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Archive for January, 2010

T.G.I.Friday (art collecting)

Finna try to relax over the weekend- too bad there’s never ending work to be done.

Been spending too much money on art and shit…

Got a couple of these Saber mini-prints. They’re editions of 15 and hand printed using carved linoleum blocks, not silkscreen. They’re also sold out now… snoozers!

Sometimes it becomes difficult to resist buying toys too…  I recently acquired the KidRobot x KRink newspaper box (edition of 500), the Medicom FUTURA 400% Unkle Pointman (Pink), and a Mark Bodé “Lizard Scarecrow” from the Wizard of Oz x Bodé comic book.

All this shit looks dope next to that little Augor canvas from his Upper Playground solo show and that Tastes Like Gold drawing from his recent show in Portland and my Stay High 149 canvas I got from him at an old Scion gallery in Culver City.  Sometimes it’s the smallest things that are the easiest to enjoy!

Even the boxes art tight!

Got a shitload of vinyl stickers back on deck yesterday…
This should last the WHOLE weekend! Ha!

Made a few the old-fashion way too…

ATLANTA gets slapped & capped.  (note that bullet shot under the stickers)

We drink and smoke too much in L.A.

Just started working on something for my nephew.  Young money is only one year old- but this will help him learn to read and embellish letter structures.

STAY TUNED!!!!!!! ENJOY THE WEEKEND!


Small Donation to the Streets

Something small that may add to our urban landscape.


The Law of Conservation of Energy

The Law of Conservation of Energy states that energy cannot be created or destroyed,
but can change its form.

The total quantity of matter and energy available in the universe is a fixed amount and
never any more or less.


I kinda feel like nothing is really that eyebrow raising to me right now.
Seems like so many things beloved to me are REGRESSING to unimpressive or a “standard” state.
Which if anyone knows me- I feel that medicrity is worse than failure.  CHUUUUURCH.

I guess that’s why we started The $tatus Faction.
I know my homie Nos, Phylo and Asend keep my creative side alive.

It gets exhausting seeing the same stuff over and over and over and over again.
Then to see all the unflattering forms of imitation that dilute what was once original…  it becomes bleak.
Too many heads hiding in the safety net, hiding behind icons and familiarity.
Must everything have a recipe?


The $tatus WHO!?!?!


Steady Mobbing…


Ninja Turtle Pipe Shopping…

Not in the market for a piece, but saw these Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle (crack?) pipes for sale— collect ’em all!

If you DO feel like shopping— check out the products in our ONLINE STORE, you can find something real dope!


Echo Park Sunset

5:20pm, Sun Jan. 24th 2010



Rest In Paradise KOOL DJ ROB ONE

Sticker Wars 2 is coming…


Two Story tag

like GraffHead said today “Before you can run you have to know how to walk. Before you can do a throw up, you have to know how to do a tag.”

Love that site…  also love NDA5150 Atlanta photography found here.


It’s Friday….
chew on this tag- it’s two stories large.



Bike Porn


Nog Gnomes – NOS Graffiti Tagbusters

FAIL!!!!

We here at The $tatus Faction have not gotten to the bottom of this yet, but we are curious what is going trough the mind of these people.

In case you’re not interested the synopsis of this video is a couple “defacing defacement” Not a big deal normally- what’s in the streets is fair game- the streets have their own set of rules.

They oddly alter crew member NOS’s roller tag on an Atlanta freeway. They edit “NOS” into “NOG” then celebrate their disrespect to the artist by proudly cheering glasses of holiday egg nog in front of their altercation.




They describe this video as
“seasonal Dramedy Doc (with satirical and farcical overtones). Well, you be the critic. “NOG Gnomes” was created in the aftermath of a holiday caper involving some questionably legal activity (is it illegal to deface defacement?) done with gnoggin’ good cheer. Three parts self-referential irony and post-modern fluff, 2 parts goof, and 1 part (or more) of philosophy–here’s the mix! “

Judge for yourself- seems like a bad move to mess around with some dudes like The $tatus Faction.


Alphabetical Slaughter

Papoose


Steady Mobbing…

Keep On Keeping On….


Weekend WARrior

Big Weekend.  Heavy Drinking.  Heavy Lifting.

Saturday started off wack…  “allegedly” snaked a pig downtown and got pulled over right in the valet of the downtown Standard Hotel.  Young noob fiver being trained to be an asswipe- starting with how to fuck with me bout shit….

Made sure to note that if was a “police officer” who got cut-off like that’s more important tham cutting off any regular ass person.  Whatever- i’ll piss my day away fighting it in court.

Figured I’d get some food and drink at the spot.  The Standard is what it is…  a post-modern mess or awesomeness and total lameness.  Figure it out.

This is the tallest building on the West Coast.  It’s the US Bank skyscraper…  probably 80+ stories tall.

Pretty sick that The Standard projects movies onto the adjacent skyscraper from the rooftop.

PEACE!


So what…

Nice little sketch…

Somethings I been working on, plus the wall in my the recording studio… and there is a new cat that moved in and makes its rounds somehow thru everyones place in the building…


Steady Mobbing…


Bicycle Graveyard


Bike Seat Fail

sooo…..  we love Brooks Saddles over here, but woman beware when you use this seat and daisy dukes.  Yer shit starts looking like Lady Gaga’s mooseknuckle.  YA HEARD!?!?!?!


The spider crawls back in its hole…


T$F NEW Typography

Working on some new letterforms based off our Iron Cross design…  Nothing concrete yet, there’s a few great letters in here and a few that need some real attention.

Don’t get it twistted- T$F gets down with typography!!


Shuriken shopping

SHURIKEN (pronounced “Sure-ee-ken“) a.k.a. “Throwing Stars.”

Shuriken are a traditional Japanese concealed weapon that was generally for throwing, and sometimes stabbing or slashing.

Mainly a supplemental weapon to the more commonly used katana (sword) or yari (spear) in a warrior’s arsenal, though they often played a pivotal tactical role in battle.

Modern shuriken, unlike historical ones, are most often made of stainless steel and are commercially available in many knife shops in Europe and North America or online. They are illegal to possess or carry in many states (e.g., California, Indiana) and countries (e.g., Germany), or subject to local legislation. Owners may be required to possess a certificate for the possession of knives.

We got a few of these to toss around the yard and take out each others’ eyeballs.


Spotlight: Gulf Coast Eating

So when you’re in south Florida the eating is good.

Treat yourself to an exorbitant amount of grouper.  This is a fish you can’t get in Cali.  It’s bomb.  Oyster Shooters, Lobster Tail, Lobster Bisque, Clam Strips, Crab Rolls, Shrimp Cocktail, Tropical Cocktails…  get stupid…  go dumb!


That Shit’s Fresh

We love that classic T$F type design.

We just got a jumbo screen of the design burned.

Printing Newsprints….

Go Time.