Craig Costello a.k.a. “KRINK,” or “KR,” grew up in Queens, New York in the 1980’s surrounded by graffiti writers, skaters, and punks. He moved to San Francisco in the early ‘90s. The scene he found there was thriving, yet different. He arrived with a whole different attitude regarding materials and styles. Ignoring designated areas, he used the streets of SF as his very own R&D lab, experimenting with various tools and techniques to create bigger, drippy marker tags. Through these trials and errors, he began making his own inks, and thus KR’s ink, or Krink, was born. In 1998 KR returned to NYC and brought Krink back with him. Before long, its signature style was covering the streets of NY. Fast-forward to today and Krink products are shipping daily from a headquarters in Brooklyn to everywhere from California to Moscow to Tokyo. As a painter, Craig primarily paints in large format and has created site-specific works around the globe. KR was interviewed on July 12, 2005 in Brooklyn, New York.

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38 min.


New York, NY


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