The trends of 2012 (and any modern city) are moving far too fast that we cannot keep up with. There have been a few in Los Angeles that have popped up and nearly slapped us in the face before we could recoil with a celever analysis of it. Some trends have been more overt than others (and we have shared them as best we could) while others were happening around us all and became so common that “its being a thing” became normal.
Boy, were there a ton of events and happenings to attend this year. So many! These ranged from super fun tiny performances to big brands doing their best to seem cool. We don’t always want to go to events (Read: We only go to events because it’s “for work” and most of the time they are just OK.) so it is always a huge relief when you have way too much fun than you expected and the people throwing the party go above and beyond an art opening or product release or this or that. Let’s see who did the raddest happenings in 2012!
Any casual art person in LA with any smarts has noticed that the climate of the city’s creativity has gotten out of control. We started LAIY to celebrate this and we will continue to do so until LA breaks off of California and turns into some island wasteland. What was brilliant this year? A LOT. We wanted to share so, so many stories but we could only share the few that stood out most. Enjoy out favorite art stories and art moments of 2012!
On the seventeenth day of Holiday, my LA friend gave to me: Element’s Prairie Moccasin.
2012 has been the longest year in memory but also the quickest: twelve months that have slipped past us as fast as they were enjoyed. Our Featured Interviews have been similar: so many, so fast, and so great. While some have been absurdly popular and others have gotten lost in local news, there have been many that we have favored because we got to interview an idol or the finished product was so great or just because the photos with it are so wonderful. Of course this is like picking favorites among your children, but we wanted to share our favorite Featured Interviews of 2012. If you haven’t taken a look at these yet, now is the time. Enjoy!