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Earlier this month I participated in an art show that coincided with DJ Dahi's TOYS album release at spaceLUNA. (Download the album here.) Good peeps, nice art, and overall positive vibrations. Here are some (blurry cell phone) shots from the opening night. Thanks to Franz DG for the invite; Jino, Ramichael, Emily, Maria and the spaceLUNA peeps. More about spaceLUNA (via FB) here.

UPDATE:
I believe the show runs through February. Info here.






Just got my Puro Pari Pack from Michael Alvarez, one of the raddest artists around. It is a sick selection of stickers and badges featuring details from his paintings, all in neat custom baggie. Peep his webstore for more goodies here.


EricBMW is tumblin' some dope ish over on sothisispermanent.tumblr.com. Freights, graff, art, tunes, an all that good stuff. Peep it here.

Camera Obscura - Suspended From Class











I just finished putting together a 'lil zine/book-ish thing with a selection of my art and design work from the past few years. Comin' soon to a theatre near you!
















So Dreams Deferred has come to a close, but here are some images in case ya missed it or want to reminisce. (Photos lifted from LeHumanBeing, Brandon Shigeta, Tim Jieh, and your truly...)

EVEN MORE COVERAGE AVAILABLE AT THESE FINE SITES:

LeHumanBeing
Juxtapoz
Hypebeast
Chicharon Adventures
Dan Rawe Photography
Takeover L.A.
Tim Jieh Flickr




These Zapatistas by LeHumanBeing are about to pack up their thangs and move on. This is the last weekend to catch them at the Dreams Deferred exhibit at CAMLA. Info below:

The Chinese American Museum + El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument present

Dreams Deferred : Artists Respond to Immigration Reform
December 10, 2010
- December 18, 2011

Featuring works by Shepard Fairey, Patrick Martinez, Eyeone, Augustine Kofie, Cache, Slick, Swank, Ernesto Yerena, Tempt, Eriberto Oriol, LeHumanBeing, + more!

Co-Sponsors: Self Help Graphics, The UCLA Labor Center, Asian Pacific American Legal Center, + Mid-City Arts.

Chinese American Museum
425 N. Los Angeles Street
(at Arcadia)
Los Angeles, 90012
(213) 485-8567
camla.org




I got a "piece" (plush figures I collaborated on with my mom, to be exact) in this show along with the Gorgs, LeHumanBeing, Franz Garcia, Sektah, and more. Info below:

Saturday December 17, 2011
8 pm - Midnight

spaceLUNA
2404 Wilshire Blvd
L.A, CA 90057


Transformers, Slinkies, and Teddy Ruxpin - do you recognize any of these toys from your childhood? If so, come, enjoy this audiotastic music from DJ Dahi. Old school inspiration combined with new urban down-right badass beats. If you have no clue what these things are, th...en you must come and learn about the greatest 80s toys ever invented!

Full album rotations at 9pm and 11pm. Limited donation bar, goodie bags, and TOYS themed art from local LA-BASED Artists! Featured artists include:

Eyeone
Pues One
Emily Kim
FranzDG
Sektah
Gorgz
LeHumanBeing
Jay Pillos
Cheech



I think something must be wrong with the Googles. To quote the homie Adam: "Whha, Whaaaatt!!!"








So over the weekend, I did some diggin' in my parents' basement and found some art supplies from back in the day. The graphic design on these always seemed super on point. These are some i really dug...



The 6th Annual Midnight Ridazz All City Toy Drive is goin' down this Friday night. Coming from all points in the city and converging at historic Olvera Street in Downtown L.A., the ride is a rad way of gathering toys for kids. For up-to-the-minute 411, peep the website here.



It's hard to believe it has been almost a year since this show opened! The show closes this month on December 18, 2011. Make a trip out there and see it again for the first time! Info below.

Dreams Deferred : Artists Respond to Immigration Reform
December 9, 2010 through December 18, 2011


Chinese American Museum
425 N. Los Angeles Street
(at Arcadia)
Los Angeles, 90012
(213) 485-8567
camla.org


Featuring works by Shepard Fairey, Patrick Martinez, Eyeone, Augustine Kofie, Cache, Slick, Swank, Ernesto Yerena, Tempt, Eriberto Oriol, LeHumanBeing, + more!

MUSEUM HOURS

Tuesday-Sunday
10am-3pm.
Closed on Mondays and the following holidays: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day

SUGGESTED ADMISSION
$3 for adults
$2 for seniors and students

More info here.














I had the chance to check out Mear's latest show a few days ago. Mear has been heavily influential and prolific for over two decades in the L.A. graffiti scene and continues to have a solid impact worldwide. Definitely worth a visit. Info below.

Mear One : Graffic Discourse
November 25 - December 18, 2011
Townhouse Gallery
56 Windward Avenue
Venice, CA 90291
mearone.com ! townhousegallery.org




Screen shot of the brief presentation I'll be giving at the Getty Center later today. The museum is hosting an exhibition of student work from four L.A.-area high schools as part of Pacific Standard Time and they asked me to speak at the reception. Info below:

Saturday, December 3, 2011
Reception: 4-5 PM
Program: 5-7 PM


Participating LAUSD Schools:

Humanitas Academy of Art & Technology
Dorsey High School
Chatsworth High School
East L.A. Performing Arts Academy

The Getty Center
Museum Lecture Hall and Lobby
1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, California 90049
getty.edu















(Lifted from the archives of CollectionDX.)
Really inspiring art, typography, and design.

Au Revoir Simone - Knight of Wands (Dam Mantle remix)


L-Wix - Mexter Dorgan


Kid 606 - The Illness


Major Lazer - Pon De Floor


Congo Natty - Junglist