About Caleb Neelon

Caleb Neelon is the co-author of forthcoming The History of American Graffiti (HarperCollins). His project 'Signs and Symbols' with 125 Boston youths is on view until September at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and his monograph, Caleb Neelon's Book of Awesome, is a 2009 release from Gingko Press. Caleb's Site

Lunch Break Video: Ed Emberley and Friends

I’ve been organizing a show at Scion LA this week with one of my heroes, Ed Emberley. Remember his drawing books? It’s been great to bring  Ed together with some of the now-adult artists he helped inspire. Saelee Oh, Seonna …

Nicaragua Spraycation, Part 2

[Read Part 1] I asked the Nicaraguan graffiti writers what had gone down, how Daniel Ortega came to be the most up man in Nicaragua. They explained that in one night, in a massive piece of political organizing, small groups …

Nicaragua Spraycation, part one…

[Read Part 2] Daniel Ortega came to power in Nicaragua in 1979 after a populist revolution. Formally elected president in 1985, he promised to break up the oligarchy and to continue the self-governing ideals of Sandino and Carlos Fonseca, the …

Friends With You

Once upon a time, there was a parade featuring a 60-foot-tall rainbow-colored dog, a white beast called Murbit, and a red and yellow pyramid with a sharp nose. The parade, titled “Skywalkers,” included blimps designed by David Choe, Paper Rad, …