Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Orange Mechanique

Futura is the definition of an urban legend, there is no other way to put it. The man has been destroying NYC subways before most were even born, and is an even more complex artist these days. He's traveled with The Clash, featured in just about every graffiti documentary known to man and invented street culture as we know it. Twelve Ounce Prophet recently linked up with him for a web project titled "Orange Mechanique". The 12oz crew head to Futura's studio out in Bushwick, Brooklyn and settle in for a 1 on 1 interview and insight look with one of the main fathers of all that is graffiti art.

It's a very well documented interview which delves into his life growing up in NYC, the Mo'Wax era, his love of sports, late city nights in the tunnels, his time in the military and most of all, Nike sportswear’s Syracuse x Futura x Be True project. All in all a great read. Click here to believe the hype.