Working Studio

Lift Trucks Project personnel mentors and works with a group of students from Escuela de Artes Plásticas y Diseno, a local art school. Work on the murals is underway, and the first mural is expected to be completed this summer. Work has begun with volunteer students from Escuela de Artes Plásticas. The young artists helped Read more about Working Studio[…]

Tattoos on the Barbary Coast: Part II

Everything hidden creeps up through the sidewalks oozes through the cracks, crimes crying to be solved.  Shanghaied, rolling out under the Golden Gate.  Fog horns freight train whistles odd night noises music or…. tattoo signs, an old jackknife and some papers, a bottle of ink dried up now, somehow the big sheets made it by, Read more about Tattoos on the Barbary Coast: Part II[…]

Sailor Jerry Master Draughtsman

These old tattoo guys were good. Try this at home. Copy freehand (no cheating by tracing) a Sailor Jerry dragon. Or anything else by one of the great masters like him. Not so easy. Now, try to get it down on somebody’s back at midnight in tight quarters with a large group of servicemen watching Read more about Sailor Jerry Master Draughtsman[…]

Here There Be Dragons.

Like an inscription written in the turbulent sea-ed corner of an antique map of the old world these dragons speak of horrors in unchartered seas. Rolling in and out of waves. Think of these guys and you’ll be sure to crush your collarbone body surfing the Wedge in Newport. Not to be trifled with matey, Read more about Here There Be Dragons.[…]

Whitney Museum Awards

Dispatch from the Annual Awards for Design Excellence at the Whitney Museum. Invited as holdovers from the Giuliani Administration, there is a whole new crowd here; goateed hipsters, women with green hair and folks who wear shirts with buttons on the back of the shirt (?.)  Free Brooklyn Lager and the cutest little ice cream Read more about Whitney Museum Awards[…]

Juxtapoz Opening Party

By Richard Osaka, Lift Trucks Special ReportBarnsdall Park,Los Angeles I hunted for celebs, Molly, etc.  I was there for over an hour and walked throughout but only spotted Roger Daltrey from The Who.  Didn’t want to take his pic.  Ed Ruscha was there but the only reason I know this is that I saw his Read more about Juxtapoz Opening Party[…]

Tattoo Show Opens September 18th

Saira Hunjan | Jef Palumbo | Duke Riley | Noon | Nazareno Tubaro | Amanda Wachob | Jacqueline Spoerle | Colin Dale | Scott Campbell | Peter Aurisch | Chuey Quintanar | Horiren First | Alex Binnie | Minka Sicklinger | David Hale | Stephanie Tamez | Virginia Elwood | Yann Black   Bound to Read more about Tattoo Show Opens September 18th[…]

The Stoney Age

This is Stoney St Clair’s third and final stage of tattooing. He started out doing the classic tattoo imagery, progressing along to a transitional drawing style like this cover up image seen below. His style evolved into a wild, totally unique style of tattoo art wholly his own.  Body Electric Margot Mifflin, Curator   The Read more about The Stoney Age[…]