the black edition has finally dropped along with 6 original sketches from the project. Thank u 1xrun for this beutiful letterpress print.
The SLICK Hand Alphabet print was inspired from my years of living in Los Angeles. The LA gang culture has been around from before the 60’s. When I moved here in the 80’s, it was in full swing and the streets were a war zone. I remember gangs were throwing up different initials of their set’s and one particular wall that stuck in my head was the 2 hands throwing up an H for Hoover. I later went on to do a character on a wall in the 90’s throwing up the “LA”. I never imagined how those hands would become a permanent fixture in LA streetwear, street art and LA gang/graff culture. I did the entire alphabet in my style with this print. I was really happy with the 1st edition so I was excited to find out that we could pull this 2nd edition from these time sensitive letterpress plates.
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The 1xRUN team ventured out to the 5th annual POW!WOW! Hawaii mural/arts festival this past February. POW!WOW! Hawaii is a whirlwind of artists collaborating on murals & solo artists painting walls, as well as installation artists using every medium from spray paint to yarn. Every mixed media outlet you can imagine is used to create fine art on and off the walls. The neighborhood of Kakaako gets flooded with the worlds elite contemporary and up coming artists for Honolulu’s most intense week. Transforming the vibe along with the walls in the warehouse district of Honolulu. The 1xRUN team had a trip full to the brim of non stop painting, selling prints & making new friendships during the hectic yet beautiful week that is POW!WOW! Hawaii. Mike Popso & Colin Day captured the scenes in this sizzler of a video!
no that’s not my American flag, that’s TILT’s version, his iz sick too……. the track, all aight…. if you like Christian rap.
Welcome to America, free country………..