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16 Weeks: Patterns, Preggos & Painted Places

16 Weeks: Patterns Preggos & Painted Places via Aaryn West

This week we returned to the fertile walls of the Downtown LA Arts District for more great mural options. As we were shooting, an entourage of five tricked-out [and identical] Dodge Chargers pulled up and served as an audience, and patiently waited for us to do our thing. I think they may have been the artists, because as soon as we were done they swooped in and took their own photos in front of the same wall.

Come back next week for an update in our ongoing series: Patterns, Preggos & Painted Places.
16 Weeks: Patterns Preggos & Painted Places via Aaryn West

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Posted by:  aaryn
In:  Inspiration
10 Apr 2013

Tag Team

Tag Team: The Graffiti Trend via Aaryn West

Graffiti is often considered an eye sore or public nuisance, but you and I know better than that. And so do a whole load of high profile artists and designers, from the likes of Manish Arora and Moschino, to more mainstream companies like Ikea. In fact, it was the d.i.y. graffiti dressers that were styled into their most recent catalog that sealed the deal on finally getting around to this post!

I love this trend both in practice and in theory; brightly mixed colors, hand drawn typography, urban surfaces, and it’s reference to low-brow art that was traditionally rejected by the art elites and mainstream culture as a whole.

Also, is anyone else already singing the theme tune from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, or is it really just me?

Tag Team: The Graffiti Trend via Aaryn West
Tag Team: The Graffiti Trend via Aaryn West
Tag Team: The Graffiti Trend via Aaryn WestTag Team: The Graffiti Trend via Aaryn West
Tag Team: The Graffiti Trend via Aaryn West
Tag Team: The Graffiti Trend via Aaryn West

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Posted by:  aaryn
In:  Trends
22 Aug 2012

Graffiti Garden

Graffiti Garden via Aaryn West

I’ve had graffiti on the brain for a while now, particularly after both Jean Paul Gaultier and Manish Arora focused their Fall 2012 collections around the theme. So yesterday, when it came time to upcycle my stash of empty tins into garden planters [validating my addiction to Trader Joe’s instant chai latte], we went for an urban, 90’s vibe. Phat, right?

Oh and by the way, spray paint is ridiculously fun to play with; I’m a bit obsessed with how the colors mix and distress as you layer them. Even our drop cloth feels like a work of art as it becomes more colorful and complex each time we use it.

Graffiti Garden via Aaryn West
Graffiti Garden via Aaryn West
Graffiti Garden via Aaryn West
Graffiti Garden via Aaryn West
Graffiti Garden via Aaryn West
Graffiti Garden via Aaryn West
Graffiti Garden via Aaryn West
Graffiti Garden via Aaryn West
Graffiti Garden via Aaryn West
Graffiti Garden via Aaryn West
Graffiti Garden via Aaryn West

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Posted by:  aaryn
In:  Inspiration
05 Aug 2012