I’m a big fan of Jonathan Gold – the Pulitzer Prize winning food critic for the LA Times. I’ve certainly enjoyed some amazing food thanks to his knack for discovering culinary gems worth visiting. The downside is of course, that his reviews can really blow spots up, which, while presumably a great thing for business owners, can be frustrating for longtime clientele. Still, sharing is caring, as they say. This award-winning documentary City of Gold is all about the talented writer and it’s in theaters now.
A lot of talented artists are contributing work to this interesting-looking Lucha Libre-themed event going down in Los Angeles tonight. It’s part art show, part concert, part car show, and part Lucha Libre wrestling. Looks like tickets start at $25.
It’s another beautiful day here in Los Angeles so what’s more appropriate than these three enamel lapel pin styles from Lil Bullies Club, new in the Typo Shop? One a tribute to Tupac, another throwing up a W until the very end, and last but definitely not least, the new LBC collab with Benjie Escobar; an awesome ode to the wire wheel. All include free shipping on US orders.
There’s an impressive-looking group show opening at the Vincent Price Museum in East LA this evening, echoing group exhibitions at West LA’s Giant Robot, entitled Silent Wonderment: Exploring the World of Giant Robot. The line up features Ako Castuera & Rob Sato, Albert Reyes, Yoskay Yamamoto and Matt Furie, with additional work by tons more talented contributors!
I was lucky enough to check out the new Kat Hutter and Roger Lee Another California Day installation at Pasadena Museum of California Art this weekend. It’s nothing short of impressive. My understanding everything was produced on-site, in the installation room, without any of the usual tools (like a kiln, for example). Years in the making, and it was absolutely incredible. [See More]
My friends at Lil Bullies have been putting out tons of great pins and patches lately – including the Cab Dragon collab with skate legend Steve Caballero, an official Sriracha collab, LA-meets-Hawaii pin vibes with East Los Musubi, funny meat & veggies mash-ups, and last but definitely not least, this gangster Wire Wheel lapel pin by Benjie Escobar, for hittin’ them corners in them lo-lo’s. We have a few of their great products in the Typo Shop also.
My friends at Hutch LA have just reissued this classic Los Angeles-inspired tee from streetwear veterans Foreign Family, featuring the artwork of MR44. There have been some similar snake-y LA graphics in the past, but this one is the best in my opinion. It’s actually based on a Mamba, for starters. Available in black and white.
I don’t post about food much here – maybe because I’m vegetarian, and I’m not really a foodie. I usually like to keep it simple, and by simple, I mean pizza. Today I went to Guisados in Boyle Heights again with a friend and loved it as always. I gather their meaty offerings are well-worth writing about; the vegetarian ones are too. Never disappoints. Also, the Limon Aguas Frescas is amazing.
The Annex is a month-long pop-up retail experience curated by LA’s indie record label powerhouse Innovative Leisure. It’s at Space15Twenty in Hollywood. The all ages opening party is tomorrow!