Monday, April 5, 2010
ROOFTOP LEGENDS - BRIEF HISTORY
The Rooftop Legends graffiti event began in 2007,
started and continued by the Dean of the New Design
High School, and graffiti artist, Jesse pais (EV).
Featuring artists from the cultures formative years
as well as prominent artists from today the schools
open rooftop space- occupying an entire city block,
becomes a living museum unlike anything else on
the island of Manhattan. Previous years have seen
writers and crews including: TATS CRU, REAS, TC5,
PART, CAN2, GHOST, CASE2, KAVES (LOB), REVOLT,
AOK (REAS, WOLF, NOAH), EWOK, TEAM (GO CLUB)
KEL, EZO, ZEPHYR, WANE, KEO, DOC AND EL CORO
to name a few. Artists come from across the globe,
hailing from NYC, Japan, Australia, Copenhagen, Sweden,
Norway, Amsterdam and the Czech Republic among others.
Serious thanks are due to all the artists that have played
a part in Rooftop Legends from 2007 to today, they have
donated their time, supplies and energy to make it possible.
New Design High School is located in the Lower East Side
of New York City. With the NYC skyline as the shows backdrop
this is something that cannot be replicated.
**Images above from the 2009 Rooftop Legends event artists
in order of appearance: KAVES (LOB), CYCLE (TC5), TRIXTER,
BATH 175 (DOC TC5), DOVES (TC5), TC5 /COD/ CAN2,
& 2009 show flyer featuring TATS CRU)