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REVOK: Detroit beautification with a group of friends

REVOK: Detroit beautification with a group of friends

REVOK (aka Revok 1, Revok one, REVOK MSK) has teamed up with Montana Cans, The Seventh Letter, 1xRun, and Contra Projects in an effort to beautify Detroit – a city which has lost 50% of the population it had in the 1950’s.

Working with fellow graffiti artists WANE, POSE, CES, DMOTE, NEKST, ASKEW, SEVER, ZES, VIZIE, … – the list goes on – REVOK is helping organise a beautification project aimed at bringing colour, pride, vibrance, and a sense of community back into Detroit.

Here’s a cool video that looks into the project a little deeper.

(source: The Detroit Beautification Project. Chapter 1)

Photo Wednesday

Photo Wednesday

Let’s face it, if you’re reading this then you enjoy good painting on walls. I’m going to start Photo Wednesday, where I post some photos that have inspired me the last little while. Not all graffiti walls, but you can expect a bunch of spray paint as well as art and graffiti online I’ve come across.


CREATIVE KREW (source)


DARK STAR (source)


ARYZ’s mixed-media heroin addict (source)


ZOER’s painting of people standing (source)


Alba’s drawing, captured by father (source)

Hunter S. Thompson: Buy the ticket, take the ride

Hunter S. Thompson: Buy the ticket, take the ride

For every moment of triumph, for every instance of beauty, many souls must be trampled.

Hunter S. Thompson has long been one of my favourite authors, artists, and idols. He stood for much more than his profession called for and in the end he garnered a cult following not only for his writing and art but for himself as well.

Recognized for his trademark cigarette holder and rarely seen without a tumbler of whiskey in hand, he pursued life to the fullest extent and had a knack for pressingly sticking up for what he believed in.

I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they’ve always worked for me.

If you’re interest in learning more about one of the most interesting men alive in the last 100 years, I recommend picking up a book or two by him. Once you’re done with them, maybe look into¬†The Joke’s Over by long-time friend and excellent illustrator Ralph Steadman (he illustrated Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas as well as other Hunter Thompson)

Walk tall, kick ass, learn to speak Arabic, love music and never forget that you come from a long line of truth-seekers, lovers & warriors
Dirty Hands & Cans

Dirty Hands & Cans

Often I am inspired by things just because they capture some emotion or feeling, or setting that I can relate to. I don’t know where these go, in terms of the blog… So we’ll figure it out as we go.

The Female Body

The Female Body

One of the most inspiring physical attributes of life is the female body. It is infinitely graceful, sensual, sexy, and defines smooth, silky lines. Beyond being an inspiration of life it is also a recurring theme in art I create. This photo from SprayBeast captures that inspiration nicely.


(sourced from SprayBeast)

Ron Jeremy as a Cheeseburger

Ron Jeremy as a Cheeseburger

I can’t front, this shit had me howling. Ron Jeremy… as a Cheeseburger… and I’ll be damned if he didn’t nail it on the button! Stolen from Revok1’s blog click the photo to follow through to his post. Great artwork by a very serious artist!