Monday, April 14, 2008

A Day In LA

I take a trip to Los Angeles once every five or six weeks to go shopping and have a look around Dogtown.

This is the Ramona Expressway, which thankfully spares us having to drive straight through Hemet to get to the highway.

The Silent Movie Theatre is the last remaining movie theatre that only shows, you guessed it, silent films. Built in the 40s, it is has recently been refurbished to its former glory and has served as a multi-purpose venue with everything from concerts to independent screenings happening regularly.

I'm not sure who the artist is that has done these Martin Luther King posters but they're everywhere in and around Melrose and Fairfax.

This looks a but like the work of The London Police but it's a lot looser. Any idea who the artist is?

Los Angeles is an opportunist's playground and how better to advertise your self-defense seminar than to stick your poster under a reward poster calling for information in a murder case?

This is just down Fairfax just before you get to Canter's Deli, it made us laugh.

I love people who do this sort of thing, simple yet effective.

Of the thirty of forty pictures of actresses outside Bennett's Ice Cream I chose to take a picture of the Gerald Ford picture and not the buxom bikini clad actresses. Oh well...

This kid couldn't have been older than six or seven.

I really like the top image, really strong. Anybody know who the artist is?

Downtown Los Angeles just before you get to Little Tokyo.

Bottom left is a sticker of the Obama poster that Shepard Fairey did a few months ago. I have 4 or 5 of them and in keeping with the ethos, if you want one I'll send it to you. The women are two of Fela Kuti's wives and the pictures came in the boxset that was released a couple of years back. You can also play spot the Moodymann flier.

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