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Monochromatic Graffiti Art … Venice, Los Angeles

While we’ve always had a strong distaste for the most basic, utilitarian type of territorial graffiti tag — raw vandalism without taste — there’s an element of that aesthetic employed in this graffiti-inspired street art on a pair of doors on About Kinney Boulevard in Venice, in Los Angeles. The tight spacing of the letter forms and its overlapping composition are rendered in plain white on black.  The paint drips to form root-like tendrils below the rectangular block of indecipherable text.  The door forms a canvas, and the doorway with its white-painted brick forms a kind of frame. The over all composition is one of cohesion, boldness and abstraction made more mysterious and evocative by the otherwise restrained plainness of the color white. Love this.

Plain Minimalist All-White Leather Sneakers … Venice, Los Angeles

We recently popped into the Rag & Bone store on Abbot Kinney Blvd. in Venice, in Los Angeles, to try on this paired of white leather sneakers. These shoes are as plain and minimalist as can be. We love ’em.

Mural of Pioneering Surf Photographer Leroy Grannis by Artist Gretta Kruesi … Venice, Los Angeles

We’re fans of the photography of Leroy Grannis (we even have Taschen’s wonderful book on him) so it’s great to see this awesome mural by artist Gretta Kruesi based on a photo of Grannis himself in Venice, Los Angeles.

“Life” Graffiti Art … Venice, Los Angeles

The word “life” spray painted in cursive letters on the back-alley wall of the Brig, a popular bar on trendy Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice, in Los Angeles. So simple and beautiful.

The Beautifully Designed Space at Hourglass … Venice, Los Angeles

The flagship store of cosmetics brand Hourglass is a testament of exemplary, beautiful retail design. The shop is located on trendy Abbot Kinney Boulevard near Venice Beach in Los Angeles, and the space is so “on brand” that the experience of the space feels like part of the product itself in ways similar to that the aesthetic minimalism of an Apple store and iPhone.

Abbot-Kinney Street Art … Venice Beach, Los Angeles

This image of a woman’s face is in an of itself not a remarkable image, and such subject matter and high-contrast portraits are so common to street art so as to scarcely give it further thought.

But this artwork is unusual in its use of materials and aesthetic. Look closely and the viewer will notice that it is neither painting, stencil nor wheat-pasted print. The image as been created by cutting out pieces of the wall’s plaster-like layer to expense sections of brick underneath. Clever.

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Berto Love Mural … Venice Beach, Los Angeles

One of several vibrant and excellent “Love Berto” wave murals in and around Venice Beach, in Los Angeles. This one is in the stylish, fashionable Abbot-Kinney neighborhood.

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