Faust YG12

  • Current Location: New York, USA

Faust has become recognized for incorporating classical calligraphic sensibilities with contemporary graffiti writing. Martha Cooper, co-author of the seminal book Subway Art, described him as "a prolific practitioner of elegantly executed handstyles." Faust was featured throughout two of Cooper's most recent books, Going Postal and Name Tagging. Faust was also published in Graffiti New York by Luke Felisbret, Definition: The Art and Design of Hip Hop by Cey Adams and Graffiti 365 by Jay Edlin, which features the following excerpt: "Among all the amateur scribbling and indecipherable hieroglyphics that make up the average tagger's landscape, a skilled hand at penmanship is a rarity. New York-based artist Faust is best known for his impeccable calligraphy skills... Faust grounds his ethos in the idea that a graffiti writer needn't change his style of artwork to be a legitimate fine artist - the letters are enough." Faust has exhibited at the Grand Palais in Paris and collaborated with the Graffiti Research Lab at MoMA in New York. Clients including Nike, Def Jam, Faberge, Absolut, New Era and Lincoln. Faust was named as one of Juxtapoz Magazine's Top 20 Graffiti Artists To Know Right Now, and Paper Magazine's Young NYC Artist's Shaking Things Up.

Portfolio Imagery:

  • Project 1 of 3

    All That Matters

    All That Matters mural painted in Rochester, New York for the Wall/Therapy mural festival.

    Credits

    Photo by Daniel Weintraub

  • Project 2 of 3

    Faberge Egg

    Swarovski crystal encrusted sculpture for the Faberge Big Egg Hunt.

  • Project 3 of 3

    New Era

    Chalkboard drawing for New Era Cap’s SS14 presentation.

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