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Slingshot Billboards Come To Hollywood

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Los Angeles is a city full of billboards. Because our surroundings are a hybrid of highways and walkways, most of which is seen through a Hollywood lens, we’re constantly faced with advertising. This of course leads to visual bombardment and frequent assault by advertisers but, hey, this comes with the territory of our city. Can billboards change though? Especially on places like the Sunset Strip, where the billboards are iconic: how can they be innovated upon? Well, local firm Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects recently took a stab at this by creating a Dodger Blue slingshot to hold signage. It’s a simple, futuristic take on advertising.

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Weltenbuerger Loves Zigerli: A Fashionable Little Interview

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Are you familiar with the work of Julian Zigerli? He’s a hot, young, heavily lauded Swiss fashion designer whose clothing have definitely excited a specific type of flamboyant style hound. His clothing mashes avant garde forms with bold and bright patterns, very often crossing over into fine art fashion. He’s certainly an up-and-coming talent poised to blow up soon but, for now, he’s definitely someone to keep tabs of collection after collection.

One way to get in touch with him is by way of Los Feliz’s Weltenbuerger, the little clothing store with the most exceptional inventory in Los Angeles. Zigerli is one of the brands they carry and, although this sounds crazy, the store is the only US retailer of the designs. What a treat, dudes! To celebrate the latest Spring/Summer collection, we had a little chat about Zigerli with shop owner Bryan Sanderson to hear all about the new collection—and what Angelenos will take from it.

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Paper Cuts’ Creative Paper

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Sunset Blvd’s little art printer that could—Paper Chase—are always doing rad shit. Their line of stationary and paper ephemera are a brilliant mashing of high end design with an artistic flair. While there have been many collaborations, Paper Cuts is a new effort to work with local (and beyond) talent that fuse together aesthetics. The resulting collection is a variety of functional items to write on, each a reflection of the respective collaborator.

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Pacific Festival The Dunes Rhonda

August 16 is a huge music event in Orange County called Pacific Festival. It will be very dancey *and* it will include a showing by your girl Rhonda.

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Charles Phoenix Disneyland Tour Los Angeles

Local nostalgia hound Charles Phoenix is doing a local event Downtown on August 31 that is a six hour retro field trip regarding Disney. This would be fun!

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Kim Stringfellow Jackrabbit Homestead The Autry

The Autry is welcoming a show called Jackrabbit Homestead which features the work of Kim Stringfellow. It will feature photography works and audio from persons living in the deserts sprawling from Los Angeles. It’s on view from September 13 through August 23 of next year.

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Miljohn Ruperto Mineral Monsters 18th Street Arts Center

Local artist Miljohn Ruperto is the subject of a show at 18th Street Art Center’s main gallery. It’s called Mineral Monsters and is on view now through October 3.

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