DANK x TAYLOR MCINTOSH

Taylor saw me in my bike whites one morning and wanted to take some photos. The vintage fur collar was an essential addition.

I'm so amped at how these turned out - it looks like we came straight from Planet Dank! 

The hilarious thing is that it was about 90 degrees and sunny that day; I'd be lying if I said I wasn't soaked in sweat by the end of the shoot. Fair price to pay for some sick shots of me with my main lady Francis.

Taylor is working on some other exciting projects now - you can see more of his work here

All photos by Taylor McIntosh. Styled by Dank. 

Helmet: Biltwell, Jacket: Pilgrim Surf + Supply / Norse Projects, Collar: East Village Vintage Collective, Jeans: Levis, Boots: Frye, Gloves: Klutch NYCIcon

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DANK x BUTTSUP

Buttsup and I go wayyy back - I've known him since I moved to Brooklyn in 2003. We've partied, wheatpasted, and arted it up together over the last 13 years. I'm amped to collaborate with him for Dank - he's a sick artist and an awesome person! Check out the Buttsup feature below: 

Buttsup in the flesh

Buttsup in the flesh

Tell me your life story in 4 sentences. 

Born in Rhode Island, I was always doing art, starting painting "graffiti" in high school. Moved to Brooklyn and went to Pratt where I explored all mediums of art, but specialized in design which I've been doing since. After wandering and partying through my 20's finally met the ONE for me and hooked her in; and now I'm married still living in Bed Stuy!

Dank x Buttsup. Was SO psyched to pick this baby up. 

Dank x Buttsup. Was SO psyched to pick this baby up. 

Where did the monkey face image come from? How long have you been tagging it? 

When I moved to NY the graff and street art really took hold of me, but I always did it for fun. I used to do traditional "graffiti" but I explored other forms and slowly began to evolve my own character as a silly/fun cartoon I could draw instead of tags. I always loved characters & cartoons, especially in graffiti, so this was a natural extension. Been doing graff since I was a teenager, but doing it as an art form for over 10 years. Not just tags, also lots of stickers and wheat pasties. 

Fine art, Buttsup style. 

Fine art, Buttsup style. 

Does it have a name?  A gender?

Buttsup AKA Buttless Supreme AKA Bad News Buttless. It's gender neutral. 

 

Have you ever run into trouble while you were out painting?

Got arrested for putting up a fucking sticker once! and not even Buttsup sticker.

Motorcycle boxes aren't the only thing he customizes...

Motorcycle boxes aren't the only thing he customizes...

What would your ideal collaboration with another artist or brand be?

Brand: Vans.

Artist: Jeremyville, I feel our styles would blend well..

Work in progress shot - Buttsup throwing up a mural on Classon Ave and Greene Street in BK. Go check out the finished piece!

Work in progress shot - Buttsup throwing up a mural on Classon Ave and Greene Street in BK. Go check out the finished piece!

What's your favorite part about living in Bed Stuy? Your least favorite?

It used to be the cheap rent and brownstones. Now everything is expensive rent and strollers. 

Once you know it, you'll start seeing this little guy all over the city. 

Once you know it, you'll start seeing this little guy all over the city. 

Original or Chocolate Chip?

Chocolate chip all day - warm and gooey with a big glass of milk!

 

To see more Buttsup work or to contact for commissions, check him out on Instagram: