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Wednesday - June 29, 2011 12:03:04 PM
Cap Matches Color Presents | Size Matters!
Size Matters!
Compiled by Meal, CMC | 100% Vintage Spray Paint

L-R: Sheffield Quik Spray White Lacquer, Grumbacher Retouch Varnish Spray, Rust-Oleum Speedy Dry Buttercup Yellow, Illinois Bronze Shining Armor Emerald Green, Dupli-Color Auto Spray Aluminum.

I grew up immersed in the UK graffiti culture from 90-98 and was used to working with the very limited color range that we had available to us from domestic lines of paint. We always drooled with envy over the extensive color range of Krylon and Rust-Oleum shown in the classic books like Subway Art & Spraycan Art. At the time, most of the colors that were available in the UK were smaller scale cans from lines of car paints like: Car Plan, Cycle Style, Hycote, Holtz & Dupli-Color.

L-R: Permo Seal Plastic Spray, Illinois Bronze Hobby Shining Armor Gadabout Green, Blair Instant Color Bright Silver, Dupli-Color Spray Enamel Aluminum, Spray Art Decorator Colors Green.

If you were painting during that time and were lucky enough to use Smoothrite, you'll remember, 1) It's unsurpassed quality, and 2) That it came in a narrow, extended can length. Something about this felt really comfortable and great to work with on outlines. RIP Smoothrite.

POOF - There goes noise!

Suki & Lily guard a CMC jumbo-sized Pastel Aqua.

Of course, the added bonus with small cans is that they can be hidden easily in a jacket pocket or up a sleeve... but in any case, small cans have a unique appeal of their own.

L-R: Illinois Bronze Accent Craft Spray Tangerine, Grumbacher Damar Varnish Spray, Illbronze Styrofoam Glitter Glue, Illinois Bronze Hobby Shining Armor Pongo Pink, Craft Master Overglaze.

Most of these cans were available during the 60s, so once again the graphics really hold up as some of the best designs ever sported on cans.

The examples shown here are just a few of my favorites.


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