“Don’t surf!” We found this message scrawled into the layer of road dust caked onto the rear window of a surfer’s SUV. There should be a word for this: “Dirty-car graffiti,” “car-dust graffiti.” Something like that. It’s definitely a form of “reverse graffiti,” where the rendering of the message or
We’re still in a bit of shock this morning after hearing about the passing of the artist BAST! We learned the news Tuesday evening via legendary graffiti-artist HAZE’s Instagram feed. Based in Brooklyn, the usually super-anonymous BAST was a pioneering stalwart of the New York City street-art landscape of the
As if 2020 wasn’t a weird, dumpster fire of year already, especially in the United States where political goings-ons of the past couple of weeks have dominated news headlines, there have been some weird news in the art world. As the New York Times reported the anonymous British artist Banksy
This gem of graffiti art references old-school graff writing style and tagging. It is striking and unusual with its combination of distinct, clean script — a testament to a deft hand at spraypaint can control — and its neatly left-justified formatting. The white paint on a black-painted brick wall provides
The artist who goes by the name Pilpeled created this large, monochromatic mural on the side of a restaurant along fashionable Abbot Kinney Blvd. in Venice (the Los Angeles seaside neighborhood, not the Italian seaside city). The artwork is fun and playful, depicting a quartet of of kids making face
This mural across the facade of a small commercial building along Pico Boulevard in West Los Angeles is a tribute to the late, great Pulitzer Prize-awarded food writer Jonathan Gold. The mural includes a life-size portrait of Gold as seen from the back and wearing his trademark bowler hat. Painted
This awesome wheat-paste street art is by the graffiti artist who goes by the moniker “T-Smoke TCF” in Ocean Park, a neighborhood in Santa Monica, the iconic beach city and Los Angeles suburb. Ocean Park is a relatively quiet, staid and beautiful neighborhood on the south side of Santa Monica.
Here’s another one of these abstract, geometric murals by the artist Berto, who usually signs his work “LoveBerto.” His massive street-art works seem to be everywhere in Los Angeles, though his work can be found all over the world, including in New York, Berlin and in Sydney, Australia, where he
The much-beloved American writer, television show presenter, foodie and former chef Anthony Bourdain passed away in June last year in a an apparent suicide. Bourdain was in France at the time. The news shocking. We were fans of his books, as well of his food and travel TV series “No
Street art in the Kakaako area of Honolulu, Hawaii. Photo by Taquecy.
Photo by Gry Goa ( @gryen74).
… FOR ICE CREAM! Well, we didn’t want any ice cream before we saw this mural on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles. (We think it was Melrose, but our memory is a bit distorted since we’ve been seriously distracted by this terrible L.A.summer heatwave.) Then we saw this beautiful mural