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Here’s the directorial debut of street art OG Steve Powers aka ESPO. Fittingly, it’s an MF DOOM video–for “Bookhead,” from that rapper’s JJ DOOM collaborative project with producer Jneiro Jarel. In it, the supervillain trades his signature mask for one of those fisheye bodega mirrors and reads a few books. See some of Powers’ other recent […]

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Remember that nice mini-documentary we posted a few weeks back, which showed Steve Powers painting a mural for the cover of Kurt Vile’s latest album? As The World’s Best Ever points out, there’s also a limited, custom version of the cover with all of ESPO’s art removed put onto individual stickers, so you can rearrange […]

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If the above trailer doesn’t get you jazzed up to paint the shit out of some signs, I don’t know what would. Seriously, this thing looks amazing, plus it features a cameo from sign painting fanatic Steve Powers aka ESPO. Sign Painters begins screening in March. […]

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ESPO hooked up with Kurt Vile, Philadelphia’s king of slacker rock and roll, for the cover of Wakin on a Pretty Daze, Vile’s latest album. The artist born Steve Powers created a giant mural in Kensington, Philly, in his sign-painting style, depicting specific images from the record’s lyrics. “I think Wakin on a Pretty Daze is perfect,” says Powers […]

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A few blocks away from the vintage Macy’s parking garage that Steve Powers dressed up a few months ago, lies this newly decorated building at 119 Livingston Street in Downtown Brooklyn. The NYC subway map inspired piece is entitled the “Train To Always” on his website, and features stops we’ve all been to before: “NOPE,” […]

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Artist Steve Powers (formerly ESPO) is working on a “Love Letter” to Brooklyn on the giant, ugly banks of a giant, ugly parking lot for the giant, ugly Fulton Mall. […]

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After painting all those murals in Philadelphia, Steve Powers, the artist formerly known as ESPO, was able to get back to his sign painting style of art. He’s releasing this ‘New York’ print via Pictures On Walls that offers some graphical-based insights about the greatest city known to mankind. The four color screen print measures […]

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As part of his ongoing “Love Letters” project with the City of Philadelphia’s Mural Arts Program, artist Steve Powers unveiled some of the latest legal walls he painted. The piece above had a nice twist, specifically paying homage to an old school graffiti writer who bombed the same spot about three decades ago. Powers posted […]

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Michael Anderson laughed off recent criticism by fellow artist Steve Powers aka ESPO over a graffiti sticker collage he created for the Ace Hotel, telling ANIMAL, “I think it’s just completely ignorant and I don’t think ESPO knows anything about my real work.” Powers told New York magazine that “stickers are meant to be ephemeral, […]

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This month, Artnet.com is auctioning off a selection of work, ranging from 1970s graffiti-style paintings to present day street art. The online auction includes pieces by old school graffiti writers like DAZE, CRASH, and DONDI; contemporary artists and former vandals like Steve Powers, KAWS, and Shepard Fairey; as well as a host of others that […]

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