Kash – 7 Dollars – Black book session Pt.2

Last month I took some pictures of the Kash black book and wanted to share them with you. I also asked Kash if he can let us know whats sketching stand for him.

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I always thought style is the most important thing.

Style doesn’t grow on trees. It’s something that comes from a long process of study – life experiences – creativity and practice.

I put a lot of pressure on myself in term of style and I am often unhappy with what I paint. Blackbook sketch allows me to try things and make mistakes that I wouldn’t do outside. I’t's how I push my style, try color shemes, change name with AKAs and practice on alphabets, concepts, caracters etc… Most of it remains unseen to the public – I see it like my secret receipe book.

I always listen to music when I sketch I am a drug-free guy so I use music to lift my brain and open my mind. Music plays a big role in my graffiti. It influences my style. I got a funk/soul style, a rap style and an electro-funk style. It’s defined by the curves of the lines – the shape of the letters and the use of colors / fills.

Blackbooks are important to me because it’s the only original graff art you can keep with you through the years. if you paint on a wall a train or whatever all you can keep is an image of it. The original art is going to get buffed, covered or fade away.

It’s also a way for me to be creative in the confort of my room without inhaling the toxic fumes of expensive cans – freezing in the cold – smelling pee in a shady spot or on a rainy lazy sunday.

If my flat would burn all I would take with me is my girl and my blackbooks!

Kid Kash.

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Here is the second part of the Kid Kash black book session.For those of us that missed the first session, click here

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