21.09.15 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Michael Ward


Picture perfect paintings by Costa Mesa, California-based artist, Michael Ward. Check out more of his wonderfully detailed (and slightly nostalgic) work below!

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03.09.15 by Jeff

Fist Bump Crosswalk in Los Angeles


Alfredo Adán took it upon himself to make a crosswalk in Los Angeles a little more fun. Watch the video below.

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01.09.15 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Daniel Dove


Fantastic urban abstracts by California-based artist and Cal Poly State University art professor, Daniel Dove. See more of Dove’s paintings below!

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17.07.15 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Zander Bice


Drawings and paintings by Los Angeles-based artist Zander Bice. Found via our July Reader Submissions post. If you want to be considered for a feature please share your work there. More images below.

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13.07.15 by Jeff

Pow! Wow! Long Beach Recap

powwowlongbeach04Fafi @ Pow! Wow! Long Beach

In June, a handful of artists from around the world descended on California for Pow! Wow! Long Beach. I took a few photos of the artists in action, and Brandon Shigeta documented the finished walls. Have a look below.

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09.07.15 by Staff

Jeff McMillan: Prigus


Here’s an entertaining series of drawings and paintings by artist Jeff McMillan in honour of the first professional Prigus Sport League. The works depict the origins of the Prigus game, as well as the players, equipment, and memorabilia. The little twist is that the sport doesn’t actually exist. More images below.

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07.07.15 by Staff

Animation of the Day: California Inspires Reggie Watts


Listen to improvisational entertainer Reggie Watts muse about “thindows” and how he got his start in music/comedy, all while watching the wonderful animation stylings of Drew Tyndell. See the full video of California Inspires Me (and find out what thindows are) below.
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21.06.15 by Jeff

Pow! Wow! Long Beach 2015



This week (June 22nd-27th) the arts festival known as Pow! Wow! invades Long Beach, California, and is well on its way to becoming the largest mural arts festival in the world. In the last year the festival traveled to Taipei, Taiwan, hosted their largest event yet in Honolulu, Hawaii, and expanded to Austin, Texas (in partnership with SXSW).

Pow! Wow! Long Beach 2015 roster: Aaron De La, Benjie Escobar, Bumblebee, Cruz, Cryptik, Fafi, Hueman, James Jean, Jeff McMillan, Jeff Soto, Low Bros, Madsteez, Nychos, Push, and Tristan Eaton.

On June 26th Long Beach Museum of Art and Thinkspace Gallery are also hosting “Vitality and Verve” and have invited 20 international artists including Aaron Horkey, Andrew Schoultz, Audrey Kawasaki, Brendan Monroe, Esao Andrews, Greg Simkins, Hot Tea, Meggs, Nosego and many others to transform both floors of their building with murals and installations.

I’ll be out there for the week so if you live in the area please come and say hello! I’d love to meet you! Follow along here @booooooom or @powwowlongbeach.

You can watch the video from Pow! Wow! SXSW below.

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