Chocolate Bar: Graffiti Bars
Debuting March, 2007

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Chocolate Bar: Graffiti Bars
WINNER 2006 CRAIN’S NEW YORK BUSINESS40 UNDER 40 AWARD”: ALISON NELSON, FOUNDER & OWNER
WINNER OF 2 CITYSEARCH 2005 SHOPPING AWARDS: “BEST GOURMET STORE” & “BEST WEST VILLAGE SHOP”
TIMEOUT NEW YORK EAT OUT AWARD WINNER: CHOCOLATE BAR: “BEST CHOCOLATE STORE”

NEW YORK CITY- Great chocolate, pure street. Alison Nelson’s Chocolate Bar turns back the clock, goes back in the day and throws down a stylin’ new line of choc-o-graphic Graffiti Bars to debut this March, 2007. Ten legendary New York City graffiti artists including Blade, Crash, Crachee, Crime 79, Dondi, Dr. Revolt, Iz the Wiz, Lady Pink, Spar One and Stay High 149 have created one-of a kind works transforming wrappers for an array of new candy bar of which a portion of the proceeds will benefit the All-Stars Project. Produced and manufactured by Alison Nelson’s Chocolate Bar, each Graffiti Bar weighs an impressive 2.25 ounces and is filled with classic treats enrobed in the finest gourmet chocolate. New bar flavors include Milk Almond, Milk Cafetto, Caramel, Cookies-n-Cream, Smores, Dark Strawberry, Dark Toffee Crunch, Banana Milk, Dark Rum and Dark Chocolate. Individual bars can be purchased for $4.00 each or a Limited Edition “gallery box” includes the full 10 bars and an authentic graffiti stencil created by Brooklyn-based artist Stencil1 used for customizing wallets, walls, t-shirts or whatever. Price $40.

ARTIST BIOGRAPHIES

BLADE
Aliases: STEVE 1 Started: Early 70s Primary affiliations: TC5 Local origin: Bronx, NY Main lines: 2s 5s. Blade, one of the original members of The Crazy Five can be given the title of longest reigning whole car king of the 2s and 5s. Blade started writing in the early 1970s and continued into the 1980s. From 1975 to 1980 Blade was a dominant force on the 2s and 5s. It was like almost every other train had a Blade whole car running on it. Blade’s Style was very unique, he did not follow the crowd. His work could never be confused with anyone else. He did not adhere to any set notions of style or trends common to other writers. Blade did not do wild style; yet still had incredibly imaginative letter forms. He did lettering and imagery that played with perspective and the abstraction of geometric shapes. His style was so distinguished that it drew criticism from many writers, stating that it wasn't graffiti style. But Blade’s admirers far out numbered his critics. Many writers bombed and also did whole cars but, Blade bombed with whole cars. Lee Quinones frequently credits Blade’s approach as being inspirational. Lee would become Blade’s fi