Urban Art Crawl: Who or What Is Curbie Crew?



Ever since my office moved from Music Row to the Gulch, I've made the lunchtime walk to Turnip Truck and back somewhere in the area of 9,000 times. Which is why I can't help but notice when Descendents parodies pop up out of nowhere, attached to stop signs off 12th Avenue. This isn't the first time the Scene building's been the target of outdoor viral marketing, but I've seen a lot of band self-promotion and this didn't feel like band self-promotion.

That assumption was more or less confirmed when I came across four more signs, scattered between 12th & Porter and Centennial Park.

As best as I can figure, these are the work of a collective calling itself Curbie Crew... and that's about all I've got. Cursory Googling turned up a long-neglected MySpace page that's been stripped of its pictures, comments and friends list. The only thing on it is a list of names, one of which seemingly belonging to the artist behind the awesome Shepard Fairey "OBEY" parody after the jump.

We want to know more. Are you part of this group? Have you seen more of these signs around town? Who exactly is the face supposed to be? Hit us up in the comments section or at arts[at]nashvillescene[dot]com. More photos after the jump.






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