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How Matt McCormick Went from Tattooing Tyler the Creator to Making Fine Art

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How Matt McCormick Went from Tattooing Tyler the Creator to Making Fine Art

LA-based artist Matt McCormick, who designed the cover artwork for the issue, evokes this struggle to reconnect through his paintings of American heroes and cowboys. “It’s kind of like painting the world that I want to live in,” says McCormick. “It’s all based around getting to this place of mental freedom; it’s a series of so many pieces to get to that feeling of the quietness which for several years I took the shortcut with the drugs to do that…This is my way to feel at peace.”

When his career progressed beyond being a celebrity tattoo artist, McCormick’s style reflected his interest in classic American icons and the environments they inhabited. Far from a surface-level portrayal of these Old West figures, the artist’s personal experiences with substance abuse constantly impact his work. “I’m sober for a reason. I was a heroin addict for several years and the thing with heroin, and you know opiates and all that, in general, is that the state quiets everything … the reason I bring that up is because of the feeling that I’m chasing with all these different pieces,” he says.

We connected with McCormick at his studio in Downtown Los Angeles for the latest installment of HYPEBEAST Impressions. Watch the video above to see the entire visit with the artist.

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enjoi - pandartist series episode # siete - "zoonchez"

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enjoi - pandartist series episode # siete - "zoonchez"
Louie met up with artist ruben sanchez to talk about the new "enjoi - zoonchez series," ruben's art, and skateboarding. The boards are now available at https://thankyousupply.com/enjoi

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Robbo vs Banksy- Graffiti Wars FULL VIDEO

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Robbo vs Banksy- Graffiti Wars FULL VIDEO
Uploaded from C4s programme on the King Robbo v Banksy Graffiti Wars.

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The Nevest: Harvest

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The Nevest: Harvest
Postcard from Ukrainian graffiti writer Seto. Watch him having actions with friends visiting the deep tunnels of Kiev subway and roof tops in the city for painting their names! DISCLAIMER Spray Daily is a publisher committed to documenting the graffiti culture world wide. We do not condone, promote or encourage vandalism, the destruction of property or any kind of illegal activity whether it be public or private. All photos and/or videos published without a name and credited photographer were sent to us anonymously.

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Infamy The Movie - Graffiti Documentary

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Infamy The Movie - Graffiti Documentary

Infamy The Movie - Graffiti Documentary Buy your copy here: http://www.infamythemovie.com/

INFAMY is an intense journey into the dangerous lives and obsessed minds of six of America's most prolific graffiti artists. Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Doug Pray ("Hype!" and "Scratch") who teamed up with writer, publisher, and graffiti guru Roger Gastman, the movie takes you deep into the world of street legends SABER, TOOMER, JASE, CLAW, EARSNOT, and ENEM. With brutal honesty, humor and charisma, these artists reveal why they are so willing to risk everything to spray paint their cities with "tags," "throwups," and full-color murals. You'll also meet Joe "THE GRAFFITI GUERRILLA" Connolly, a notorious "buffer" who paints out graffiti on his neighborhood's walls with a vengeance matched only by those who vandalized them. From the streets of the South Bronx to the solitude of a San Francisco tunnel, from high atop a Hollywood billboard to North Philadelphia for a lesson in "Philly-style tags," from the Mexican border to a Cleveland train yard, INFAMY doesn't analyze or glorify graffiti... it takes you there and brings it to life.

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