Baltimore besides Open Walls Baltimore

Chris Stain

While Caroline and I visited Baltimore with the goal of seeing Open Walls Baltimore, but we also got a bit of a taste for the larger street art and graffiti scene there, including a lot of work that has been done without permission. We even went out with a few local writers (Avoid, Fisho and Mountain) to watch them paint. Here are some of my favorite pieces that we came across in Baltimore that are not murals, including a few of photos have been posted on Vandalog previously.


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Other and Labrona from Philadelphia to Baltimore

Other and Labrona at Haverford College. Photo by RJ Rushmore

Earlier this month, Labrona and Troy Lovegates aka Other came down from Canada for a few days. Their first stop was Haverford, the small Philadelphia suburb where I go to college. At Haverford College, they painted a mural on the same building that Gaia painted last year. Then, they spent less than 24 hours in Baltimore, but took advantage of every second for painting and getting up. In Baltimore, Martha Cooper invited them to paint in SoWeBo, a part of town where she has been photographing the residents.

Other and Labrona in Baltimore. Photo by Martha Cooper

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Weekend link-o-rama

Jack Murray aka Panik ATG

Exciting week next week: Troy Lovegates and Labrona will be coming to Haverford to paint a mural here, so look forward to some pictures of that… If I find the charger for my camera. Also, I’ve taken the plunge and I’m finally on Instagram. Here’s what I’ve been reading this week:

Photo by Jack Murray

Weekend link-o-rama

Troy Lovegates

Link-o-rama. ‘Nuff said.

Photo by Troy Lovegates

Thinkers of This – Stinkfish and Other

Troy Lovegates

Stinkfish and Troy Lovegates aka Other are showing together now at Brooklynite Gallery now for their show Thinkers of This, but it’s almost over: Thinkers of This closes on November 26th. I wish I could have seen all this in person, but in case you’re like me and will only have a chance to see Thinkers of This online, here are some highlights:

Troy Lovegates
Troy Lovegates
Troy Lovegates
Troy Lovegates
Troy Lovegates
Troy Lovegates

For a full set of images from the show, check out Brooklynite Gallery’s flickr.

Photos by Brooklynite Gallery

Stinkfish and Other Transform Brooklynite Gallery into a Swirling Visual Wonderland

With intricate patterns and elegant shapes,  South America’s Stinkfish and North America’s Other have created a strikingly beautiful exhibit celebrating the richness of humanity.  Thinkers of This opens tomorrow – Saturday evening – from 6-9pm at Brooklynite Gallery at 334 Malcolm X Boulevard. It continues through November 26th.

Here’s a brief preview of Stinkfish’s images:

And Other’s:

photos by Lois Stavsky and Tara Murray


Mural collaborations in Dresden

Bauhaus by contemporary vandal duo Graphic Surgery. Photo by Graphic Surgery

Two shapely walls from the CityBilder mural project in Dresden by Graphic Surgery and Kenor & H101. Other artist collaborations were Frm & Otecki, Other & SaddoRyan Spring Dooley & Moneyless, and Stefan Schwarzer & Jens Besser. CityBilder was organized by Riesa Efau, Kultur Forum Dresden, Frank Eckhardt and Jens Besser.

Kenor and H101. Photo by Lucky Cat

Photos by Graphic Surgery and -Lucky Cat-

Stinkfish and Other at Brooklynite Gallery

I don’t think it gets much better than this: Troy Lovegates aka Other and Stinkfish have a show together coming up at New York’s Brooklynite Gallery. For all the talk these days about the end of street art due to rampant commercialism and Johnny-come-latelies, these two artists buck the trend and show that true energy and love of art is still alive and well on the street. Their show is called Thinkers of This. It opens November 5th and runs through the 26th. This will almost definitely be one show that should not be missed.

Weekend link-o-rama

1010 and Other aka Troy Lovegates

Had about 4 days away from a computer and it’s taken me nearly as long to catch up on emails. This post should help to finish that task. Here’s what I missed while I was away:

Photo by Other

50% off t-shirts by Gaia, Faro and Troy Lovegates aka Other

Last year, Vandalog released a series of t-shirts with designs by Troy Lovegates aka Other, Faro and Gaia. Since the last of those shirts are taking up some valuable space in a box under by bed, they are now on sale at 50% off at the Vandalog online store, making them just $15 each. Unfortunately we’ve sold out of mediums in every design, but small, large and XL shirts are still available. You can buy a shirt here.