Dangerous

Last week, I went over to The Graff Lab, near Downtown Los Angeles, to check out some of the great art in their parking lot. I was in a bit of a rush so I got a few shots of this incredible “Dangerous” mural by New Zealander Owen Dippie. I didn’t time my visit very well unfortunately, as the wall wasn’t in the sun, so I’ll have to go back again sometime. [See More]

Shibuya Mural

I posted the announcement for the first ever POW! WOW! Japan about a month back, and in the meantime, several of the participating artists gathered in Shibuya to paint a mural together. Video is already out, which is impressive! Artists include Mon (Doppel), Bakibaki (Doppel), Cook One, Usugrow, Dragon76, Louise Ono, Jay Shogo, and Frankie Cihi. Enjoy.

Russell Wiley Is Out to Lunch

I’ve been enjoying this 2010 novel from Richard Hine lately. Russell Wiley Is Out to Lunch is about a middle-manager in the dying newsprint industry, watching the business crumble, while navigating the challenges of corporate America. [Read More]

The Shimmey Roll

The second installment of hip-hop-meets-hard-bop from the impressive Byrd Over Staten project by SHAOLIN JAZZ is here. This one features the animated ODB rhyming over a jazz tune from Byrd’s Slow Drag album.

TSOTW: Third Eye

This week’s T-shirt of the week is definitely this beauty from my friends at San Diego-based sunglasses powerhouse Knockaround. I love the small graphic at the front left but it’s the back where this shirt really shines – “Look at the bright side.”

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Erik Otto – Vision

I think in the midst of summer and POW! WOW! Long Beach madness, I somehow missed this great new print from artist Erik Otto (interviewed). It’s a 16 x 20 inch, 4-color wood-cut and letter press print, with blind emboss on printmaking paper and it looks absolutely incredible. Available here. [See More]