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This is the archive for February 2011

This is the second batch of scans from my Cantinflas Show magazine collection. I believe this magazine was published during the early 80s in Mexico. Although the content was mostly Eurocentric -including some questionable stereotypical representations of the peoples of the world- they were nevertheless fun, educational, and featured awesome art.

First set of scans is here.

This is the first batch of scans from the Cantinflas Show magazines I read voraciously as a kid.

I posted a bunch of flicks over on the Seeking Heaven blog from a place Sky High above the city that we've been painting since around 1993. The spot is in the Pico-Union area of L.A., but that's all i'm gonna say about that. I have a few more photos from there I need to dig up, and I'll post 'em as I find 'em.

Peep the whole set over on the Seeking Heaven blog.

My nephew Victor is drawing giant robots now.

The homies Benuz, Libre, Ofier, and Said Dokins are participating in a cool event today in Mexico City along with a group of artists and documentary film makers. Info below:

Friday February 18, 2011
10 AM - 7 PM

Primer encuentro de jóvenes en Miguel Hidalgo

Deportivo Plan Sexenal
Ferrocarril de Cuernavaca y Mar Mediterráneo, Col. Nextitla.
Mexico City | Mexico


La calle no calla, 40 mins.
Vagonero, 13 mins.

Desbordamientos de una periferia femenina, 19 mujeres artistas, 30 mins.
Objetos de supervivencia, 10 mins.

Ritual de la tocada 30 años del Punk en el Ajusco y Jalalpa, 18 mins.

More info at

VivaLaTranza features some rad photographic documentation of Los Angeles and its many facets. I live in L.A. and every time I check out the site, I realize how much of the city I know and don't know. The gritty and the slick aspects of L.A. are displayed with equal respect and often a solid sense of irony, giving the viewer a byrd's eye view into the big City of Angels.

(Some content may be NSFW, but I guess that depends on where your place of employment is...)

Check it out at

Because sharing is caring: Lettering from Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps circa 1880-1920. (Via BibliOdyssey.)

1. Mini-Wide aka "Two-finger"
2. Griffin Ink
3. Ultra-Wide aka "Four-finger"
4. Scriber
5. Edding mini mean streak
6. Pilot paint marker

A spontaneous production painted at the Bagavagabonds / Dietch Arts Co-Op space in Downtown L.A. Roll call: Bonks, Cache, Eyeone, Gorger, and Kozem. (Shouts to the homies Ian, Izzy, and David. Thanks for hookin' it up!)

All-around rad guy Clean Cut American Kid (aka Dan Rawe) posted a pretty comprehensive photographic re-cap of Hold Up Art's one year birthday bash. Go!

Clean Cut American Kid Flickr set here.
Clean Cut American Kid blog here.

The Prince 7" (Madness B-side)
2 Tone Records

The Beat
Mirror in the Bathroom 7"
Go-Feet Records

The second wave / two tone / ska revival bands used some dope graphics on their records. I always dug their stripped down color palette and sharp iconography, as that aesthetic carried through to all aspects of their music and scene.

kept it strictly black and white on The Prince 7" with use of the second wave fave checkerboard motif and the classic 2 Tone Walt Jabsco logo designed by Jerry Dammer (based on a photo of Peter Tosh.)

The Beat rocked the magenta on this Mirror in the Bathroom sleeve, keeping it two tone AND referencing new wave at the same time. (Sorta like their sound...) They also one-upped Walt with the iconic The Beat Girl designed by Hunt Emerson.

I subjected myself to some audio-visual waterboarding-level type torture to nab these screenshots. I got 'em from a "music" video by a $inger that I still can't believe is not some female Weird Al or SNL type of parody... Anyways, I won't put anyone through the pain and post the "song" but, yup, there does appear to be a mural Cache and I worked on with a few other homies in the background!

These are some decks I've done for random skateboard-related thangs in the past.

The homie Tanner Goldbeck aka Racecar13 recently released this limited-edition t-shirt for his Cranium Blend line.

Grab one before they're all gone! More info here.

(Last time I was this stoked on a skull shirt graphic was in '88 after coming up (heh heh!) on a button-down Jimmy Z shirt that had some crazy all-over skull motif printed on the back!)

I designed this limited-edition print featuring a trio of my Zapatista characters for Hold Up Art's one year anniversary celebration. Each print measures 13" x 19" and is printed on 210 gsm archival paper. Available (for now) at Hold Up Art in Little Tokyo. Info below:

Hold Up Art
358 E. 2nd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
| (213) 221-4585

I have some new ish in Hold Up Art's one year anniversary art show opening tomorrow. Info below:

UNO : Hold Up Art One Year Anniversary

Opening Reception:
February 5, 2011
7 - 11 p.m.

Hold Up Art
358 E. 2nd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Featuring work by ABCNT, Asylm, Codak, Cryptik, Eyeone + more!

Show runs through March 2, 2011

1000 Ideas For Graffiti and Street Art
by Cristian Campos |

This nifty book combines what I miss from many now-defunct graffiti mags and the top-notch production value expected from books on the subject. In 1000 Ideas For Graffiti and Street Art, author Cristian Campos presents an extensive selection of graffiti and related forms of expressions. Top notch European writers such as Shok, Toast, Mr. Wany, and Reso are well represented in the book; and from Los Angeles, a nice compilation of work by Seeking Heaven (and yours truly) makes good on the subtitle "Murals, Tags, and More from Artists Around the World." Cache, Yem, Skypage, Gorg, and a few more of the homies have cameos as well! (My only gripe with the book is that the credits got fudged a bit -they credited me for the flicks but not err'one up on the walls... I apologize profusely.)