December 9, 2010
Iron Street Fair, held during the late summer in a crevice of Detroit. It was one of the last fresh summer days of Detroit left. The sun was soothing, but as soon as shade or shadow hit, chills filled, though they seemed prepared with heating lamps set up in the center of the fair. Iron Street almost felt like a wide alley with doors that led to galleries & abandoned buildings. The lone street was filled with artwork, from corner to corner of one side of the block, along with tents & booths, as well as a sound system for live entertainment.
Captured here are snapshots of the art displayed & voted on for a small art competition. Some competitors included Detroit artists, Sintex, Iges, & Riku. There are also photos of one of Detroit’s darlings, Espy, fully taking advantage of the day on her bike, partaking on fair festivities like face painting & all that fun fair stuff. There was much to bask in at Iron Street Fair, from art inside, to art outside, to art to wear (clothing, purses, fragrances), to art to share (pieces for sale).
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May 19, 2010
In his honor, here is a throwback aerosol painting of Mr. X by my man SinTex.. this portrait is posted in our living room, never forgetting. His teachings remains embedded in the best of us.. Rest in power.
“If we don’t stand for something, we may fall for anything.”
“Stumbling is not falling.”
“How can anyone be against love?”
“Respect me, or put me to death.”
October 6, 2009
THE FOUNDATION & 5EGALLERY PRESENTS DJ HOUSESHOES IN
“SHOES L♥VES THE LADIES”
TUESDAY OCTOBER 20, 2009
5EGALLERY, 2125 MICHIGAN AVE, DETROIT, MI
SLIDING SCALE DONATION $3 & UP, ALL PROCEEDS TO THE GALLERY
SPONSERED BY: DSE AT GRAND
CELEBRATING WOMEN IN HIPHOP
FEATURING IN-HOUSE TALENT:
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BGIRLs MA-MA (HARDCORE DETROIT) & RI$MONEY
GRAFFITI ARTIST RIKU
HOSTED BY PIPER CARTER &/OR GUEST
MONTHLY IN-HOUSE ALL FEMALE HIPHOP BAND “YIN”
MASSAGES BY ANGELINE
LOUNGE, CAFE, FREE WIFI
December 3, 2008
Motor City Cribs
SinTex’s crib, where he keeps the notebooks
The 26-year-old SinTex (born Brian Glass) has been rocking the spray paint for more than 10 years. Dude studied commercial art at Detroit’s Crockett Technical High School (where he also captained the golf team!) and went on to study at Pratt and CCS. SinTex’s kinda like Glenn Barr’s long-lost brother, but one who grew up in Detroit listening to hip hop.
Besides illustration, animation and graffiti art, SinTex recently taught himself 3-D computer rendering and began making wildly imaginative action figures of Detroit hip-hop stars. He’s got one of Phat Kat completed, with action figures of Black Milk, Guilty Simpson and Danny Brown in the works.
His graffiti pieces are typically large, vividly colored and retina-saturating tributes to hip-hop and African American icons, B-boys and B-girls, and the occasional kung fu figure.
“To pull the details off with aerosol you have to work large,” SinTex says. Typically the guy can pull off a floor-to-ceiling piece in a few hours. SinTex pays the bills working (and frequently flying to Europe) for Plutonium G spray paints. His studio’s conveniently around the corner from his Madison Heights digs.
Stored beneath SinTex’s drafting table are more than 100 notebooks filled with years of character sketches. “One of my Crockett teachers told me never to throw out a notebook, because you don’t always appreciate when you have a good idea. Mr. Corbin, if you’re out there, I still got ‘em all.”
see actual article HERE.
February 13, 2008
September 2, 2007
August 10, 2007
oh but in discussion of friday (& i’m talking about the one with ice cube folks), you notice smokey is real shiesty with his shit? well if you’re from cali then you know that’s how they do it.. ha ha.. i noticed in the south & midwest they got a different kind of smoke etiquette, they’ll gladly smoke you out no question (usually). in cali, they will almost always ask you to throw in. at a party someone will roll a blunt & ask who’s gonna throw in. in the words of the luniz, i got five on it.
July 21, 2007
yes, the whole movie. enjoy.