Faust

faust handstyle <em>ALL BIG LETTERS</em>    Curated by RJ Rushmore    Continues Through March 3 at the Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery in Haverford, PA

On view at the Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery in Havorford Pa. is ALL BIG LETTERS, curated by Vandalog editor RJ Rushmore. In his “attempt to demystify graffiti,” RJ focuses on the tools and strategies of writers – rather merely on their styles. And he succeeds brilliantly. What follows are several images from the exhibit, largely illustrative of the various tools and strategies employed by writers in their quest to attain recognition. Pictured above is a huge wall painted by Faust who initially made his mark on our streets with hundreds of stickers featuring his exquisite handwriting.

Curve, an installation featuring his writing on a range of found materials

Curve graffiti <em>ALL BIG LETTERS</em>    Curated by RJ Rushmore    Continues Through March 3 at the Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery in Haverford, PA

Lee Quinones, Howard the Duck

Lee quinones graffiti canvas <em>ALL BIG LETTERS</em>    Curated by RJ Rushmore    Continues Through March 3 at the Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery in Haverford, PA

Martha Cooper, photography; below — a range of tools of the trade — both homemade and commercial 

martha cooper implements <em>ALL BIG LETTERS</em>    Curated by RJ Rushmore    Continues Through March 3 at the Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery in Haverford, PA

EKG, The Tools of Graffiti 

EKG tools of graffiti <em>ALL BIG LETTERS</em>    Curated by RJ Rushmore    Continues Through March 3 at the Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery in Haverford, PA

A sampling of stickers from DB Burkeman’s stuckupofficial collection

stickers <em>ALL BIG LETTERS</em>    Curated by RJ Rushmore    Continues Through March 3 at the Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery in Haverford, PA

And accompanying the exhibit is a catalog with an outstanding selection of images, accompanied by insightful essays by both RJ and Carlo McCormick. Located on the campus of Haverford College, 370 Lancaster Avenue, the Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery is about a 30-minute ride from Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station. ALL BIG LETTERS can be seen through March 3.

Photos by Lois Stavsky

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Connecting artists and businesses, the 100 Gates public art project continues to transform dozens of metal store shutters on the Lower East Side and in Chinatown into intriguing outdoor canvases.  What follows are just a few:

Mas Paz, X Cubicle, 25 Essex Street

mas paz street art gate NYC 100 Gates Public Art Project: Mas Paz, Damien Mitchell, Billy the Artist, Ida Noelle, Abigail Kaage, Claw Money & Miss 17, Faust & Shantell Martin, Jessica Deutch and Buff Monster

Damien Mitchell, Michele Olivieri, 118 Orchard Street

damien mitchell street art shutter 100 Gates Public Art Project: Mas Paz, Damien Mitchell, Billy the Artist, Ida Noelle, Abigail Kaage, Claw Money & Miss 17, Faust & Shantell Martin, Jessica Deutch and Buff Monster

Billy the Artist, Michele Olivieri, 88 Delancey Street

Billy the artist Lower East Side street art NYC 100 Gates Public Art Project: Mas Paz, Damien Mitchell, Billy the Artist, Ida Noelle, Abigail Kaage, Claw Money & Miss 17, Faust & Shantell Martin, Jessica Deutch and Buff Monster

Ida Noelle, The Sill @ 84 Hester Street

Ida Noelle 100 gates 100 Gates Public Art Project: Mas Paz, Damien Mitchell, Billy the Artist, Ida Noelle, Abigail Kaage, Claw Money & Miss 17, Faust & Shantell Martin, Jessica Deutch and Buff Monster

Abigail Kaage, Zest, 249 Broome Street

abigail Leora kaage shutter 100 Gates Public Art Project: Mas Paz, Damien Mitchell, Billy the Artist, Ida Noelle, Abigail Kaage, Claw Money & Miss 17, Faust & Shantell Martin, Jessica Deutch and Buff Monster

Claw Money & Miss 17Red Mango, 145 Allen Street

claw money shutter 100 gates 100 Gates Public Art Project: Mas Paz, Damien Mitchell, Billy the Artist, Ida Noelle, Abigail Kaage, Claw Money & Miss 17, Faust & Shantell Martin, Jessica Deutch and Buff Monster

Faust and Shantell Martin, Lowline Lab/EDC Warehouse, 140 Essex Street

faust and ShantellMartin street art nyc 100 Gates Public Art Project: Mas Paz, Damien Mitchell, Billy the Artist, Ida Noelle, Abigail Kaage, Claw Money & Miss 17, Faust & Shantell Martin, Jessica Deutch and Buff Monster

Jessica DeutchLucky Jack’s, 129 Orchard Street

Jessica Deutch shutter street art nyc 100 Gates Public Art Project: Mas Paz, Damien Mitchell, Billy the Artist, Ida Noelle, Abigail Kaage, Claw Money & Miss 17, Faust & Shantell Martin, Jessica Deutch and Buff Monster

Buff MonsterBondy Export Corp, 40 Canal Street

buff monster street art shutter LES NYC 100 Gates Public Art Project: Mas Paz, Damien Mitchell, Billy the Artist, Ida Noelle, Abigail Kaage, Claw Money & Miss 17, Faust & Shantell Martin, Jessica Deutch and Buff Monster

Founded by NYC artist and professional skater Billy Rohan, this public art project is managed by Natalie Raben, Director of Marketing and Communications at the Lower East Side Business Improvement District. If you own a business on the Lower East Side and would like to become involved with 100 Gates, check this out.

Photos: 1, 2, 5-9 Tara Murray; 3, 4 Lois Stavsky

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This is the fourth in a series of occasional posts showcasing sticker art that surfaces on an array of NYC public surfaces:

Screwtape’s homage to Army of One

screw tape sticker art NYC NYC Sticker Art — Part IV: Screwtape, Skullphone, Kosby, Fling, RAE, Faust, RealAbstract, CB23, Zato and Sticker Nerds 3 Call for Stickers

Skullphone goes small

skull phone sticker NYC Sticker Art — Part IV: Screwtape, Skullphone, Kosby, Fling, RAE, Faust, RealAbstract, CB23, Zato and Sticker Nerds 3 Call for Stickers

One of Kosby‘s many musings

Kosby NYC Sticker Art — Part IV: Screwtape, Skullphone, Kosby, Fling, RAE, Faust, RealAbstract, CB23, Zato and Sticker Nerds 3 Call for Stickers

Fling’s curious creature

Fling street art stciker character NYC NYC Sticker Art — Part IV: Screwtape, Skullphone, Kosby, Fling, RAE, Faust, RealAbstract, CB23, Zato and Sticker Nerds 3 Call for Stickers

RAE’s lovable, zany character

RAE street art sticker NYC NYC Sticker Art — Part IV: Screwtape, Skullphone, Kosby, Fling, RAE, Faust, RealAbstract, CB23, Zato and Sticker Nerds 3 Call for Stickers

Faust‘s calligraphic handstyle

faust NYC Sticker Art — Part IV: Screwtape, Skullphone, Kosby, Fling, RAE, Faust, RealAbstract, CB23, Zato and Sticker Nerds 3 Call for Stickers

Milwaukee-based RealAbstract‘s magnetic sticker

real abstract street art sticker NYC NYC Sticker Art — Part IV: Screwtape, Skullphone, Kosby, Fling, RAE, Faust, RealAbstract, CB23, Zato and Sticker Nerds 3 Call for Stickers

CB 23′s now-iconic character in the rain

CB 23 NYC Sticker Art — Part IV: Screwtape, Skullphone, Kosby, Fling, RAE, Faust, RealAbstract, CB23, Zato and Sticker Nerds 3 Call for Stickers

Zato’s much-loved fellow

Zato street art sticker NYC NYC Sticker Art — Part IV: Screwtape, Skullphone, Kosby, Fling, RAE, Faust, RealAbstract, CB23, Zato and Sticker Nerds 3 Call for Stickers

And for those stickerheads who’d like to participate in the upcoming Sticker Nerds 3, organized by the inimitable Skam Sticker, the deadline to get your slaps in is this Friday, March, 14th.  Send them to Sticker Nerds 3, Post Office Box 13492, Portland, Oregon 97213.

sticker nerds 3 NYC Sticker Art — Part IV: Screwtape, Skullphone, Kosby, Fling, RAE, Faust, RealAbstract, CB23, Zato and Sticker Nerds 3 Call for Stickers

Photos of NYC sticker art by Lenny Collado, Dani Reyes Mozeson and Lois Stavsky

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This is the third in an occasional series of artwork on NYC shutters by both local artists and those visiting from abroad:

Phlegm — in from Sheffield, UK — in the East Village

Phlegm street art on NYC shutter NYC Shutters – Part III: Phlegm, Never, Faust, Meres, Most & Flying Fortress, Ozbe, Kenny Scharf, Grad/Smart Crew and Tracy168

Brooklyn-based Never in Astoria, Queens

Never street art in NYC1 NYC Shutters – Part III: Phlegm, Never, Faust, Meres, Most & Flying Fortress, Ozbe, Kenny Scharf, Grad/Smart Crew and Tracy168

NYC-based Faust’s tribute to Sure RIP in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

faust street art and graffiti in NYC NYC Shutters – Part III: Phlegm, Never, Faust, Meres, Most & Flying Fortress, Ozbe, Kenny Scharf, Grad/Smart Crew and Tracy168

Meres at 5Pointz in Long Island City, Queens

Meres street art and graffiti in NYC NYC Shutters – Part III: Phlegm, Never, Faust, Meres, Most & Flying Fortress, Ozbe, Kenny Scharf, Grad/Smart Crew and Tracy168

Germany’s Most and Flying Fortress at Welling Court in Astoria, Queens

Most and Flying Fortress street art and graffiti in NYC NYC Shutters – Part III: Phlegm, Never, Faust, Meres, Most & Flying Fortress, Ozbe, Kenny Scharf, Grad/Smart Crew and Tracy168

NYC’s Ozbe at Welling Court in Astoria, Queens

Ozbe street art in NYC NYC Shutters – Part III: Phlegm, Never, Faust, Meres, Most & Flying Fortress, Ozbe, Kenny Scharf, Grad/Smart Crew and Tracy168

Veteran artist Kenny Scharf on the Lower East Side

Kenny Scharf street art in NYC NYC Shutters – Part III: Phlegm, Never, Faust, Meres, Most & Flying Fortress, Ozbe, Kenny Scharf, Grad/Smart Crew and Tracy168

Grad of Smart Crew in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Grad Smart Crew street art and graffiti in NYC NYC Shutters – Part III: Phlegm, Never, Faust, Meres, Most & Flying Fortress, Ozbe, Kenny Scharf, Grad/Smart Crew and Tracy168

The legendary Tracy168 at West Farms in the Bronx

Tracy168 graffiti in Bronx NYC NYC Shutters – Part III: Phlegm, Never, Faust, Meres, Most & Flying Fortress, Ozbe, Kenny Scharf, Grad/Smart Crew and Tracy168

Photos by Lenny Collado, Dani Mozeson, Tara Murray and Lois Stavsky

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