Come Down to The Battle for Los Angeles Today!

August 4, 2013 at 2:17 am

Batttle for Los Angeles

InkStainz and the Silver and True Blue Battle bring you an event that takes it back to Graffiti’s roots.  This Battle is about the design, expression and skill of putting up letters.  The challenge limits artists by using only two tones – silver and blue, stripping away the tricks of flashy colors and characters and exposing an artist’s technical skill and mastery. 

Come down to THE GRAFF LAB at 1038 VENICE BLVD LA, CA 90015

UCA, LOD, K4P, K2STN, RA, USC, SKA, STP, WCA, UTI, STK, LTS, GAW will compete.

$5 to get in and enjoy the live music, $30 for food and all you can drink.

Silver and True Blue Battlehttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Silver-and-True-Blue-Battle/490160327715573 

The Graff lab:  http://www.thegrafflab.com/

Mek and Roi in Trenton New Jerzey May 3rd

April 24, 2013 at 4:13 pm

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Friday April 26th, 2013 7-10pm Codak Smith//Ralph Ordaz, Los Angeles

April 23, 2013 at 3:57 am

Featured at The Space Gallery, friday April 26th, 2013 7-10pm Codak Smith//Ralph Ordaz. Come see these amazing artists work and chop it up and enjoy! Located at 5500 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90028

Check the sneak peek!

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B Girl BBQ at the WritersBlock in San Diego

April 3, 2013 at 8:27 pm

Writerz Blok is a great place, period. It’s an innovative youth art program located in San Diego and boasts to be the first legal graffiti art park in the nation woth over 10,000 sq ft of wall free to the public. Writerz Blok describes itself as being focused on “education, opportunity, and leadership through programs in muralism, screen printing, urban art, and disc jockey training.”

 

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I had been invited to paint there by writers in the past, but this was my first time going down and applying paint to walls. Now I’m an out of Towner, but I love to see a place where kids, people and families and come together and paint in a friendly environment without having to worry about police or something funny happening. My hat is off to Writerz Blok for providing this spot for the past 11 years. The actual event itself was dope.  It had a really nice turn out. The “B girls” and” just girls” really showed up and proved their ground, respect there!

 For more information on Writerz Blok and upcoming events, scroll down to the bottom of the page.

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There were many booths selling everything from old school boom boxes, to new school t shirts and bags. In fact, I was impressed by all the products being sold at this event, and I have to say, having all the local brands there created a sense of community. I was also very impressed by the Wild Style Technicians, their t-shirts and their whole booth, real quality from some San Diego originals.

 

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Also, take note promoters! I have painted a lot of events over the years and it was really nice and healthy to see the event/promoter providing pop up shade for the painters. You can really fry out there in the sun, and this was def a bonus for the girls to stay cool while painting, in that Cali sun can be no joke!securedownload-18securedownload-15securedownload-8securedownload-4securedownload-5

Last, I would like to give shout outs to Blonde One, Kuta cakes and Ms Unique for painting and saying “whats up!” I know the girls haven’t been painting as long as the guys but I really feel like with role models like Miss Van, MAD C, and Claw to look to for inspiration, or just validation that women can make it in the game also, then its all good. Go for yours, ladies!securedownload-14securedownload-16image-1securedownload-6securedownload-3IMG_20130316_110157securedownload-11securedownload-7

 

Writerz Blok
5010 Market Street
San Diego, CA 92102
619.263.4914

Business Website:  http://www.writerzblok.com

Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/WriterzBlok/info

Upcoming Events at Writerz Blok

Zulu Nation graffiti jam & annual celebratory weekend at the Blok – Local artists & out of town artists will be painting murals, DJ’s providing music, BBQ, and a handful of select vendors selling hip hop merchandise.
Saturday, June 30
10am – 6pm