The graffiti world has lost another king, another too young king. I saw something on the internet a couple days ago but waited to believe anything until I talked to someone who actually knew. I didn’t know him personally but it also seemed like there would always be newer and more epic Nekst pieces popping up. He will always be remembered not only as a prolific bomber but for his fair share of pieces and freights and trackside rollers as well. Everything got hit. And got hit BIG.
All I can say is that hopefully in his life and death, there’s a lesson for all. Go big while you got it and live to keep getting it.
This first pic is from a piece done when I was working across the street on the Bowery and the first time I really opened up to him being a major player in doing big things, and doing them in very insanely high profile spots.
People being bummed out or not having anything to do, so what do they do, they ride a skateboard or they make art or they write a letter to god even though…you know god won’t read the letter. So there’s just nothing, there’s nothing much you can do in life except for do art and skate.
Dear Mr. Peter Preffington, Doooooope. Sincerely, the World.
This man is a style king. The clean lines, color schemes, letter style. It’s all there. But then BOOM, the concept smacks you silly just long enough after you’ve been able to dribble out a “oh that looks cool.” Most writers have troubles with one word at a time, Pref attacks it exponentially. Simple/Complex. All flicks from his Flickr…
Smash 137 is one of my favorite, prolific graf writers. His letter styles and color combos are so versatile and numerous yet he still completely hones his own style. Props to a true style master. (Photo: http://causeineedit.wordpress.com)