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Mural Update Defer and Big Sleeps in Los Angeles

Mural Update Defer and Big Sleeps in Los Angeles

Defer and Big Sleeps painted this new mural in Los Angeles. The privately commissioned wall was painted with brush and acrylic measuring 16 by 20 feet. Defer and Big Sleeps are breaking new ground with their recent collaborative murals. Both artists are veterans of the calligraphic street styles of Los Angeles writing. Both growing up...
Video Smogtown presents "Alphabet Soup" Group exhibition Recap

Video Smogtown presents “Alphabet Soup” Group exhibition Recap

Los Angeles has a deep history with graffiti and the letter form. You could say this tradition parallels and argue predates other historical graffiti. Los Angeles letterform has a long tradition dating back the 40’s when gangs would use brushes instead of spray paint to mark their neighborhoods. Chaz Bjorquez one of the artists in...
Artist Feature Alex "Defer" Kizu

Artist Feature Alex “Defer” Kizu

While we were in Hawaii for Pow Wow we got a chance to spend some time with the talented artist Alex “Defer” Kizu. Defer was in town painting a store installation as well as painting in Pow wow. Defer’s work is not something that can be defined by any one style. Moving from Placasso handstyles,...