Monday, January 31, 2011
Hooked Up - Atlas
We met up with graffiti heavyweight Atlas CBS at Starbucks last weekend.
This guy is a straight legend in the game. We have been enjoying his images for years in magazines and online. Few cats have developed their own recognizable style or 'font' and Atlas has a handful to his name that are instantly recognizable.
Atlas made the mainstream news in 2010 when he got busted for the beautiful cats that he put all over the city. He talked about how crazy it was when the police raided his house with full riot gear and a helicopter. But the good news is he says he's doing better than ever since getting busted. In our opinion, the major crime in this whole story is not seeing Atlas' art on the streets anymore.
It was really awesome meeting up with Atlas in person. Thanks for the stickers and sketch!