Catskills Art Trip: Bomb Shelter

May 14, 2014 | ANIMAL

A little while ago, ANIMAL took a trip to the Catskills and took over a motel transforming four of the rooms into non-traditional pop-up art experiences in a series of videos for Lincoln Now! We found ourselves in a region home to the plot of Washington Irving’s Rip Van Winkle. Veteran graffiti writer Faust was inspired to reference this  by rendering a quote in his meticulous calligraphy style. Watch the video above and find out more here.

“Penmanship is an art form of a bygone era,” Faust told us. “Historically, in America, it was something taught in schools. Signatures were linked closely to one’s identity, and in graffiti, I think it’s a definite reference to that era.” Stay tuned for more episodes from the ANIMAL’s Catskills Art Trip.

(Video: Aymann Ismail/ANIMALNewYork)