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#12 How & Nosm: 12 Wishes for 2012

#12 How & Nosm: 12 Wishes for 2012



For twelve days we’ve presented twelve wishes for 2012 as told by an alternating roster of artists and BSA readers, in no particular order. Together, they are a tiny snapshot of the people who are part of the street art scene around the world today. Individually, each adds their personal expression of hope for tomorrow.

Our final wish for the new year comes from those talented German brothers now hailing from the boogie down Bronx, How & Nosm, whose curvilinear black red and white alterna-worlds have tightened many a wall this year. A symbiotic blend of graff and Street Art influences, the work of the twins represents one of the new fine hybrids emblematic of emerging directions for 2012 and beyond. As we all head boldly toward a new year together, How & Nosm tell us what they are wishing for at home;

“For the new year we wish our new family members Leon and Niko good health and happiness so they can continue putting smiles on our faces each morning.”

How (or is that Nosm?) at work on a new piece. (© How & Nosm)

See more cool stuff from How & Nosm on Brooklyn Street Art here:

How & Nosm “Back Talk” Conversation

“Heartship” Takes Flight: How and Nosm Complete Mural in LA

Work in Progress :How and Nosm and Overunder at “Living Walls: Albany”

How, Nosm, R. Robots: “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds”


 

 

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#11 Dabs & Myla: 12 Wishes for 2012

#11 Dabs & Myla: 12 Wishes for 2012



For twelve days we’re presenting twelve wishes for 2012 as told by an alternating roster of artists and BSA readers, in no particular order. Together, they are a tiny snapshot of the people who are part of the street art scene around the world today. Individually, each adds their personal expression of hope for tomorrow.

Today’s wish is courtesy of Melbourne Street Art couple Dabs & Myla, whose unrelentingly upbeat and colorful illustrations of cheerful unicorns, breasts and penises have somehow evaded the public art prudes in many cities this year, including LA and Miami.  Serious fans of calligraphy, retro signage, graphic design and all kinds of graffiti, the sunny optimism that punctuates every stroke makes every thing D&M touches – from warehouses to Waring blenders, a hit. As things continue to point upward, the duo has this wish for themselves in the new year;

“Our wish for 2012 is for us to both enjoy each day as much as we have for the past 5 years together, keep pushing ourselves as artists and to keep painting on as much of the world that we possibly can.”

Dabs & Myla at work.

 

 

 

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#10 Wish: BSA Reader Jeremiah Kuch; 12 Wishes for 2012

#10 Wish: BSA Reader Jeremiah Kuch; 12 Wishes for 2012



For twelve days we’re presenting twelve wishes for 2012 as told by an alternating roster of artists and BSA readers, in no particular order. Together, they are a tiny snapshot of the people who are part of the street art scene around the world today. Individually, each adds their personal expression of hope for tomorrow.

Today’s wish comes from a BSA reader named Jeremiah Kuch, our 1st Place Winner in the 2011 BSA Holiday Giveaway. Along with an original collage art piece he created, Jeremiah sends this funny wish to help us keep our priorities straight:

“This year I wish for less bombs and more Moms.”

© Jeremiah Kuch

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#9 Know Hope: 12 Wishes for 2012

#9 Know Hope: 12 Wishes for 2012



For twelve days we’re presenting twelve wishes for 2012 as told by an alternating roster of artists and BSA readers, in no particular order. Together, they are a tiny snapshot of the people who are part of the street art scene around the world today. Individually, each adds their personal expression of hope for tomorrow.

Today’s wish comes from Israeli poet of the streets, Know Hope, whose prose is as prized as his figurative illustrations of people with tormented hearts in doorways and on walls. His wish for 2012 raises a white flag in the face of pride;

“My wish is a contemplative one, but not hesitant.”

 

To you from Know Hope © Know Hope

 

 

 

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#8 Wish: BSA Reader Stan Sudol; 12 Wishes for 2012

#8 Wish: BSA Reader Stan Sudol; 12 Wishes for 2012



For twelve days we’re presenting twelve wishes for 2012 as told by an alternating roster of artists and BSA readers, in no particular order. Together, they are a tiny snapshot of the people who are part of the street art scene around the world today. Individually, each adds their personal expression of hope for tomorrow.

Today’s wish comes from a BSA reader named Stan Sudol, our 2nd Place Winner in the 2011 BSA Holiday Giveaway. Along with an original photograph of the this mural in Miami by his friend, Street Artist Joe Iurato, Stan sends this encouragement to artists everywhere.

“I wish that all my friends who strive everyday to create and live truly art-filled lives can understand completely the immense respect, awe and love I have for their determination and resilience in the face of a world that regards art as a secondary occupation…and the fact they still get inspired to create after back-breaking, soul crushing and demoralizing day jobs…I wish they wake up and realize people still give a sh*t about what they do.”

Joe Iurato (photo © Stan Sudol)

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#7 Ema: 12 Wishes for 2012

#7 Ema: 12 Wishes for 2012



For twelve days we’re presenting twelve wishes for 2012 as told by an alternating roster of artists and BSA readers, in no particular order. Together, they are a tiny snapshot of the people who are part of the street art scene around the world today. Individually, each adds their personal expression of hope for tomorrow.

Today’s wish comes from EMA, the French graffiti writer turned Street Artist and fine artist who spent one decade living in Brooklyn. Whether it’s cans on a decaying wall or finely brushed ink on an acid-free textured paper stock, the no-nonsense dreamer has only one wish for 2012;

“Stay Proud”

EMA’s photo plainly illustrates the changing nature of the ongoing conversation on the street in Brooklyn. © Ema

Read more with BSA and EMA in 2011 here:

“Breuckelen”, We Go Hard : Street Artist EMA

EMA Talks about Brooklyn: “A Place Like No Other in the World”

Street Artist EMA “Back Talk” Conversation

 

 

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#6 Wish: BSA Reader Marco ; 12 Wishes for 2012

#6 Wish: BSA Reader Marco ; 12 Wishes for 2012



For twelve days we’re presenting twelve wishes for 2012 as told by an alternating roster of artists and BSA readers, in no particular order. Together, they are a tiny snapshot of the people who are part of the street art scene around the world today. Individually, each adds their personal expression of hope for tomorrow.

Today’s wish comes from a BSA reader named Marco, our 3rd Place Winner in the 2011 BSA Holiday Giveaway. Along with an original photograph of Matera, a city in his home country of Italy, Marco sends this wish;

“My wish for 2012 is that people will stop fighting and arguing for negligible topics and instead will start to focus and solve more important problems that afflicts the whole world, even more nowadays that we are passing through a worldwide economic crisis. It may sound like rhetoric but people are dying every day while others more fortunate spend their time getting mad and fighting for stupid things. I wish everyone will stop for a second to think about this and realise how sad and meaningless the world will be if we don’t care more about others.”

“We are not living. We are just killing time”.

© Marco

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#5 Miss Bugs: 12 Wishes for 2012

#5 Miss Bugs: 12 Wishes for 2012



For twelve days we’re presenting twelve wishes for 2012 as told by an alternating roster of artists and BSA readers, in no particular order. Together, they are a tiny snapshot of the people who are part of the street art scene around the world today. Individually, each adds their personal expression of hope for tomorrow.

Today’s wish comes from Miss Bugs, an English Street Art duo who blew up the joint this summer with easily the most riveting show we saw this year at Bed Stuys’ own Brooklynite Gallery (left). Graphic by nature, and splendidly anonymous, Miss Bugs surreally turns your head and helps you question what you are seeing when you are on the street. And they continue the practice with their submission for 12 Wishes for 2012.

Miss Bugs sends this photo, entitled “The Great Beyond,” taken “near where we grew up in a place called Shirehampton, a suburb of Bristol.”  Their wish for 2012?

“To make more time for old friends”

Image © Miss Bugs

Read more with BSA and Miss Bugs in 2011 here:

Miss Bugs “Back Talk” Conversation

Miss Bugs in Brooklyn: Girls, Sex and a Car Crash in the Forest

Miss Bugs Top Feature on Huffpost ARTS Today

 

 

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#4 Wish: BSA Reader Zia; 12 Wishes for 2012

#4 Wish: BSA Reader Zia; 12 Wishes for 2012



For twelve days we’re presenting twelve wishes for 2012 as told by an alternating roster of artists and BSA readers, in no particular order. Together, they are a tiny snapshot of the people who are part of the street art scene around the world today. Individually, each adds their personal expression of hope for tomorrow.

Today’s wish comes from a BSA reader named Zia, our 4th Place Winner in the 2011 BSA Holiday Giveaway. Along with an original piece of art, Zia sends this wish;

“I wish my 80-yr old grandma would continue to party in good health, and my 60-yr old parents would drive safely after dark. I wish there would be no more cancers in the family. I wish my friends would find jobs, preferably dream jobs. I wish the HIV vaccine would finally work in humans, not just chimps. I wish I would have a year filled with inspirations and travels to lands I’ve always wanted to visit.”

© Zia

 

 

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#3 Various & Gould: 12 Wishes for 2012

#3 Various & Gould: 12 Wishes for 2012



For twelve days we’re presenting twelve wishes for 2012 as told by an alternating roster of artists and BSA readers, in no particular order. Together, they are a tiny snapshot of the people who are part of the street art scene around the world today. Individually, each adds their personal expression of hope for tomorrow.

Today’s wish comes from Various & Gould, the kooky and clever Berlin-based Street Artist duo who we had the pleasure of working with a little bit this year. Experimenters of the highest order, V&G blast forward in pursuit of new combinations of elements without fear of failure, but rather with a love of the process and a delight in the surprising outcome. It helps that they are ridiculously serious about not taking everything so seriously, making Various and Gould perfect role models for those of us carrying the weight of the world on our shoulders.

Along with this photo, V&G send this exhortation to anybody who is holding back in 2012:

“Go for it!”

Image © Various and Gould

Read more with BSA and V&G in 2011 here:

Various & Gould “Back Talk” Conversation

Various and Gould say, “Street Art Saved OUR Lives”

 

 

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#2 Wish: BSA Reader Stein; 12 Wishes for 2012

#2 Wish: BSA Reader Stein; 12 Wishes for 2012



For twelve days we’re presenting twelve wishes for 2012 as told by an alternating roster of artists and BSA readers, in no particular order. Together, they are a tiny snapshot of the people who are part of the street art scene around the world today. Individually, each adds their personal expression of hope for tomorrow.

 

Today’s wish comes from a BSA reader named Stein from Norway, our 5th Place Winner in the 2011 BSA Holiday Giveaway.

“My mantra is: 10% talent 90% hard work. My wish to you is: Don’t be a quitter!”

 

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#1 Saber: 12 Wishes for 2012



For twelve days we’re presenting twelve wishes for 2012 as told by an alternating roster of artists and BSA readers, in no particular order. Together, they are a tiny snapshot of the people who are part of the street art scene around the world  today. Individually, each adds their personal expression of hope for tomorrow.

Today’s wish comes from Saber, a Los Angeles based graffiti artist well known for his signature style with cans and his outspoken opinions on topics affecting everyday people. Diagnosed with a difficult to treat illness as an adult, he has made a very public campaign of his own fight to get medical help. By doing so he is raising awareness about the fact that every day, while politicians bloviate and insurance companies bloat with dollars, millions of average Americans are effectively shut out from getting medical care.

Along with a photo of his daughter, Saber sends just this one wish;

“I Want Access To HealthCare !”

 

 

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