February is TC5 “Style History Month” here on www.dirtypilot.com. We hate to name drop, but check out work by Sye, Doc, Web, Keo, Dontay, Abby, Wane, Doves,Totem,  Ebn, Cycle, Dezo and Wiggles. New York, during the mid-1980’s, was an amazing time for graffiti writers. Trains were crushed, styles were poppin, and TC-5 was one of the main crews at the forefront of the thriving graffiti scene.

The crew’s roots originate in the early 1970’s. With an impressive roster consisting of BLADE, DEATH, VAMM, TULL 13, CRACHEE, and later AJAX, COMET, SILVER TIPS, and MAZE. In the earlier days of graffiti, most writer’s wrote for a few years then moved on. COMET and BLADE weren’t the average writers though, and crushed NYC Transit through the late 70’s into the early 80’s.

After most original members of The Crazy 5 had retired, in a somewhat controversial move at the time, COMET granted presidency of TC-5 to a writer from the Bronx named SEEN (or as some called him, L’il SEEN). SEEN reshaped the crew with some of the freshest writers of his generation such as BEAM, JUICE, DOZE, DOC, LADY PINK. TC-5 rocked the number and letter lines hard with some of the freshest cars pulled out on the NYC Subway system, and has continued to push the boundaries of contemporary letter and character styles over the past 25 years.

Know the history, respect the style. Now thu March 12, 2010.





 www.DirtyPilot.com  is stoked to announce a collaborative exhibition from Future Colors of America. Founders, artists and friends Albert Reyes, Matt Furie, and Aiyana Udesen put together a kick ass show featuring a new body of collaborative work that will blow you away. Now Thru March 11 2010.

Albert Reyes is a Los Angeles-based San Francisco Art Institute graduate who has developed a style equally influenced by graffiti, comics, and fine art. Among other media, he draws and prints on the inside covers of old books and mixes traditional Mexican imagery, popular culture icons, and political suggestion.

Aiyana Udesen went to school at the San Francisco Art Institute with Reyes, and lives in San Francisco, where she gained attention for her “how-to-draw” series of zines, many of which have married her interests in celebrities, animals, and realistic-yet-stylish illustration.

Matt Furie, a San Francisco-based artist whose richly detailed, hyper colored illustrations and paintings reflect the creative cross breeding of The Neverending Story, unrestrained imagination of The Muppet Show, and humor of ALF. His corruption by popular culture is further complicated, or perhaps enriched by the energy of BMX culture and anarchy of street art.