KAWS is a New York-based artist who has made a name out of him designing limited edition toys and clothing. He is also a world-renowned artist who exhibits in museums and galleries internationally. His art stands somewhere between fine art and global commerce. KAWS moved beyond the sphere of the exclusive art market to occupy a more complex global market.
Brian Donnelly was born in 1974 in Jersey City, New Jersey. He graduated from the School of Visual Arts in New York where he obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts in illustration. After graduating from college in 1996, Brian Donnelly worked for Disney as a freelance animator. At Disney, Brian Donnelly had the opportunity to paint backgrounds and contributed in films such as 101 Dalmatians, Daria, and Doug.
Psycho was not just only one of the youngest writers at 14 years old of his generation to be down with The Cool 5, but he was also one of the most notorious and feared graffiti writers as well. When he wasn't busy vamping toys, and whole crews by himself, he was painting with the likes of Poke, West, Risk, Zame, Zear, Serve, Say Six, Lil'Man and Epsin the 1 tunnels on 145th and Broadway the mid 1980s.
Psycho has been responsible for either having a strong hand or directly putting down fellow TC5ivers; Resk, Claw, Kaws, West, Dash, Dezo, Dero, Wane, Oas, Gets, Doves and Sye. all choices that he is extremely proud of.
Today Psycho is a mild mannered guy who tattoos and writing about his misadventures on the 12oz...
Rock Steady Crew, Tools of War, Universal Zulu Nation, TC5
Senior Vice President of the Rock Steady Crew, Fabel is a renowned Hip Hop dancer, choreographer and historian as well as graffiti writer known as PASER. Other names used were PAS, PS PER, PERL and CAVE.
Respected activist and spokesman within Hip Hop culture, Fabel is an auspicious talent whose work includes film ( Beat Street, From Mambo to Hip Hop and more), stage , aerosol art, DJing and digital arts. He's an originator and inspiring voice within the genre having worked with luminaries such as the Magnificent Force and Electric Boogaloos amongst others.
JORGE “POPMASTER FABEL” PABON was born and raised in Spanish Harlem, NYC where, at an early age, he developed his dance and choreography career at Hip Hop jams and...