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NYC GRAFFITI WALL…

August 29th, 2011 | Category: Art & Design,Graffiti / Street Art,IN THE ZONE...

Vik and I just wrapped up a dope project for a very special client. The piece came out so dope!!! Unfortunately we have to keep it under wraps for a few months until it’s official release so we can share the final shots with the general public. Until then, here’s a little behind the scenes action…

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Shout out to the AmplexusLab studio located at 3rd Ward in BK for letting us rock it out…

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Big ups to Vik for locking down the gig. More after the jump!

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I (heart) INSTAGRAM

August 29th, 2011 | Category: Fashion,TOOFLY SHOP NYC

I love Instagram! Mini photoshoots for fun…

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Toofly Trinity Eco-Ring Collection available at the new Fresthetic shop. 552 Grand St.Brooklyn NY.

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AFRO PUNK FESTIVAL 2011 8.27.11 – CANCELLED

August 20th, 2011 | Category: Events,Graffiti / Street Art

I’ll be painting live again this year at the AFRO PUNK FESTIVAL 2011 !The performance line up is dope, and it’s super duper FREE! Don’t miss it…

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The Afro-Punk Festival will be returning to Brooklyn’s Commodore Barry Park for it’s seventh year on August 27th-28th. This year however, the festival will be free thanks to sponsorship—including Nike, Beats By Dre, Boost Mobile, Harley Davidson, and Sesac. In addition to already announced artists including Cee-Lo Green and Santigold, the line up will include artists such as Gym Class Heroes, Das Racist and many others. For more info visit website: Afro-Punk Festival

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ART OF THE STREETS 2011

August 16th, 2011 | Category: Uncategorized

Whew! Finally all settled in and going through my Art of the Streets 2011 flicks. SOOoooo this year Art of the Streets in Stockholm Sweden was bigger, tighter, and a lot more controversial. The politicians fought really hard to cancel the event with their crazy tactics but guess what, not only did a lot more people come to show their support, the debates are finally wearing them down! Ha! It’s a proven fact that no matter how much you try to suppress people the message will only grow louder, and louder. Young people all over the world today are making themselves heard, and I think it’s time to pay attention don’t you think? Youth today need this, and much much more. It’s time for a change…

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ART OF THE STREETS 2011! Shout out to Ikaroz with his dope characters gracing various Art of the Streets posters…

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Oh dip! Got some nice big walls this year. One day out of the year walls are created for artists who love street and graffiti art to freely express themselves in public…

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MAD C’s finished live piece…

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I missed Blue’s live piece, I gotta get a flick!;( Here we are chillin with Ceylan before my workshops class begins…

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Allrighty here we go! This year I was invited to rock 2 workshops and run a style battle. Check it…

STYLE BATTLE

The style battle was created by graffiti artist Jolie and has proven to be great fun for all ages! Big ups to everyone that participated and to LUKAS who won the battle!

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Photo by ( artist name ©2011 ) coming soon…

TOOFLY GRAFFITI WORKSHOP

In this workshop the participants chose some words out of a box and re-created them in various graffiti styles from bubble lettering, straight lettering, and wildstyle. Some of the words chosen were END, WRITE, and UTE. I forgot what Ute meant in Swedish…

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Youth get a chance to learn the art of lettering, graphic design, and color…

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TOOFLY YOUNITY WORKSHOP

My favorite workshop was the Younity workshop with an all female group. I decided we would create a design that represents women, and empowering women messages that can be used as a wall piece, a flyer, or a poster. I enjoyed this workshop very much, and will continue to develop it. It was really beautiful to see what the women came up with, and the effort they put in their message.

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Big ups to Daniela, and Stickkontakt! thanks for joining the workshop ladies;)

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Julia and Nora. Just lovely!

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Glad LOTTA got to rock. I met her last year at one of the walls because she was the only female painting. Now were building;)

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Shout out to Josefina and the Art of the Streets crew who helped with organizing the participants for the workshops!

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Chillin moments with Lotta and her crew. At first I thought I was the only latin girl in Stockholm, but then I met homgirl right here repping Chile! Where are all the spanish people tho? hmmm…..
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“RIGHT NOW!” In Amelia magazine…yeah!

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The Wrap up! dinner & drinks at the Scandic Malmen with the ART OF THE STREETS TEAM. Thank you Jacob, Tobias, and Ceylan and your team for all the hard work you put in this event. It was a pleasure to be part of it again this year. Lots of love to you guys and all the artists who participated. YOU ROCK!

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Good times;) Photos by Erika Marthins ©2011

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As my trip came to and end I had one more chance to try and get a wall to paint in a city where there is 0 graffiti tolerance. I was super siked when Jacob hooked it up. Public walls are super hard to come by, Only but a few artists in Stockholm have secret locations where they get a chance to freely express themselves out in the open. There was a bunch of calls that had to be made to make it happen, and luckily Jacobs friend Erse had just the spot! I was ready for the mission and early Sunday morning I met up with Erse, who turned out to be hella cool guy. He hooked me up with some paint and lead the way to the wall. I had only 1 hour to make it happen before one of my workshops started. This was a total speedy gonzalez move! THANK YOU ERSE!!!

PASHA, TOOFLY, ERSE. STOCKHOLM SWEDEN, 2011

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Shout out to Pasha who was able to join us for the collabo just in time!

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I zoomed through this piece crazy fast…

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Thanks fellas!!! It was a pleasure to meet you, and super nice to build with you even if it was for short time. Can’t wait to see the finished piece!!!
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BAM! Pasha, Toofly, Erse. Stockholm Sweden 2011

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Thank you Sweden!
“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” – Martin Buber

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ART OF THE STREETS 2011! STOCKHOLM SWEDEN 8.13/14.11

Art of the Streets in Stockholm Sweden is back!!! I’ve been invited to participate again this year, alongside graffiti women MAD C, and BLUE. Looking forward to seeing you ladies again it’s been a hot minute. Especially BLUE, who’s character work was refreshing to look back in the days on walls of the lower east side. I want to send a big thank you to organizers, Jacob, Ceylan, and Tobias for the opportunity to be able to visit your beautiful country again. Looking forward to share my work, and rock some graffiti workshops. See you guys soooooooooon! If you missed it last year,  check it out Art of the Streets 2010.

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