18 Oct 2012

Cryptik Signs New Book at AS Issued in Costa Mesa

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Cryptik Signs New Book at AS Issued in Costa Mesa

The recently opened AS Issued, at The Lab in Costa Mesa is a bookstore/art gallery hybrid bringing the Orange County area a fresh taste of contemporary artists currently making waves in the Southern California art scene. Street artist Cryptik–who recently released a book through Zero+ Publishing titled, Cryptik: Eastern Philosophy featuring photographs from his street…

16 Oct 2012

Hello Kitty Takes Over Known Gallery

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Hello Kitty Takes Over Known Gallery

As a little girl, I thought Sanrio was toy heaven. Every mall trip, I begged to go inside. And when I did, I made sure I saw every inch of the store. I had to pick up all the trinkets, click every cutesy mechanical pencil and Sanrio-character-topped pen until one of my parents dragged me…

12 Oct 2012

Cryptik Brings his Movement to Book Form

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Cryptik Brings his Movement to Book Form

While we are surrounded by familiar images and clear-cut messages in common visuals such as billboards, in the right parts of town images wait for us to dissect them. In the grittiest of settings, Cryptik places images of beautiful calligraphy and visually complex figures like Gandhi. The artist’s works compose the “Cryptik Movement,” an art…

11 Oct 2012

Shark Toof Talks Art, New Book. Signs Book October 11 at La Luz de Jesus

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Shark Toof Talks Art, New Book. Signs Book October 11 at La Luz de Jesus

As a form, street art proves oftentimes unpredictable and unexpected. You never know just what you might encounter when you round the corner of a street or drive down an alley. Among the many artists shaking us out of the boredom of our everyday lives is Shark Toof, whose signature shark emblazons city walls everywhere from…

3 Oct 2012

Stay Up! Los Angeles Street Art a Focus at West Hollywood Book Fair

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Stay Up! Los Angeles Street Art a Focus at West Hollywood Book Fair

On a significantly hot day in the City of Angels, the grassy grounds of  West Hollywood Park and the city’s adjacent library hosted the 11th Annual West Hollywood Book Fair. Tents upon tents dedicated to all sorts of literary themes filled the space and in one corner of the area sat a group of men…

6 Sep 2012

Stay Up! Los Angeles Street Art

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Stay Up! Los Angeles Street Art

From Downtown to Midtown to South Central, Los Angeles’ streets have become canvases. After MOCA’s “Art in the Streets,” street art not only grabbed Angelenos’ attention, it became a hot topic in the art world. Attempting to shed light on the city’s street art scene is Azusa Pacific professor and writer Jim Daichendt, author of…

25 Jul 2012

Harry Benson – The Beatles Book Signing at Taschen

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Harry Benson – The Beatles Book Signing at Taschen

Harry Benson went on several of The Beatles’ tours and captured brilliant stills of the world’s best known rock ‘n’ roll combo during their rise from ’64 to ’66.

25 Jul 2012

Speedy Graphito French Invasion Print Signing at Moura Starr

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Speedy Graphito French Invasion Print Signing at Moura Starr

Artist Oliver Rizzo, aka Speedy Graphito – well known French street artist, hanging out in town for the “French Invasion” art exhibition at Fabien Castanier Gallery featuring Graphito, JonOne and Tilt at Fabien Castanier Gallery, did a print signing event at the Moura Starr showroom, in what is called the Avenues of Art, Fashion & Design in Beverly Hills.

25 Jul 2012

It Was A Red Hot Night of Art, Film and Music!

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It Was A Red Hot Night of Art, Film and Music!

It was a balmy Los Angeles summer night June 25th as Cartwheel presented “A Red Hot Night of Art, Film & Music” featuring Fishbone and John Scarpati.