Wednesday, 30 July 2008


Possibly my favourite street artist, possibly I say. He started to paint illegally on New York's subway in the early seventies. More recently, he is a successful graphic designer and gallery artist.

He worked with Ben Drury and James Lavelle for Mo-Wax records, designing the artwork for the company and its whole art direction and also for UNKLE.

He was also part of trio BSF- Bleu, Stash and Futura.

His distinctive style and abstract approach to Graffiti is one of the main reason I like his work. He has collaborated with such labels as Nike, Zoo York, Subware, Maharishi and also has his own street fashion label Futura Laborotaries. This transition from artist to fashion design is also a subject that intrests me and will be a focus of what i will look at when writing my dissertation.

here is some of his work:

December 2007 a Graffiti mural was found in Manhattan in a run down building which was been knocked down they found this inbetween the walls. Artists such as Jean Michel Basquiat, Fab 5 Freddy and Futura 2000 had all made marks on this building which was rumoured to have there work on some wall hidden within in the premises. Futura was only 16 when he tagged this wall.

A 'HOLY GRAIL' and it is a testament to the underground culture. This is incredible imagine finding this piece of history!
This would be Like finding Tutankhamun's skull in your back yard DUDE!!

a real life 'URBAN LEGEND'!!! but true!

It was exhibited at SoHo building's Gallery 151.

Futura also features in John Mayer's new video Waiting On The World To Change

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