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Time-lapse movie of traffic in downtown Los Angeles by Copious Films

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If you find yourself nodding off at work, watch this video. It is time-lapse film of traffic in downtown Los Angeles, and will set your heart thumping to the music of TRON.

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“Urban Geode” a geological street art project on the streets of Los Angeles

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Recently, masses of shiny crystals have been discovered in neglected nooks and crannies on the streets of Los Angeles. Unfortunately, it is not magic, but the innovative street art project, “Urban Geode,” by graphic-designer and artist Paige Smith. Constructed from cut and painted paper, the finished shapes represent geodes, crystal, quartz, or any mineral formation . . . → Read More: “Urban Geode” a geological street art project on the streets of Los Angeles

JR returns to the streets of Los Angeles

JR's work at the ntersection of Beverly and Sweetzer in LA

JR's work at the intersection of Beverly and Sweetzer in LA

French street artist, photographer, and TED Prize winner JR has returned to Los Angeles. Continuing his Wrinkles in the City tour, JR is plastering enormous photographs of the city’s older residents on the side of buildings and towers. These are the faces of ordinary . . . → Read More: JR returns to the streets of Los Angeles

“Behind the Berlin Wall” with Herakut, RETNA and D*Face

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Yesterday the Wende Museum in Culver City, California, unveiled three new murals by street artists Herakut, RETNA and D*Face. The pieces were painted on a remnant of the old Berlin Wall which is also the largest stretch of the original Berlin Wall in the world found outside of Germany. Wow!

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“Behind The Wall: The Battle for LA’s Murals” by Oliver Riley-Smith

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Behind The Wall: The Battle for LA’s Murals from Oliver Riley-Smith on Vimeo.

Award-winning (Delphic Art Award Selection 2011) documentary Behind The Wall: The Battle for LA’s Murals shows how mural artists and graffiti artists are battling each other over wall space in LA neighborhoods. Sadly, the California Redevelopment Association (CRA) deems graffiti . . . → Read More: “Behind The Wall: The Battle for LA’s Murals” by Oliver Riley-Smith

A stunning timelapse video of ‘A Day in Califoria’

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A Day in California from Ryan Killackey on Vimeo.

The armchair traveler in me finds these location show-off type videos just mesmerizing…

Here’s a stunning one done mostly in Southern California. Photographer (and pre-med student) Ryan Killackey and his wife took over 10,000 photos to construct this piece.  It’s stop-motion and tilt-shifted, . . . → Read More: A stunning timelapse video of ‘A Day in Califoria’

“Art in the Streets” sets attendance records at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles

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Last week the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles issued a press release to report that “Art in the Streets,” its popular graffiti survey that closed earlier that week, had set a record for the highest exhibition attendance record in the museum’s history – a total of 201,352 visitors. . . . → Read More: “Art in the Streets” sets attendance records at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles

Inspiring “how to” videos on street photography by Erik Kim, Joe Wigfall and Bruce Gilden

"Jazz Hands" by Eric Kim

"Jazz Hands" by Eric Kim

Capturing a good street shot can be like the search for a Platonic ideal. The right person, in the right setting, at the right angle, with the right lighting. The noted photographer Bruce Gilden set the bar high when he said – “If you can smell . . . → Read More: Inspiring “how to” videos on street photography by Erik Kim, Joe Wigfall and Bruce Gilden

“LA Light” a time-lapse video of Los Angeles by Colin Rich

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LA Light from Colin Rich on Vimeo.

Think you’ve seen enough of Los Angeles? …not until you’ve seen “LA Light,” a stunning time-lapse video created by Colin Rich, set to music by the Cinematic Orchestra. For this video piece, Mr. Rich sought “to capture the electric radiance of Los Angeles at night.”

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Come craft with Etsy Labs in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Brooklyn – August 2011

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August starts out with a cry to all crafters from New York to California! This week Etsy Labs is having hands-on events in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Brookln. Read on for details in your city.

San Francisco: Craft Bar at Museum of Craft & Folk Art

On Thursday August 4, 2011, the Museum of . . . → Read More: Come craft with Etsy Labs in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Brooklyn – August 2011