Monday, 21 January 2013

New RadDad Art...

Two New Releases for Sale

The studio's been a blur just recently with commissions, graffiti bombs,  general paint throwing and keepin the website looking fresh. However RD did managed to creative a couple in his spare time.

Above: Manga style 'Miz Hoodie'. Acrylic on canvas. 16x12 inch. £25.00  ✺

Below: 'Happy Tree'. Spray, acrylic and paint pen on canvas. £15.00  ✺ 

✺ postage is not included.

To get in touch:

RadDad Art

RadDad Art on Sale at...

Derby, UK

If you are in the area, drop in on Viva Hate and check our work out ☋

Viva Hate: Originally inspired by Punk, Viva Hate has since provided for Emo, Gothic, Scene, HxC, SxE, Fetish, Cult, film and Metal followers.

We will also be at J - Con 2013


Off The Shelf Making All Stops 1970-76 New York City Subway Photography Volume One Author: O.S. Funk

Off The Shelf

Making All Stops 1970-76 
New York City Subway Photography
Volume One
Author: O.S. Funk

To start with, a big thank you goes out to our friend from NYC Fuzz One,who put us onto this publication...

Time table this one in if you're into the NY subway scene.

The New York subway system has been around since 1904 and everything went relatively smoothly, until the advent of the paint spray can and then things changed.
In the 1970's 'pigments hit the can' and tagging trains was rife. This publication looks at the trains from 1970 to 1976.  Steve Zabel took the images you see in this publication at the time - these include shots of subway trains (some tagged and some not) stations and platforms, with plenty of  descriptions of the trains, their routes, subway fares, movies of the time and decommissions.

Quote from O.S Funk:
"I wanted to show all the different things you can do with subway photography that maybe most people wouldn't take into consideration. I really wanted this book to have something for everybody. If you ever took a subway ride in the 1970's or 1980's maybe you can appreciate what we show"

Let's go under the front cover to take a look...


Take a look at Fuzz One's site... HERE
More about Making All the Stops... HERE

Friday, 4 January 2013

Off The Shelf

Children of the Can 
Bristol Graffiti and Street Art
Author: Felix 'FLX' Braun
Publisher: Tangent

Wow, what gorgeous publication this is!
A great eye-candy book on the on the Bristol, UK Scene.

Bristol, has for many years been a vibrant and consistent magnet for talented and enthusiastic graffiti artists, with a contemporary view on graffiti which inspires and attracts creative's to the most eclectic City in the UK. For over 30 years now Bristol has been a hub for art, video, music and design, this doesn't show more strongly they on the streets of this city, this is why this publication is so important. Children of the Can features 80 of Bristol's most prolific street artists and graffiti writers from around the world.

The contents contain famous sprayers like:
China Mike
Dot com
and more...

From the Children of then Can:
"Definitions and delineations make art movements easier to frame and therefore, to write about. However, in the opinion of this author at least, there are no clear lines to be drawn anymore within the immensely broad and diverse art movement which is the subject matter of they book".

 RDC: We would like to say a big thanks to Vez for helping us out in this shoot

Enough said, let's take a look inside:

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Off The Shelf

See No Evil The Book
Publishers: Tangent

See no Evil is an international Street Art Project.
Based in Bristol, UK this festival brings together a global selection of talented graffiti artists which create a huge outdoor gallery. 
So If you missed it this year then we got a book you gotta see!

We couldn't have summed this publication up better ourselves(see below).

From the Tangent website:

"The second See No Evil street art and graffiti event in Bristol attracted more than 50,000 people to the city centre in August 2012 to watch more than 45 international artists use 3,500 cans of spray paint on 12 multi-storey buildings and other sites.
This book documents the whole event, including the block party and DJs as well as the painting. See No Evil was billed as the UK's most ambitious permanent street art project to date, encompassing a massive block party, cutting-edge music, film screenings and a one-off audiovisual spectacular. Its aim was simple; to breathe new life into an unloved and previously neglected area within the city centre of Bristol and to showcase local, national and international artistic and musical talent.
Apart from all those people, participating artists and all that paint, See No Evil 2 also featured 60 DJs and bands, 10 skylifts, six sound systems, six city streets and three music stages".

Ok let's venture inside...

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Off The Shelf

The Hip Hop CookBook
Publishers: From Here To Fame

Have you ever wondered what else Graffiti Artists, Hip Hop Musicians and DJ's can turn their hand to?
Well surprisingly or not, cooking... that's what.

If your into the life style and culture of above mentioned artists then this book could be right for your grill! You'd be a Banana Nut Loaf (☋) to miss out on this one, with 40 separate culinary contributers and masses of tasty dishes like:

Tash's Veggie Lasagne
Omelette and Funkateers
Static's Potato Soup
Jungle Spice Lamb Curry
The Land and Sea Delights
Zebbie's Mexican Wraps
and so much more to tempt your taste buds.

We tried Shiro's 'kyaraben' Bento which is a packed lunch or diner in Japan consisting of  rice, vegetables and fish and can be tweaked according to your taste buds... it's chopstick tactic!

Description from the Book:
"Look over the shoulder of true Hip Hop pioneers as they share some food for the soul. This collection offers a personal glimpse into the lives and kitchens of some of the most extraordinary artists from all four Hip Hop elements - MCing, breaking, graffiti writing, and DJing. Accompanying the Artist's recipes are short stories, biographies and photos from the past and present".

Let's go inside and check out the filling...

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