Interview: Multimedia Artist Cey Adams

From NYC graffiti to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, and beyond

Cey Adams’ bust in the pantheon of New York artists is well-cemented. Queens-born Adams grew up writing graffiti with the likes of Lee Quiñones, Futura, and Haze; and taking part in downtown’s scene, exhibiting alongside Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat. After creating logos and designs for friends like the Beastie Boys, Adams was soon tapped by Russell Simmons to become Creative Director at Def Jam Records, …

Street Artist Buff Monster’s Air-Ink Mural and Gallery Show

This exhibition for Tiger Beer features work made using ink produced from air pollution

It seems almost impossible: ink and paint made from recycled air pollution. In fact, it’s a reality known as Air-Ink, invented by Anirudh Sharma, the co-founder of innovation hub Graviky Labs. Their technology processes up to 95% of air captured from vehicles into safe-to-use ink and paint. To date, they’ve cleaned 1.6 trillion liters of air and produced 203 US gallons of Air-Ink. And thanks …

Like Knows Like Documents Wasted Rita

Insight into the life of the nomadic Portuguese artist in this new short film

Back in 2012, filmmaker Bas Berkhout and photographer Marije Kuiper launched a socially oriented side project together, known as Like Knows Like (LKL)—with an aim to make documentaries about the people they admired. The duo shot 10 films in the beginning of 2013—delving into the worlds of artists and entrepreneurs—and each video won them many fans for their vision and ability to capture sincere moments. …