Wallpaper: JEST


The story behind this wallpaper is pretty crazy. JEST is a graffiti artist from NYC, who was also part of famed New York shop/brand Alife. I mainly followed him for his writing though. Back in the 90’s, I would drive around all over NYC shooting photos of graffiti.

Fast forward to 2012… I Instagram a set of my old graffiti photos, JEST being one of them (bottom left). I tagged JEST and he ended up commenting and asking for a scan of the pic, which I provided. In turn, I took a shot in the dark and asked him if he would be into hooking up a wallpaper for Defgrip, and he did.

So basically, I shot a film photo in the Bronx during the mid 90’s, Instagram’d it in 2012 and end being in contact with one of the artists. Crazy.

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4 responses to “Wallpaper: JEST”

  1. nick f. says:

    REVS one is sik too.

  2. happa_san says:

    Hey you guys should do a blog post of your favorite instagram accounts/artist that you like to follow or find interesting and why.

    Ive added a few from looking at your instagrams but I think it would be cool to see what you say and also what others might chime in with

  3. Ryan Connelly says:

    They have all been awesome, but the back-story on this one makes it that much more enjoyable.

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