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Fun Friday 08.28.10

Fun-FridaySalute to Freedom of Religion (and from it)

Here in downtown New York the heated public discussions over a planned community center serving Muslim New Yorkers has been greeted by hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons from his apartment windows to viewers on the street.

Seeing these various symbols of many of the world’s belief systems is a helpful reminder to those who have forgotten that all are welcome here to worship whatever God they believe in.  They are also free to not worship anything. After the marauding hoo-ha crowd returns to it’s cave, perhaps a review of the US Constitution is in order.

Despite the recent violent acts by some, NYC is a living breathing example of how many many different cultures live every day side by side in peace. Regardless of our personal opinions about someone’s religion, in this country you are free to follow it, practice it, espouse it. Um, next question?


Poster Boy Releases Book

Interestingly, the person/collective that goes by the name Poster Boy are touting the constitution as a rallying point for organizing also. Coupled with the official release of the new book of art by PB in four cities this weekend, the events will serve as a launch for a legal defense fund for artists.


Read more about the event from the press release here

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Poster Boy: “The War Of Art” Book Launch. NYC. Miami. Culver City.London

Poster Boy. "The War Of Art"
Poster Boy. “The War Of Art”

As you may know the Poster Boy book,  The War of Art, came out this year. The release of this book has given a few of us the opportunity do something much more significant. At The War of Art book launch on Saturday, Aug. 28th, we will officially kick off a legal defense fund for artists.

Kids Are Rallying Against The Empire (K.A.R.A.T.E.) is a grass roots effort we hope to eventually turn into a non-profit organization. Sadly, when dealing with the legal system most artists don’t know, understand, or are intimidated into forgoing their rights. Artists are often poorly represented in court and do not have financial access to proper counsel. K.A.R.A.T.E. is committed to helping artists defend themselves in court for art-related crimes conceived in public space.

Even at its infancy K.A.R.A.T.E. has managed to get Henry Matyjewicz, a Poster Boy participant, out of prison on appeal only two weeks after being sentenced to 11months by a superior court in New York. Mr. Matyjewicz is now being represented by world class civil rights lawyer, Ron Kuby. Because of K.A.R.A.T.E. Mr. Matyjewicz now stands a fighting chance in court.

I’m officially inviting you to The War of Art book release party. Whether you come to support Poster Boy or K.A.R.A.T.E. I’m hoping to see you there. Personally, I think supporting a legal defense fund is an obligation for those who say they’re supporters of graf and street art, besides the fact that it’s long overdue.

See you there:

Email us at if you’d like to know more about the fund.

Signed copies of the book along with special edition prints are available through A portion of the sales will go to the K.A.R.A.T.E fund.


Poster Boy

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