East Side Story: a Celebration of East Los Angeles Through the Perspective of Gil Veni Vici opens at HVW8 Gallery in West Hollywood tomorrow evening. The exhibition celebrates East Los Angeles by tasking 14 artists to create the feel and culture of the neighborhood. Featuring Photographs by: Steven Arroyo, Alex Bortz, Jason Clifton, Faso, Patrick Hoelck, Niko the Ikon, Adri Law, Steve Olson, Estevan Oriol, Dan Regan, Rick Rodney, Patrick O’Brien Smith, Spanto, and Paulo Wallo.
Music blog Passion of the Weiss recently posted a fascinating and in-depth look at the 20th anniversary of eclectic UK indie label BBE whose releases include jazz dance compilations, Pete Rock’s Petestrumentals, J Dilla’s Welcome 2 Detroit, the excellent Strange Funky Games and Things DJ mix series featuring Kenny Dope and DJ Spinna, rare and unreleased Roy Ayers tracks, and much more.
A new 3 day music festival launches in Long Beach this weekend and it looks to be absolutely epic! Presented by KCRW and produced by a group of super talented and accomplished Long Beach-based musicians, find out more at the Music Tastes Good website.
We’ve just added three new air freshener designs from the good people at Stay Fresh Scents to the Typo Shop. The selection includes their recent collab with the skate legends at Dogtown, the iconic “LA Hands” by Los Angeles graf vet OG Slick, and last but not least, the timely Kanye 2020 campaign jammy. [See More]
The talented homie Jeff Gress has just launched a typography-driven timed print with the good people at 1xRun today. Based in Hawaii, Jeff is a super talented typographer who does all sorts of amazing custom lettering. I’ve been lucky enough to work alongside Jeff during several POW! WOW! mural festivals and nobody works harder than he does.