We were really there to say hi to our old friend Usugrow. Not only is he 1 of the 5 artists represented in the show, he actually curated the entire event. He put his own money, time, and friends into this passion project, and the results were incredible.
Here’s some of Usugrow’s work:
and some by his friends, Mozyskey, Toshikazu Nazaka, Bene, and Jun Kaneko:
Of all the contemporary artists within our peripheral today, there are a few whose work is so widely recognized, that their handwriting alone has become a distinguishing trademark. Futura is one, Shawn Stussy another, and definitely Usugrow: