Painting with Sharks

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Check out this nice time-lapse video the homie Nima Neems (of Digital Gravel fame) made of LA-based street artist Sharktoof getting up in the Middle East earlier this year. It was shot in a parking lot in Dubai. Check out the can control on display. Not your typical graffiti! If you’d like to check out some of his work in person, he has a solo exhibit opening at C.A.V.E. Gallery in Venice this Saturday.

Pow Wow Hawaii 2012

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Jeff Hamada has called Pow Wow Hawaii 2012, “the best month of his life.” And I’ve only heard more good things about the Hawaiian art gathering & events from other artists included such as Aaron De La Cruz and Sam Rodriguez. Now there are three new recap videos out, so you can join me in living vicariously through them. [Watch Videos]

Hello Kitty Pop Up

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Tomorrow afternoon there is a one day pop-up Hello Kitty art exhibit opening at LA’s own Known Gallery. It’s a book release too. Should be interesting!

Cryptik Signing

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As Issued at The Lab in Costa Mesa is hosting a book signing event for Cryptik who’ll be signing his brand new book Eastern Philosophy tomorrow afternoon. It’s from 12pm to 4pm, and the HIT + RUN crew will be on hand for some screen printing action too.

Vintage Murakami Covers

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Vintage Books asked London-based illustrator Noma Bar to design new covers for their Haruki Murakami back catalog. He’s one of my favorite authors and I think these clever designs really compliment his style. Bar seems to be an expert at making the most of negative space. Via Boing Boing.