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  • AUSTIN TEXAS STREET ART

  • ATX Street ArtAustin Texas Street ArtMuseum: Black and White Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn NYMurals made by different artists.Photos taken by Mariajose MendiolaType phase: Helvetica: Light, Bold /Helvetica Interstate LT Std SF Movie potser: Bold condensedATX street logo: Mariajsoe MendiolaMade for Typography 2 class at the University of Texas State/ Art and Design Made in Apple Mac Computer/ Adobe InDesign

    AnonymousAustin, Texas

    Mural6th Street

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    Preface

    Essay

    Plates

    Checklist

  • prefaceAustin, Texas is a big place for street art. Street art is a big part of the Austin lifestyle. Austin has a lot more to offer but its just like a big canvas waiting to be painted on. Austin is the capital of Texas and if people were to think it would be a very conservative city be ready to be surprised. Austin is a big inspiration for art. Music festivals, arts and crafts. peo-ple see Austin as a piece of art work that can keep being retouched by Austinites. Street art is any art developed in public spaces. Not only are austinites keeping it at home working quietly or with their favorite music, their working outdoors with the entire inspiring street sounds. Cars pass-ing, honks, people getting to work, just a tad of art added to their normal everyday lives. The term can include traditional graffiti art work, as well as, stencil graffiti, sticker art, wheat pasting and street poster art, video projection, art invention, guerrilla art, flash mobbing and street installa-tion. All of this kind of street art sounds interesting but we will stick to the street art that is developed on walls. Whereas traditional graffiti artists have primarily used free hand aerosol paints to produce their works with tagging and text based subject. Street artists will often work in studios, hold gallery exhibitions or work in other creative areas: they are not anti- art, they simply enjoy the freedom of working in public without having to worry about what other people think. Art is an evolutionary act. The shape of art and its role in society is constantly changing. At no point is art static. There are no rules. said by Raymond Salvatore Harmon. This

    describes street art. NizNiz Mural

    5th street

  • Over the past year, Juxtapoz and Converse have teamed on a unique project, Wall to Wall, where we invite an artist in a city in North America to create a semi-permanent mural based around the artists interpre-tation of the iconic Converse star. Today, we look back on the mural created in Austin, Texas by artist Josh Row. Row opted for a colorful, multi-charactered, text-based mural, featuring perhaps the most street cred worthy giraffe we have ever seen. For Juxtapoz, we have been allowed to curate a project based around something we care about: murals and public art. And Con-verse has allowed us to invite an eclectic group of artists, from Lango, Dave Ellis, Troy Lovegates, Caleb, Vizie, Hitnes, 123Klan, and others to create brilliant works for the public to enjoy. Josh Row is a graphic designer and illustrator living in Austin, TX. He is the Art Director and part owner of No-Comply Skate Shop in Austin. He is a man of few words and believes his work speaks louder than he does. For more of Rows work check out www.joshrow.com, www.ilovedang.com and www.thedailydeck.com. Skeez181 is an ex-graffiti writer/artist from Houston Texas whos been spray-painting artworks for over 20 years. His artistic styles are strongly influenced by ancient Aztec hieroglyphics, futuristic imagery and graffiti.Skeez181 name was derived from a lyric used in a song called Youre a customer by the 80s hip-hop group EPMD. Skeezs origins trackback to the streets of north side Houston in the late 80s, early 90s, when he began drawing flyers for local house parties while in school. The need to experiment with spray paint shortly began there-after tagging and bombing his neighborhood and quickly evolving to painting trains illegally. In 1996, Skeez181 was arrested for painting freight trains and received four years probation for his crimes. Left

    with an addiction to spray paint, but having no intention on going to jail again, he decided to focus on legal walls, commissions and mu-rals. Painting canvases live at the Wertheimer Street Festival in 1997 allowed him to meet countless admirers whove hired him throughout the years. Skeez181 has painted commissions for several Houston businesses as well as national corporations including Coca-Cola, Uni-versal Records & ADV films. Niz was born in Lima, Peru. She came to the United States for the first time when she was 4 before finally moving to the San Francis-co Bay Area when she was 12 years old. Nizs artistic career began with educating at-risk youth in California through murals, fliers and zines. Her involvement and passion for graffiti, skateboard and other subcultures like hip hop, reggae and punk rock led her to create art on skateboards and grip tape in 2003. Around the same time, she also began experimenting with stencil art. Her early work was infused with religious themes painted on skateboards with acrylic, while her most recent work has taken the shape of large-scale stenciled por-traits on walls and canvas. Niz has stenciled walls and shown her work all over the United States and abroad. Recent accomplishments include a gallery show at SOMArts Gallery in San Francisco and painting at the Graffiti All-star weekend in Puerto Rico. Her work has been published in several books: Stencil Nation (San Francisco), Heart and Soul (New York), 400ml, Do It Yourself (France) and Austin: East of I 35 (Austin, TX). She has also been featured in several maga-zines including The Huffington Post, Concrete Wave, Famiglia Maga-zine and Lucy Magazine. Niz currently resides in Austin, TX.

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    Federico Archuleta, also known as El Federico, is an Austin, TX graffiti artist who has created several notable murals in Austin.His several pieces of street art on Guadalupe Street (the Drag) contribute significantly to its unique aesthetic flavor. Most prominent are the stencil-graffiti portraits of Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, the Clash and others on the old Tower Records/Varsity Theater building, and his portrait of Bob Dylan on the Hole in the Wall.He has done several single pieces that cover the North and South walls of Cheapo Records, a popular music store on 10th and Lamar. Currently he has ten stenciled works to view.His pieces are created with stencil and freehand spray-paint tech-niques, applied in multiple layers with bright, forceful colors. FAILE (Pronounced fail) is a Brooklyn-based artistic collabo-ration between Patrick McNeil (b. 1975, Edmonton, CA) and Patrick Miller (b. 1976, Minneapolis, MN). Since its inception in 1999, FAILE has been known for their pioneering use of wheat pasting and sten-ciling in the increasingly established arena of street art, and for their explorations of duality through a fragmented style of appropriation and collage. During this time, FAILE adapted its signature mass cul-ture-driven iconography to a wide array of media, from wooden box-es and window pallets to more traditional canvas, prints, sculptures, stencils, multimedia installation, and prayer wheels. While FAILEs work is constructed from found visual imagery, and blurs the line between high and low culture, recent exhibitions demonstrate an emphasis on audience participation, a critique of consumerism, and the incorporation of religious media and architecture into their work. His artwork is shown in galleries such as in Londons Aquar-ium Gallery and New Yorks Clementine Gallery. Both in 2006, and

    the 2008 Liverpool Biennial. Currently his work is being exhibited as The Museum of Love at Verge Gallery in Sacramento, California.In 1993 the Sound Exchange record store in Austin, Texas commis-sioned Johnston to paint a mural of the Hi, How Are You? Frog (also known as Jeremiah the Innocent) from his 1983 album cover. At the time, the frog image had recently become nationally recognized from media images of Kurt Cobain wearing a Hi, How Are You? t-shirt during Nirvanas promotion of their 1991 album Never mind. After the record store closed, the building remained unoccupied until 2004 when a Mexican grill franchise called Baja Fresh took owner-ship and decided to remove the wall that held the mural. A group of people who lived in the neighborhood convinced the managers and contractors to keep the mural intact. In Spring 2008, a Jeremiah the Innocent collectible figurine was released in limited runs of four different colors.As of June 2010, a biopic about Johnstons life featuring Gabriel Sunday of My Suicide is in production.On March 1, 2012, Brooklyn-based photographer Jung Kim an-nounced her photo book and traveling exhibition project with Johnston, collaboration four years in the making. It is cited on the projects Kick-starter campaign page that the photo book and first exhibition will launch at SXSW 2013 in Austin, Texas, hosted by Louis Black, an early supporter of Johnston.

  • Plates

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  • Ferderico ArchuletaVirgen De Guadalupe

    South Congress

    Ferderico ArchuletaVirgen De Guadalupe

    South Congress

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    SkeezBohemian Inspired

    Downtown I-35

    Josh RowDoin ThangsDowntown I-35

  • Daniel JohnstonHi, how are you?Guadalupe St. The

    Drag

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    Patrick Neil &Patrick MillerChallenger

    Guadalupe St.The Drag

  • Federico ArchuletaTil Death Do Us Part5th Street

    Art is an evolutionary act. The shape of art and its role in society is constantly changing. At no point is art static. There are no rules.

  • 16Anonymous

    Austin OriginalGuadalupe St.

    The Drag

  • Federico Archuleta

    CashGuadalupe St.

    The Drag

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    Federico ArchuletaCashGuadalupe St. The Drag

    Fedderico ArchuletaBoy

    Guadalupe St. The Drag

  • Federico ArchuletaTill Death Do Us Part

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    Josh RowDoin Thangs

    10

    SkeezBohemian Inspired

    11

    Patrick Neil & Patrick MillerChallenger

    13

    AnonymousAustin Original

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    checklist

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    Ferderico ArchuletaVirgen De Guadalupe

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    AnonymousAustin Texas Mural

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    NizNiz Mural

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    Daniel JohnstonHi, How are you?

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    Federico ArchuletaCash

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    Federico ArchuletaBoy

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