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This is the archive for April 2011

I spotted this downtown recently. Seeing the work of Neo and Mandoe MAK around my neighborhood when I was a kid motivated me BIG TIME to try my hand at writing....

So I ended up doin' a panel (see here) for this art thing at the new Angel City Brewery. Info below:

Street Brewed
Opening Reception: April 29, 2011 | All Night

Angel City Brewing
216 S Alameda St.
(At Traction)
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Featuring work by a ton of people including ABCNT, Lady Aiko, Augor MSK, Cern, Cryptik, Dabs & Myla, D*Face, Easo, Ron English, Shepard Fairey, James Haunt, Logan Hicks, How & Nosm, EyeOne, JR, Kid Zoom, Phil Lumbang, Mear One, Ernesto Yerena Montejano, Nomadé, Saber, Swoon, and Tanner.

This video is a great resource. Peep game!

These are some more examples of art in the streets I've found while rolling around Los Angeles. (Not sure I can call it "street art" since that term now refers to stuff found inside museums, galleries, private collections, etc. Following similar logic, then, maybe art found on the actual streets would have to be called "indoor art" or something like that.)

More of my previous street art curatorial work here.

I had the honor of visiting La Mano Press over the weekend. I've long been a fan of their work which combines the Mexican calavera tradition with contemporary social and political themes. It's no secret I heart printmaking, so I was super stoked when they asked Cache and I to collaborate on a print with them. SHyeah!!!

Painting debauchery with Gorgs, Owen, Tanner, and Midzt cameos...

Screens on deck at La Mano Press for my collab print with Cache...

Not too sure what the name of this exhibit implies (as I definitely do not consider myself "All City" by any stretch of the imagination,) but here's the 411:

All City Los Angeles Street Art
April 23, 2011 | 7-10PM

La Mano Grafica
1749 North Main St.
(at North Main and the L.A. River)
Los Angeles, CA. 90031

Featuring artwork by
Cache | Eyeone | Klepdo | Plek | Risk | Sand | Vyal

La Mano Gráfica will be releasing this limited-edition silkscreen print by Cache and I at the opening of their Los Angeles Street Art exhibition. More info here.

HUGE production goin' up in honor of big Tempto. (Flick lifted from Slick's blog.)

Back in 2008, some of my stuff was published in Los Logos 4 by Gestalten, including early versions of what would become Cinta Adhesiva.

Nice photo re-cap of Hellion Gallery's Japan relief fundraiser here.

These are some of LeHumanBeing's collaborations with a group of preschoolers...

Mick Ebeling gave an inspirational presentation at TED earlier this year regarding Tempt, the Eyewriter Initiative, and getting things done. Peep game.

Must-see: Go to by Slick and get with it. 'Nuff said!

I contributed a piece to the Hellion Gallery From Portland With Love fundraiser taking place this week in Tokyo. (Technically, I'm not based in the PDX, but I heart it just the same.) Info below:

Hatos Bar
1-3-5, Meguro-ku Nakameguro
Prince Corp 106
Nakameguro | Tokyo, Japan |

Note: Art will be on display starting April 12 and the auction reception will take place on Saturday April 16 at 7 p.m.

Participating artists:
Blaine Fontana
Buzz Parker
Martin Ontiveros
Joe Shea and Keiko Okuda
Scott Brian Hewson
Robert Pellicer
Michael Hyp
Heidi Elise Wirz
Joshua Clay
Dan Vebber
Joanne Slorach
Kalina Torino
Keegan Onefoot
Zach Johnsen
Matt Linares
Mike Savage
Ryan Bubnis

This is a charity art show featuring Portland, Oregon artists (and me!)  All proceeds will go to the victims of the earthquake and resulting tsunami that struck Japan on March 11, 2011.

Peace Winds Japan
Japan Red Cross

I have a piece in Frank 151's Art + Style event taking place tonight as part of Minneapolis Fashion Week. Info below:

Frank151 celebrates the Minneapolis Lumberjackers during MNfashion Week, with a fundraiser for the Minneapolis Home for Children.

Bring a toy to donate, and get one raffle ticket to win a piece of art by talented names like Adam Booka, Amy Gee, Amelia LeBarron, Ibi Ibrahim, Michael Gaughan, Ben Lafond, Michael Cina, CES, Chanel Kennebrew, Eyeone, Christina Rimstad, and many more.

Music is provided by the always stylish, and always incredible DJ Bach. A little bit of style, a little bit of art, add Frank151 to the mix...good!

The event will be hosted by Frank's very own Art & Style writer Joan Erakit!

205 E Hennepin Ave
MPLS, MN 55414
8PM / 21+

The homie Defer has a dope collection of work over at


The homie Xplode kicked down these slaps for the Laboratorios Margen Permanent Collection. You can peep more sticker fun here.

Back in 2007 I participated in an exhibit at Crewest dedicated to the L.A. River. I hung a selection of my photographs with wooden clothespins and lined the floor with river rocks. (How conceptual of me...)

I did this for a Japanese disaster relief fundraiser. More info here.