20?’s with Chemist

1.First off. What do you write ?
Chemist
2.where do you live and where are you from?
Dayton, Ohio the gem city
3. How did you get your name?
I switched my name from SEAR cause of some whack kid stated painting SEER and everyone thought his stuff was mine. I kind of was really wanting to do some big mad scientist painting so at the time I stumbled across CHEMIST
4. How long have you’ve been writing ?
Since 2002
5. What is your background in art ?
My aunt was an amazing fine artist and potter so I always drew and did some type of art. I never really pushed my art till long after being out of high school
Any formal school?
AAS in design specializing in print
6. You have any good graff stories?
Way way to many involving gun shots, wild dogs in the train yard, copers, and shit getting fucked up!
7. What’s your favorite quote?
“another perfect day in the perfect life” Corrie
8. Largest wall you’ve done to date?
A wall downtown Dayton for the city, 40ft wide 80ft tall
9. Who are your influences in the art world ?
Wow so many people…. 123klan, 3kings tattoo, koffie, mamma sauce printing, Ken Taylor, too many to list
10. Where do your ideas come from for your style of pieces ?
They come from all over, I pull inspiration from industrial design, print design, movies, signage, fashion, motorbikes, abandon properties and buildings, nature
11. What kind of tricks have you discovered using spray paint or is it trade secrets ?
I got a few up my sleeve but I always have a big bag of different caps for sure!

12. What’s your favorite paint to use ?
Black line, gold line, hardcore, ironlak
13. You have any other hobbies other than painting?
Playing bones, riding my motorbikes, doing some woodworking, slapping a little ping pong.

14. Favorite cartoon growing up?
Tom & Jerry, GI Joes, and transformers.
15. How do you feel about “street art”?
Some is cool some I want to poo on. I’ve been doing a lot of large scale printed images in some works so been appreciating things a little more
16. What can you say to young kids wanting to get into this culture?
Work hard, draw your ass off, earn everything you want, never take anything for granted, and keep your eyes opens to learn everything you can from any one. Be smart and lee your ego at home cause you are no one even when you are someone.
17. You excited about painting at CC8?
Hell yeah I am. I always love CC

18. Whats your favorite to paint on wood,metal,brick,glass,canvass?
Wood for some things and brick or block for walls! I miss the cold steal trains though.
19. Favorite writers in no order?
Thought I already answered this? Anyone that gets me excited on painting air that is doing something awesome.
20. Any places you’ve traveled to paint?
NY, ATX, San Antonio, Chicago, PA, Vegas

Shouts out.
To my crews BY Clique & LAWS. Color Logistik Group. Free Duo, it won’t be too long!

Thanks again.

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20?’s with Awful

Hold on I’m gonna grab me a bite to eat real quick…ok I’m back

1.First off. What do you write ?
Hello, my name is Awful
2.where does your ass sleep at night and where are you from? My ass sleeps in my comfy ass bed…an I am from Colorado
3. How did you get your name?
I was sent to a training in an oooold job of mine for work while I was taking notes they kept on saying Awful Awful and I liked how it looked on the paper…and it stuck
4. How long have you’ve been writing ?
I have been writing for a minute or two
5. What is your background in art ? Any formal school?
Background in art would be under bridges, freight yards (hoppers,gondolas back in them days ha I didn’t know any better) oh and I would sketch on paper every once in a while..no formal art school
6. You have any good graff stories?
Yeah there is a ton of em…recently we lost a can in the yard…spent an hour and a half looking for it never found it compromised with a different color…(it was a main color some faces) came home next morning looking through the bag..it was still in there haha #fail
7. What’s your favorite quote?
#fail hahaha
8. Where can someone see your work?
Flickr under Awful one or under the Creatures Crew flickr as well
9. Who are your influences in the art world ?
Art world? Umm Craola Alex Pardee Dabs Myla and so on
10. Where do your ideas come from for your style of pieces ?
Well since I started I always wanted to do wild style pieces and thats what everyone was doing around here
11. Any other mediums you work with or are in the process of using?
Umm I’m in a model train show next weekend in LA called the Steel Giants ..if your in that area go check it out! And buy one of my model trains! It starts March 10th at the GCS in Pamona CA
12. What’s your favorite paint to use ?
Favorite paint to use would definitely be Montana gold or 94…of course rusto but they are forcing me not to using it anymore with their new cap designs
13. You have any other hobbies other than painting?
Yeah I like to run,lift weights, and work on my 51′ ford
14. Favorite cartoon growing up?
Hmm.. I like the Underdog, Futurama, Bevis and Butthead and Top Cat!
15. How do you feel about graphic design being used in graffiti today?
I know lots of people that hate it but it’s getting more accepted by society and that means more walls and Commision jobs…so I’m not mad at it
16. What can you say to young kids wanting to get into this culture?
Don’t hop on to the bandwagons do what you want to do and not what every one else is doing
17. Can you give us any insight on what you plan on doing art wise in the next couple of years?
There is no telling I’m a pretty busy guy
18. Whats your favorite to paint on wood,metal,brick,glass,canvass?
METAL
19. Favorite writers in no order?
hmm.. Kwest Sigh Jher East Vogey Serval River Hex Atlas…the list goes on…everyone is super fresh now a days
20. Any places you’ve traveled to paint?
There is a few..I love to paint trains so wherever there is a good freight spot is where I wanna be!
Shouts out.
CREATURES CREW! RTDK! CBS!
Team ROBONE!
And my man DAVE FOTO!
Thanks again.
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20?’s with Rei

1.First off. What do you write ?
REI
2.where does your ass sleep at night and where are you from?
I’m originally from north Spain, (Basque Country), but at this moment I live in ATX
3. How did you get your name?
it’s an abbreviation from my real name, it comes from my sk8boarding days
4. How long have you’ve been writing ?
I started messing with graffiti around 1990, tagging my name at the local sk8boarding spots. I did my first piece around 1995
5. What is your background in art ? Any formal school?
I am self taught
6. You have any good graff stories?
quite a few, yes…anytime y
7. What’s your favorite shewp quote?
“dang bro, I can feel the bubble…”
8. Where can someone see your work?
facebook.com/rei.mkombos, rei74.com, but the best place would be in the streets
9. Who are your influences in the art world ?
so many good artists out there…
10. Best place you ever woke up at? From a long night of drinking.
my bed
11. Have you ever tried “docking”?
maybe…not sure what that is
12. What’s your favorite paint to use ?
Montana colors
13. You think 13’s a good or bad luck number?
just a number
14. Favorite cartoon growing up?
Mazinger Z
15. How do you feel about graphic design beig used in graffiti today?
why not…you still painting it on a wall..
16. What can you say to young kids wanting to get into this culture?
learn about graffiti history and ethics
17. Can you give us any insight on what you plan on doing art wise in the next couple of years?
I just want to make things bigger and more complex
18. Can you tell us more about question #10?
home sweet home
19. Favorite writers in no order?
so many different styles, color combinations, approaches, compositions, attitudes…at the end my favorite writers are those that I personally know
20. Any places you’ve traveled to paint?
I have been moving back and forth from Spain too the US for the past 20 years, so yes I have done quite some traveling around but there’s definetly many places I would like to go to in the near future
Shouts out.
Mortal Kombos, CBS, LAWS, RTD, BY, RWS, TRPS…
Thanks again.

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On Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 11:42 PM, supher texas wrote:

On Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 11:35 PM, Louie Dollars wrote:
Thursday – 03.08.12
CC8 Meet & Greet Artshow
featuring DJ Vicious & DJ Hectik
at Hi-Tones 9pm – 2am
No Cover 21 & UP $3 Minors
621 E. Dewey, San Antonio, TX 78212

Friday- 03.09.12
Live Painting 12pm – 8pm
FREE ALL AGES
Backstage Live Courtyard

CC8 The Kick Off
featuring Apaso, GhostPizza, Milli Mars, & DJ Spinner T
at Backstage Live 10pm – 2am
$5 21 & Up $8 Minors
1305 E. Houston St., San Antonio, TX 78205

Saturday – 03-10-12
Live Painting 09am – 7pm

FREE ALL AGES
Backstage Live Courtyard

CC8 Hip-Hop Heavyweights
featuring Clemits & MSG Crew, Evolve, Paint By Numbers & DJ Charlie, Dj Trouble
at Backstage Live 10pm – 2am
$5 21 & Up $8 Minors
1305 E. Houston St., San Antonio, TX 78205

Sunday – 03-11-12
Live Painting 09am – 8pm

FREE ALL AGES
Backstage Live Courtyard

CC8 Closing Party
featuring BetaPlayer, AURAself and DJ Gibb, Black Note, & DJ Donnie D
at Backstage Live 10pm – 2am
$5 21 & Up $8 Minors
1305 E. Houston St., San Antonio, TX 78205