Jesico: The art of Tattoo on a day to day sense means nothing more to me than a chance to participate in a ritual of humans that has been practiced since we lived in caves. There’s something so primal and attractive about that notion that everyone who yearns for or receives a tattoo can relate to. I believe when a society evolves to a state where leisure is abundant and practicing arts such as tattoo is conceivable, it opens doors of the mind and really expresses our sanity. I don’t believe every tattoo needs to delve so deep into our psyche because I already think that the urge to get tattooed is deep enough and an explanation for what you request is secondary, an image you adorn shouldn’t be confined to anything but should be an image (with the help of a real tattooist) you simply find attractive, the meaning exists already in your soul and your choices define you more than any image stained in your skin can ever do. Read More »
Last Wednesday we had an awesome Yelp field trip, doing free T-shirt stenciling, spray practice, and live painting as guests enjoyed some Snakebite beers and wine. It was a great night of art and activities in San Francisco, thanks Yelp! Interested in attending our future events? Email Maya@1AMSF.com to sign up for our newsletter.
Our winner with over 300 likes on Instagram is Jake Emery! Check out his hand painted skate deck design and artist statement below: “We all have freedom to speak, thus the freedom to change the world. Instead of violence as weapons; use your voice as a weapon.”
Click here to see all of the submissions!
1AM is pleased to announce that we will be showing the internationally acclaimed street artist Eduardo Kobra. The show will be opening December (stay tuned for opening date!). As he is a world-renowned mural artist, chances are you’ve heard of Kobra or seen his work before. But just in case you haven’t, here’s a little tidbit about the São Paulo-based artist. Eduardo and his crew, Studio Kobra, travel the world designing and producing vibrant large-scale murals that reflect the history of the city they represent. The historical images in his murals are sourced from vintage photos which Eduardo finds in the local library archives. With each mural Eduardo aims to “recreate a city that no longer exists, so people who didn’t live in that time can see it and those who did live back then can have a moment of memory or nostalgia.” – Quote by Eduardo Kobra during an interview on Artmiami.tv.
Check out some of his work below. And if that’s not enough, you can find more on his Flickr page.
For more information and further inquiries, contact Maya@1amsf.com
Don’t miss our Estria Battle Print Show showing until tomorrow, October 26th, 4pm, in our boutique and enjoy two free cans or a T-shirt with every purchase! Check out all the prints for sale in our store by Codax, Doves, Cope, Indie, Risk, Poesia, and more!
Questions or inquiries? Email maya@1AMSF.com.
Last Thursday, Twitter visited 1AM for a fun team building workshop packed with activities! They checked out the Reyes, Wane, and Sever wall across the street, learned about the history of graffiti and jumped right into painting their own mural that said “Ship It”. Awesome job guys! Read More »