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PHASE2: "PIONEER IN LETTER FORM"

Discussion in 'Brick Slayers' started by ETHREADZNY, Oct 14, 2002.

  1. ETHREADZNY

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    PHASE2: "PIONEER IN LETTER FORM"

    Discussion started by ETHREADZNY - Oct 14, 2002

    ( I REALIZE THAT THERE ALREADY IS A THREAD ABOUT PHASE2 IN THIRD RAIL< BUT THIS MAN WAS A PIONEER OF THE LETTERS PEOPLE ARE USING ON WALLS TODAY)


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    PHASE 2 - Pioneer

    Aliases: PAIN
    Started: # Primary affiliations: INDs Local origin: Bronx, NY
    Main lines: IRTS

    Often referred to as a father of style PHASE 2 is considered by many to be one of the most significant painters of the aerosol art movement. In the early 1
    970s PHASE 2 was a key figure, helping to pioneer the creation and reinterpretation of new letter forms. Many present day aerosol paintings across the globe are clearly derivative of integrations and embellishments created by PHASE.

    He was president of the prestigious INDs crew as well as the Bronx chapter of the Ex-Vandals. He was a major force in creating a visual look for Hip Hop. He was one of Hip Hop's first major underground graphic designers. He designed promotional flyers and posters for early hip hop's top acts such as Kool Herc and Grand Master Flash.

    He is the founder IGT TIMES, the first magazine dedicated to Aerosol art. He is also the author of Style from the Underground a perspective on the evolution aerosol art's development.




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    some pittsburgh flavor - Replied Oct 14, 2002

    'bout time....
     
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    Al Green - Replied Oct 14, 2002

    so long over due.. and honestly. for someone so prolific hardly mentioned in recent media..


    i think the ph&reg;ase(2) "respect the architect" is quite appropriate.


    superdaps
     
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    LIL RED EYES - Replied Oct 14, 2002

    he was good until he got too "wildstyle"
     
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    SCOTCH WHISKEO - Replied Oct 14, 2002

    This guy, along with TRACY, BILLY, PEL, BOT, KING2, P-NUT2, RIFF170 and others of that era, invented the entire arsenal of weapons(arrows, connections, loops, drips, platform serifs, chips, etc...) that we still use in what we now call "wild style". The amazing thing is that all these progressive innovations came about in a matter of months, from simple outlined tags and bubble letters to what would stand up against any technical"wild style" you can show me today. By 1977 it had all been done.
    And for the record, while PHASE2 did use aliases (most notably "CAD") "PAIN" was not one of them. That "PAIN" panel piece above was done by Phase with Skeme during Phase's brief 1982 comeback (when Skeme brought him out and they pulled off the "TUFF CITY" top to bottom whole car. Phase did that piece for "PAIN" who was a white kid that went to Music and Art H.S. with Skeme and would rack all the paint for Skeme, but had no piecing skills. If you refer to "Subway Art" you can find a whack piece that Pain actually did himself on the 1 line with the inscription "HI COONEY!"(Cooney was our Dean at Music and Art H.S. at that time).
     
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    ETHREADZNY - Replied Oct 14, 2002

    ^ THE HISTORY I LOVE TO HEAR<
     
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    Proph UAcrew - Replied Oct 14, 2002

    why are there so few pictures for someone who played such a big part in bringing the elevation of styles to the point it's at today? I dont understand that, I've looked online many times, and nothing.
    good start though.
     
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    mud_buddha - Replied Oct 14, 2002

    is book has some great stuff of his in it. Most people with pictures from his era aren't posting them on the web. I'm guessing they're either holding out for something more lucrative or they just want to keep the gems to themselves. Also, the sad truth is- a lot of stuff was never photographed. In the grand scheme of things, the writer/photographer/ document- everything hybrid that we have today is a new[er] phenomenon.
     
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    krowteN - Replied Oct 14, 2002

    scotch always comin thru with the bombs for ya dome, ya heard. its the little shit like that that i love to hear.
    but for real that dude king2 was super nasty.
    i mean style, colors, technical anvancement-get loose!

    Phase2 all i can say is get that book "style writing from the underground"
    he breaks down the whole &reg;evolution of the graffiti funk style. amust for any collection.
     
  12. imported_Europe - Replied Oct 14, 2002

    Good thread E.
    And of course Scotch comes through with knowledge to make your jaw drop...
    Phase's stuff is mindbogling. Too bad he is not that active anymore.
     
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    harry - Replied Oct 14, 2002

    truly a legend..spent some time wiyh him a few years back when he brought his slide show here..amazing stuff..pure first hand history.
     
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    STYLEISKING - Replied Oct 14, 2002

    true writer!

    respect due!
    just dont call it the g. word,he hates
    that..to him were writers.
     
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