxing hours later we were putting on the finishing touches and trying to get good flicks with our phones. Definitely a very different experience painting on the beach with a fresh ocean breeze but its something I could definitely get used to. Great day painting with good people. I’ll be back soon.
I am honored to be teaching a new Graffiti course at the Art Academy of San Diego beginning on January 11th. The beginning course runs for 7 weeks with an option to attend a second 7 week intermediate course. My initial plans are to have a heavy emphasis on lettering development, sketch and black book work followed by a few weeks of spray paint work and exercises with hands-on instruction. Some of the areas I plan on covering include: History, Terminology, Styles, Basic Styles, Bar Letters, Black Book Work, Hand Styles, Color Theory and the proper Use of Tools which all ultimately lead to the students being able to create their own styles and pieces.
I have taught and helped many aspiring artists in my 28 years as a Graffiti Writer. While many are able to grasp and execute the basic and relatively mechanical lettering concepts I instruct, only a handful have utilized the system as it should be used: as a stepping stool to creating more advanced and organic letter styles. People often say “you have to know the rules before you can break them”. Metaphorically speaking, I teach “the rules” in the hopes that one day you know them well enough that you can break them and have it go unnoticed.
4 New Items on special for Cyber Tuesday! Serval Style Pullover Hoodie, Izze 6 Snap Back Caps, Arest 150 Writerz Blok Tees, and the Handstiddy Ladies Tee. All on sale for one day only! These are guaranteed to be est prices you will ever see from us on these items… don’t sleep!