writing has formed and shaped the path of Jared Powell's art
career as many times as he has changed allies. The
often-overlooked art form has typically been given little to
no recognition and has only recently emerged as an
acceptable form of _expression. The nature of this art form
leads its artists to many cities often evoking complete
lifestyle changes. Jared has been writing graffiti for
thirteen years, starting at the age of twelve. His interest
in this scene has led him from the small towns he grew up in
to larger cities such as New York City or San Francisco.
This immersion in other areas and their prevalent art styles
has lent a unique vibe to Jared's writing style that is not
replicated in others.
artist Corey Williams has been expressing himself through
various art forms from a young age. Corey's spare time has
included skateboarding from the age of 10. He has built a
network of friends that share and enjoy each others work
through the not uncommon black book journals filled with
graffiti writing. In his room, not an inch goes without his
own style of graffiti art. Using many mediums he has been
able to share his work with others by customizing
skateboards, hats, and clothing. His High School has
utilized his talent by giving him the opportunity to create
photographic backdrops for various dances. Corey is also
proud to have facilitated graffiti workshops for Ace (a Hip
Hop after school program for High school students in San
Francisco) on his artistic resume.
a line of artist-made graffiti accessories, joined the PURE
showroom this month.
taking graffiti off of the streets and into the latest
is an authentic piece of art created by true graffiti
artists such as Jared and Corey. The cutting-edge, urban
look of fashion and graffiti combined is sure to stir
interest and controversy.
Traditionally graffiti, closely tied to hip hop, was
influenced by fashion. Today the underground graffiti
artists and the fashion elite have thrown this art form into
the news and in the latest looks on the runway.
was a hit at the MAGIC trade show in Las Vegas earlier this
month, where visitors were treated to their very own
personalized graffiti hats by Graffiti Artist Ricky Watts,
whose work will be out in January. Geared for the teen and
tween-oriented market, the style is gaining popularity with
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