söndag 15 mars 2015

TagsAndThrows - Bombing With Uzi

TagsAndThrows got the chance to follow legendary Swedish graffiti bomber Uzi out on the streets of Stockholm as he's getting his name up. A unique view into the heart of graffiti - tags and throw-ups. 

We made a short interview with the man behind TagsAndThrows Thomas OKOK Gunnarson about the movie.



How are you and what are you doing?

I'm fine thanks. It's a few days till the release of the movie and the launch of TagsAndThrows.com so I'm pretty stressed. (the interview with TagsAndThrows was made last week) I'm editing short films for Instagram, I'm scheduling posts, I'm hooking up the last details on the site and I'm promoting the release party. It's kinda strange that I do these parties, since I hate being in the middle of it. I can't really sleep at night and I believe that I wont be able to chill until some time around mid next week. 

What's goals are you trying to reach/what's the endgame? 

The core of TagsAndThrows is giving the bombing enthusiasts out there their fix of pictures and film of graffiti bombing. The most beautiful films and photos of the most beautiful tags and throw-ups. I do also want to educated people outside this subculture about why people are out on our streets putting their names up. Also, I love to travel, and by working with this, I get to travel all over the world to meet new people. 



How do you think the art of tagging translates into video. To put something kind of secretive out there and making it available to the public. Putting an illegal action on a public platform etc.

For people that are not bombing like Uzi or any of the other artists I've been documenting, it's an unique chance to get to see how all these tags get painted. I'm trying to catch an as authentic feeling as possible from being out doing what these guys are doing. Graffiti is all about fame. All about getting your name out there and through these movies, some of the most dedicated bombers get the chance to reach even further.

What's the process of maikng a movie?

I contact whoever I want to film. We're linking up. We start off kinda slow to get into the right mode and then we go all out. After that, it's back to the computer and iMovie and later the usual promoting and marketing. 

How much effort do you put into arranging the soundtrack for your videos (credd till smuts etc)

Music is very important to me in these movies. I want the music to be there, but not take over. I want it to lift the movie to a higher level and thanks to Smutskatt I get the chance to use original music. He's a genius and I've been working with him for almost 10 years now. 



How have people responded to your earlier videos.

I got 1.6 million views on YouTube. A lot more than I could ever imagine when I started making these movies. The response is of course both heaven and hell. There's a lot of critics out there, but people are waiting for my movies now. As soon as I release one, my followers start screaming for another one. 

What would you say is the biggest difference between Bombing with Uzi and the previous videos Gunz etc..

I believe that the interview with Uzi is the best one so far. He's opening up to let people know a lot more about him than the others I featured in earlier movies. Also, he's a hardcore bomber. We filmed four nights and got two hours of raw material of straight bombing. Not many other writers can be that effective. At least not in Stockholm. 

Where do you see tags and throw going in the future.

As the new TagsAndThrows.com website is released, there will also be an online webshop up. My followers will be able to purchase hoodies and tees with the tags of the bombers I feature on the site and on Instagram, as well as books and fanzines. In the future, I want to release spray cans and markers and other stuff that graffiti bombers use. I do also want to arrange more graffiti battles and of course, travel the world to document more tags and throw-ups. 

What happened to the brazilian video??

It will get released... soon.

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So enjoy TagsAndThrows - Bombing With Uzi


fredag 13 mars 2015

Cali OG outfit of the day

 Hat by Carhartt 249kr
511 Jeans by Levis Skateboarding 749kr


Jacket by Carhartt and Starter Brand 1749kr


Plantlife Sock by HUF 149kr

Glasses by Glassy Sunhaters 124kr
Hoodie by Thrasher 799kr

fredag 6 mars 2015

New Black, The Hundreds, Black Scale and more!

This weekend you find all the spring new you need at Cali OG Store. We got news from The Hundreds, Black Scale, New Black, MTTM and Dickies.

So come down to the store and gear up

Open Saturdays 12.00-17.00


The Hundreds & Stussy


New Black Spring 2015


The Hundreds spring 2015


Black Scale Spring 2015


onsdag 4 mars 2015

New Black Spring 2015 Collection

New Black Spring 2015 Collection


New Black was founded in 2011 by friends Andreas and Elias from the industrial city of Gothenburg on the Swedish west coast, known for it's rainy and grimy climate. The two friends met on the train tracks for the first time and the creativity, cheeky charm and humor of graffiti is the foundation of their brand! The now Stockholm based company has grown from their first drop of five t-shirts to full blown global brand with a complete collection. But some things never change, New Black will always represent Scandinavian simplicity, American urban culture and an important sense of humour.

This lookbook was made in a collaboration with Adidas using their spring ´15 styles,
that fits perfect with the New Black vibe.

You find the New Black Spring 2015 collection here

The New Black Spring collection will release online Wednesday at 21.00 CET.
Instore Cali OG (Brunnsgatan 9, Stockholm) Thursday at 11.00 CET.










Release party at Cali OG store. RSVP here

fredag 20 februari 2015

Weekend update

We got spring news from Vans, Nike SB, Stussy, Carhartt and more..and don´t sleep on the Vans Syndicate x Jason Dill release tomorrow 12.00!


Spring news at the shoe wall.


Stussy, Diamond Supply Co and Carhartt news!



fredag 13 februari 2015

Weekend update OG

Opening hours this weekend:
Friday: 11:00 - 18:30
Saturday: 12:00 - 17:00

 Diamond Supply Cos' first drop of the season just arrived at Brunnsgatan 9

Great cut n sew as always
 Alpha rules the bomber game and we got all sizes and both the male and female of the Ma1 model
 Quartersnacks and Thrasher
 Anything, Hopps, aLife, Only NYC, herschel and Levis Skateboarding

 A Great selection of Carhartt pants and beanies
 New colorways of the classic Plantlife sock from Huf


 The Hundreds x adidas Skateboarding


lördag 7 februari 2015

Weekend update 6-7 feburary 2015

 We found a bunch of the Limited Silvana Imam tee in storage and are selling these last pieces for as little as 150kr. 
Levis Skateboarding are still going strong and the quality is superb as always.



New York brand Hopps a the Smith Grind Tee from Everbody Skates are great addition to an already brilliant lineup of skatebrands available instore.


There are still three Tri-Ferg Tees in white available at Brunnsgatan 9


Adidas Skateboarding has delivered a few models for the new year and the Stan Smith Vulc with the gumsole is a favorite among the staff. 


MA 1 TT jackets are available in different colours and both in mens an womens fits. 


The ever so popular Stefan Janoski Max costs 1199kr and is available in five different version instore as well as online. 


Carhartt  Watch hats 249kr a piece.



Opening hour for next week:
Monday-Friday: 11:00 to 18:30
Saturday: 12:00 to 17:00
Sunday: Closed