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My Grandma just found my very first English dictionary stored away in her garage. It featured all the characters from Peanuts by Charles Schulz. I learned a lot from this book and read it thousands of times... (But, c'mon, "water," yeah right!)








These are some pages from the third issue of my zine Lost from way back in 1999. It featured Precise One, the Loks On Dope crew, flicks from Mexico City, and a bunch of other graffiti-related stuff! It's been long out of print, but here are a couple of ways to check out the entire issue:

• You can save some trees and view the whole issue online here.

• Or make your own bootleg copy by downloading a print-ready PDF here.
(Print pages in order, back-to-back. When done, staple down the middle and fold in half. Or fold in half and staple down the middle.)



Cinta Adhesiva is now available at myfonts.com as well. Check it out here.



Dang, I guess these vids be sayin' Led Zeppelin is to music what Obey is to graphic design... Things that make you go "Hmmmm..."

Screen grab courtesy of Swanky. Cinta Adhesiva available at wordshape.com.




Wordshape (a boutique type foundry and online select shop based in Tokyo) just released my new font Cinta Adhesiva.

I designed the typeface using hundreds of pieces of tape. It was first seen on the cover of Free Copy (a graffiti zine I put out once in while) and then refined for another zine called Text that my homie Moab and I worked on.

I was particularly inspired by the huge block letters painted by L.A. graffiti writers Crae and Haeler and the tape-written signage on commercial vehicles I've been noticing rolling around town.

Para más información, go here.



I thought I had lost this image of a ball-point pen drawing I did for a show at Tradition back in 2008 called (appropriately) Pen At Work. The original is now part of the Axis One Permanent Collection.

See the drawing a bit larger here.


The homie Kopye pointed me to this video of him and Slow rippin' it up over in Miami last December. Dope sh*t!

More from Kopye here.


HUSTLEMANIA
Patrick Martinez


Opening Reception:
Saturday March 19th, 2011 | 8 to 11 p.m.
Show runs March 19th to April 9th, 2011

Known Gallery
441 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
patrickmartinez.com | knowngallery.com




What do trendy food truck chasers know 'bout Mariscos Los Lechuga's...?

Patrick Martinez' show at Known Gallery opens this Saturday. More info here.







These are some pages from the second issue of Lost, published in 1999. It had a feature on Panic, a tribute to the UTI Crew, flicks from Northern Cali, and lots more fun! It's been long out of print, but since sharing is caring, here are a couple of ways to check it out:

• You can save some trees and view the whole issue online here.

• Or make your own bootleg copy by downloading a print-ready PDF here.
(Print pages in order, back-to-back. When done, staple down the middle and fold in half. Or fold in half and staple down the middle.) Fixed!








Top to bottom: Owen, Coaltrain, Axis (detail), Tempt, Swank (detail), Kofie, and Colossus of the Roads. All photos by EricBMW.

The homie EricBMW has a really nice photographic collection of graffiti encountered while cruisin' the mean streets of L.A. Highlights include detail shots of intricate spray can work, images of some top-notch murals, and a ton of classic examples of original hobo markings on freight trains.

Check out EricBMW's Flickr stream here.



I have a couple of relatively recent pieces in the Paint Factory show, info below:

PAINT FACTORY Art Exhibition

Opening Reception:
Saturday March 12, 2011
6-10 PM

Alta Lofts
200 N. San Fernando Road
Los Angeles, CA 90031


Artists Include: Axis, Swank, Cre8, Toons, Taz, Dytch, Asylm, Siner, Man One, Robbie Conal, Eye, Risk, Mear, Relic, Miner, Duke, Haste, Keo, Duce, Sano, Tyer, Vyal, Kym, Steven Lopez, Sen, Sonji, Spurn, Flewnt, Putos, Sand, Juan Carlos Muñoz Hernandez, Rick Ordoñez

Presented by I.C.U. Art | icuart.com
Curated by Stash Maleski & Jeanna Penn

RSVP REQUIRED
Send to: jeanna@icuart.com

Music & refreshments provided

Live art auction benefiting the Venice Art Walls from 8:00 to 8:30 PM






















I've been a long time admirer of Rini Templeton and her art. Her commitment to social justice and the struggles of everyday people is a great inspiration and a testament to the strength and power of visual communication. I am posting a selection of her work in honor of the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day.







These are some spreads from the very first issue of Lost published in 1998. It contained a tribute to Ayer, a feature on Seeking Heaven, a special on Bash, and a few other goodies. It's been long out of print but I think I had posted about it on the previous incarnation of this blog. Here it goes again...

• You can save some trees and view the whole issue online here.

• Or make your own bootleg copy by downloading a print-ready PDF here.
(Print pages in order, back-to-back. When done, staple down the middle and fold in half. Or fold in half and staple down the middle.)



The homie Gorgs is now bloggin' some Los Angelisms over at gorgs1.tumblr.com. And then!







Sometimes I dig my comps for work more than what finally gets approved. Above are three concepts that did not make the cut... Oops, oh well!

Top to bottom: Slick | LeHumanBeing | Eyeone | Patrick Martinez

I just realized I forgot to link to Hypebeast's coverage of the Dreams Deferred exhibit. You can check out the write-up and more flicks here.