Memo Pisa el Lodo
Friday, December 30, 2005
  Entry #7 A rooftop in Somewhere in Hollywood

Thursday, December 29, 2005
  Entry # 6 LJ RSS Feed

LJ RSS Feed:

A very special thank you to Stochasticgirl for setting this up!

Does it work?
Wednesday, December 28, 2005
  Entry #5 Kidd Ontology
Recently, my friend Kidd Ontology visited Los Angeles, and made an interesting post on his visit to Highland Park, a neighborhood in Los Angeles. Here is a photo from his entry:

While you are at it, check out his interview with Brooklyn based artist,Me_Otch.

Also, check out his interview with London based artist, D*Face.
Tuesday, December 27, 2005
  Entry #4 Time Magazine
A few months ago, (October 2005) Times magazine did an article on Street art. Here is their online photoessay. Los Angeles street artists Buff Monster, Branded and 20mg, Tiki Jay One, and Shepard Fairey are featured.
Sunday, December 25, 2005
  Entry #3: Los Angeles Street Art- A Google Search
What turns up when one does a google search with the key words "Los Angeles Street Art"?

All kinds of stuff. But here are somes sites that particularly caught my attention:

*Somebody's flickr account titled "Los Angeles Street Art". I highly recommend it. A lot of pictures. I particularly found this one interesting:

Whenever I see a public piece, I always wonder the contextual info. I.e. What time of day or night was this? What do they look like? Who was around? Etc.

*There is even a website called Public Art in LA!

*A site titled 50mm Los Angeles, proclaims to be Los Angeles' original graffiti art website. Its very extensive and intense.

*A site documenting local murals

*Mural Conservacy of Los Angeles

*Buff Monster's photos of his stuff all over the place. The cans are GORGEOUS!! As shown below:

*An interesting blog within this very interesting website, Visual Resistance.

I stopped looking after page 26.
Monday, December 05, 2005
  Entry 2: "I don't want this for Christmas"
Has anybody noticed these posters plastered all over town? I started noticing these about a month ago around the neighborhood.

"In San Francisco, critics have expressed their disapproval by adding some spray paint of their own to the Sony ads. On a wall outside a beer garden in San Francisco's bohemian Mission District that caters to motorcyclists and bike messengers, someone spray-painted over every character, adding the commentary, "Advertising directed at your counter-culture." "

The excerpt above is from an article by Wired, Sony Draws Ire with PSP Graffiti.

Here are some defaced sony adverts taken in San Fransico published in the above Wired article:

The writing on the wall reads "Advertising directed at your counter culture".

Here is a photo I took the other day while walking past the corner of Melrose and Vista:

A few days ago I noticed that it has been painted over.
Sunday, December 04, 2005
  Entry 1: Welcome

"In a world saturated with high priced corporate imagery, beyond just having a charming aesthetic, the stencil is a cheap and effective way for an artist or activist to put their work in front of the public and level the playing field." -Shepard Fairey.

"My drive is the need to see art on blank spaces, to breathe life into derelict sites. It often makes people think twice about vandalizing them, just as you wouldn't throw a piece of wood onto the fire if it were carved into a beautiful figure or animal."- Nylon

(The above quotes are found in Tristan Manco's book "Stencil Graffiti").


Above: "Kissing Coppers" by Banksy, found somewhere in the UK, 2005?

Welcome to It is a work in process. The over all goal is to document whatever public art Memo Pisa El Lodo come across that arbitrarily strikes the fancy.

Local stuff (i.e. Los Angeles) will be posted more so than non-local stuff, however public art found in other places will also be posted every now and then (like in this first entry).

I am still making this up as I go along.

Exploring Los Angeles' interactive urban environment.

Location: Los Angeles, California, United States

I live in the Historic Core of downtown Los Angeles and close to downtown Riverside. I like to walk around, take pictures and interact with my surroundings.

  • Wooster Collective
  • Chicano Art Magazine
  • Streetsy
  • Streetres
  • Street Stickers
  • Stencil Revolution
  • Counter Invastion
  • Ekosystem
  • Fecal Face
  • Urban Art Warfare
  • Visual Resistance
  • Guerilla Art (A Livejournal community)
  • GraffMuseum
  • Odd Wall
  • Graffiti Research Lab
  • Atomic Magdan
  • The Henry Spencer
  • Idiot the Wise Galllery
  • Robots Will Kill
  • Disassembled Formulas
  • The Bubble Project
  • Are You Generic?
  • Center for the Study of Political Graphics
  • Art For a Change
  • Gatukonst
  • Stickyart
  • As Melhores Propagandas do Mundo
  • The Extra Finger
  • Juxtapoz blog
  • Wall Spankers
  • The Laboratory of Living Arts
  • Koralie
  • Maya Hayuk
  • EGR
  • El Tono
  • Los Angeles Street & Public Art Sites
  • Memo Pisa el Lodo's Flickr
  • LA Mural
  • Public Art in LA
  • 50mm Los Angeles
  • SPARC Murals
  • Lurker
  • Artists (Local & World Wide)
  • Artists With a Vision
  • Asylm
  • Banksy
  • Blek Le Rat
  • Branded Bunny
  • Buff Monster
  • Celso
  • Chase
  • Chase's blog
  • Craola
  • Dan Witz
  • Dark Cloud
  • Dash2000
  • David Choe
  • East Los Streetscapers
  • Endless Love Crew
  • Flying Fortress
  • Goreb
  • Guerilla Girls
  • Infinity
  • Keep Drafting
  • Kent Twitchell
  • Jeff Soto
  • Jeff Soto's blog
  • Man One
  • Man One's Blog
  • The Flower Guy
  • Kinsey
  • Matt Sirens
  • Mear One
  • Mike Giant
  • Project Rabbit
  • Shepard Fairey
  • Revok
  • Robbie Conal
  • Saber One
  • Seizer
  • Skewville
  • Skullphone
  • Space Invaders
  • The London Police
  • Swoon
  • Upwehr
  • Visual Narcotics
  • WK
  • Zezao
  • 2 cents
  • 9
  • Memo Pisa el Lodo Interviews
  • Seizer
  • Tiki Jay
  • Los Angeles Based Blogs
  • Art Blogging LA
  • Atwater Village
  • A View From a Loft
  • Best of LA
  • Chele in LA
  • Citizen Robot
  • Eating LA
  • Ellen Bloom
  • Ensie
  • Eric Garcetti's Blog
  • Franklin Avenue
  • Green L.A. Girl
  • Here in Van Nuys
  • Hexod
  • Hollywoodland
  • LA Brain Terrain
  • Los Angeles City Nerd
  • L.A Curbed
  • LAist
  • LA Observed
  • LAPD Blog
  • LA Taco
  • LA Voice
  • Light and Sky
  • Linda Gamboa
  • Lincoln Park View
  • Living Green in L.A.
  • Los Anjealous
  • Los Angeles Daily Photo
  • Los Angeles Frog
  • Loteria Chicana
  • Meltdown Comics Blog
  • Metroblogging Los Angeles
  • Mickipedia
  • Perpetual Elaboration
  • Super Touch Blog
  • The Skunks of Los Feliz
  • Third and Fairfax
  • Tony Pierce
  • Reference Type Sites
  • Dictionary of Aerosol Art
  • Wikipedia on Street Art
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