KEO and DASH167 of the FC TC-5 X-MEN conglomerate are amongst the last practitioners of their traditional craft, letter creation that turns graffiti into an art form. Like Ship-Builders, or Old World Cabinet-Makers, style and technique is handed down from Master to Apprentice. Dues are paid; rules and by-laws or the culture observed.

The 12oz crew got an opportunity to document two of New York's premier letter stylists doing what they do best. No stencils, no latex acrylic roller bucket paint, just nuff nuff spray cans and a rickety ol' wooden ladder... no three dimensional lighting effects, no photo-realistic background muralism, and no talking orangutangs... just raw-dog 1986 style. It's about the letters. Check it out above, or the full post at the link with photos from the session. [12ozPROPHET]