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Cache's been holdin' down this spot for a minute now, but after one too many unnecessary additions by persons unknown, we decided it was time for a face lift. Done with the quickness one sunny morning at the foot of some historic Echo Park steps... Word up!







(All above photos lifted from GraffHead.)

In case ya missed the opening a few weeks back, GraffHead has extensive coverage of the Street Cred: Graffiti Art From Concrete To Canvas exhibition currently on view at the Pasadena Museum of California Art.

• Part one of GraffHead's coverage here.
• Part two of GraffHead's coverage here.
• More info on the show here.



My lil' dude Rainy (along with the other custom toys from They Came From The Streets) is now available online at the Urban Vinyl Daily online store. Proceeds from the show will help fund after-school art programs at the Contemporary Arts Center Cincinnati.

No longer available! Visit the Urban Vinyl Daily online shop here.



Pre-order for what looks to be an astounding book out of England called MONOKROME is live now! I'm one of the contributing artists along with luminaries such as Kofie, Remi/Rough, Hush and Cute.

From the book's website: "MONOKROME brings together writers from all four corners of the globe with different styles, different views and different periods of time spent in graffiti. It creates an arena that is compelling for the veteran graffiti writer, the newcomer and the outsider alike... You'll see what you don't normally see; the work that happens before it gets to the wall, the work that builds upon what went before it, the work that bridges the gap between the old and the new. All in black and white..."

More info here.



They Came From The Streets
May 27-28, 2011 | 7PM - Late

UNheardof
323 W. 4th St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202
urbanvinyldaily.com | unheardofbrand.com

Featuring custom toys by:

Jason Brunson, Devious, Scott Tolleson, Ayleen Gaspar, George Gaspar, Steve Talkowski, Eyeone, Jon Chase, Tyler Macko, Gary Ham, TRV$, Andres Villegas, Jonathan Bourrouet, Chase Tafoya, Shawn Voelker, Jeremy Dale, Task One, THARP, and Carter Gilliss.

All proceeds from the sales will be donated to the after-school programs at the Contemporary Arts Center Cincinnati.



This promo video for custom toy show They Came From The Streets came out sick! Info below:

They Came From The Streets
May 27-28, 2011 | 7PM - Late

UNheardof
323 W. 4th St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202
urbanvinyldaily.com | unheardofbrand.com

Featuring custom toys by:

Jason Brunson, Devious, Scott Tolleson, Ayleen Gaspar, George Gaspar, Steve Talkowski, Eyeone, Jon Chase, Tyler Macko, Gary Ham, TRV$, Andres Villegas, Jonathan Bourrouet, Chase Tafoya, Shawn Voelker, Jeremy Dale, Task One, THARP, and Carter Gilliss.

All proceeds from the sales will be donated to the after-school programs at the Contemporary Arts Center Cincinnati.







(All above photos lifted from Daily Dujour.)

Daily Dujour has a nice re-cap of the Street Cred exhibition that opened last week at the Pasadena Museum of California Art.

See the full review here.



Print Magazine's blog Imprint just published an interview/article with/on graphic designer Rebecca Méndez and the current exhibitions at the Pasadena Museum of California Art. My piece for the Street Cred portion of their current program gets a cool 'lil shout.

• Read the full article here.
• More info on Street Cred here.


I just got back from a long overdue bike ride and felt this song kinda fit...

Trembling Blue Stars - Half-Light

It looks so pretty as the light fails
Late November twilight
The day's about to close its shutters
On come all the street lights
And I feel a little less defined
Though the dying light can find me
Lost and feeling fragile
In the drifting there is beauty
I'll be a shadow for a short while
Sometimes you need to turn down the glare
It looks so pretty as the light fails
Faltering, departing
Stillness now resides in my sails
I'll surrender to the evening
The darkness will grow
And flow through my veins
I'll let it and let go of the reins
Let go of the reins
Let go of the reins
Let go of the reins

From the album
Fast Trains and Telegraph Wires by Trembling Blue Stars
elefant.com
| Thanks, NJR!


I have some pieces at the 3rd SOYLOS: A Taste of Culture goin' down this Saturday. Info below:

SOYLOS: A show with L.A. Artists and their culture.

May 21, 2011 | 7PM - 1AM

Suggested Donation: $4

Le Fonderie
1755 Glendale Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90026


ART

Fabian Deborah
LiliFlor
Sandra Luna
Jessica Tavera
Pocho One Photography
Duke
Zender
Dsrup
Ana Kym
Chose "Mictlan Murals"
Eye One
Bash
Cr8
Secret
Juan Carlos Munos
Ernesto Vasquez
Nuke
Shandu
Pesky



I have a piece in the Venice Art Walk Skate Surf Auction benefiting the Venice Family Clinic goin' down this Friday.

Lots of peeps flipped custom art on decks for this one, including Jeff Ho (Z-Boys,) Stacey Peralta, Tony Hawk, Retna, Risk, Eyeone, The Street Phantom, Sharktoof, Two Rabbits Studio, Todd Schorr, Geoff McFetridge, Germs, David Flores, Haunted Euth, and many more. Info below:

Art Walk Skate Surf Auction
Friday May 20, 2011
6pm-10pm


Track 16 - Bergamot Station
2525 Michigan Avenue, Bldg C-1
Santa Monica, CA 90404


For more info go here.



I have a piece in this years Stoked Sessions fundraiser. Info below:

Stoked Sessions 2011 : Odyssey
An art show and fundraiser benefiting Stoked Mentoring.

Friday, May 20, 2011 | 7-11 PM
$25 Donation

The Brick Building
8870 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
stoked.org


Art by Dethkills, Enik One, Eyeone, Puede One, ZLosAngeles, and many more!

Full line-up and more info here.



I painted this skate deck for the Venice Art Walk Skate Surf fundraiser opening this Friday. More info here. (Thanks for the deck Punk Rabbit!)

A bird in hand is worth two in the bush.


Trembling Blue Stars - Cold Colours





This past Saturday saw the public presentation of this piece designed by Tempt One at the Pasadena Museum of California Art. The making of the piece was an inspiring collaborative project, with assists by Angst, Defer, Eyeone, Prime, and Slick; sculpting by Jessee Clarkson of Nascent Perspective; and logistical support from the Not Impossible Foundation.

My nephew was amongst the many people who were very, very impressed by Tempt's piece. The ability to explore the sculpture allowed viewers to engage with and examine the letterforms from every angle. After carefully studying the letters, my nephew spelled out the T-E-M-P-T and, needless to say, I was super hyped!



I have a piece in the Street Cred exhibit currently on view at the Pasadena Museum of California Art.

Street Cred: Graffiti Art From Concrete to Canvas
May 14 through September 4, 2011

Pasadena Museum of California Art
490 E. Union Street
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 568-3665 | pmcaonline.org


Artists featured in the exhibition include Michael Alvarez, ANGST, AXIS, Chaz Bojorquez, CODAK, CRAOLA, DASH 2000, Ekundayo, EYEONE, HASTE, Paul SKEPT Kanemitsu, Alex Kizu, KOFIE, MAN ONE, MEAR ONE, Juan Carlos Munoz Hernandez, Jose Lopez, Erick Montenegro, Nicnak, PUSH, RISK, Jeff Soto, Evan Skrederstu, RETNA, REVOK, SABER, SHANDU, Jesse Simon, SINER, TEMPT, and ZES.

MUSEUM HOURS
Wednesday - Sunday
12:00 - 5:00 p.m.
The Museum is closed July 4th, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas and New Year's Day.

ADMISSION
$7 for Adults
$5 for Seniors and Students
Free to Members

More info here.



Preview of Tempt's piece for tonight's Street Cred exhibit. Info below.

Street Cred: Graffiti Art From Concrete to Canvas
Opening Reception: Saturday May 14, 2011 | 7-10 PM

Open to the public / $5 Admission / Free for PMCA members

Pasadena Museum of California Art
490 E. Union Street
Pasadena, CA 91101
pmcaonline.org


Artists featured in the exhibition include Michael Alvarez, ANGST, AXIS, Chaz Bojórquez, CODAK, CRAOLA, DASH 2000, Ekundayo, EYEONE, HASTE, Paul SKEPT Kanemitsu, Alex Kizu, KOFIE, MAN ONE, MEAR ONE, Juan Carlos Muñoz Hernandez, Jose Lopez, Erick Montenegro, Nicnak, PUSH, RISK, Jeff Soto, Evan Skrederstu, RETNA, REVOK, SABER, SHANDU, Jesse Simon, SINER, TEMPT, and ZES.

More info here.



I have a piece in the Street Cred exhibit opening this Saturday at the Pasadena Museum of California Art. Info below.

Street Cred: Graffiti Art From Concrete to Canvas
Opening Reception: Saturday May 14, 2011 | 7-10 PM

Open to the public / $5 Admission / Free for PMCA members

Pasadena Museum of California Art
490 E. Union Street
Pasadena, CA 91101
pmcaonline.org


Artists featured in the exhibition include Michael Alvarez, ANGST, AXIS, Chaz Bojórquez, CODAK, CRAOLA, DASH 2000, Ekundayo, EYEONE, HASTE, Paul SKEPT Kanemitsu, Alex Kizu, KOFIE, MAN ONE, MEAR ONE, Juan Carlos Muñoz Hernandez, Jose Lopez, Erick Montenegro, Nicnak, PUSH, RISK, Jeff Soto, Evan Skrederstu, RETNA, REVOK, SABER, SHANDU, Jesse Simon, SINER, TEMPT, and ZES.

More info here.







A good friend of mine recently pointed me to the photography of Frédéric Chaubin and I was immediately blown away. His documentation of amazing former Soviet Union architecture seems like it was gathered in the future. Above are a few examples that particularly grabbed my attention. You can see more of his architectural photography from the USSR here. (Thanks King Tusk!)



(Photos by Fabian Vidal)



(Photos by Bizilur)

"No + Sangre!" -No More Bloodshed!- proclaimed over 30,000 Zapatistas this past weekend in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, in solidarity with the National March for Peace with Justice and Dignity that took place in Mexico.

Zapatista communiqué available in Spanish here. I'll post information in English as soon as I get it.



Outside Hold Up Art, just got done did. Eyeone x Cache x Little Tokyo.

UPDATE: Forgot to credit CamiloOne for helping out with the buffing...





(Photo by Patrick Martinez.)

Something neat awaits the attendees of this weekend's DIY-a-thon that is Unique L.A. (including a complimentary tote bag designed by this dude called Eyeone.) Info below.

Unique L.A.
May 7-8, 2011
11 a.m. - 6 p.m. | $10

California Market Center Penthouse
110 E. 9th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90079
uniquela.com


Unique L.A. is the largest independent design show in the country. Attendees get the rare chance to meet and shop directly from over 300 hand-selected designers and artists.


Just finished this dude for a custom toy show called They Came From The Streets coming up in Cincinnati. The show is curated by Urban Vinyl Daily and UNHEARDOF and looks to be super rad. For more info on the show check here.










The second issue of RareForm is out, brought to you by HozaeOne and TenGramz. This issue continues where the first left off, bringing you more grime from the real streets of L.A. Packed with flicks of stuff by a multitude of writers and featuring interviews with Seroe, Skoler, and Table, this issue is a must-have. Limited to 30 signed and numbered copies, get one while the getting is good.

Check here for more info.
























Over the last few weekends I contributed a bit to this enormous wall in honor of Tempt One. Many writers came through and participated in rocking this production including NY legend Mare 139 and Bay Area OGs Vogue and Estria.

The Los Angeles contingent consisted of originators, heavy-hitters, and friends and supporters of Tempt. Partial roll-call (and please let me know if I'm missing anyone): Defer, Prime, Slick, Angst, Panic, Key, Mural, Hash, Nuke, Pryer, Fear, This, Petal, Akua, Green, Dream, Kofie, Mandoe, Zuco, Tetris, Gabe88, Brief, Heaven, Roc, Thanks, Kel, and Eyeone.

Larger image of the entire wall here.


I'm working on this little dude for an upcoming show in Cincinatti. More info here.