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Greasy Monster & Friends Sticker Tour ~ Little Tokyo

10:12 AM PDT on June 11, 2007


Here was my favorite guy I encountered during a brief stroll through a few blocks of Little Tokyo. My favorite was "Greasy Monster's Gonna Getcha", the first and only felt sticker I've seen. That's what you call innovation. Some stickers are mass produced using industrial techniques, and some are one-offs, but this almost seems like the beginning of an arts and crafts movement on the street arts scene.

Check out Greasy Monster and some of his friends in this walking tour of a few random blocks in Little Tokyo at dusk. You might leave some comments to let us know about the less familiar designs in the fotos. Some new friends, some familiar faces...


"It was a teenage wedding and the old folks wished 'em well
You could see that Pierre did truly love the mademoiselle
And now the young monsieur and madam have rung the chapel bell
C'est la vie say the old folks, it goes to show you never can tell" -Chuck Berry

Notice the fallen jacaranda blossoms. I love jacarandas of LA.


Notice the notebook binding on the two-eyed image on the left. Takes me back to the days of sitting in the back of the classroom, pretending to take notes. Nice touch.


I really like the mix of images in this picture, although if I had Photoshop, kicking up the contrast but only in the foreground would have let this picture really reach it's true potential.

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