Category Archives: Mural Production
In Saturday’s SF Chronicle, C.W. Nevius, an opinion writer, released an article titled “Graffiti supplies at retail” which included 1AM. He only focused on a small part of what we do. So, we wanted to give Nevius and his readers the opportunity to learn more about who we are by sharing our mission statement and making them aware of all the services and products we offer that was strategically missing from his article.
1AM, short for First Amendment, is a company that stands for the freedom of speech. We strive to showcase, teach, and inspire the public on street and urban art through our exhibitions, murals and classes. In our art gallery, we exhibit world-renowned and local artists that specialize in graffiti, urban, and vinyl toy art. Outside our gallery walls, our mural production team has been striving to beautify the city of San Francisco with large-scale murals that have positive messages like “Make Moves” and “Knowledge is Golden”. Also, we provide a safe and creative environment for individuals and groups to learn more about the culture and art form. We offer classes and team-building workshops and have hosted corporate off-sites with companies like Facebook, Genentech, Yahoo! and more. We have also worked with local youth organizations, YMCA, Galileo High School, and First Graduates to name a few, to empower and educate our kids. Most recently, we launched 1AM Mobile App, a free photography app that puts the entire street art world at your fingertips. The app allows you to capture and share images and locations of your street art discoveries and follow other members and their findings worldwide. Lastly, 1AM has a retail store that sells original clothing by our creative staff, street art books and art supplies, which is the main topic of Nevius’ article. Similar to art supply stores like Blick, Utrecht, Arch and Flax as well as hardware stores like Ace and Home Depot (who carry a lower cost option), we indeed do sell spray paint and markers.
1AM was established in 2008 and is located at Howard and 6th Street in SOMA.
This past month saw the highly anticipated opening of acclaimed Barcelona-based muralist ARYZ first US solo show at FIFTY24SF. To mark the monumental occasion, ARYZ has begun work on one of his large scale works.
In conjunction with FIFTY24SF, Upper Playground, and WallSpaceSF, the new mural is located in the Tenderloin district and features a portrait of a women created in what has now become ARYZ signature style. As a muralist, ARYZ is regarded by some as a transformative figure in contemporary muralist.
Over the last several years, his work has quickly been gaining an international following with murals being done in several countries around the world. Recently, he achieved widespread acclaim with his work being featured both on Aesop Rock’s recent album “Skelethon” and the January 2013 cover of Juxtapoz Magazine.
Fifty24SF Gallery – Style is the Limit by ARYZ is currently showing until May 31st. Located at 218 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA.
On my daily commute to 1AM, passing through Moscone Convention Center and the YBCA, I am always amazed at the street art that surrounds me. Below are some images from our (beta) community on the 1AM Mobile app along my commute. Stay tuned as we anticipate releasing the free 1AM Mobile app this March 25th for the iPhone which will direct you to street artworks like these and allow you to upload your own discoveries wherever you travel. For more info, or to request notification when the 1AM Mobile app is available for download, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Facebook recently got down to the gallery for one of our biggest workshops yet! They sprayed T-shirts, experienced a bit of 6th Street, and learned the art of the can while putting up their own piece that said “CONNECT”, we hope to see you guys again soon! Read More
MadC brings some serious fire to the the walls around 1AM. Literally. Check out her solo “Over the Edge” online here.
Art and Architecture writes up on our most recent mural production at 7th and Brannan. Glad to see the community is enjoying the mural, always one of our aims!