Just finished watching Time: The Kalief Browder story on Netflix. This is honestly absolutely essential viewing but be prepared to feel extremely mad, frustrated and be prepared to cry because this was probably one of the heaviest & most unfair stories I’ve ever heard.
Still stoking out on these spray textures - the splatter is nice! When I’ve done hand separations for print I’ve often opted to use splatter instead of halftone to create gradient. Seeing the potential with
4’s new brushes including these really realistic spray paint ones. I’ve been longing for a digital tool that would allow me to accurately recreate the techniques I actually use in spray & with this update it’s finally arrived. Still taking orders for these, doing them for $150 NZD so hit me up!
Repost from @1xrun - my new edition plus these hand embellished/decollaged versions are available right now!
New hand-embellished prints from @askewone are on sale now at the link in our bio as part of the @muralsinthemarket 2017 print suite! Each one is uniquely collaged and painted by
There's always one section on every wall that will remain your favourite for whatever reason. I think my best contribution to this collab with @sydneygjames is this part with the overlap switching the hand from positive to negative as it passes over the shoulder. Looking forward to our next collaboration and also painting entirely in brush again. @muralsinthemarket @1xrun
Wishing one of my oldest & dearest friends @charlestmd a very happy 38th birthday today! 🍰 🎁 - we’ve been Through so much together, from learning how to navigate this world as 16 year old graffiti goons, who would’ve thought how many doors it would open, how many incredible people we’d get to meet, how many amazing places we’d get to see? Charles, you were the very first friend to have my back 100%, something I’d never experienced prior to that. You have no idea the wind it put under my wings, how much confidence it gave me to finally feel like I had a place, a role and purpose to fulfil. You were the one that reinforced that sense of ambition and drive in me even before I was in TMD - we’ve had that friendly rivalry since we met but it’s driven by the want to see each other thrive & succeed. I’ll never forget the way I felt from the day you & @janinetmd welcomed Izaiah into the world, the change & growth I witnessed, the sacrifices you guys made to be great parents - this is manifested in what incredible young people you’ve raised. But from that day I knew what I needed to do for us, I became the TMD General, leading us into battle 😄. I’ve had my stumbles along the way, especially over the last year and a bit but I just wanted to say how much I love and appreciate you and how thankful I am for the consistent unconditional friendship! Enjoy your time in Hong Kong!
This is why I believe that MMP is a better system than FPP. This result took some time and it may look like a chaotic marriage at first but this is a far more democratic outcome for New Zealand and if they find their rhythm, can be much more reflective of our society than how things are run by a majority government. I’m stoked to see @jacindaardern as Prime Minister - I think a lot of people knew for a long time that one day she would be, to be in that position at 37 is really awesome. I don’t personally support the anti-immigration stance that has united Labour & NZ First (why I didn’t vote for either) but there are many policies they have that I’m glad will get precedence. Mostly I’m glad to see the Greens in there to add extra conscience into the mix and ensure that the issues of environment & equality stay present in the conversation. Mostly though I think this serves as a reminder that change comes when people are mobilised and inspired to make it happen. This doesn’t stop now for 3 years just because the results are in - stay alert, keep being vocal about the things that matter and mostly, get out and effect the positive change you want to see happen at a community level. This doesn’t all fall on the shoulders of our politicians, it’s a responsibility we all share as a community.
It’s the 10th anniversary of the so called “terror raids” in Ruatoki today, where in actual fact NZ police went in and terrorised innocent families including small children, hyped up on their own quest for some made up threat that never existed. What followed was the most expensive trial in NZ history which lead to the imprisonment of Tame Iti & Rangi Kemara and then the eventual apology to them and people of Tuhoe from the crown after their release. These images shot by my friend @jos_wheeler have always captivated me but it’s only today I got to read these words by Ati Aue Tuhoe about how these words came to be written in these locations: “The words "Scared for my mokos" will always burn a hole in my heart. These words were from a grandfather, uncle, brother, friend to many, my dad. Ten years ago our whanau home in Ruatoki was raided as part of what people call "the Urewera raids". My father and brother were dragged from our home in the early hours of the morning by heavily armed and masked police. When i asked my dad later about it these words fell from his mouth. I had tears in my eyes and fire in my guts and for the first time since i was a young kid i kissed my dad. A year later the fire in my guts stilll raging, i painted his words on this wall in Taneatua, which stands less than 50M from where the pigs had their unlawful roadblock in Taneatua. Arohanui to all our whanau who were raided and all of you who stood by us. Arohanui to our Lambert whanau. Thank you brother Jos for the photo and your tautoko.”
This incredible album by @__shigeto The New Monday has been on constant rotation for me the past 5 days. It’s brilliant and not to mention the great artwork by @de.cola ✨✨✨✨✨
Nice postcard from Tahiti care of @felipepantone featuring his new addition to Pape’ete’s large murals.
Just finished this drawing this morning for @enrithreads 👍🏼 - have almost come to the end of this run of sketches, it's been a blast! I'm pretty keen to keep this going if people are still interested - I'm charging $150 NZ for sketches and will supply you with the final drawing as a JPEG and timelapse animation. I've also been open to negotiating prices for those people wanting to reuse the sketches for other things. Hit me up, via DM or [email protected] - all these are drawn in
A few weeks back I did this logo in my old smokey lettering style for my good friend @jordan_cherrington - he's started a new video production company Clip Tease. I've posted quite a few of his videos for @swidtmusic - he's definitely the young video maker taking over back home! You can see a lot of my process here, I use a guide layer of text to get the spacing right.
Here's the second recap video from @muralsinthemarket - it was a great week, sorry for the Irish goodbye as they call it, I dipped out last night and went to bed early! Hope to catch as many people as possible to say goodbye today but if I don't, look forward to seeing you all again soon! Thanks heaps to all the @1xrun team, you guys went super hard this year!
Just finished up this sketch for my boy @tawck_gbak for his tattoo shop Memory Lane. Anyone that's still waiting on me, I just fell behind a couple of days because I'm out at Murals In The Market in Detroit but I'm still trying to make one a day. If anyone else wants to put an order in just hit me up. I've been enjoying the variety of letter combos, the excuse to draw daily and also it's lifted a lot of pressure off me by providing a bit more cash flow. I appreciate that so much! 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼
A photo by @jeffcancelosi of @sydneygjames & myself at our wall for @muralsinthemarket - it's been a real pleasure finally collaborating with Sydney, we've got a pretty similar energy and approach to our work - might be that we're only 4 days apart in age. Looking forward to doing more projects together in the near future!
A long exposure capture by @halopigg of the incredible @sydneygjames and myself during our final nights work on our collaborative mural at @muralsinthemarket - this piece came about after @dre_levy & his wife Desire approached the organisers about having a mural produced to bring awareness to the issues they are highlighting through their organisation
. DeAndre and Desire have been working to change the discussion around rape from one that focusses only on what preventative measures women can take but also on the attitudes of men and the culture of normalisation & blaming/shaming the survivors of rape that exist in our society. They've also been raising money to process the staggering number of untested rape kits here in Detroit. I'm so honoured to have been invited to participate in this project, to play just a small part in helping them in this quest - this is incredibly necessary work they're doing. Final photos to come soon!