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THE NEW>>>TOOFLYNYC.COM

July 31st, 2009 | Category: Art & Design,Day in the Life,INKS

wooohooooooooooo finally! I’m too excited, I couldn’t wait to post. I’ve been a maniac for months working on my new site. I’m so happy it’s finally RE-FRESHED!

Earlier this year I decided to take some flash classes so I can be self sufficient! As the saying goes ” if you want it done right, you gotta do it yourself !” I want to give a special shout out to my flash teacher Bill, who I found on craigslist all the way from MEXICO! With the help of technology programs like Skype, communication can happen worlds away;) You know your chillaxing when you can teach online, and over look the beach from your window! WOW. Bill, your my HERO!!! I got new dreams now, gracias amigo;) A special thanks to my hommies, and official online host Parallel MVMT. You guys ROCK. Your help is sooooo greatly appreciated, cool geeks like us rule!!! Last but not least, my sister PAM who turned official overnight with her INKS DESIGN skills, helped me get this baby up and running. She has since made all the necessary tweeks, and is ready to team up with her big sis. We gonna do this Pammies, our campito dreams await!


without further a do, the new and improved!!!

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www.tooflynyc.com

WWW.TOOFLYNYC.COM
designed and programed by YOURS TRULY:)

See ya at the Launch Party Tonight!!!! 9-till

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WWW.INKSDESIGN.COM

July 26th, 2009 | Category: Art & Design,Day in the Life,INKS,Younity

Pammie’s aka INKS. Sweetest teddy bear sister ever. Finally done with, well sort of…the wackest school of NYC ( F.I.T.) Yea I said it! That school SUCKS!!! ( Graphic Design Dept. mainly because they messed with my Pammie ) Anyway don’t get me started on them.┬á Back to the positive aspect of this whole situation. Pam is ready to join in on the NYC grind once school is o-v-e-r. She’s getting an early start, and has decided to start her own art & design business INKS DESIGN. I’m so proud!!! Her services will include; GRAPHIC & WEB DESIGN SERVICES, as well as hands on SCREEN PRINTING creative works. A geek at heart, you can also call her up if your having technical mac computer difficulties! She’s just got a knack for it;)

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Love you fea!!! Now go and hustle, hustle , hustle some dough…

INKS DESIGN

www.inksdesign.com
ANDREA MENA
Contact: inksnycity@gmail.com

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and please don’t cut your finger again! ( Her Younity FRESHER! submission in the works above )

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INKSÔäó the accessories collection is now available on www.inksdesign.com, and www.tooflynyc.com . NEWS>>> Soon to surface on the streets of NYC. More details coming soon…

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HIGHSNOBIETY BOAT JAM

July 26th, 2009 | Category: Day in the Life,Younity

MMMMMMMMMM…last night was sweet! Almost didn’t make it. Ever since that Bahamas cruise a few years back I promised myself I would never step a foot in a boat again, but my attitude lately has just been like f it! Gotta live and be merry with the fam, life’s too short. We took sail from Pier 17 at the South Street Seaport around 10ish. For 2 hours we floated up and down the Hudson River over looking our beloved rotten apple. What can I say it was D – O – P- E!!! and I didn’t get sick woohoo! Shout out to our hommies from Highsnobette Samia Grand-Pierre, and Lois Sakany for the Younity crew invitation. GOOD TIMES:) Thanks Ladies!!! YOU ROCK.

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Me and boats don’t roll…

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D and I were so glad we didn’t bail out! it was a slamming beautiful ride…

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PIER 17 at the SEAPORT. Best place to get a view of the Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan Bridge, and 59th street bridge all in one shot…

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Highsnobiety Boat Jam 2009!

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House & Funk jams with miss Y LOVE!

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Shana Loves PR!

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and our twitterholic crew!

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It’s a NEW MOON Ya’ll unity is the law…Only LOVE RULES!

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New York you rotten apple you!

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We just can’t get enough…

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SNEEKY PEEK! TWEAPONZ 3D PROCESS…

Sneeky Peek! Been working on my boys album for a a bit this month and it’s almost done! It’s coming out dope…

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more after the JUMP!

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YOUNITY FRESHER – BREAK

July 23rd, 2009 | Category: Day in the Life,Younity

Last minute plans called for a quick dive into the woods. Drove out the rotten apple for a day and a half to get away from the summer craze, and take a much needed break. AM made us all laugh cuz she got the huge ass park ave tent! that shit was BIG & DOPE! Had some silly laughs the whole ride upstate. Ahhhhh the TREES, TREES, and more TREES. Cruising upstate is just a GREEN & NATURAL Landscape affair. Exactly what the doctor ordered. Helped us take a breather especially as we get closer to the show in the fall┬á which is officially a NON-STOP process until the end of November. We’re a little sad we don’t have a space locked down yet, but we’re griiiiiiiding day by day and the perfect space is sure to pop up soon!

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Our first night. We built the tent in the rain. TEAM WORK ROCKS! 30 min baby! Then we all jammed in for the smores , muchies sessionz, and a 90′s TOOFLY playlist that helped bring you back to 93′ till infinity, and get you some electric relaxation, for you to have a good day with Ice Cube so you can go keep your head up with pac, before my PM DAWN creeps up on you. My favorite! Have fun twittering it;) MORE FLICKS BELOW>>>

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THE YOUNG WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP SCHOOL

July 19th, 2009 | Category: Community,Urban Art Education,Workshops,Younity

WOW lot’s to catch up on. NYC is just crazy in the summer lot’s of stuff going on….okay so we’ll set it off with my kids mural workshop that went down this past week…

BIG CITY WALLS – Younity + Toofly Street Art Mural Project with The Women’s Leadership school was a huge success! The workshop kicked off at our favorite summer spot THE SECRET GARDEN in Bushwick. Weather was loving us! For the past 3 days a group of 30+ young women got a chance to experience the stages of producing a collaborative aerosol mural project with a NATURE theme reflective of what we created at the Secret Garden. It was one of my first official street art mural projects with a large youth group and it went smooooooooth as pie. WHEW! I can def get the hang of this every summer, kids rock!!!

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Day 1 – Introduction, Project Details, Concept, Sketches, and a walk through the Secret Garden for some inspiration. SEE THE REST OF THE PHOTOS BELOW >>>

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FRESHER T’s!

July 19th, 2009 | Category: Day in the Life,Hommies,Younity

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HOT OFF THE PRESS! Linked up with our hommies from Destroy & Rebuild to help us get the Younity FRESHER T’s printed this time around. Shout out to Mike for printing the shirts we love them!!!

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THE WENDY WILLIAMS SHOW – JULY 13th!

July 17th, 2009 | Category: Day in the Life,Events

I think I was sleep walking the day I went to Wendy Williams event, cuz them Wendy blueberry drinks woke me right up! NYC grind is crazy, def need a vacation ASAP. Shout out to my boy Leo Vasquez from the Sound of Art and his lovely wife Rashida for the good times! Wendy’s got a TV show America! Putting the bochinche aside, cuz that’s just drama this lady is going for it. More power to her, RISE UP! There’s a lot of crap you gotta put in to climb up to the very top as ICE T quoted; “The higher you climb up the mountain the colder it is.” Go for yours Wendy f’ that! don’t forget the little people when you get up there;) KEEP YOUR HEART.

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Hope you like your FIRST LOVE Print -  CONGRATS!!!

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BIG HAIR, BIG MOUTH, BIG HEART!

Wendy Williams, radio personality and author, was joined by celebrity guests to celebrate the launch of her new daytime talk show The Wendy Williams Show. The show debuted July 13 on Fox 5 to much fanfare. The party also served to celebrate Wendy’s birthday. JULY 13th EVENT
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THE SECRET GARDEN

July 07th, 2009 | Category: Community,Graffiti / Street Art,Green Living,Younity

The Secret Garden. A YOUNITY + BIG CITY WALLS collaboration with female aerosol artists from NYC. Coming together to “RE-FRESH” the streets…

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Rocking productions with 10+ artists is not always easy. Having a sketch helps. Not everything can go according to plan, but if you leave enough room to improvise you get pretty close…

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THE SECRET GARDEN. J train to Gates ave. Corner of Linden and Broadway, Bushwick Brooklyn.

Great spot to chill, paint, play dominos, BBQ, and grow your own vegetables & fruits! There’s a farmers market every Wednesday if you want to check it out. Shout out to the folks who run this place and JOSEPH for keeping it beautiful for the community.

Big hug to Erotica for hooking us up with the ill grill meals! & for bringing by the whole fam. What else can be more fun than running around, playing hide and go seek, dancing, laughing, jumping, and climbing stuff?  WHAT FUN! they will remember for a long long time.

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Day 1. Pieces were sketched in and set. On the hunt of colors necessary for Day-2 & 3 possibly 4..GREEN, GREEN, AND MORE GREEN!!!

THE COLOR GREEN. The color of nature, fertility, life. Grass green is the most restful color. Green symbolizes self-respect and well being. Green is the color of balance. It also means learning, growth and harmony.

GREEN ENERGY contains the powerful energies of nature, growth, desire to expand or increase. Balance and a sense of order are found in the color green. Change and transformation is necessary for growth, and so this ability to sustain changes is also a part of the energy of green.

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In between the week I managed to squeeze in a Female Sneaker Fiend PHOTOSHOOT with Lori Lobenstein, and Amanda Lopez who flew in from San Francisco for the NYC June festivities. Now the IMAGES will live on FOREVER, and EVER, no matter what!

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DAY 4.( I missed Day 2, and 3 ) I was crazed and unable to meet the team to help;( BUT I def made up for it on day 4.WHEW! I still feel I need another 2 days to be satisfied with it, that’s just my virgo talking. Still gonna go back and rock it some more, cuz I can go on for days…PLUS! Shiro is in town gotta get her on this wall…

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Collabo between Lady K Fever and Toofly. Feeling RE-FRESHED yet? Flow like water and you’ll see what I mean.

Water unceasingly changes shapes and transforms itself. It is thus a model out of which everything can be born. It is also a source of purification. Purification for the individual beings but also for the whole of mankind. The Flood is a founding episode in numerous civilisations. Among Australia’s Aborigenes, a giant frog is said to have swallowed the Earth’s water to release it only when the other animals, dying with thirst, made it burst out laughing. The Flood in a re-creation of the world. One emerges from water in order to be reborn.

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DIVA sweetest person ever!

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MADGE def incorporated “THE SECRET” up in here! The key to our hearts “LOVE” and nothing else…

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JES. Watch out for TOUGH LOVE NYC! Love these VENUS FLY TRAPS great color…

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EROTICA. Yeo this WOMAN right here has got to be the ill#1 graffiti mom. She hella looked out for all of us and kept our bellies full. What a MOM! Got the whole fam in her piece too that’s LOVE. Blessing to you hommie and your beautiful family!

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AM, K-STAR collabo. Damn AM wen’t mad high on this one what’s that 15feet? 20? word. K-STAR repping hard! Thanks for the beers ladies they were nice and cold kept us on a nice buzz while we worked;) Ya know how to party!

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TADA!!! BIG CITY WALLS hooking us ladies up with wall permissions, paint donations/budgets, and urban arts workshops for youth in the community near you! We had a blast painting, BBQ’n, laughing, and taking maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad flicks. Thank you lady for bring’n us all together!

GOOOOOOOOOOOOD TIMES you can’t touch no matter how hard you try HA!

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AFRO PUNK FESTIVAL – FLICKS

July 06th, 2009 | Category: Community,Events,Graffiti / Street Art,Younity

This year’s Afro Punk Festival was DOPE. The wall set-up was tight, and the artist line up was on point. Mad characters! Felt right at home…

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Afro Punk Festival, JULY 4, 2009. Photo above by Jay Maldonado. Thanks Jay!!! Love the pic.

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Early morning sketch…

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12 noon…

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Space was transformed into a pop-up skate park: Skaters, Half Pipes, Decks, Live Music, etc.

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My boy Cekiz!!! Can’t wait to rock a wall together;)

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Rimix loved his line work…

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AM

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SHAUN from Trust Your Struggle Collective. Thank you for all your hard work!

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Crystal Clarity

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Rob Focused

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My hommie DJ Jasmine Solano came thru to rock some joints on the 1&2′s

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New steez, on my warrior shit…

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Good job TEAM!

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Dope pic by: thashadow06

Shout out to RASU from coup d’etat crew for hooking us up all day! Thank You;)

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