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Shazam for Fonts

You might have noticed I haven’t posted anything in a couple of days, as I’ve been so incredibly busy setting up for POW! WOW! LONG BEACH 2016 next week. Some artists have already begun painting their murals, which is exciting. You can follow that on Instagram if you want. In other news, this design prototype Spector, my buddy Jeff Hamada posted recently, really appeals to me. Apparently Wired called it “Shazam for fonts.” Via Booooooom.

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POW! WOW! LONG BEACH 2016

I’m very excited we’re only a week out from the POW! WOW! LONG BEACH 2016 mural festival. Things are really ramping up this week. The website has been updated with more participating artists, events, and the digital version of the printed Passport booklet too. Photo: Brandon Shigeta.

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Moving Type

Check out this amazing typographic public artwork by artist DAKU in New Delhi, India. The lettering changes throughout the day as the sun moves. Impressive! Via Booooooom where you can see more photos.

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1-2-1 with Sean “Hula” Yoro

The second talk during this year’s POW! WOW! LONG BEACH is between Jeffstaple and accomplished Hawaiian artist Sean “Hula” Yoro. Sean is best known for his painterly work situated at or just above the waterline. He’s painted all around the world including on glaciers to highlight global warming. So on Wednesday July 13th, you’ll want to join us at the Art Theatre of Long Beach for what promises to be a fascinating talk. Tickets here.

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MOJITEN 1

If you’re lucky enough to be in Tokyo this week, you definitely want to check out the upcoming MOJITEN 1 group exhibition opening at HHH Gallery. The line-up includes Los Angeles-based luminaries like CRYPTIK and Big Sleeps, Hawaii’s own Defer, and Japanese legend Usugrow too. That’s a lot of talent!

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Sun Joint

Here is a new mixtape from NYC-based “neo soul duo” Lion Babe. Reminds me ever-so-slightly of the first Erykah Badu album, which is good. Via The Fader.