Last week I visited Wolfy (aka Jef Scharf) at Kayrock Screenprinting, a business that
he co-founded and runs with a partner called Kayrock (nicknamed after the business). Kayrock HQ takes up a majority of the 2nd floor of the Monster Island arts building, on the corner of Kent and Metropolitan Avenue (you know the one you see Japanese tourists with fancy cameras taking tons of photos of every weekend), in lovely Williamsburg.
Wolfy was preparing some prints of monster heads for a mural at Art Basel Miami on the night I was there (after the official business operations of the day closed down), he was also helping the nice ladies from Talk Normal screen merchandise (t-shirts, onesies, and some tote bags) with a logo/image created for them by Miss Kim Gordon, while Kid Millions was hanging out, cutting record covers, in order to print the next Oneida record cover, Man Forever.
Sarah Register & Andrya Ambro of Talk Normal
It seems that Wolfy often does favors for his friends in local bands, assisting them with their poster, packaging, merch needs. Kayrock also employs a lot of Brooklyn musicians to produce Kayrock’s commercial printing assignments during the work week. Whilst hanging around the studio space, following Wolfy around, I certainly got the impression that he really enjoys what he does and also loves being involved with the Williamsburg art and music communities. He also seems to really fucking love the art of silkscreen printing. What he and Kayrock have established as a business is damn impressive.
It makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside knowing that people, at all hours of the night, are creating stuff and doing interesting things in their space… and in the Monster Island building, whilst the majority of the new neighbors are most likely robotically preparing yuppie foodstuffs, watching sports on the tele, & getting worked up about the graffiti on the block of their million dollar plus condominiums.