Posts Tagged ‘Urban Art’

Endless Canvas’s Official SPECIAL DELIVERY 2012 Video by Mapache Films

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Special Delivery 2012 from Mapache Films on Vimeo.

Video: Mapache Films
Audio: Todd Sykes

Description by Babak:

On Saturday night, September 8, 2012, I and thousands of others witnessed the concrete and steel ruin that is Carbon Warehouse in the old Flint Ink building at 1350 Fourth Street, Berkeley return to technicolor life as a free, underground art gallery.
For hours, we gawked at the fabulous graffiti that covered close to every inch of the building, with music, beer and wine, and an electric atmosphere that should make world art hubs like London, Berlin and Venice blush.

The floor, the walls, the ceiling and sundry nooks and crannies were painted with explosive colors, designs and styles. Many works displayed wit, wildness and undeniable artistry. We gazed upwards to espy the livid ceiling of this crazy, cement Sistine, then we gazed down to follow the lushly sprays of color at our feet. Meanwhile, the building and its inhabitants trembled as the freight trains–many adorned by the same art sheltered now inside the building–roared by below.

This once-abandoned trilevel factory seemed happy to be hosting thousands of equally colorful guests busy drinking in the art in 3D, dancing, flirting, posing, snap-shooting and juggling, all self-regulated, well-behaved and paying close attention to what they saw.

From where I stand, the project as a whole suggests a rare mindfulness and was executed expertly and with foresight. The City of Berkeley and the police seems to have played a welcome role in facilitating this art event by keeping a very low profile and just letting folks do their stuff.

Neither was this an LA-style, Eli Broadish splash for the rich and pretentious, or some rarified and ultimately impotent extravaganza. This was a grassroots, super-collaborative public tryst between artists and their audience, a rare bird in a cynical, corporate art world that should be nurtured.

Sadly, after the event, a tiny handful of uninspired, vandalous fools are reported to have tagged a few buildings in West Berkeley, leaving an unfortunate hair in the mouth of a community that had so enjoyed an otherwise delicious art feast.
Yet, none were among the artists that awed us that night. And none have the right to distract us from thanking everyone that helped artwork blossom before our eyes in this enjoyable, provocative way.

Because, on that night, Berkeley appeared talented, fearless and exciting, and in a humble, inclusive way, a bastion of public art.

Hand Painted WheatPaste by IMP – Oakland, CA

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

Imp will be participating in this years SPECIAL DELIVERY Bay Area 2012 – Mural Exhibit opening Sept 8th (

IMP Wheat Paste.

NUETRON of LORDS Crew – San Francisco, CA

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

Lords Crew Graffiti San Francisco.

Lords Crew Graffiti San Francisco CA.

FWORD, MES – Oakland, CA

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

FWORD MES Graffiti - Oakland CA.

SAZE – Oakland, CA

Saturday, June 16th, 2012

SAZE Graffiti.

Saze Graffiti.

GATS – 19″x24″ Serigraph – Limited Edition of 30

Sunday, June 3rd, 2012

New Print by GATS

Available for a limited time here…

– Limited Edition of 30
– Signed and Numbered by artist
– 19″ by 24″ Inches
– Printed on Archival Bristol Board
– Hand Pulled Serigraph
– Three Layers
– Hand Illustrated (Never Vectorized)

About GATS:
“GATS is one of the West Coast’s most prolific and rampant graffiti artists. Their iconic characters litter the landscape from coast to coast and have been spotted in over half a dozen different countries around the world.”

Shipped safely in a hard cardboard tube.


DEVOTE, HYDE – San Francisco, CA

Saturday, June 2nd, 2012

BROKE ONE – East Bay, CA

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

Street Art – East Bay, CA

Sunday, January 1st, 2012

Street Art East Bay CA.

GATS “Occupy Walls…” – Portland, OR

Friday, October 7th, 2011

GATS Graffiti Occupy Walls.

GATS Graffiti Occupy Walls.

Stencil Art – Mexico City

Sunday, September 25th, 2011

Stencil Art Mexico City Distrito Federal.

NINA of STM – Oakland, CA

Saturday, August 20th, 2011

Nina STM Street Art.

Bunny Stencil – Portland, OR

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Bunny Stencil Street Art Portland PDX.

DOODLES – Portland, OR

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

Doodles Graffiti.

GATS – Portland, OR

Saturday, July 23rd, 2011

GATS Graffiti Portland Oregon.

Graffiti Against The System piece spotted in PDX.