Monday, May 31, 2010

TSF Cartoons

The Status Faction gets up on Melrose with these wacky cartoon characters. Very well placed in an area that celebrates the same fun, pop-culture aesthetic

Edit: Thanks for the comments TSF. Great stuff. Stay up!


WZ-Bogus/Glaboe--on Sunset

A+/GR, The Hundreds, Motiv, Atick/Ulyer, DTO, Arok, KRYS/IROK, Howe/Irok/Cast/Word, Pots, Street Giant

Virtual Vigilance

Ronsek DFI, Aldoe

Michael Jackson Saint Wheatepaste. Stickers by Biafra,, sneaktip, + gemini

Store Umbrella

Forge, Rank, Ruets, MTA, TKO, HAIC, KWOL, Asler

Nother Dumpster Behind Melrose

Graffiti Tagis by Truck, WZ, Kyote, KOG, Spie, P.Le, Barn, Romser, Felch, Ked, NCK, Skrimp, PS, PK, KOSF, Nerx, Koal, Events

Skullphone + Bankrupt Slut

Skullphone + Bankrupt Slut Stickers

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Inept(?) + Bankrupt Slut

Classic Sign

This looks like it has been running for years. Beautiful.

Featuring Sever, Bankrupt Slut, MQ, Niets, DJ AM/trv$, Kerse/BTM, TPH, AtickOne/125oner/Spuna, jubilee, dim mak, yaya, ICR, fenoe

Dead Bees . . . The End of The World

Not trying to get all 'End of Days', but somethings fucked up with all the dead bees.

Sticker Sign

Smog City, Chew, Galo, MQ, MKUE, Wheat Peace, MostArt, Tom Selleck Saved My Baby

Dethkills--Hand Painted Wheatpastes

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Dumpster Behind Melrose

Bran TRB, Handle JDI, PMODS MENE, RAS OUCH, Sharp TGK, TFK, Jinks, Jew

Cat Cult x Hit and Run

On Sunset

Found Cat--"don't expect help!"

Hi-larious. On a Found Cat sign--"It answers to Rhonda but now that its found don't expect help!"

Supreme x Bankrupt Slut

Lou Reed is such a slut--a Bankrupt Slut, that is. Dope Bike Thief pastes by The Status Faction.

Boom Box Moses-K74

Boom Box Moses by K74

A Trip to the Tracks . . . Ran Outta Paint

Made a trip down to the 'other side' of the tracks

Friday, May 28, 2010


Shepard Fairey, A Perspective
Matt Revelli

The OBEY sticker campaign can be explained as an experiment in Phenomenology. Heidegger describes Phenomenology as “the process of letting things manifest themselves.” Phenomenology attempts to enable people to see clearly something that is right before their eyes but obscured; things that are so taken for granted that they are muted by abstract observation.

The FIRST AIM OF PHENOMENOLOGY is to reawaken a sense of wonder about one’s environment. The OBEY sticker attempts to stimulate curiosity and bring people to question both the sticker and their relationship with their surroundings. Because people are not used to seeing advertisements or propaganda for which the product or motive is not obvious, frequent and novel encounters with the sticker provoke thought and possible frustration, nevertheless revitalizing the viewer’s perception and attention to detail. The sticker has no meaning but exists only to cause people to react, to contemplate and search for meaning in the sticker. BecauseOBEY has no actual meaning, the various reactions and interpretations of those who view it reflect their personality and the nature of their sensibilities.

Many people who are familiar with the sticker find the image itself amusing, recognizing it as nonsensical, and are able to derive straightforward visual pleasure without burdening themselves with an explanation. The PARANOID OR CONSERVATIVE VIEWER however may be confused by the sticker’s persistent presence and condemn it as an underground cult with subversive intentions. Many stickers have been peeled down by people who were annoyed by them, considering them an eye sore and an act of petty vandalism, which is ironic considering the number of commercial graphic images everyone in American society is assaulted with daily.

Another phenomenon the sticker has brought to light is the trendy and CONSPICUOUSLY CONSUMPTIVE nature of many members of society. For those who have been surrounded by the sticker, its familiarity and cultural resonance is comforting and owning a sticker provides a souvenir or keepsake, a memento. People have often demanded the sticker merely because they have seen it everywhere and possessing a sticker provides a sense of belonging. The Giant sticker seems mostly to be embraced by those who are (or at least want to seem to be) rebellious. Even though these people may not know the meaning of the sticker, they enjoy its slightly disruptive underground quality and wish to contribute to the furthering of its humorous and absurd presence which seems to somehow be antiestablishment/societal convention. Giant stickers are both embraced and rejected, the reason behind which, upon examination reflects the psyche of the viewer. Whether the reaction be positive or negative, the stickers existence is worthy as long as it causes people to consider the details and meanings of their surroundings. In the name of fun and observation.
—Shepard Fairey, 1990

Inspired to Smile

I saw this and was Inspired to Smile~

Featuring stickers and tags by- Inspired to Smile, Smog City, EGGS/RGS/Chicago, Bankrupt Slut, Taye/2 Cents/SGK, Katsu/Chek, Rex, Jdi kidz, Barn, Lousy/Husky, Juice Box, OhGeesr/FYF, Lukas, Elink.


In front of World Famous Pinks on La Brea--Bankrupt Slut, GTF, Wheat Peace, Cult BooMC, Metos/Casik/Eagle, 2much/Slut/Rem/NTS, Slik/Rome/Rasta/BTA

Scenery Changes Quickly

The scenery changes quickly on Melrose.

. . . one day you will win

"You will lose and lose.

Don't Stop.

One day you will win."


Buy Love Here?

The OBEY installation at De La Barracuda on Melrose was hit up.

Fat Guy and a Dog Stencil


Thursday, May 27, 2010

Free Humanity Goes Big on Sunset

Free Humanity slapped up this tremendous wheatpaste. Under the wheatpaste are stickers by Bankrupt Slut. The front of the building has Inept pastes (always the first and the tallest to get up), and Obey is up on the back of the sign down the street. Dope stuff. Beautiful random collab. This art helps shape life in this fair city~

Hollywood Swingin'

Bankrupt Slut getting down with all the writers. what a slut . . . .

Beautiful Wall on Sunset

Obey, Free Humanity, Leba, Seizer and a Pink Floyd advert. Absolutely Beautiful.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Lotta Action on Fairfax

ABSCNT Cryptik 5th Colum SGK Bran TRB

Box on Fairfax

455er--Just Do It

Just do it.

Euthanasia/Free Humanity

This is one of my favorite pieces ever. Euth's pic looks awesome as it ages and starts to peel. And located on the corner of Melrose and Fairfax

David Choe

David Choe- Just before his art gallery launch in April. On Melrose.

Alec-Monopoly on Melrose

Alec hit up a cool lil Monopoly dude on Melrose. I'm buying once I pass go

Monday, May 24, 2010


Brand and Smear on Melrose

Never Again is What You Said The Time Before

A huge mish-mash on Melrose

featuring stickers by Smear Bankrupt Slut Smog City DWA Chubby Boob 7 Bolts of Lighting Pros and Cons Bots Xan 'Never Again is What You Said The Time Before' Heatco Childhood 12 Bar Co Efert Wheat Peace Gutter Snipe

Art Is Not a Crime

Art Is Not a Crime--by Act_One


Melrose is beautiful. Life is beautiful.

Featuring Mr. Brainwash, Bankrupt Slut, The Status Faction, and bad seeds stickers

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Alec--In Heaven

Alec gettin up on this heavenly billboard. The only way to stay up in West Hollywood

Bankrupt Slut--Extreme Orgy

Sounds like fun. I want to cum

Urban Medium--Diggin this guy


Made a trip down to La Brea and Pico area, and Falek was up all over the place. Pun intended.

Really diggin the name and characters of this artist. Stay up, Falek, lol