This is the kick-off post in a seven-week summer series of Graffiti Amoeblogs, focusing on the art of graffiti and running every Saturday from now, July 4th, until Saturday, August 15th, 2009 -- the date that will mark what would have been the 40th birthday of Mike DREAM Francisco
, the legendary Bay Area graffiti artist who was tragically murdered nine years ago on the streets of Oakland. Rest in peace, DREAM. Your legacy will live forever.
Included in the numerous blogs in this series will be an interview with DEMER
of the longtime NYC Wallnuts
crew, who decades later is still making graffiti art, and who currently runs the store Graffiti Comix
in Belleville, New Jersey, where he combines his two life-long passions/hobbies -- graffiti and comic books. There will also be an interview with OB
, who runs the graffiti supply (and record) store All City
in Dublin, Ireland. That same Graffiti Amoeblo
g will also take a look at the Irish graffiti scene.
James & Karla Murray,
the hard working and prolific graffiti photo-journalists (Broken Windows, Burning New York, Store Front, Miami Graffiti
), will also be interviewed here and high-quality images of their best New York City and Miami graffiti shots will also be included. Future Amoeblogs will also focus on Cali graffiti and its makers, and of course there will be a whole blog dedicated to DREAM
, who was an amazing artist.