- Sarah Sansom
The SOLD Stay at Home Shopping Guide
Since early March, NYC and much of our country has been on lockdown due to the COVID-19 epidemic, eliminating the mural commissions and commercial work that support street and graffiti artists' work.
We've rounded up 8 items you might find useful during this time, from journals to face masks and comfy gear to wear indoors. If you're going to cover up or be cool indoors this summer, you might as well look good doing it. If you're lucky to have continued income during this time, have a scroll and get those shopping fingers ready!
Subway Doodle Books
The Subway Doodle Books series, published March 2020.
Subway Doodle is a Brooklyn artist known for mixing photography, illustration, and digital collage to create imaginative depictions of New York City. We know his work on the street from Underhill Walls and The Bushwick Collective.
Famous for his monsters 'doodled' over photos of his subway rides, the artist has focused his energy during quarantine on creating books that can be rapped or read to kids 0-6 years old. Plus one that's definitely NOT for kids!
A fun reminder of how germs are spread and why it's important to wash your f*cking hands: Published independently, each 8.5 x 11" paperback is 36 pages. Send one to your friends and family in quarantine!
The artist is currently painting at Underhill Walls in Prospect Park, BK, and can be contacted for mural commissions here.
Rx Teeth Bandanna
Above: Rx Skulls rocking his teeth bandanna at his print studio.
After 10 years in the street art scene, Portland street artist RxSkulls has created hundreds of variations of his original skull design. There's an insane variety of skulls: solid black, textured, collaborations with artists from around the globe. A self confessed ‘squeegee head’, his vinyl skulls are all screen printed and hand cut in the Rx laboratory – high quality, hand made jams that have appeared all over the world.
For the ultimate badass on-the-street look, you too can rock his classic teeth bandana: A standard full size bandana with reversible halftone teefs and different toof angles on each side. The tie tips are adorned with skulls so you can fly it out your back pocket. These go fast!
Also available: Laser cut, handpainted 6" 'Wash Your Skulls' wood cuts and Black and white laser etched 'Employees...' acrylic signs, both perfect for your workplace or personal bathroom.
Rx Wash Your Skulls Wood Cuts
Rx Wash Your Skulls Acrylic Sign
ELLE Street Art Hoodies
'How ironic that this horrible pandemic that takes the breath from us, gives that exact breath back to Mother Earth. I saw, in the painting, a crack - as if an earthquake had violently broken through the thick outer crust of this world - our neon-lit artificial planet smothered in concrete and buildings, makeup and plastic, revealing Mother Earth below. For the first time the water is running clear and nature is returning… When the world restores to normalcy, can it be a new norm? Can we live more harmoniously with nature and Pachamama? Does the planet have to wait for a pandemic in order to heal?' - ELLE STREET ART
ELLE created this Skull/Face artwork and applied it to a range of soft and comfortable unisex hoodies. This white, black, blue or pink hoodie is 50% cotton, 50% polyester, with a lined hood, double-needle stitching, 1x1 athletic rib knit cuffs and waistband with spandex and a front pouch pocket in sizes S - 5XL.
Pachamama Covid-19 ERA Print by ELLE
Also available: As part of her new collection, ELLE has also launched a silkscreen print, the first of its kind for the artist. There's a limited edition of 50, with 10 special editions. The prints are 20" x 20" silkscreen, printed at Krijger Vormgave Amsterdam by Vroom & Varossieau.
You can see ELLE's regular #cororonacreates outdoor live painting sessions on her on Facebook here.
Pachamama Covid-19 ERA Print
WTF is Happening?! Hoodie (Unisex)
Art by Eyebrows LIESOUL Hat
'Art by Eyebrows is a focus on spontaneous thoughts and imagery to capture the random humor of free thought and expressionism to remain outside of the comfort zone and traditional label system of all art and mediums. Stay weird my friends.' - NYC's Art by Eyebrows
Better on your head than in your body, this Liesoul hat by Art by Eyebrows features his Lecrue character in charcoal grey is made using a solid, 5-panel construction. One size only.
Also available: Cotton t-shirt in black and white, in sizes S - XXL.
Notable mention: See the artists live painting and occasional bedtime book-reading live on his Instagram most nights.
Liesoul T-Shirt Unisex
Liesoul Hat, Unisex
Above: NiSSA modeling the BodoMask.
'No matter the aesthetic, we got something for you!' - Denver street artist Dinkc
From DINKC (pronounced Dink) and CHOIBEAN, Project #BODOMASK (Buy One Donate One Mask) began due to the rapid spread of COVID-19 Virus. The team noticed a shortage of face masks for not only the average consumer, but for those especially in need, including the brave people still commuting and working in various essential jobs and the immunocompromised.
Each mask is custom made and handcrafted in studio with limited edition materials already on hand. You may choose your fabric, but the vinyl design/color will be determined by what is in stock (potential options shown).
Above: Dinkc and several of the current designs.
For every order, a mask is donated to someone in need! If you personally know someone deserving and would like Bodomask to ship a donated mask along with your order, please let them know. By purchasing a mask you are helping a small creative studio stay in business and protecting the community.
Also available: 13 black and white coloring pages showcasing Dinkc characters staying safe with their Project Bodomask masks ($5) and a sticker series (coming soon!)
Project BODOMASK FACE MASKS (UNISEX)
Jason Naylor OPN HEART Tees
'In early March, when things started to escalate, I had a few mural jobs cancel and suddenly had some extra time on my hands. When the city started shutting down, I quickly designed the Graffiti for Good messages, cut the stencils and went out painting them everywhere I could. (Don’t worry I didn’t destroy any property– I mostly put them on construction walls.) The goal was to spread positivity not only to those on their way home to “shelter in place,” but also to those still having to be out working and keeping this city functioning. The small stenciled messages were a hit– I didn’t even put my name on them and they were being spread and reposted.' - Jason Naylor, Muralist, The One Club.
Jason Naylor introduced these t-shirts to spread the message even further, with 8 total designs. The tees themselves are soft and lightweight, with a little stretch for both men and women. They are 100% combed and ring-spun pre-shrunk cotton with shoulder-to-shoulder taping and side-seamed in sizes XS - 2XL.
Above: 3 of eight designs available at OPNHEART.com.
Above: The artist with his OPN HEART street campaign in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
See Jason's recent 'You Have Always Been Essential' banner and program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital with IndieWalls here.