Memo Pisa el Lodo
Seizer High Up
Photo by Pantavila
A History of Los Angeles Graffiti Art
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:
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.
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 bloggina.la
. 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.
Self Help Graphics
The back exterior of Self Help Graphics
I have been seeing this one all over town:
This one is right outside of Amoeba. You can find more of Two Cents here
On the wall of the American Hotel on the corner of Hewitt and Traction.
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. ;)
Found on Eagle Rock Blvd about a month ago:
Photo by Pantavila
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
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:
Check out the drawing I bought from no.fi
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.
Sorry for the short notice! I forgot to post this earlier:
The Global Mosiac
TheBroth.com 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.