Anti Kim & Kanye Street Art Spotted on Hollywood Boulevard

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The homeless man selling his drawings says he had nothing to do with the poster behind him, which went up at some point tonight on Hollywood Boulevard. The actual artist is New York City’s Ivanorama, who calls Kim and Kanye the “King and Queen of LA” in his instagram posting. The piece appears to be based on a previous street poster he put up earlier this year called “Kanye McWest”. Photo by Tom Andrews.

The Upcoming Taco Emoji Should be Modeled on an Authentic Taco

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For years now we’ve been besieging the unicode foundation, the non-profit group that handles emoji, and asking them to include a taco emoji. Periodically, different emoji proposals would spring up and they would never include a taco. It appears that finally they have woken up to the fact that world wants, nay demands, a taco emoji. What we’ll actually do with this particular emoji, who cares? Not having the taco emoji has made us desperately want the taco emoji.

Now that the taco emoji appears imminent (It was listed in a table of “most popularly requested emoji”, see below), we should perhaps find a new thing to request. So we’ll start with this– to the artists who will create the Apple / Android / etc. emoji, please try to make your taco emoji as authentic as possible. The image above, which is what the Unicode Foundation used in their announcement of all the new possible emoji, is not what we’d like to see.

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Tune of the Day: “José Got Dem Tacos” (Ft. Jeezy) by Kap G

We’re very disappointed none of you told us about this tune when it came out last year.

Beau Patrick Coulon Interview and Preview of “Marginal Transience”

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Beau Patrick Coulon is a Los Angeles based visual artist specializing in photography, videography, and print making. His photography has been centered around his life of traveling by train and thumb, with a focus on portraits of the people he has met on his way. When viewing his photographs, you get to admire the adventurousness  of someone who can just pick up and go. He’s traveled from coast to coast by train and continues to journey around the globe documenting what he sees.  Coulon has his first Los Angeles solo show, “Marginal Transience” and new zine release this Thursday at Nomad Art Studio and it’s definitely a show you do not want to miss. We recently had the chance to do an interview with Coulon and his answers left us feeling like we almost knew him and wanted to be there with him traveling around the world.

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Recap: Board Room ~ Eggshell Pop-Up Store

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Eggshell Stickers x Zipgun x Bomit teamed up this past weekend to present the exhibit Board Room. Custom wood pieces painted with a red frame around to resemble the Red Wavy Border Blanks on Eggshells site (click here). Artists had free range to draw and design on the piece. A limited color palette of silver, black and white really made pieces pop off the canvases. Walls were free range for people to tag, slap stickers and use as selfie backgrounds. Blackbook and sticker exchanges were a must as writers from all over LA were there.

The Eggshell Pop-Up store is located at 1461 1/2 Sunset Blvd. and is open from Friday-Sunday from noon to 6pm and is likely to close early next month. Definitely stop by if your in the Echo Park area or get more info by contacting @eggshellstickers on Instagram or email, eggshellstickers@gmail.com.

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Recap: Mujeres de Punk at Space Forty-Two

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Saturday November 8th was the 3rd annual Mujeres de Punk show held at Space Forty Two. Some of the artists on display were Abe Garcia, Gina Kuhn, Ronald Perez, Sharnae Caceres, Guillermo Millan and Cherene DijitalEach expressive piece on display was different and unique in it’s own way. The show also featured a musical showcase of bands Tozcos, Fumigados, Red Tape, and Atrako. Each band that was female dominant was brutal, loud and left your ears ringing.

Mujeres De Punk did not disappoint, and being that it was the 3rd installment of the ongoing series, the attendance was strong. The attendees seemed equally fascinated by the art and the music. Space Forty Two is fairly new to the Los Angeles art/music scene but so far they have been having some great events and the people involved are friendly and inviting.  Outside of the show several of the artists on display had tables full of zines, prints, tapes, records and patches. We’re looking forward to seeing this new space grow, and to the next installment of Mujeres De Punk. L.A. Taco’s Desilu was there to document the evening– follow the link for more photos.

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Preview: Quam Odunsi “Distinction without a Difference” ~ Opens Nov. 20th at Design Matters

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Design Matters is proud to present the third solo exhibition by Quam Odunsi, Distinction without a Difference.

Distinction without a Difference is a type of logical fallacy where an author or speaker attempts to describe a distinction between two things, even though there is, in fact, no actual difference. It is particularly used when a word or phrase has connotations associated with it that one party to an argument prefers to avoid.

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The L.A. Night Photography of Jim Lembeck

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Jim Lembeck takes photos of Los Angeles at night, and posts them on his site as “YOU SEE LA”. The collection of images grows every night by just one shot, so check back nightly for new ones. Please enjoy a selection of our favorite images so far, along with the photographer’s description of his own work…

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Run the Jewels Live in Concert #30DaysinLA

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It seemingly came out of nowhere, but RUN THE JEWELS is one of the best hip hop projects of the last couple of years. After two critically acclaimed albums, RTJ now have enough songs to back that up with a live show that translates EL-P’s heavy beats and his and Killer Mike’s tenacious raps into something both fun and powerful. The list of all-time great hip hop duos is actually pretty long, when you consider everyone from OutKast to EPMD to Mobb Deep to Black Star, but seeing EL-P and Killer Mike live last Thursday in Los Angeles, it seems they deserve a place somewhere on the list.

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Q&A with Randy Wyner, Founder of Chronic Tacos

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In our long-running quest to give you, our dear readers, insight into the grand pageant that is the taco lifestyle, we seek out individuals who can teach us about their business success in the taco game. One such person is Randy Wyner. At age 26 he founded Chronic Tacos, which now has 30 locations in North America, with a plan to get to 100. He has brought the taco lifestyle to Canada in a big way, with several locations in British Columbia. Let’s chat with Randy about what makes a great taco and what the taco life means to him…

What’s your all-time favorite taco that isn’t served at Chronic Tacos?
I’ve had some amazing Lobster tacos in Mexico.

What do you order at Chronic Tacos?
I always order the beer-battered fish taco, Baja style and the Al Pastor taco with a side of rice and beans.

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El Tacoache Solitario ~ East Los Angeles

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This East L.A. Taco Trailer has a Beef Birria Taco You Need To Try This Weekend…

Arnulfo Guerrero has a wicked, if not under-appreciated, sense of humor. He named his truck the “lonely possum” even though he came from a huge family which he says reminds him of possum families. He says his tacos are $0.75 “just because”. He is also the man who has been stewing and chopping taco meats in a random corner of East Los Angeles for nearly 18 years. I say nearly because Guerrero simply can not recall whether he has hustled tacos for 17 or 18 years. It seems the origin is no longer important at the moment– Arnulfo, his wife, and his daughter Yadira, are rushing a monstrous single order of 18 tacos at 1.A.M., when the crowd from the Latin club around the corner is exhausted from being drunk and ready to eat.

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