Just in time for some pre-Halloween fun, the Etnies showroom hosted the book release of “Piecebook Reloaded: Rare Graffiti Drawings, 1985-2005.” Luckily the incessant rain that’s plagued the metro area all summer took a day off (finally), as copies of the book were available outside the showroom (literally – right outside the door!) for attendees to purchase before heading down to the party, which was populated with its fair share graffiti legends.
Authors and event curators were in the house, greeting guests and posing for endless numbers of photos (peep ours)! By 8:30 the room was packed, the PBR was flowing freely and tunes from hip-hop greats like A Tribe Called Quest were at full blast. Doc TC5 and Psycho Les (The Beatnuts) were on the turntables for the night, pumping old-school classics to coincide with the meeting of the many creative minds, including Bobbito Garcia – fresh off his Pro Keds Royal launch party (if you missed the event, check out pics from Mel D. Cole over at Village Slum). To capture the moment and celebrate the book release, two blank scrolls were posted on the walls for attendees to create their own art. Attendees undoubtedly took advantage of the open canvas, putting their mark and displaying their artistic skills for other guests to admire and capture on camera.
All in all, a successful night and appropriate homage to graffiti greats. If you missed out on the event, you can scoop up your copy of “Piecebook Reloaded” over at Amazon, on sale now.
Friday Oct 30
DJ CAT NYC VS AUTOMATIC PANIC
DJ SETS & LIVE SHOW
+ SPECIAL GUEST DJ BEAU
FREE GIVE AWAYS
OPEN VODKA BAR
9:30PM – 10:30 PM
1638 CAHUENGA BLVD
Famed street artist Shepard Fairey has made his mark all over the world with his signature Obey logo, which has landed in places like Tokyo, New York, Mexico City, London, Madrid and practically every nook and cranny that you would least expect to see the artists mark. I remember seeing his work in Vancouver, B.C. once, but someone decided to take it down! That was the only time I’ve seen his street art in person. Very inspiring to have finally seen something of his in person. Very bummed to see it go. Anyway, Levi’s invited Fairey to take part in the design process of a collection centered around the Obey trademark. To observe this special occasion Levi’s welcomed Shepard Fairey to their flagship store located in New York City’s Times Square district. Shepard was putting up wheatpastes in front of a very jovial crowed cramped audience in front of the Levis campus. I can’t even image how this must look in person at night with the lights of Time Square gleaming on the posters. If you can make your way to see this in person, go! Check out the rest of the images below.
Sunday, November 1st through Saturday, November 7th Bond No.9 will give you a refill of your favorite Bond No. 9 fragrance- free of charge!
Offer only valid with a purchase of any two full sized Bond No. 9 items. (Excluding single soap and bon-bon purse sprays) www.BondNo9.com