Way behind

Had the pleasure of painting an office space in the new IGcreative headquarters in Philadelphia. I’ve been really enjoying painting with a grace of improvisation lately. No real planning and just adapting to any problem that arises as I paint.

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Fish Tanked

As most things in life come unexpected I got a call from my friend Brooks over at Decades hat Co. to invited me to take part in a fish tank installation, for the new Corsa that was opening in a weeks time. (not to mention we needed to leave 48 hours for the water and fish to acclimate before opening.)

The reason I was being brought on board was because the idea for the tank was to be all Legos! Brooks and I stopped by the new Corsa shop on south street that was still very much under construction to check out the tank and feel of the store, then drove to few stores to obtain an amount of lego sets that only exist in most ten year old boys wet dreams.

20120707-124213.jpg We divided up the sets and planned a full anarchy assault on the Lego city police. Jail breaks, movie style executions, arson, graffiti, bank robbery, and many more hidden gems amongst the debris an mayhem. I even added a few of my own custom minifigure AirRats to help the lowlifes in their debauchery.

Stop in Corsas new location on south street across the street from our good friends at Tattooed Moms, and check out the Decades Hat co. Soon to drop their newest vintage fabric line! Select pictures of the build and tank bellow.

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Also thought this was the perfect time I announce I will be the featured artist at the next PhshTank party presented by Place Your Art Here and hosted by DJ Phsh at Fluid Night club in Philadelphia on Sat July 28th 10pm-2am. I’m still working in what limited edition artist multiples I will be making to give away shirts, prints, minifigure pins, or something new. (Leave your thoughts and ideas what I should give away as a comment or email airrat215@gmail.com)

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PLAYSAM 500

Playsam 500: A Custom Toy Art Show Featuring 59 Artist From 5 Different Countries Customizing the Iconic Playsam Streamliner Classic, Designed By Ulf Hanses, and in the end being sold off to benefit the Charity, the World Childhood Foundation

I was thrilled to be included in this show. Every piece I’ve seen thus far has been incredible its an honor to show with all the heavy hitters.

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Artist List so Far:
ANDREW BELL, ARBITO, CLAYTON BAILEY, DACOSTA!, SUPER COOPER BERELLA, BEAST BROTHERS, BETSO, KAT BRUNEGRAFF, 64 COLORS,CARSON CATLIN, ALEX DRIL, TRISTAN EATON, BRIAN FLYNN, GEORGE GASPAR, PAUL GREENWOOD, GARY HAM, NATHAN HAMILL, JAY222, WALTER CHAUSKOSKIS JACOTT, JRYU, JEREMIAH KETNER, PAUL KAIJU, AYA KAKEDA, KILL, FRANK KOZIK, JOSH HERBOLSHEIMER, TRAVIS LAMPE, MATTHEW LANGILLE, JOSH MAYHEM, SARAH LUNABEE MISKELLY, FRANK MYSTERIO, MOTORBOT, RITZY PERIWINKLE, PLASEEBO, PATRICIO OLIVER, TASK ONE, THE AIRRAT, DAVE PRESSLER, REACTOR 88, JASON “AKA BIG MONEY” RODAN, CRIS ROSE, DONALD SCRIBE ROSS, ARDABUS RUBBER, SKINNER, BWANA SPOONS, JOHN SPANKY STOKES, STEVE TALKOWSKI, CAMERON TIEDE, SCOTT TOLLESON, VISE ONE, BEN WALKER, ADAM WASHBURN, JULIE WEST, NICHOLAS WOODWORTH,

Playsam 500
April 28th
6-9 PM
Super7 Store
1427 Haight St (@ Masonic)
San Francisco, CA 94117

Boogie Nights Painting

I was asked to paint a few walls in the new Boogie Nights. I drew up some stuff, stopped by Unherd in Philly to grab some paint, and got to work on the main wall with cameras rolling. Stay tuned for more news coverage about the club and my painting. Big Thanks to DJ SEGA for letting me use this awesome track. Boogie Nights reopens in its new location inside Tropicana Atlantic city on May 4th 2012.

When resources are limited… Make your own.

As I realized that obtaining Lego minifigs would be harder then anticipated I contemplated making a give away program in trade for custom minifigs. I decided I’d go the DIY route to insure my possibilities were endless. Here’s a few process pictures and some installed pictures. Shout out to my man Damon Abnormal Landry for giving me some drive and every one stay tuned because there are things in the works for you to own!! 20120224-212617.jpg

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Impromptu Collaborations

A few days ago I was cruising my IG thread and saw a post by Crystal Shephard saying she had picked up some glow in the dark ink. She also said if anyone wanted to collaborate she would be interested. So I emailed her some faces I had done and she ran with it, doing a set of prints and stickers that I was extremely excited for. The series is very limited. Check back for sales info!

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Leggggggooo


My childhood was amassed with bricks to build cities which only spawned from my imagination. Finally living in a real city I felt the need to bring my imagination to inhabit the streets by customizing my own childhood mini figures- Making an army of AirRat (bird) People. Each figure with their own identity, keeping watch over empty lots and forgotten walls. While the mind set in the graffiti world is to go big and make a name, I hoped to hide in the cracks waiting to make a connection with the passerby, often becoming the new property of the viewer and sometimes left to be enjoyed by the next. Sometimes purposefully left somewhere intimate waiting for that special person who dare to cuff me in their hand and shove me in their pocket like a found fifty dollar bill.

Here are a few pictures from my good friend DamonAbnormal check out his Flickr. My favorite shot is the one with the Bee! I have been asked frequently to sell or give away these custom mini-figs but due to the limited quantity I have and the cost of buying minifigs I couldn’t fulfill these requests. However, in the coming days I’ll be announcing a FREE give away opportunity for all interested parties! Stay tuned!

Joey Knuckles Flash

My friend Joey Knuckles is offering a series of flash prints up for sale! So go buy em!

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Side Show re-cap

I had an awesome time the other night at tattooed moms painting with my good friends underwater pirate and el toro. About four hours jamming on larger four ft by four ft paintings and having a few drinks was the best way I could spend a week night. Enough ramble here are a few of Tim Blackwell from two.one.five’s pictures continue to Facebookto see the rest. Thanks to everyone who came out! El toros painting is currently on display an for sale at Jinxed.

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Philly Original with Philly Originals

A good friend of mine the star Taurus aka the Philadelphia bull the one an only El Toro invited me to join he and a few friends (Underwater Pirate, Czr, and Arks) in painting the always graffiti friendly upstairs at Tattooed moms. I showed up late because of my 9-5 so I didn’t get many action shots but it was a lot of fun to get in and have time to paint even with the multi colored snot I was left with. All the high deff quality pictures credited to Arks

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Hope everyone is staying healthy as it gets colder!

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