Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Congratulations to Henrique Cisneros and Sean Edwards, drivers of the Momo / NGT / L.A. Taco car which won first place at the ALMS race at Long Beach on 4/20/13. Henrique commented: “Right out the box we were fast – but had some close calls early. Sean did a great job keeping it together to the end.”
The race was going on at the same time as Taco Madness at Grand Park LA, so we weren’t able to be there in person but were getting updates all day from pit row. If you missed the race, you can watch a recap below.
Friday, February 15, 2013
UGLAR Works has created artwork around Los Angeles for the better part of the last decade, both as a group and individually. From murals to billboards to books, the crew is always looking to create something interesting and unique for their hometown, the city of Los Angeles.
The latest creation is a limited-edition t-shirt inspired by L.A. Taco and the taco lifestyle of Los Angeles. A re-interpretation of the L.A. Taco logo in a distinctively UGLARWORKS style, this fresh and clean shirt is hand-screened on American Apparel and available in sizes S-XL. It will be available only at the Mural unveiling party in Lincoln Heights this Sunday and limited to 50 pieces. Check it out in action:
Friday, December 21, 2012
We had a lot of fun this year in the city of Los Angeles, and know that you, beloved readers, did too. In 2012 we continued to bring you the best of LA as seen through the lens of the taco lifestyle, by spotlighting the talented people that make LA such an interesting and inspiring place to live. This year we tried to add more music into the taco mix and bring you better coverage of events happening in every corner of this great city. We even had 4 events of our own that we sincerely thank you for supporting. Let’s review some of our best posts from 2012, starting with our continued quest to find out where people get their tacos…
My Favorite Taco 2012
Aaron De La Cruz
Speaking of tacos, don’t miss
Taco Madness 2012 , which featured two winners for the first time.
Guisados and Mariscos Jalisco Accept Their 2012 Taco Madness Awards
Taco of the Day: Pollo Taco by Loteria Grill
Ultimate Taco Slideshow + Interview with Hadley Tomicki
What is a Detroit Taco?
Mexicali Opens Downtown
We covered some off the beaten path news stories in 2012:
Edible Spray Paint is Here
Gangam Style at Dodger Stadium
Does NELA Have a New Hipster Accent?
LA’s World Dive Bar Tour
Dodgers Opening Day 2012
Murals are always near and dear to our hearts:
George Sportelli’s Nancy Sinatra Mural Returns to Hollywood Blvd.
Mear One: Humanity Vs. the Machine
Retna at LaLa Gallery
Risk for the LA Freewalls
K4P in South Central
Vyal at Hold Up Art
It was all about the music in 2012:
Friends of Friends in the Boiler Room
Freddie Gibbs, Madlib, Blu and Exile Live
Interview with Trew Uno
Interview with THURZ
Bambu In-Store Performance
Freddie Gibbs Meet & Greet
Gaslamp Killer Album Release Party
Body High Boiler Room
We got closer to some of our favorite artists:
Pyro WCA Interview
Skill UTI Interview
Hex TGO Interview
Cryptik Studio Visit
Restitution Press Studio Visit
Photography is something we always try to highlight:
Jose Jose Photo Essay by Jennifer Jaimes
Mike Miller West Coast Hip Hop Show at Known Gallery
The Skatorialist by Reserve Result
Interview with Rukes, #1 DJ Photographer
Taco de Lomography Jasmine Safaeian
Taco de Lomography: Khoi Ich Nguyen
Taco de Lomography by Erwin Recinos
And then there were some L.A. Taco related tidbits:
The Internet Adventures of Taco Man
Diary of a Photographer: Restitution Taco
Diary of a Photographer: Taco de Lomography
LA Taco Logo #9
LA TACO x DEFER 2KS Limited Edition T-Shirts
On to 2013! We have big plans and would love to hear from you in the comments or via email/twitter/facebook about what you liked, didn’t like, and hope to see more/less of next year.
Monday, December 3, 2012
Taco Man recently got an advanced degree in taco statistics and created this image for us using science.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
New in the TACO SHOP is this limited-edition t-shirt by OG graffiti writer Defer K2S. As seen above, the “ALL CITY ROLL CALL SHIRT” celebrates the neighborhoods and cities of greater Los Angeles. Done in a lettering style that is unique to Los Angeles, this shirt combines abstraction with reality. Represent your spot, the city of LA, and L.A. Taco in this black and white beauty. Available now in sizes S-XXL.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
We’re on Instagram as username lataco, follow us! Above and below are a selection of recent pictures from the lataco account.
Are you living the taco lifestyle? Tag your photos on Instagram with #tacolife and we will feature our favorites here on LATACO.COM. If we feature your photo, we’ll send you a sticker pack! Everybody wins, especially the taco lifestyle.
Monday, November 28, 2011
We got a lot of really good entries to our contest, but in the end, we couldn’t resist picking this entry “Monster Taquero” from Chamuco’s Studio of El Sereno. We can’t wait to see how this looks as a full color, die-cut sticker! Look for it on walls everywhere sometime next month…
Congratulations to Chamuco’s and to everyone who entered, it was a lot of fun and we hope to do more contests (and print more stickers) in the future!
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Hello TACO readers. Today we have a great new contest for you guys that everyone will love. Here’s the deal– make a TACO Logo or design that somehow references the word taco, either using our logo in some new form or starting from scratch (see some examples of what people have done in the past here). We’ll pick our 3 favorites– all three will get two tickets to the December 9th Ozomatli show at the Nokia Theater, and the grand prize winner will have their design printed as a sticker and distributed throughout the world!
Email your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org, or upload it somewhere and tweet us (@LATACO) to let us know you’re entering. Submissions must be in by November 20th.
Game on! We can’t wait to see what you come up with…