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Last year me and Evan met a guy named Mick. Mick had an idea. It seemed a little… you know… out there. He told us about a man named Tony, a graffiti writer, who needed our help. He said Tony had a real bad disease. Said he couldn’t move a muscle, that the disease had only spared his eyes. Said maybe WE could help him to write again. And we were arrogant or foolish enough to think maybe, with the help of our friends, that we could.

But in the end, something unexpected happened. It was Easter and there was an actual miracle. Because at the end of the day, it was Tony who helped all of us: he helped us to know hope, showed us what it means to be strong, to be a survivor, to be a graffiti writer, to be alive. It was his father, mother, brother and crew who showed us the meaning of the word family. It was the Ebelings who showed us what it means to have a vision. It was through Tony’s eyes that we finally saw what graffiti was really all about.

So, consider this the beginning, these words an introduction. If you don’t already know him, let me tell you about my hero. His mama named him Tony. The streets crowned him Tempt. The disease said he was finished. But me and my crew, we call him the Eye Writer: a living legend, the first man to bomb with his eyes.

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Tempt’s first tag in seven years

Stay tuned to FAT and GRL, in the next few weeks, to see the whole story, to learn more about TemptOne in his own words, to find out about the EyeWriter V1.0 and to become a part of the project to enable other heroes all over the world, surviving ALS, to once again make art.

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COMMENTS

  1. tbx says:

    holy f%%%%! so aweseome!!

  2. [...] TemptOne tagging again despite ALS [...]

  3. Unvisible says:

    Beautiful. Amazing. Inspiring. Awesome.

  4. Johnny-D in Hollywood says:

    TEMPT tags with his eyes! This is one of the most fascinating and heart-felt art projects I have encountered recently. Truly inspiring. This is fucking Art!

  5. orangetiki says:

    bad fucking ass! great job guys

  6. raw banger says:

    some hipster bullshit look like a bunch of lil kids drew it

  7. James Powderly says:

    @ raw banger… it was actually drawn by your mom. god i miss her.

  8. raw banger says:

    hahaha i was just kidding pplz on da internetz iz zop zeriouz

  9. James Powderly says:

    eye wuz zeriouz bout ur mum

  10. jamie dubs says:

    INTERNETZ. ZERIOUS BUZINEZZ. zop

  11. BenOne says:

    This is so dope. Damn man, you have always inspired me. Now you have blown me away! Tempt One you are a true King. Remember Earth Crew, remember Chicago? Remember Ambrosia? I remember everything man. I will be around soon.

  12. ron quan says:

    Hey everyone! TemptOne painted his name onto a computer screen using the movements of his eyes only. The Graffiti Research Lab crew projected the pieces onto the wall of a nearby building. It was beautiful to see Tempt paint again even though it wasn’t with a can. Thanks to the Ebeling Group and GRL for coming to Los Angeles to make this possible for Tempt and family.

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