A Tower of Graffiti Takes Center Stage In Downtown LA
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by Charlotte Beach
4d ago
A month ago, a trio of abandoned buildings in downtown Los Angeles transformed into a canvas for graffiti art seemingly overnight. In the last few weeks, the luxury apartment high rises across the street from the Crypto.com Arena and LA Live have been systematically claimed by anonymous taggers in the dead of night, with each leaving their mark in one of the many large windows that compose the facades of each building. via Piko 5uave Some have clutched their pearls at the buildings’ makeover, considering the graffiti vandalism and calling the state of the buildings an eyesore. Meanwhile, othe ..read more
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This Mural-Turned-Landmark Honors the North East LA Chicano Community That Brought it to Life
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by Charlotte Beach
10M ago
When I moved to Los Angeles from my hometown of New Haven, CT at the tail end of 2016, I found myself putting down roots in one of the city’s eastern-most neighborhoods, Highland Park. Everyone I consulted about LA areas said that Highland Park was the newest hot spot, which is code for gentrification’s latest victim. My very own move there was emblematic of this gentrification, and something I’ve had to reckon with.  Photo by Paul Alarcon Highland Park was and still is the place to be, but not necessarily for the trendy new restaurants, boutiques, and other businesses that seem to pop up ..read more
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A Protest Toolkit: 7 Free Printable Stencils for Creating Visual Statements
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by Jessica Farris
1y ago
Back in 2011, Laurence King published a book by Patrick Thomas—the Protest Stencil Toolkit. Yes, it is a book, but it is so much more than a book. Instead of words and images, inside, you’ll find 46 die-cut stencils and a full alphabet of lettering stencils created using a bespoke typeface. According to the publisher, the stencils “can be combined to create both slogans and powerful visual messages, and are robust enough to be re-used any number of times. There are classic symbols from the great protest movements of the twentieth century, as well as new images reflecting contemporary concern ..read more
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The Daily Heller: DYES’ Graffiti Transforms Language on the Street
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by Steven Heller
1y ago
Introducing “DYES,” the nom de crayon of a 25-year-old Mexican primary school teacher and street artist who is transforming the paradigms of graffiti. He lives in a poor Mexico City neighborhood, has been robbed by cops and beaten up by other graffiti writers. He has no formal art training or artists in his family. But behold his ideas and style. You’ll be awed by his virtuosity. DYES’ work is an energetic mashup of contemporary alphabetic forms. He is not attempting to ape anyone else, and as his brief answers to my questions (translated from Spanish) indicate, he simply enjoys the talent he ..read more
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Cey Adams and Dianne Smith Designed Billboards in Harlem for Bombay Sapphire Campaign
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by Chloe Gordon
1y ago
Cey Adams and Dianne Smith are two artists known for their artwork that elicits profound emotions and a broader sense of meaning. While both artists are uniquely talented, they've recently worked together to design the Bombay Bramble gin campaign launched in Harlem. The two artists were chosen to create for this campaign to have an advertisement that naturally reflected the local Harlem community and its community of creators. Each artist's style is seen in the campaign, from Cey Adams's 60s pop-art fused graphics to Dianne Smith's minimalistic yet abstract art; there's no lack of creativity i ..read more
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Commuters Relaxed Thanks to the Garden of Delight Exhibition
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by Chloe Gordon
1y ago
Flowers unquestionably bring a calming presence to any area or space that they may be. Whether it be from the soft colors, the beautiful scents, or just the thought that something so beautiful can be natural, they simply bring peace. Commissioned by the Netherlands Embassy this past July, The Garden Of Delight was a public exhibit that placed floral posters throughout Budapest. Each stop featured different posters that showcased distinctive flowers and their respective colors. While commuting can be stressful, this exhibition undoubtedly helped ease wary travelers' nerves. The Garden of Delig ..read more
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Timothy Goodman Launches First Gallery Show in NYC
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by Bill McCool
1y ago
Opening today at the Richard Taittinger Gallery in New York City is artist and designer Timothy Goodman’s first solo exhibition, titled Too Young To Not Set My Life On Fire. Featuring 40-plus canvases of original works, viewers will find pieces that explore vulnerability and masculinity, as well as a celebration of the city he now calls home. The Taittinger Gallery will also become Goodman’s exclusive rep in the US. Looking to create an immersive experience for attendees, he wants audiences to contend with their own experiences of joy and vulnerability while it also serves as an account of h ..read more
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Roasting Robbie Conal: Eerie, Irascible Poster “Poseur”
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by Michael Dooley
1y ago
Robbie Conal, infamous street graphics rabble-rouser, was recently broadsided on his home turf by a sneak-attack art exhibition. It was meant to honor—and ridicule—him. And so it did, quite cleverly and often quite hilariously. The show was titled “Poster Roast.” It was curated by a couple of his students and held at the art gallery of West L.A. College on the occasion of his imminent departure from Los Angeles. The range of media and approaches was wide, wild and often irreverent. But after all, this is the guy most notorious for his scabrous, scathingly grotesque political caricatures execut ..read more
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Efdot’s Iconic Stadium Cards for Topps Inspires Series of Paintings
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by Bill McCool
1y ago
Topps is having a pretty, pretty, pretty good 2021 so far. It was recently announced that, in the first quarter of the year, sales went up by 55%, a clear indication that their wares are a veritable collector’s thirst trap, with the junk wax maven hawking NFTs and a specially-curated line dubbed Project70, where 51 artists and designers created limited-edition cards. One of those artists, Eric Friedensohn, aka, Efdot, took his initial Topps offering a step further with his Iconic Stadium Series, a series of cards celebrating some of MLB’s most beloved and iconic venues. What’s more, during th ..read more
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Jungnang-gu Mural Project Turns a Neighborhood Into an Artistic Movement
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by Chloe Gordon
1y ago
The Jungnang-gu district office initiated the project that sparked the creativity behind transforming a neighborhood into a space that is now an inspirational artist and cultural movement. Artists Kim Daye, Min Kyung, and Seamoon collaborated to create a welcoming mural that's friendly, bright, and the perfect fit for a wall that's directly in front of an elementary school. The artwork is a part of the 'Our neighbor art museum project' initiated by the Jungnang-gu district office. Grey concrete wall turned to a great canvas containing people living in Jungnang district and their story of life ..read more
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