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Here’s a great new video from Highsnobiety, on the awesome Aaron De La Cruz installation for POW! WOW! Long Beach earlier this year. I’m so stoked we were able to bring Aaron back to LB for some of his public art – he’s such a great guy and I’m a huge fan of his work – it was a real highlight for me…

Perfect Circle

Here’s a new one from Shing02 – “Perfect Circle” by Nujabes, featuring Shing02. Mellow rhymes over a jazzy beat by producer & entrepreneur Nujabes, who passed away in 2010. Check out my recent-ish interview with the bi-lingual emcee for Imprint Culture Lab for more on him and his music.

Before and Further

There’s a great-looking event going down at the Modernica Factory located at 2901 Saco Street in Vernon today. Artist duo DABS MYLA open their ‘Before and Further’ exhibition, a 4,000 square foot installation takeover of a workplace building, located on the Modernica property. They have transformed it with their newest paintings, sculptures, installations and exclusive furnishings from limited-edition fiberglass shell chairs and hand painted ceramics, to custom-built lighting installations. The public reception is today from noon to 7PM and will be hosted by Andrew & Shawn Hosner of Thinkspace fame.




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.