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Sunday, November 27, 2011

INVEST IN GRAFFITI... PLEDGE FOR STYLE WARS OUTTAKES

STYLE WARS The holy grail of graffiti & hip-hop documentation was originally edited to its 69 minute length from about 30 hours of 16 mm film that we shot between 1981 and 1982. Hours of exciting and wonderful scenes in the extra footage that didn’t make it into the finished film need to be restored. There are many shots of trains and some surprising masterpieces rescued from oblivion including clips featuring KASE 2, RAMMELLZEE, DONDI, ROCK STEADY CREW, SEEN & more....Public Art Films is embarking on a project to restore Style Wars. The original negative was damaged during the many years it was in storage.

Style Wars Restoration Donors will receive the following Thank You gifts in return for your investment:

$10 - your donor name or tag included in the Donor Credit section of the disc.
$50 - Styles Wars 2-Disc Set DVD and the BluRay Disc*, a personalized document that memorializes your participation, and in the new BluRay your name will be in the final film credits



pledge support and invest in graffiti art for now and future generations at KICKSTART!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1254583771/style-wars-the-outtakes










STYLE WARS 2 DISK SET

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

88HIPHOP.COM RAMMELLZEE INTERVIEW

Hip-Hop Monk...RammEllZee(R.I.P.), the gothic futurist, warrior of the written word and Hip-Hop and graffiti pioneer spits verbal hieroglyphics baffling the host with a linguistic lashing. (Recorded 1999-01-13)

Friday, November 18, 2011

COMMISSIONER PART2ISM: LEGO LETTER Z

Now the rightful owner of the LEGO LETTER RACER "Z"... the agent & commissioner "PART2ISM" stands guard with the Z.

Alpha's Bet isn't over yet...

LETTERRACERZDRZVLV

PART2ISM RAMM:ΣLL:ZΣΣ TRIBUTE:

Saturday, October 29, 2011

THE LETTER Z IN MOTION!

SET IN PERPETUAL MOTION. LOCKED & LOADED... IT WAS BUILT TO RACE & DESIGNED TO KILL!! STANDBY AS IT EVOLVES TO FLY FROM THE SUBWAY TO THE SKY!!!

LETTER RACER

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

KIKSTYO DR.Z REWRITE HISTORY INTERVIEW

Following a recent colab t-shirt series with Japanese super brand KIKSTYO, entitled "REWRITE HISTORY" here is a short interview to set up & answer a few questions about my own history...

http://kikstyoshop.com/blog/?p=1993

KIKS TYO INTL BLOG

Friday, June 17, 2011

KOOL KOOR INTERVIEW

Check out the master Mr.Kool Koor aka B-One in this interview from TV Brussel...schooling the masses in a quick history lesson of his South Bronx roots & inspirations.

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

MOCA ART IN THE STREETS FEAT. RAMM:ΣLL:ZΣΣ

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART: ART IN THE STREETS (04.17.11 - 08.08.11)

"Art in the Streets" is the first major U.S. museum survey of graffiti and street art. Curated by MOCA Director Jeffrey Deitch and Associate Curators Roger Gastman and Aaron Rose, the exhibition will trace the development of graffiti and street art from the 1970s to the global movement it has become today. One of the features a massive tribute to RAMM:ΣLL:ZΣΣ ...which makes this exhibition the first of its kind and finally recognizes the importance of graffiti in the traditional art world.

THE BATTLE STATION: Is a recreation of RAMM:ELL:ZEEs bedroom curated by his wife Carmela Zagari RAMMELLZEE.

The RAMM:ELL:ZEE from MOCA on Vimeo.

Monday, June 06, 2011

RIP LEON BOTHA

LEON BOTHA, (1985 - 2011) South African painter and musical performer as well as one of the world's oldest survivors of progeria. May we all learn from this inspirational & wise person... REST IN PEACE HOMIE!

"L.E.O.N is a learning element of nature. From the moment of birth, I've been learning lessons through burning testings, of the Head, Heart & Guts. Body, Soul & Spirit. Salt, Sulphur & Mercury, in the stages of alchemy. I have been sent on a long path to take a short journey & share glimpses of my experiences & visions as a artist/channel. Though mostly known for painting, I am a student of many & a master of none, striving to utilize the ways that convey my expressions most successfully. "Gza/The Genius" released a album in 1995 entitled "Liquid Swords". The concept was, rappers as lyrical swordsmen, as the tongue being symbolic to the sword & also that wisdom comes in many different streams & flows, like water. (The concept had no visual interpretation.) I applied that to me & my art, also in a visual symbolic form that I now show in my work from time to time: The sword is the self, cutting through matter, time & experience to penetrate to insight, knowledge, wisdom & overstanding. Art is like liquid, it comes in infinite forms & flows. As artist I strive to be like water, ever changing & always flowing: If I can't be defined then I cannot be confined. The pen IS the sword!"



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Wednesday, June 01, 2011

13TH WITNESS SHOW REEL

My boy Tim McG aka 13th Witness can handle a lens! He put out this show reel a few months back, but I thought I'd post it here for anyone and hasn't seen it...you are in for a potent little visual treat.

If this shit doesn't get you psyched... I don't know!

13thWitness Films : 2011 Reel from 13thWitness™ on Vimeo.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

"FABRIC OF TIME" CUSTOM CASIO G-SHOCK ART EXHIBITION

It's a rare occasion that I get to design a piece for a street culture event that I conceptualized myself! ...but here are some snaps of my exclusive 1/1 customized art watch which is currently up at FICTION for the FABRIC OF TIME custom G-SHOCK art exhibition...keep an eye on the SHELFLIFE blog for event pics soon! In the meantime check out the official press release HERE

 CUSTOM G-SHOCK FABRIC OF TIME 1

 CUSTOMIZED G-SHOCK FABRIC OF TIME 2

 CUSTOMISED ART G-SHOCK FABRIC OF TIME 3

G-SHOCK FABRIC OF TIME EXHIBITION 5

G-SHOCK FABRIC OF TIME 8

Thursday, April 21, 2011

2 YEARS LATER- A SKATEBOARD ART EXHIBITION

On Friday 15 April 2011, The 2 YEARS LATER skateboard exhibition was held at Yourstruly Deli, 175 Long Street Cape Town, South Africa. Curated by Sean Mc Veigh & Warwick Herholdt. Here are some images from the show and my own contribution...

2 YEARS LATER FLYER

YOURS TRULY

IKONOKLAST PANZERIST 1

IKONOKLAST PANZERIST 2

Monday, March 07, 2011

D-CIPHERED: CLOSER LOOK

A closer look at some of the artworks from the "D-CIPHERED" exhibition at Fiction.


QUANTUM MECHANICS

"QUANTUM MECHANICS"
APROX. SIZE: A0

ARCHITECTS OF WAR

"ARCHITECTS OF WAR"
APROX. SIZE:A1

THE LETTER D

"THE LETTER D"
APROX. SIZE:A2

ADAPT TO SURVIVE

"ADAPT TO SURVIVE"
APROX. SIZE: A2

0 TO 360 DEGREES

"0 TO 360 DEGREES"
APROX. SIZE: A3

LETTER RACER

"LETTER RACER"
APROX. SIZE: A5

AGENT OF TRUTH

"AGENT OF TRUTH"
APROX. SIZE: A5

Please mail gmt0237 (at) gmail.com for all inquiries & pricing.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

D-CIPHERED OVERVIEW

For those who can't make it out to the "D-Ciphered" Mini Exhibit at Fiction Bar/Club...here are a few overview snaps.

Sales enquiries directed to: gmt0237 (at) gmail.com

D-CIPHERED

D-CIPHERED 2

D-CIPHERED 3

D-CIPHERED 4

If you are in Cape Town, the exhibit is scheduled until the 28th of Feb, so go check it out up close before the end of this month! http://www.fictionbar.com/

Friday, February 11, 2011

D-CIPHERED MINI ART EXHIBIT

"D-CIPHERED"
Mini Exhibition by DR.ZVLV starts tonight at Club Fiction.

11 -28th February 2011

D-CIPHERED

http://www.fictionbar.com/

226 Long Street Cape Town, South Africa, 8001

Tues - Sat: 9:00 pm - 4:00 am

Monday, January 24, 2011

MONTANA x SHELFLIFE

Just arrived this week an official collaboration tee I designed for "Shelflife Premium Vandal Attire" & "Montana/ MTN" aptly named the "Train Runner DIY". Classic South African metro train silhouette printed with special screen ink makes this fully customizable with paint markers or spraypaint. Paint a metrorail train in the comfort of your own home without the possibilities of getting shot at!!


The train runner tee graphics are based on South African train company logos and offers the chance for aspiring train bombers to paint trains without getting shot at, because of its completely customizable graphic. In South Africa, crime and cable theft is a major problem, with rail security on 24 hour high surveillance, armed gaurds at every station and 4x4's patrolling certain stretches of different lines. They often cant distinguish between graf-writers and cable theives...with a 'shoot first, ask questions later' mentality! Yet dedicated writers are sometimes able to overcome these high risk obstacles, which earns the South African scene maximum respect.

The Train Runner tee is available in black and white from the Shelflife online store. Buy your self a Montana 94 paintmarker to begin customizing your tee.

Train Runner Display

Train Runner Front

Train Runner Back

Friday, January 07, 2011