Jesus Saves – Southbank Skatepark, London

Jesus Saves

A couple of months ago I had the privilege of painting with Joax and Bams of the Gospel Graffiti Crew, as well as my good friend Daniel. Here is the result of our main day of painting, which was a really blessed time on a sunny autumn day by the Thames.

I think that Gospel Graffiti and other Christian graffiti crews are doing a really awesome and valuable job and the quality of some of the stuff that is coming out of these guys is just fantastic.

Keep praying for these guys, especially for doors to be opened.

- James

“I did not come to condemn” Stickers – Now Avaliable!

A lot of you guys have been asking about getting hold of the “I did not come to condemn….” stickers that we featured on the site recently.

I am pleased to announce that they are now avaliable at www.jesuspropaganda.com.

- James

Friday’s FYI – Panos Vassiliadis

Panos Vassiliadis is a Christian graffiti artist and graphic designer based in the USA. He has done work for various big corperate clients including HP & The North Face.

Panos

Age? 31

Where do you live? San Francisco Bay Area

What is your favorite colour? 39% Cyan, 0% Magenta, 100% Yellow, 0% Black. Look it up.

What is your favorite website at the moment? www.pixelicious.com That kid got mad skills.

What are the 3 things that you most like doing with your time? Spending time with my new daughter Sophie, my wife, and pushing pixels.

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When did you first start using your creativity for God, and how did that come about? I started graphic design so I could be a part of helping Christian organizations better communicate, visually. For a while I wanted to become a Pastor, but God made it clear to me that it was not my calling. There are so many more ways to share the Gospel than standing behind a pulpit. I started doing graffiti in the early 90′s, which led to lots of drawing, which led to Graphic Design.

What inspires you? My life in general, riding the train in the morning, walking in San Francisco, movies, ads, cereal boxes, socks. Wait, what was the question again?

Who are some of your favorite artists? Zoro One has got to be my favorite. Not only is he strikingly handsome, but he got mad skills. Really. Look him up.

What is the most amazing thing that you have seen God do? The birth of my daughter has got to be the most spiritual / powerful experience of my life. Also, the way He orchestrates events, and uses even the bad for good is amazing.

Do you have any particular projects going on at the moment? I’m working on a Hip Hop showcase event happening in March here in California called “empower”. I also have my regular 9-5 working at an advertising agency in San Francisco, and a ton of mini-projects. I’m also a finalist for a Flip Video design contest, so we’ll see what goes down.

What can we expect to see from you in future? Not sure. I really feel like I got to roll with whatever comes at me at this point. One thing I’m learning is leaving myself open to new things. New projects. New experiences. If I plan too hard, I may miss something God’s been orchestrating.

What would you most like to see come out of the Christian Creative scene in the next few years? More honesty. Compassion. People connect with what’s real. The world is bigger than your church. Meet people. Love. EVERYONE. Add a little humor, and loosen up a bit. Creativity. How are we supposed to be the salt of the earth and come off judging and pretending to the world? It shows in our speech, our art, our lives.

Where can we find more of your work? Various restaurant bathrooms (LOL), and, www.pixelicious.com of course.

Anything else you would like to say? Love. And check out pixelicious.com, and my Bay Area Graffiti Flickr Group: www.flickr.com/groups/bayareagraffiti

The Times newspaper interview Lovepusher

Today I found something really exciting that I wanted to share. I found an interview with one of our favorite Christian Graffiti artists, Lovepusher, on The Times’ Website! I think it’s so great how Lovepusher is getting out into the secular world and public places with graffiti, but it all being about God, and there being no compromise about that! You can read the interview on the Times Online Website.


- James



Christian Graffiti Art from Dolar

I was SO excited when I saw an email sitting in the Artists for Christ inbox which had the subject “Ex-Ilegal graffiti writer now Jesus change his life!!”, I just wanted to let rip with a loud pentacostal “AMEN!!!!”.

So let me introduce Dolar, a graffiti artist from Spain, he has a website full of awesome images (I especially love the sketches section) which can be found at www.dolar-one.es.

I especially like how he has taken the classic “Hello, my name is” sticker, which street artists all over the world use, and made it all about Jesus!

- James

New work from Lovepusher

In a post last month I introduced a Christian graffiti artist called Lovepusher. I think that Lovepusher’s work is absolutely amazing, and this is the newest piece uploaded to Lovepusher’s Flickr.

I’m so blessed that this kind of non-cheesy, but nonetheless radically JESUS artwork, is being put out in public places (in this case a legal graffiti area) for all to see.

How will people come to believe if they aren’t exposed to the truth?

Let us be inspired!

- James