Memo Pisa el Lodo
Saturday, July 29, 2006
  Seizer High Up

Photo by Pantavila

Thursday, July 27, 2006
  A History of Los Angeles Graffiti Art
  American Hotel Parking Lot: Part 2
My memory card got filled rather quick (I also had a lot of other stuff in it). I hope to go there again soon to take more pictures. Plus, I had a hard time taking pictures of the east wall because the sun was setting and the sun's glare made it impossible to take photos. Here are the recent works by UTI crew:

Monday, July 24, 2006
  Stickers Etc.
Here are some stickers I have seen around town lately.

A few meters away from Karma Coffee on Cahuenga Blvd, a suicide sticker note:

Underneath the parking lot of the Art Store on Beverly Blvd, a robot with knife bling:

Sunday, July 23, 2006
  American Hotel Parking Lot: Part 1
The walls of the American Hotel's parking lot were recently repainted with new murals by UTI crew.

A few days ago the manager saw me walking around with a camera in hand, and asked me if I wanted to go inside the gated parking lot to have a look. I said hell yes and he let me in to look around.

Stay tuned for more pics.
Saturday, July 22, 2006
  That Girl Emily
People have asked me if I know the story behind his billboard that has been recently spotted somewhere (but where?) around town:

I have not seen it in person, and I haven't even seen it until I came across this entry by Travis Keller (where I got the photos above from) on Some speculation and background info can be found in the comment section.

Or you can just find some background info here which suggests that it is a viral marketing ad.
Friday, July 21, 2006
  Self Help Graphics
The back exterior of Self Help Graphics.

Thursday, July 20, 2006
  Two Cents
I have been seeing this one all over town:

This one is right outside of Amoeba. You can find more of Two Cents here.
  Old Chola
On the wall of the American Hotel on the corner of Hewitt and Traction.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006
  Love Me
Found somewhere in Los Angeles:

Photo by Pantavila

  My latest finders keepers
Its been a while since I have done a finders keepers. This is one I left out yesterday:

Location?- The surroundings should be recognisable to several local folk and regular readers. ;)
Tuesday, July 18, 2006
  Eagle Rock
Found on Eagle Rock Blvd about a month ago:

Monday, July 17, 2006
  101 Coffee Shop
Ever eaten at the 101 Coffee Shop on Franklin Blvd? If you ever do, you should check out the murals out back:

Abbott and Costello, Who's on First

Gene Kelly, Singing in the Rain

This one is my favorite picture of them all. I like how one of the characters that hang out by Graumann's Chinese Theater was included in the painting (Superman in particular, but I guess the others were not). Actually, our local Superman was interviewed by Dan Bakkedahl of The Daily Show recentlyGo here for the clip.

Sunday, July 16, 2006
  Ribbon Controller

Photo by Pantavila

Thursday, July 13, 2006
  Man One's Mural in Boyle Heights
I took these photos several weeks ago. I was walking on Soto in Boyle Heights and I passed by this strange, strange.... arrangement:

It looks stranger in person. When I got to 1st St and Soto, I took a few photos of Man One's incomplete mural (6,000 sq. ft!):

About the mural (from his website):

I've been contracted by Metro Art to paint a huge 6,000 sq. ft. mural. The theme of the mural is "The Four Pillars" of community: History, Faith, Familia, and Trabajo.

The words will be stylized in bold graff lettering accross each huge section of wall space and anchored at each corner with the portraits of four fallen heroes: Ruben Salazar, Sister Karen (Self Help Graphics founder), Miguel Arenas, Sr. (my grandfather), and Cesar Chavez.

Small black and white angels float throughout the mural carrying icons from the "City of Angels"

Local blogger Ed Fuentes did a recent post about Man One, which you can read here.
Tuesday, July 11, 2006
  Behind that one Industrial Building...
Remember that abandoned industrial building on 2nd St that I have made several posts about? I barely noticed its backside a few weeks ago.

A close up of my favorite section:

I think this is the darkest mural I have yet to see in L.A.

Previous posts of said industrial building include this one.
  Imix Bookstore in Eagle Rock
Here are a few stencils I found on their walls about a month ago:

Monday, July 10, 2006
  No.Fi Drawing
Check out the drawing I bought from!

Sunday, July 09, 2006
  Some dude and a spider
Does anybody know who the artist is?

Photos by Pantavila

  A Shipping Container in Oakland
Sometimes I like to post non-Los Angeles pieces. I haven't done so in a while.

My friend up in Oakland took this photo. She said that it is on the side of a shipping container that seems a permenant fixture near the park in the Port of Oakland.
Saturday, July 08, 2006
Sorry for the short notice! I forgot to post this earlier:

Tuesday, July 04, 2006
  The Global Mosiac connects you with people around the world to interact in a massively multiplayer, real time global mosaic, made of 1000 colorful tiles.

I saw this link on Wooster Collective recently. I thought it was interesting and wanted to post it here.
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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