Not too long ago I visited the studio of Caleb Neelon, a name that has been around the graffiti scene for quite some time now. His involvement in graffiti is immense and his knowledge of its history will blow you away. He’s written for magazines including Juxtapoz and Print and served as editor-at-large for Swindle. He’s also co-authored important books in the graff scene such as, The History of American Graffiti and Graffiti Brasil. While visiting with him, I had the chance to see a technique he uses to create letters for murals, which I dubbed “art legos” at the time. He takes pieces of paper, cut out in shapes and then rearranges them to form different lettering styles of his moniker, “SONIK”. The technique is simple enough, but the process looks pretty fun and the results are great as well. This choice for Neelon is interesting because of his use of quilt imagery in his artwork, since this technique is sort of the “stitching” together or shapes to form a word. Enjoy the images below! And thanks again to Caleb Neelon for letting us into his studio space!
Images courtesy of EVOKER.