Posts Tagged ‘Special Delivery’

FRESH PRINCE at our SPECIAL DELIVERY Bay Area 2012 Exhibit

Saturday, September 29th, 2012

Fresh Prince Graffiti.

TURNIP at our SPECIAL DELIVERY Bay Area 2012 Exhibit

Friday, September 28th, 2012

SOMAR at our SPECIAL DELIVERY Bay Area 2012 Exhibit

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Somar Graffiti.

Local Documentary Screening at SPECIAL DELIVERY – Sun Sept 30th, 2012

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

This Sunday is the last chance for the public to view our SPECIAL DELIVERY Bay Area 2012 Mural Exhibit.

In celebration of a successful exhibit, we will be showing two screenings of “VIGILANTE VIGILANTE – The Battle for Expression” on the first floor in the back room to the right.

SCREENING TIMES: 2pm and 5pm
(Limited Seating / Show up Early)

(Sunday the 30th Only)

GUIDELINES: Please No Alcohol or Bags – Cameras are cool


LOCATION: The Carbon Warehouse – 1350 4th Street, Berkeley, California
(Enter through the rolling gate on 4th Street)

“Vigilante Vigilante: The Battle for Expression” Official Trailer from max good on Vimeo.

A new breed of crime-fighter now stalks the urban landscape: the anti-graffiti vigilante.
These dedicated blight warriors stop at nothing to rid their neighborhoods and cities of street art,
stickers, tags, and posters.

Yet several of these vigilantes have become the very menace they set out to eliminate. In their relentless attempt to stamp out graffiti, they have turned to illegally and destructively painting other people’s property.

VIGILANTE VIGILANTE is the story of two filmmakers who set out to expose these mysterious characters and discover a battle of expression that stretches from the streets to academia.


Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Lady Karma and her friends threw together this impromptu music video while she was painting her piece on the third story of this years SPECIAL DELIVERY Bay Area 2012 Exhibit.

MOBILIZE: JANAKA SELEKTA & SETI X from Odell Hussey on Vimeo.

Filmed/Directed by Odell Hussey

Janaka Selekta & SETI X aka Mandeep Sethi come together for their first collaboration, bridging genres and generations of Asian underground frequencies. Filmed in the Endless Canvas Special Delivery Warehouse in Oakland, California, SETI guides the viewer through layers and layers of visual code and modern day supreme heiroglyphics blasted against the walls of concrete, speaking stories of struggle, happiness, and life. It's time to mobilize.


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.

“YOURSELF” at Our SPECIAL DELIVERY Bay Area 2012 Mural Exhibit

Sunday, September 16th, 2012

“Yourself” wrote a significant portion of the text in our recently released book about last years SPECIAL DELIVERY in Portland.
We’re proud to have him featured in our SPECIAL DELIVERY 2012 exhibit!

Yourself Graffiti Special Delivery.

Yourself Graffiti Mural Special Delivery Bay Area 2012.

M4M at SPECIAL DELIVERY Bay Area 2012 Exhibit

Friday, September 14th, 2012

M4M Graffiti.

TUPAC at our SPECIAL DELIVERY Bay Area 2012 Exhibit

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

For a while we kept running into Tupac at every yard we went to photograph. Then last year, at SPECIAL DELIVERY Portland, Tupac randomly showed up so we made him paint a wall. He came really fresh with a random bucket of purple and a scrap can laying around so we had to make sure he got a wall in this years exhibit. We got a nice time lapse of this piece going up… there is a good chance it will be in the short documentary MAPACHE FILMS is making about Special Delivery 2012.

Tupac ACE Graffiti Berkeley.

NAKA at SPECIAL DELIVERY Bay Area 2012 Exhibit

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

This recent NAKA piece was painted in our secret VIP section of the SPECIAL DELIVERY Bay Area 2012 Exhibit.

(Please keep checking back for gallery ours.)

Naka Special Delivery 2012.


Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

In August of 2012 Jules Muck drove to the Bay Area to paint at the top secret ink factory location for Endless Canvas’ Special Delivery project.

SPECIAL DELIVERY 2012 – Gallery Hours Update

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012
(Photo by Little_Joe)


Our opening reception was far more successful than we could of fathomed with well over 3,000 people showing up and a line ten deep that stretched three blocks.  We received a lot of very positive press which then attracted five major news stations to stop by on Monday.  This was a life altering event for many people and we thank everyone in the community for pulling together to make this happen!


Oakland Local:
Endless Canvas opens a Sistine Chapel of graffiti art

East Bay Express:
A Decidedly Special Delivery

Huffington Post:
Graffiti Museum: Local Warehouse To Temporarily Exhibit Local Street Artists

Some other folks photos:
Other Photos


Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

Keep checking our website for gallery hours.

NART Floor Piece.

ENOR, SAD CLOUD, SKUL, DWT – Special Delivery Bay Area 2012

Monday, September 10th, 2012

Thousands of people came out to the Special Delivery opening on Saturday.

DEVOTE – Special Delivery 2012

Sunday, September 9th, 2012

DEVOTE, Graffiti, Berkeley,