A typewriter and a few words about life and love that resonate with a growing number of people on a daily basis.
Los Angeles based WRDSMTH allowed me to come into his workspace to take a few pictures while doing an interview with immersive journalist Yoonj Kim.
Before getting into street art, only about two years ago at that (calling himself a “baby” in the street art world), WRDSMTH was a traditional writer. A novelist and screenwriter. Then one early morning, he stenciled a typewriter and pasted copy near a Hollywood pawn shop and his art career began.
WRDSMTH’s art soon took over his writing. But he’s okay with that- he’s putting work up in major US cities and abroad, gaining tens of thousands of followers all over the world, doing commissioned pieces, showing in galleries and even being Tweeted by celebrities.
Artist/writers, like WRDSMTH, Morley and RM Drake are hugely popular. Their street poetry is a quick way to ingest the written word and reach the maximum number of people.
As WRDSMTH said, it is amazing to think that thousands of people are reading your work every day in the street art medium when it has become much more difficult to reach an audience in the traditional ways. Having that many people read your work is what every writer wants and WRDSMTH has found the perfect way to deliver.
WRDSMTH has been featured in gallery shows, is planning some larger scale work along with collaborations with Kai Aspire and even Hanksy.