Archive for the ‘Installations’ Category

RIOT COPS – Portland, OR

Sunday, March 10th, 2013

Meanwhile in Portland…
An anonymous artist has been installing life size riot police around the city.
RIOT COPS - Portland OR.

The left photo is an install in the top floor of the mall which faces the capitol building.

Poem by TOYA – Oakland, CA

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

TOYA, POEM, Street Art, Oakland

BROKE – Occupy Oakland, CA

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

BROKE, PTV, OAKLAND

BROKE, ONE, PTV, STM, Occupy Oakland

Come out and celebrate the spirit of Occupy Oakland together at Snow Park on October 10th, starting at 4 pm. There will be a Chalkupy going on at the corner of 14th and Broadway during the day, and starting at 4pm there will be a community potluck with entertainment at Snow Park!

There will be things such as a slideshow of past events with video as well, an open mic, food, presentations about work that is currently going on in Oakland around such topics as Foreclosure Defense and Anti-Police Brutality and more, and an art space to create banners, signs, and perhaps even the famous shields of Occupy Oakland!

Details are still being worked out; if you are interested in helping plan the event or providing food or entertainment, join the Reunion group at Snow Park Monday and Thursdays at 6pm.

Book Release / Art Show RECAP

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

Last night we released our first ever book! We’ve been printing zines for years but the Special Delivery – Portland 2011 Book marks our first ever perfect bound, full color publication!

To celebrate we threw an art show featuring many of the artists that will be taking part in this years Special Delivery – Bay Area 2012 (a large scale graffiti mural exhibit that opens September 8th, 2012).

A diverse crowd of hundreds came through the art show.  We’re used to events not really cracking off until 9-10pm in Oakland, but to our surprise there were people waiting at the door before 7pm.

If you were unable to make it to the release, the new book is now available in our store… www.EndlessCanvas.bigcartel.com

Special Delivery Portland 2011 Book Release. (ROUGHLY LEFT TO RIGHT: Ras Terms, Upfuck, Cuss, Jeans, Turnip, Ghost Owl)

Special Delivery Portland 2011 Book Release. (Rusted Paint Can by Bella Ciao)

Special Delivery Portland 2011 Book Release. (FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Broke, Dead Eyes, Nina STM, Attica, Broke, Imp, Safety/Dead Eyes Collab, Irot, GATS)

Special Delivery Portland 2011 Book Release. (FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Pobrecito, Edith, Pobrecito, Edith)

Special Delivery Portland 2011 Book Release. (FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Ras Terms, Fresh Prince, BVRS, Logo)

WARRIOR HEART – Berkeley, CA

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

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Beer is Good Street Art – Oakland, CA

Monday, May 14th, 2012

Punks Thugs and Vandals, PTV, Graffiti, Street Art, Beer is Good, BROKE, Oakland

Hill Billy, Highway Art – Northbay, CA

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Hill Billy, Highway Art, Northbay, Outsider Art

ROA “Seals” – San Francisco, CA

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

ROA "seals" - San Francisco, Ca

Not My Government – Oakland, CA

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

STARPIG, NMG, Not My Government, Oakland, Street Art, Graffiti

HUEY P NEWTON – Oakland, CA

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Huey P Newton, Oakland, Black Panters, Street Art, Graffiti

NEEDLESS TO SAY… THA CUSS INTERVIEW!

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

CUSS, STM, Graffiti

Endless Canvas: Favorite color?
CUSS: Me and Tom Waits share the same favorite color… figure that shit out lover-boy!

EC: Have you ever painted nude?
CUSS: Damn I was thinking naw… but I do remember a hangover rooftop I got down on once. It had been raining a lot that week and it finally stopped so I went out to do a hangover at the spot. When I got on the roof I noticed there were big ass puddles all along the edge where I was going to lay on my stomach. Well needless to say I just said fukkit, and, I mean, I took off everything. No shoes, no socks, no nothing. The best part was after I was done. I was just chillin up there naked in the moonlight overlooking the traffic on the freeway. There were 2 moons in the sky that night… did I mention I’m a Cancer?

EC: If you could only listen to one album other then any Too $hort album for the rest of your life what would it be?
CUSS: HANOI ROCKS!!! G.G.ALLIN!!!! DEVO!!!!!! SHIT!!!!

EC: What makes the East Bay the greatest place on earth (maybe we shouldn’t tell anybody else)?
CUSS: Well, you got a place like Oakland that’s been holding it down since the sixties, with the Black Panther Party and the Red and White. These groups have been operating outside of the law and directly opposing the police very openly (and relatively successfully) for years, laying the ground work for an overall consensus of mistrust towards law enforcement and other authorities. It ain’t like that in a lot of other places in the country. Here we have a freedom like no other to be who we want, do what we want when we want, look how we want, and talk however the fukk we want. This allows the people of Oakland and other surrounding cities to live their lives freely, giving them an open pass to all things creative. Our music is our music, our style is our style and our cities belong to us. This is an amazing achievement and we owe a lot to the people who fought for civil rights before us and even to those who just said “fukk you, it’s my life, I’ll support myself however I want”.

EC: Have you ever thrown up doing a throw up or peed while tagging?
CUSS: Ha Ha Ha, I never would have guessed the astute editors of Endless Canvas would be interested in tales of gross out humor and/or shock tactics like pee or poo poo. Just as well something does come to mind. I remember a joke I played, or perhaps even just a dumb stunt I pulled… We was in downtown Oak, near Laney and I had completely covered a ‘news’ rack with some potato stamp stickers I made (so it had a nice repetitive look going on), and when it was done I just started pissing all over them. It was like performance art via my hero G.G. Allin. Well, the next day I was down there and I checked up on my spot and the stickers where all wrinkled and falling off and shit, like they had been there through 3 seasons of abuse. Needless to say I don’t do that too much anymore. Oh, and Craker would be mad if I didn’t mention how every time we would go bombing I would have to take a shit. We would go back for the flikk and there would be a turd chillin’. He always thought that it was fuckin nasty and I’ll agree. Sometimes I see a turd though and think “if that motherfucker can drop his drawls in the street and take a shit we can probably get away with a fill”.

EC: What artist or artists influence your work outside from the graffiti realm?
CUSS: I’m really into individuals’ life choices or lifestyles, because to me being an artist don’t mean shit. It’s about how you live your life. It’s about never compromising and always doing what makes you feel good. There are people out there in which I really admire, but I’m tired of mentioning specific people. After all, aren’t we all individuals trying to do whatever makes us happy?

EC: Who influenced you in the early days?
CUSS: The early days consisted of a lot of BART trips, and the cats who were doing the BART scene definitely made it happen for me. I ain’t gonna mention no names but I’m sure if you rode BART in the late nineties you could easily conceive who was up out there between West O and Fremont.


EC: Why write Cuss?
CUSS: Originally ‘CUSSWORDZJUSTLETEMROLLMUTHAFUKKINSHITGODDAMASSHOLE’ from the Too $hort album ‘Life Is…Too Short’…  would be sized down for bombing reasons to CUSS.

EC: Did you start STM?
CUSS: No, this bald-headed bitch came on TV hollerin “STOP THE INSANITY” and we changed it to ‘stop the madness’. All praise be to Susan Power you bald-headed bitch you. We love you!

EC: What got you into wheat-pasting after so many years of traditional bombing?
CUSS: Pussy. Mad hot sweaty nasty pussy. I ain’t gonna lie CUSS love his girl LAMF.

EC: Has there been conflict between the religious writers in your crew and writers who use upside down crosses and other anti-religious iconography?
CUSS: First off, fukk the things that separate us as people in tha world and within tha crew. That shit don’t matter; we got gays, straights, veggies, and meat-eaters, junkies, straight edgers, punkers, and hip hop heads. We got bombers, piecers, taggers, street artists, and toys, even metal head dudes who don’t even tag reppin tha shit. Being in a crew don’t mean shit to me, it’s just fun, it’s just traditional, and I essentially am a graffiti traditionalist. I like letters and it’s just 3 more to fukk with.

EC: What influences you besides graffiti?
CUSS: Tha come up. Let’s make it, let’s have things. We gotta work hard at whatever it is we’re trying to do. Setting goals and accomplishing our goals, moving forward and giving back. We are gonna make it. Do the damn thing you muthafukkas! Get your grits, strive to stay alive, and all that shit. Make it or take it, it’s all out there. Let’s move up! Pass the fork we eatin’ pie BITCHES!!!!!!

EC: Who do you think is the most up writer in SF, the East Bay, and THE WORLD?
CUSS: The Ocean is pretty deep, changing the face of the Earth, constantly movin and crashin on shit. Did I mention I’m a Cancer?

EC: Any crazy ass stories you want to share that happened to you while painting?
CUSS: Jingle Town knows, sorry y’all, I still got respect for you and all the other neighborhoods in tha town. STAY UP! We all out here!

EC: Shout outs?
CUSS: Thanks to everyone who made it through this whole interview. I know it was a lot of wordz. I’m still a fan, I’m still a toy, I’m still pumped on the scene, you all really make it happen for me, thanks again. I love you NINA! Now GO GO GO GO GO GO GO GO GO…etc.
– CUSS STM twothousand whatever tha fukk!

DEADEYES, RAS TERMS, ASHROSE Installation – Mountain View, CA

Saturday, September 10th, 2011

DEADEYES, RAS TERMS, ASHROSE installation - Mountain View, Ca.

LET GO LIGHTLY – San Francisco, CA

Sunday, September 4th, 2011

Let Go Lightly street art san francisco.

NINA of STM – Oakland, CA

Saturday, August 20th, 2011

Nina STM Street Art.

FERAL CHILD – Special Delivery Art Show – Portland 2011

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Feral Child Street Art Special Delivery Portland 2011.

More photos from the Special Delivery show at Portland.EndlessCanvas.com